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Windows 7: How can I put Start menu items in alphabetical order

23 May 2011   #1
Trigger13

Windows 7 64Bit Home
 
 
How can I put Start menu items in alphabetical order

I would like to put in alphabetical order the start menu items I have pinned to the start menu, it is doing my head in not being able, as it is the items appear listed as you have posted them, can anybody help please.


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23 May 2011   #2
TCG

 
 

Have a read through the last 2 posts in this thread.
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23 May 2011   #3
Imperfect1

 
 

You can manually put them in alphabetical order by highlighting them, and holding down your cursor and sliding up or down to whatever position you wish. I have done that and have never had a problem.
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24 May 2011   #4
Trigger13

Windows 7 64Bit Home
 
 

Thank you for your reply to my question, but have tried this before posting my question, it does not work with my windows 7 64bit system.
Thank you once again.
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24 May 2011   #5
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Moving the start menu items works as long as they are not pointers to directories. I was able to move
up and down my start menu items but not the ones that are pointers to directories. I just right click the program and drag them to where I want them.

My All Programs are sorted by programs first and then directories.

I don't understand why the directories won't move. Such is the wonders of computers.

Rich
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24 May 2011   #6
Trigger13

Windows 7 64Bit Home
 
 

The menu items I am refering to are the run icons that I have selected to be pinned to the start menu and are placed by the system when pinned on the left of the start menu, they are placed in the order that I have pinned them there at that time, should I want then to re-order them, I cannot move them.
I am comming to the conclusion re-shuffling them is not possible, if anybody knows better I would love to hear.
Thank you for your time.
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02 Jun 2011   #7
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

As Imperfect1 and richnrockville said, you need to but your cursor ove the start menu item, hold down either mouse button and move it to anywhere on the LEFT side of the menu. There will be a black line appear as you do this to help you place it.
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02 Jun 2011   #8
Trigger13

Windows 7 64Bit Home
 
 

Thanks a lot but I have tried this many times and it does not work. It is the menu items on the left that I have pinned there that are the problem, they remain in order as I pinned them, I have concluded moving them into a position that I would like cannot be done with windows 7 64bit.
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02 Jun 2011   #9
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Like the others have already said you just need to drag and drop them. I am using 64-bit Windows 7 Pro and I have no problems doing that.
Before
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After you can see the ones I moved.
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It may help if you could take a screenshot so we all know if we are talking about the same thing.
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02 Jun 2011   #10
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Mine is Windows 7 Ultimate and works well. First snip is before moving, second is cursor over item WITH mouse button down, last shows the moves item highlighted.
How can I put Start menu items in alphabetical order-before.png How can I put Start menu items in alphabetical order-during.png How can I put Start menu items in alphabetical order-after.png

The last one has a different pic because my cursor was parked over Help and Support.


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