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Windows 7: start menu problems

19 Jun 2009   #1
miq

win 7
 
 
start menu problems

Where can I control start menu size, cause on my girl's Windows 7 installation is just too big in relation with pinned programs. You can see from the pictures that mine is compact, the size of it is exactly that big as how many programs I have pinned, while on my girl's there's just too much empty space...?
Can anyone help me with this little problem?



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19 Jun 2009   #2

Windows7 x64 7600 16385
 
 

Click on Orb. Right click on blank spot in start menu. Click Properties. Scroll down and unselect "use large icons".
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19 Jun 2009   #3
miq

win 7
 
 

large icons are unselected, you can see that from this images... pinned programs are small icons, but I just can't understand why on my Windows 7 Start menu is the right size (in relation with pinned programs), while on my girls it's like fixed size and it just won't shrink...
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19 Jun 2009   #4

Windows7 x64 7600 16385
 
 

OK, I see what your saying. Do as suggested above but Select "use large icons". That will get rid of the empty space.
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19 Jun 2009   #5
miq

win 7
 
 

I know that trick, but that's not solving the problem... We want small icons, like on my start menu...
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19 Jun 2009   #6

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19 Jun 2009   #7
miq

win 7
 
 

no, 100% aka 96
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19 Jun 2009   #8

Windows 7 build 7100 x86
 
 

set it to large icons, restart, set it to small icons, restart. see if that helps
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19 Jun 2009   #9

Windows 7 x86 build 7600
 
 

right click on orb > properties > start menu > customize > number of recent programs to display

edit: this should have worked in vista, but it doesn't work for me in Windows 7 7227. sorry. it's a bug.

edit2: that's because of the right column icons, there are too many and does not alow the left column to be smaller in height (jhomegroup, music, pictures etc). you must remove a few of them from properties > start menu > customize (uncheck HELP; HOMEGROUP; CONNECT TO; DEFAULT PROGRAMS etc or whatever program you don't need)
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