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Windows 7: Program List from the Start button

10 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Program List from the Start button

I hope this is the correct place to ask this question. I come from Window XP. I am used to see my long list of programs all spread out so I can see what I have w/o scrolling.

Is there a way to fully display my installed programs w/o scrolling in such a small window above the start button? Have I asked this clearly? LOL. Sometimes, I may not iterate what I am trying to ask.

Thanks for your time!
Ciss

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10 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hi Cissy,

You could increase the size of the start menu from the default size if you wanted. That may help a little. Right click on the taskbar and go to properties, then here..and just raise the number to a higher one like I have here to 30.

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You could also add the desktop toolbar to your taskbar, that will give you a tree view of everything sort of like XP.

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Just a couple ideas, may be easier ways, if someone knows, I'm sure they'll come along and post.


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10 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I know that there are third-party tools out there that will restore the XP start menu. I cannot name it off the top of my head, but 3 minutes on Google may help immensely.
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10 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thank you, Jonathan, but I don't think I want to do that.

Airbot, that's the ticket. I'll put 'Desktop' in the taskbar. Brings up the programs nicely

Thank you very much!!

Cissy
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10 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

You know though, on second thought, that brings up the stuff on my desktop. It doesn't really show my programs that I do have shortcuts for. Hmm..... I miss the 'tree' appearance of my programs only.

Thank you! I'll try increasing the size thingie LOL
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10 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Ok, how about this.

Make a new folder on your desktop, name it Programs or whatever you want. Right click on the desktop -New-Folder.

Right click where it says "All Programs" in the start menu, and click on Open All Users.

Copy the contents of that, and paste it into your new folder on the desktop.

Right click on the taskbar, go to Toolbars-New Toolbar.

Put the new folder you made into there, the Documents, and Select that folder.

Now you have a Programs toolbar on your taskbar like it is in the start menu, but with the tree view.
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10 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I'll give it a try! I'll post back later when I have time and let you know how that works!

BTW, I did increase the size like you suggested. That does work as right now I don't have a lot of programs. Gonna try that folder idea

Thanks@
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10 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Airbot View Post
Ok, how about this.

Make a new folder on your desktop, name it Programs or whatever you want. Right click on the desktop -New-Folder.

Right click where it says "All Programs" in the start menu, and click on Open All Users.

Copy the contents of that, and paste it into your new folder on the desktop.

Right click on the taskbar, go to Toolbars-New Toolbar.

Put the new folder you made into there, the Documents, and Select that folder.

Now you have a Programs toolbar on your taskbar like it is in the start menu, but with the tree view.
That's it!! Done..now I'm happy ))

Thank you!! I am most graeful!
Cissy
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10 Nov 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You're welcome Cissy.
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