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Windows 7: Can you change where the Start Menu hovers

02 Jan 2010   #1
fuzzylojiq

Wndows 7
 
 
Can you change where the Start Menu hovers

The new look of windows seven makes me really like having the start menu on the left side instead of the bottom. My issue is that when you click the start button the menu hovers over all my icons so that if I was wanting to load up a couple of programs and I forget what programs I have running currently I have to exit out of the menu and look at my programs and remember them. I mean it isn't a huge issue but I would prefer the start menu to show up to the side of the icons. Is there anyway to achieve this?


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02 Jan 2010   #2
derekimo

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You could move your taskbar or move your icons. If you were talking about moving the start menu to a different place on the taskbar, I'm not sure that's possible.
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02 Jan 2010   #3
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

I don't believe the start menu can be moved. But I think I've seen customzations that make it transparent. Would that solve your problem?
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02 Jan 2010   #4
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

I think the OP means that when the taskbar is vertical the start menu shows up on top of the taskbar, obscuring the taskbar buttons. He doesn't mean the icons on the desktop. I think.
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02 Jan 2010   #5
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivo View Post
I think the OP means that when the taskbar is vertical the start menu shows up on top of the taskbar, obscuring the taskbar buttons. He doesn't mean the icons on the desktop. I think.
Good point, I don't have mine vertical but that does cover up the taskbar.
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02 Jan 2010   #6
Grimmjow

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

try alternative solution,like rocket dock or something,you can put your shortcuts there+keeps your desktop clean...
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02 Jan 2010   #7
fuzzylojiq

Wndows 7
 
 

Here are pictures of what I want but don't know how


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02 Jan 2010   #8
fuzzylojiq

Wndows 7
 
 

If I wanted something like rocket dock I would of bought an apple...
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02 Jan 2010   #9
fuzzylojiq

Wndows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivo View Post
I think the OP means that when the taskbar is vertical the start menu shows up on top of the taskbar, obscuring the taskbar buttons. He doesn't mean the icons on the desktop. I think.
Yes that is exactly what I mean.
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02 Jan 2010   #10
Grimmjow

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

as gentlemen above said man...
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