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Windows 7: Start Menu - Show All Programs automatically

03 Dec 2009   #21
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arielphf View Post
I'll third this request. I have customized the menu about as much as I can, but I still have no use for the 'recent items' and resent that I can't remove it. If MS won't let us have a Windows Classic menu in 7, can they at least let us customize what they do have so that it meets our needs?

Ariel
I'll fourth the request


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03 Dec 2009   #22
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

If you need to bring the Quick Launch bar back it's very easy,. then you create a new shortcut and type this in the Target box"

"C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu"

Then drag that to the Quick Launch bar

You now have total access to the Start Menu,. you can move files, create folders.etc
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03 Dec 2009   #23
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by arielphf View Post
Thanks, Brink.

I did try CSMenu and like it very much, but the freeware version was not customizable and I'm always tweaking my menu. Otherwise, it would work brilliantly! Can you customize the Pro version?

Ariel
If you want customizable classic start menu (just like in 95, 2000, XP and Vista) try mine: ANN: Classic Shell - start menu and other features
It is still in beta and there are few glitches, but I hope to address them in the next week or 2.

Ivo
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03 Dec 2009   #24
arielphf

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivo View Post
If you want customizable classic start menu (just like in 95, 2000, XP and Vista) try mine: ANN: Classic Shell - start menu and other features
It is still in beta and there are few glitches, but I hope to address them in the next week or 2.

Ivo
Thanks for the link, Ivo - I'll try it!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
If you need to bring the Quick Launch bar back it's very easy,. then you create a new shortcut and type this in the Target box"

"C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu"

Then drag that to the Quick Launch bar

You now have total access to the Start Menu,. you can move files, create folders.etc
Yep, that's how I've been operating with it - that and clearing the 'recent items' (setting => '0') and just clicking the 'All Programs' right away. I actually like the way the new start menu looks when the all programs list fills that empty box and the way I can navigate the menus there so I could really relate to what the threadstarter said. If we could have what that person described, I might even be able to live without a classic menu.

I tried pinning every menu item in the box, but the icons you create that way come out larger than the 'all programs' list and I didn't see any way to scroll pinned items to find those that didn't fit in the little box. It also opens up a new window when select a pinned folder, not just the program you are looking for. And that takes up even more real estate than the old classic menu did.

I guess I am one of the few that just likes to see everything they have when they look through the menus. Maybe most people only use a few of the commands, but not me; I use nearly everything. I always turn off 'Customized Menus' on my programs too - you gotta know what all your options are, ya know?
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03 Dec 2009   #25
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Quote:
Yep, that's how I've been operating with it - that and clearing the 'recent items' (setting => '0') and just clicking the 'All Programs' right away. I actually like the way the new start menu looks when the all programs list fills that empty box and the way I can navigate the menus there so I could really relate to what the threadstarter said. If we could have what that person described, I might even be able to live without a classic menu
I just changed nine,. looks much better and easier to navigate.
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04 Dec 2009   #26
Boris

W7 64b - Leopard 10.6.2 - Ubuntu 10.10 (MBP Snow Leopard 10.6.3)
 
 

A pity we have no hack or MS solution for this

If "Number of Programs on Startmenue" = 0 then show "All Programms"



Keep hoping though
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04 Dec 2009   #27
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Theres a new program out called Ckassic Shell

It's om Soundforge, but I can't locate iy yet

The best I;ve evwer seen
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04 Dec 2009   #28
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
Theres a new program out called Ckassic Shell

It's om Soundforge, but I can't locate iy yet

The best I;ve evwer seen
you shouldn't drink and type
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04 Dec 2009   #29
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

I still type with one finger.

I do have a spell checker but forgot to use it

Here ya go:
For the past month I've been working in my spare time on this Classic Shell project. It has:
  • full-featured start menu (keyboard and mouse support, drag and drop, recent documents list, localized in 35 languages)
  • Up button for Explorer
  • and other features
Check out the screenshots.

It is free and open source. I just added it to Source Forge: Welcome to Classic Shell
and Code Project: CodeProject: Classic Shell. Free source code and programming help

The project is still in beta, so glitches and compatibility problems are expected.

Please, give it a try. If you find a problem you can report it here or on the Source Forge help forum.

Regards
Ivo Beltchev
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04 Dec 2009   #30
johnhoh

Win7 pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
I still type with one finger.

I do have a spell checker but forgot to use it

Here ya go:
For the past month I've been working in my spare time on this Classic Shell project. It has:
  • full-featured start menu (keyboard and mouse support, drag and drop, recent documents list, localized in 35 languages)
  • Up button for Explorer
  • and other features
Check out the screenshots.

It is free and open source. I just added it to Source Forge: Welcome to Classic Shell
and Code Project: CodeProject: Classic Shell. Free source code and programming help

The project is still in beta, so glitches and compatibility problems are expected.

Please, give it a try. If you find a problem you can report it here or on the Source Forge help forum.

Regards
Ivo Beltchev
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fantastic program. Thank you.
I posted a couple questions in source forge but just in case you see this one first:

Is it possible to not have My Documents on the start menu? (I notice that right-click delete is not an option), and is it possible to have the "search" on the start menu automatically use a program such as SearchEverything? (I do not like windows search). Thanks again
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