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Windows 7: Why is the context menu in Start Menu and Taskbar so small?

10 Feb 2012   #1
even7ven

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Why is the context menu in Start Menu and Taskbar so small?



I know that the full version can be achieved while holding the shift key, but is there way to bypass that and have the regular full sized menu by default?


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10 Feb 2012   #2
manhunter2826

Windows XP - Now Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 
 

not as far as i know ; unless one resorts to magnifying windows entirely .
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10 Feb 2012   #3
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

If you dispense with the Start menu and just use the All Programs menu then a right-click does indeed reveal a fully expanded context menu without having to press the Shift key.

It would seem that because the Start Menu is just a way of pinning your favourite programs it only reveals a truncated context menu unless you use the Shift key with the right-click combo.

Other than editing the system registry I don't know whether what you want can be done.
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10 Feb 2012   #4
even7ven

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by manhunter2826 View Post
unless one resorts to magnifying windows entirely .
What do you mean?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Other than editing the system registry I don't know whether what you want can be done.
How can it be done through the registry?
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10 Feb 2012   #5
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 17.3 MATE (64 bit), W10IP VM
 
 
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