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Windows 7: Opening item on Windows Start menu without it collapsing?

08 Mar 2017   #1
thx1139

Win 7 Home Premium (OEM) - Install date: 02-2010
 
 
Opening item on Windows Start menu without it collapsing?

Sometimes I would like to open more than one thing from the Windows Start menu including multiple items from the recent jump list. When I click on something the Start menu disappears and I have to open it again and move the mouse cursor as necessary but this could be avoided if it were possible to hold the Start menu open. Is that possible?


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08 Mar 2017   #2
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

I don't think there is any way you can "freeze" the Start menu list, but you could right click on the items you want from the Start menu & pin them to the Task Bar. The Start menu will remain open while you do the pinning to the Task Bar.
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08 Mar 2017   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

As far as I know their is not a way of doing what you request.
It would be very handy if their was.

Jack
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08 Mar 2017   #4
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

Yes absolutely it is possible. Open the start menu and go to the program that you want. Hold down the "Shift" key and run the program. "Do Not Let Go Of The Shift Key" Now open another program, and another. As long as you hold the Shift key down the menu will remain open.
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08 Mar 2017   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Go to your documents... folder change the sorting and select as many as you want too to open at the same time...
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08 Mar 2017   #6
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lance1 View Post
Yes absolutely it is possible. Open the start menu and go to the program that you want. Hold down the "Shift" key and run the program. "Do Not Let Go Of The Shift Key" Now open another program, and another. As long as you hold the Shift key down the menu will remain open.
That does not work on my computer. The Start menu still disappears, the same as it does without holding down the Shift key.
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09 Mar 2017   #7
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ranger4 View Post
That does not work on my computer. The Start menu still disappears, the same as it does without holding down the Shift key.
Are you holding the Shift key when you click the start icon? If so thats why. Go to the menu, find what you want and "Then" hold the Shift key. Works for me on all my systems.
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09 Mar 2017   #8
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Yes, I am holding down the Shift key as you have described & the Start menu still disappears immediately after clicking on one program.
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09 Mar 2017   #9
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Same Here

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ranger4 View Post
Yes, I am holding down the Shift key as you have described & the Start menu still disappears immediately after clicking on one program.
Same here.

When I tried it, the program I selected opened with a different window size (default?) than it usually does.
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09 Mar 2017   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Funny I did it and the file opened behind my browser window
Start menu still closed though but normally the file would open on top not behind
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