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Windows 7: Windows 7 Start Menu too big

14 Apr 2012   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 
Windows 7 Start Menu too big

My start menu is just too big in relation with pinned programs. There's just too much empty space.



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14 Apr 2012   #2

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click on task bar properties then start menu tab and untick "use large icons"


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14 Apr 2012   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

Why can't I use large icons. It didn't have this much space before.
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14 Apr 2012   #4

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its because you have unticked the options for "run, device and printers, help and support, default programs" etc...
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14 Apr 2012   #5

Win7 Ultimate x64 SP1 / WCP x64 / Ubuntu 11 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mk10 View Post
My start menu is just too big in relation with pinned programs. There's just too much empty space.
You have to eradicate those in the second column (ie Computer, Control Panel,Devices and Printers), you can do that by going to [start menu tab customize Don't Display This Item]. If you want to add items to fill the space, make sure you've configured it to at least the number of items you're gonna put [start menu tab customize].
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14 Apr 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello mk10,

You might see if this may be able to help make your Start Menu a bit smaller (shorter).

Start Menu - Change Height

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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