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Windows 7: Change Start Menu

01 Feb 2009   #21

Dual boot XP Pro and Seven/7127

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ustahl View Post
Well, actually I knew abt pinning items to taskbar. But pressing Win+number simultaneously won't launch anything pinned to the taskbar (or start menu).
Try Winkey+number on the keyboard (not on the Numpad)

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02 Feb 2009   #22

Win 7 x64 Ultimate

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by anykey View Post
Try Winkey+number on the keyboard (not on the Numpad)
Thanks Anykey!
That's it! I was always hammering the Numpad keys with no result . I'm ashamed I didn't try the obvious alternative ie. keyboard numbers (flogging myself ).
Anyway, I'm glad it works now, for up to 9 taskbar pinned items.
Sad it doesn't work likewhise for items pinned to the start menu.
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02 Feb 2009   #23

Dual boot XP Pro and Seven/7127

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ustahl View Post
Thanks Anykey! That's it!
You're welcome
It's nice to be able to answer a question once in a while, ha ha.
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09 Aug 2009   #24

win 7

Try this. It's almost the same as long as you don't have a lot of junk on your desktop.

1. Make the Desktop taskbar active.
2. Put all your program shortcuts on the destop.
3. Right click on the desktop and hide desktop icons.

It's almost identical to the XP start menu.
And you can have any other handy stuff in there as well.
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22 Aug 2009   #25

Windows 7 Final

I found an option under properties for the start menu. If you click on customization in the properties box, and scroll down some ways, there is a box that has an option for opening sub-menus when you hover your mouse over them. Here is a picture:
Change Start Menu-start-menu-stuff.png

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