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Windows 7: IE8 and Start Menu

22 Jul 2009   #1
jaschulz

Vista
 
 
IE8 and Start Menu

If I pin IE8 to the Start Menu, it appears as a "menu" item (rather than as a simple link to the app). This is annoying (that's all it is, but it is annoying). Is there any way I can avoided this unwanted behavior and get IE8 to show on the Start Menu like any other app?

Thanks,

JAS


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22 Jul 2009   #2
mxosder16

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Maybe you could post a screen to show what you mean
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22 Jul 2009   #3
Orbital Shark

 
 

Hi jaschulz, welcome to the forums.

It's only the 'jump list' showing. I'm not sure where you'd remove these entries
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22 Jul 2009   #4
jaschulz

Vista
 
 

I see. That's helpful. Thanks,

JAS
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22 Jul 2009   #5
MrAleX

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jaschulz View Post
If I pin IE8 to the Start Menu, it appears as a "menu" item (rather than as a simple link to the app). This is annoying (that's all it is, but it is annoying). Is there any way I can avoided this unwanted behavior and get IE8 to show on the Start Menu like any other app?

Thanks,

JAS
hey friends.. why you find all the new cool features ANNOYING? ooh it's annoying.. how i can restore it as it was in vista.. use xp if you don't like all this new enhancements..
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22 Jul 2009   #6
jaschulz

Vista
 
 

"New features" that are not optional are an imposition. Nobody in their right mind wants to go back to Vista, but I want the maximum amount of control over the look and feel of any system I use. What does it cost MS, to make, for example, this particular new feature optional? Why not give me the option to turn it off? (The obvious, admittedly cynical, answer is that it makes IE stand out from other apps in the start menu. If that is the motive, its pathetic.)

JAS
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22 Jul 2009   #7
stevecn70

Windows 7 64bit RTM
 
 

If you don't want those jump lists then just go to the taskbar and start menu properties and go to the start menu tab and remove any checks in those two check boxes that you see for storing recent items.
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22 Jul 2009   #8
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrAleX View Post
hey friends.. why you find all the new cool features ANNOYING? ooh it's annoying.. how i can restore it as it was in vista.. use xp if you don't like all this new enhancements..
Lets not get touchy shall we? Anyhow the fix is in here to have not all of the new feature but to maintain the look...
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22 Jul 2009   #9
Orbital Shark

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrAleX View Post
hey friends.. why you find all the new cool features ANNOYING? ooh it's annoying.. how i can restore it as it was in vista.. use xp if you don't like all this new enhancements..
You have been warned
warning   Warning
Play friendly, or not at all
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22 Jul 2009   #10
Orbital Shark

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jaschulz View Post
I see. That's helpful. Thanks,

JAS
You're welcome JAS
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