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Windows 7: Change the size of the All Programs Folders

13 Jul 2010   #1
Aperture

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Change the size of the All Programs Folders

When I click Start Menu>All Programs I have these very tiny folders in front of me.
Is it possible to make them larger?

One of the things I like about Win7 is that this seems to be possible anywhere in Win Explorer but not in the Start Menu.

Thanks

A


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13 Jul 2010   #2
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

I haven't found a way to do this myself, but I have found a workaround.

I pin the programs I use most often to the start menu list. Not only are the icons a bit larger there, but the programs that keep a list of recently opened items and/or have menus which would normally show up through a right click on the taskbar have their own menus while in this list. Theoretically, you could pin all of the items in the All Programs list to the start menu itself. The only problem is that you cannot pin folders.

Once they're pinned to the Start Menu, you can use two sizes. One is a tiny bit bigger than the standard All Programs list, the other is much larger than the list.

To change the size of icons in the Start Menu List:

Start Menu - Use Small or Large Icons

Right Click Taskbar > Properties > Start Menu > Customize > Scroll Down > Check "Use Large Icons"

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14 Jul 2010   #3
jp07764

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

You could try this trick.
Show the Classic “All Programs” Menu in the Start Menu in Windows 7 - How-To Geek
Please read it carefully before doing anything.

Jimmy
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14 Jul 2010   #4
Aperture

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks for your suggestions.
Amazing that Microsoft wouldn't include a way to do this more simply.

I will try both suggestions.

The xp hack sounds good as I don't like the 7 start menu but thought I'd give it a few months to get used to it. I got 7 the weekend it came out and I'm still hating its start menu.
Time to do something about it.

Thanks

A
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14 Jul 2010   #5
jp07764

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

This may also be to your liking Get the Classic Start Menu in Windows 7 - How-To Geek
I do not use it but give it a try.

Jimmy
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14 Jul 2010   #6
JonM33

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Aperture View Post
When I click Start Menu>All Programs I have these very tiny folders in front of me.
Is it possible to make them larger?

One of the things I like about Win7 is that this seems to be possible anywhere in Win Explorer but not in the Start Menu.

Thanks

A
Just click the Start button, then type the name of the program in the Search bar. Once found, hit enter. Easy as that.
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15 Jul 2010   #7
Aperture

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JonM33 View Post
Just click the Start button, then type the name of the program in the Search bar. Once found, hit enter. Easy as that.

I really don't know what you're talking about here.
Doesn't seem to have anything to do with my question. "Easy as that".

A
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