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Windows 7: How to make a directory list contents as a menu


13 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
How to make a directory list contents as a menu

Hello everyone!

I am here because I am wondering if Windows has such thing as the capability of listing a menu of the contents of a folder. For example, I am an ex-MacOS user and in the old days (pre-OSX) there was a program called FreePPP that had a menu item to which you could add applications to. It would simulate what the taskbar does in Windows. Also, the extension gave the ability to the system to "right-click" or "control-click" to list contents of a folder as a menu. There were other programs that would do the same job.

As the MacOS evolved, then OSX brought the dock. With it, any folder that you insert in it becomes a menu, listing the contents. Any folder in it, becomes a submenu, and consecutively, and shortcuts/applications in it; can be launched.

I tried to do the same thing in the Taskbar and no go

I have it in the start menu "All programs" and I click it and opens a list of the contents where I can choose what I want to open. Requires four clicks at least and a hell of a lot of navigation. The above mentioned task, should require no more than two clicks.

This is one of the few features I miss about certain great things the MacOSX has. Can I have a Windows 7 Christmas wish to have it granted? I have looked in the internet extensively for it and there doesn't seem to be an application to do the job. And it doesn't look like the taskbar has those properties currently. Anyone familiar with this, and therefore can recommend a program to do this? Appreciate it very much!




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13 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 build 7600 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

You can add a folder to the taskbar as a menu.
1. Right click on the taskbar and select the Toolbars -> New Folder
2. Select the folder you want to display as a menu
3. Done.

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13 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

You could setup a new toolbar or two. It would look something like this:

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The one I show is the System Tools toolbar then the Information folder under that. As the picture shows, I have one for System Tools and one for WebServer.

Edit:
Rats, I posted this too slowly, gladson1976 beat me to it.


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13 Dec 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 build 7600 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Sorry about that Rich
Its good to be back
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13 Dec 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Amazing, you guys are awesome!
Both posts are highly appreciated, thanks!

I was thinking Win 7 just had to have something like that and I just couldn't find how to do it. I'm glad the developers thought of that.
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13 Dec 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 build 7600 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Liliana,

This feature is available in Windows XP also
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13 Dec 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Oh great, sorry I didn't know. I only dealt with XP a handful of times. When I saw Vista I wasn't too impressed either. Windows 7 though was Godsent to me. I liked it from the beginning and I am still finding great things about it everyday that I just love.
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