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  1. Posts : 70,220
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       #10

    You're most welcome Inskipp. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted. :)
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  2. Posts : 4,281
    Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
       #11

    Brink sure do love your tutorials. Nice work thanks. Fabe
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  3. Posts : 70,220
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       #12

    You're most welcome Fabe, and thank you.

    Please feel free to critique them though. All input helps make them that much better and easier to use for everyone. :)
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  4. BFG
    Posts : 57
    Windows 7 Professional 32 Bit
       #13

    Folders In Start Menu

    Do they not automatically expand when you point at them?

    I thought for sure they did this in vista

    I have 'Open submenus when i pause on them with the mouse pointer' checked'

    Pointing at other things in the start menu works, just not the folders inside the all programs
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  5. Posts : 70,220
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       #14

    Hello BGF,

    Only on the dark right side when you have the buttons set to display as a menu will they automatically expand. The folders in the "All Programs" area will only expand when you click on them. :)
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  6. Posts : 16
    Windows 7 RC1 Build 7057
       #15

    Customize Windows 7 Start Menu


    I have a question. I have been trying to figure out how I would add a customized item to the right half of the start menu, where the user name is, then documents, etc... I have searched all over the forums and cant seem to find anything.
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  7. Posts : 70,220
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
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       #16

    Hello xbxhkz,

    You can use a 3rd party program like Vista Start Menu in Windows 7 to have a fully customizable Start Menu.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  8. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 x64
       #17

    I want my classic start menu back...


    Short of a program like Vista Start Menu, is there a simple way to get a folder that you've pinned to the start menu to open as a menu instead of as a link?

    This would restore a core aspect of how I used the "classic" start menu; I would typically have three folders at the top of the start menu (not in Programs, but in the main menu itself) and all of my day-to-day links would live in those three folders. (each was a category relative to what I typically do)

    What I want is for a simple key combo that can get me into a menu that (hierarchically) lists off my most commonly used programs. I get close with a pinned folder in the start menu, but I don't really want to open an explorer window and then navigate in it--I want that pinned folder to open up in place as a menu and show me the options right there.

    Frankly it wouldn't be a hard utility to write, sidestepping the entire start menu for my personal shortcuts, but surely someone has written something like this already?

    Thoughts? Options?
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  9. Posts : 70,220
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
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       #18

    Hello Tim, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    When you have pinned the folder to the taskbar, just leave the arrows visible at step 7 in the tutorial below to be able to expand the folder from the arrows.

    Taskbar - Pin or Unpin a Folder

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  10. Posts : 17
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
       #19

    Tanks for Trikx very appreciated:)
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