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Old 03-23-2004, 05:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I wanted to know how to arrange my startup (i dont know what you call it)

when i hit the famous starup, you get the
All programs, now if i leave my mouse on that for a moment, i get the list of files and folders
what is that called, and at the moment it is all a mess
how can i rearrange it in something less confusing
e.g. i would like to groups all the games in a folder called games.

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Old 03-24-2004, 10:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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So, what you are trying to do is simplify your start menu. (startup is something else)

Create folders and put the icons in the folders..

Very simple, just right click on your Start Button > Explore All Users

There you will see the "Programs" folder, just double click the folder, and you will see the items in your Start Menu. You can create new folders here and just move the files as you see fit. Once your done, you will instantly see the changes on your Start Menu.

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Old 03-24-2004, 11:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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you can also make the start menu, etc to look like old windows (in subfolders, etc), by right clicking the start menu and going into Classic View.... should now look like Win2000
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Old 03-24-2004, 07:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Depending if your are just trying to group similar programs together in the Start Menu you can simply drag and drop the programs in the order you want from top to bottom.

Don't know what OS you are using but it works in
Windows 2000, and XP Home.
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Old 03-25-2004, 04:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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thanks dudes
it worked
can you also tell me how to arrange my startup, i.e. the programs that automatically start when i login. i guess they are the programs that also appear in my bottom toolbar.
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Old 03-26-2004, 05:26 AM   #6 (permalink)
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i dont kno what u mean by arranging them but u can decide which programs u want and dont want to start up at start up or login. type msconfig in the run box assuming u have xp as its not installed in 2000. dont uncheck anything that u dont kno what it is. here is a decent list of start up programs and what they do
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Old 03-26-2004, 04:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I went into the startup using msconfig(the 6th tab) and unchecked this utility which was a gigabyte utility, it is part of the common startup.
this also led to the normal startup being disabled (first tab)

when i restarted the machine, the machine took a bit more time settling down(acceptng user input) after logging in.

is there a way i can remove this item insteadof disabling it, i mean remove it from my normal startup routine, and then have a brand new startup routine.
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Old 03-27-2004, 05:53 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Default Just install Regcleaner and you can see the start up list in the tabs.

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