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Windows 7: Start Menu help

06 Nov 2009   #1
Bazerk83

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Start Menu help

Hi guys I've just started tinkering with Windows 7 as there are things I don't much like about it, and other things I do.

What I DON'T like, is the fact I can't right-click on any folder or file while in the start menu and do things like create shortcuts, copy/paste, sort by name etc.

I don't understand why they took this age old Windows feature away. Or am I missing something?


Can ANYONE tell me how to restore these basic features as it's really annoying.


Many thanks.


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06 Nov 2009   #2
Bazerk83

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRGH!!!! I can't find ANY solution online. This is really driving me nuts! Someone PLEASE help! I hate this inability to right-click anything or drag and drop. I can't even get into the start menu explorer to create folders or move anything.

This windows 7 start menu is horrible.

I've gone into properties and un-clicked and then re-selected the "enable dragging and dropping" feature. Did nothing.

PLEEEEEEEEEEEEASE someone help.
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06 Nov 2009   #3
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Start > Right-click "All Programs" > Open, or Open All Users.
Drag and drop, right-click, etc all work for me...
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06 Nov 2009   #4
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

welcome to SevenForums, Bazerk83
Have you tried shift key+right click? Works for me also.
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06 Nov 2009   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

This is a new operating system. All the things you mentioned can be done - but in slightly different ways. Keep studying Win7 and you'll find it. I bet the controls in your car do not resemble those of a Ford Model T either.
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06 Nov 2009   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Bazerk, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You can also do it using this method below instead of from in the Start Menu.

Start Menu All Programs - Add or Delete Shortcuts

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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