Thank you so much for your prompt and thorough reply! However, now I'm having a new problem. Now when I click on "Recent Items" (as well as Documents, Downloads, and other menus) and I run the mouse over the files, it doesn't select them, and when I click on a file instead of opening that file it makes the start menu disappear. I am able to open files using my up/down arrows and enter key, but that kind of defeats the purpose of a shortcut imho. Can you help me?