Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Sort Start Menu


02 Jan 2010   #1

Win 7
 
 
Sort Start Menu

I wanted to rearrange my start menu so I right clicked the Windows button -> "Start Menu" tab -> Customize -> unchecked "Sort All Programs menu by name"


Then I went to the start menu and drag and dropped the icons to my liking. Now they have been re-alphabetized!

Was there something else I missed? I have made sure that check box is still unchecked, which it is.

Edit: I think restarting the machine might cause it. But why?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

02 Jan 2010   #2

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I don't know about your method, but you might get something more to your liking if you created a nested folder structure to contain your start menu items. That way you create categories and subcategories so that you can navigate to any program quickly and easily.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I'm in the same boat. I custom sorted my stuff and if you wait long enough (couple hours) it will resort itself by name again. Not what I want.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


15 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

keep in mind while the nested folders is great, personally thats what i do to, it's best to do it before you start installing your software. not a big deal either way but sometimes an uninstalled program will still show up in your start menu until removed manually.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jan 2010   #5

Win 7
 
 

i havent looked at this thread for a while or tried the nested folders yet. either way, its a pain unlike xp was (never used vista)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Sort Start Menu




Thread Tools




Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:08 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33