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Windows 7: Start Menu Full

15 Nov 2013   #1
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Start Menu Full

I just noticed some items that I pinned to the Start Menu do not appear. When I clik it it grows all the way to the top. However, because there are items that I know I pinned and do not see I was expecting it to 'scroll' in order to access the pinned items not visible. But there is no scrolling. How to fix?

-thnx


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15 Nov 2013   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Don`t think I`ve ever seen scrolling of the icons on the left side, you`ll just have to raise the number of items you can have on the start menu.
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15 Nov 2013   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Oddly the limit is 30 items but I've never tested to see if the start menu list adds a scroll bar or not ?
Right click the start button and Properties/ Customize button/ See how many items is set to be on there ?
You might see if using Small icons on the Taskbar section will help ?
Start Menu - Change Number of Recent Programs to Display
You might even look into this type Taskbar toolbar option,
Customize toolbar, Try*3 almost the last post on page 1,
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-files/windows-7-annoyances/5c785b0f-3ec6-498f-b0dc-61f776c79928
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16 Nov 2013   #4
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
Don`t think I`ve ever seen scrolling of the icons on the left side, you`ll just have to raise the number of items you can have on the start menu.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Oddly the limit is 30 items ...Right click the start button and Properties/ Customize button/ See how many items is set to be on there ?
Thnx for the replies - I cannot locate where the number of start items is assigned. Screen shot please?

thank you
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16 Nov 2013   #5
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

http://www.sevenforums.com/attachmen...1&d=1384580914

Hope this helps.

Right click start button or the task bar, select properties, then start menu, then customize & at the bottom you will start menu size. Adjust as required.
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16 Nov 2013   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

More ifo
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16 Nov 2013   #7
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
More ifo
That circled area on mine shows zero and is ghosted.
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16 Nov 2013   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Verify If both Privacy boxes are checked On Ranger4's Screen shot,
Then refer to AddRam's screen shot,
if still no joy you might not have permissions to make changes which is another issue possibly from corruption ?
You might make a new user account and test the issue.
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16 Nov 2013   #9
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Small Icons

Are you using small icons in your Start Menu?

If not, try changing the icon size to small (uncheck the "Use large icons" option).
The option is located in the "Customise Start Menu" window (the window shown in AddRAM's post above).
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16 Nov 2013   #10
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Verify If both Privacy boxes are checked On Ranger4's Screen shot,
Then refer to AddRam's screen shot,
if still no joy you might not have permissions to make changes which is another issue possibly from corruption ?
You might make a new user account and test the issue.
The boxes were not checked. After checking them I was able to assign numbers. Thank You!! (however, I do not have the max. number pinned)
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