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Windows 7: how to organize start menu like linux OSes?


24 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 x64 / Windows XP SP3 x86 / Ubuntu 8.10 x64
 
 
how to organize start menu like linux OSes?

Hi guys.

Thank you for making this the best forum for Windows 7 issues.
I'm here because I need to know if you guys have an app to organize automatically my software by categories in my start menu. If you know something like that, please tell me. It might be even manually, but I'd like to be able to do that.

See you.

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25 Jul 2009   #2

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

in your start menu, you can just simply drag and drop shortcuts to where you want them to go, and you can right-click on shortcut or folder names and rename them to what you like. you have to 'hold' the shortcut over a folder name briefly before it opens, then drop the shortcut in.

or, you can right-click on 'All Programs' >> Open All Users >> then do what you want!

i hope i've understood your question, and i hope this helps!
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26 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I haven't tried it on Windows 7 but it works in Vista

Vista Start Menu Convenient alternative to Start menu

Obliquely, I managed to get rid of all my desktop icons with this technique. I made a folder in Documents to hold other folders. Each subfolder has a different category such as Net, Code(for programming),Edit, Vid, Sys, Util and put my icons in the folders. I then dragged each category folder onto RocketDock. Nice and clean. Don't have to worry about icon positions or any of that nonsense.

edit: btw it helps too if you turn off text for the category folders and just use a custom icon that gives the idea. Reduces the space each one takes up on RocketDock.

Here's a shot of just the custom folder section of my RocketDock panel


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