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Windows 7: How to lock custom all programs menu?

29 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Premium 64 Bit
How to lock custom all programs menu?


I have always tried to keep my start menu small (height size) and all programs sorted the way I like them (see example). The problem is sometimes it gets resorted by either a crash or just randomly after a restart. I also noticed when I first install windows 7 I am able to get the shortest height but after time it gets larger. Is there a way to first size the height to the smallest possible then after getting the all programs menu sorted, Lock it down? Maybe a registry tweak to get the shortest height (the privacy section is currently grayed out on mine) Then another Registry file to merge that will keep the all programs menu in it's current sorted state?

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29 Oct 2011   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Rockit,

Setting the number of recent programs to display in the Start Menu to a lower number (ex: 4) should be able to limit and lock the height of the Start Menu like that.

Start Menu - Change Number of Recent Programs to Display

Hope this helps,
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