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29 Jan 2009   #1
ekopaxus

Win7
 
 
Classic Start Menu, is it available....

Hi guys. I enjoyed and learned many things regarding Windows 7 in this forum. Thanks.

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If I can kindly ask, does anyone know if there is any tweaks, etc. regarding the Classic Start Menu on Windows 7.

Thanks.


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29 Jan 2009   #2
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Hello ekopaxus,

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Sorry, haven't heard of any yet.

Gary
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29 Jan 2009   #3
ekopaxus

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by garysgold View Post
Hello ekopaxus,

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Sorry, haven't heard of any yet.

Gary
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Hi Gary,

Thank you for your reply. Much appreciated.

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29 Jan 2009   #4
smarteyeball

 
 

Sorry ekopaxus, I beleive that the classic start menu may have been consigned to the annals of history by MS.
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29 Jan 2009   #5
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Your welcome, ekopaxus.
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26 Feb 2009   #6
unawave

Windows XP and 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ekopaxus View Post
If I can kindly ask, does anyone know if there is any tweaks, etc. regarding the Classic Start Menu on Windows 7.



Being bi - using best of two worlds:
  • Windows 7 start menu with "last opened programs" and "jump lists" AND
  • "Classic menu emulation"
(Excuse me for my bad English)
  • Right mouse click on taskbar -> Toolbars -> New toolbar
  • Point to: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Startmenu\Programs
  • Right mouse click on taskbar -> unlock taskbar
  • Right mouse click in taskbar on dotted delimiter -> disable "Show text" and disable "Show title", enable "Big symbols"
  • Right mouse click in taskbar on dotted delimiter -> Open folder
  • Choose a link and change icon; e.g. change "Send feedback" link into green symbol out of c:\windows\ehome\ehres.dll
  • Drag dotted delimiter to the left till changed icon appears
  • Drag changed icon to the most left position
  • Drag dotted delimiter to the right till only one icon remains
  • Drag left dotted delimiter beside the start button to the right site till new symbol bar suddenly jumps to the left.
  • Drag dotted delimiter to the left till only one icon remains
  • Right mouse click on taskbar -> lock taskbar
Open Windows Explorer.
Move all links and folders from:
C:\User\[Name]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Startmenu\Programs
to:
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Startmeni\Programs
(Because first folder includes the "User menu" links while second folder includes "All user menu" links)

See here... (German)


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27 Feb 2009   #7
ekopaxus

Win7
 
 

Thank you unawave. Much appreciated.
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27 Feb 2009   #8
djs

Windows RC 7100 x64, Vista Ultimate x64,
 
 

I've posted what I've found today here.
Classic Start Menu

I've found it's so similar to the Classic Start Menu and for me better than adding to the taskbar.
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27 Feb 2009   #9
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

I missed something in this I think. I applied both methods and found I then needed two clicks to get to programs, when before I just needed one click of "All programs"??
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27 Feb 2009   #10
djs

Windows RC 7100 x64, Vista Ultimate x64,
 
 

The only click I need is the first click on the start orb, then the final click for the program needed. I've also renamed the Documents to Programs as in the web sites info.
Makes using the start menu much easier, to have a mouseover flow through, to open menus without clicking though them.
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