Un-pin items from start menu?



M8RIX
07-09-2005, 11:32 PM
Up until just recently I was able to un-pin items from the start menu by
right clicking and selecting "un-pin".
The same is true for the area below the pinned area. I was able to right
click and remove individual items without clearing the entire list. Now the
right click has no effect at all on the items in the start menu.
The only thing that I can think of that would have changed this feature
would be the installation of TweakUI. I looked at the settings for TweakUI,
but I did not see anything that refers to disabling the right click in the
start menu.
How can I re-enable the right click in the start menu?

Windows XP Pro OS

TIA

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Mark N.

Doug Knox MS-MVP
07-09-2005, 11:32 PM
Right click the Start button and select Properties. Click Customize, Advanced and check Enable Dragging and Dropping.

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"M8RIX" <mn8r1@home.com> wrote in message news:uFDeqFvWFHA.796@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Up until just recently I was able to un-pin items from the start menu by
> right clicking and selecting "un-pin".
> The same is true for the area below the pinned area. I was able to right
> click and remove individual items without clearing the entire list. Now the
> right click has no effect at all on the items in the start menu.
> The only thing that I can think of that would have changed this feature
> would be the installation of TweakUI. I looked at the settings for TweakUI,
> but I did not see anything that refers to disabling the right click in the
> start menu.
> How can I re-enable the right click in the start menu?
>
> Windows XP Pro OS
>
> TIA
>
> --
>
> Mark N.
>
>

M8RIX
07-09-2005, 11:32 PM
I found the answer I was looking for by doing a search in Google Groups. I
tried to search earlier with no success. I guess I just needed to refine my
search terms a little.
Anyhow, the answer was to "Enable dragging and dropping" in Taskbar and
Start Menu Properties>Start Menu>Customize>Advanced.

Sorry to waste everyones time. I should exercise a little more patience
sometimes.

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Mark N.

"M8RIX" <mn8r1@home.com> wrote in message
news:uFDeqFvWFHA.796@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Up until just recently I was able to un-pin items from the start menu by
> right clicking and selecting "un-pin".
> The same is true for the area below the pinned area. I was able to right
> click and remove individual items without clearing the entire list. Now
> the right click has no effect at all on the items in the start menu.
> The only thing that I can think of that would have changed this feature
> would be the installation of TweakUI. I looked at the settings for
> TweakUI, but I did not see anything that refers to disabling the right
> click in the start menu.
> How can I re-enable the right click in the start menu?
>
> Windows XP Pro OS
>
> TIA
>
> --
>
> Mark N.
>

T. Waters
07-09-2005, 11:32 PM
"M8RIX" <mn8r1@home.com> wrote in message
news:OLyQNOvWFHA.1152@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
> I found the answer I was looking for by doing a search in Google Groups. I
> tried to search earlier with no success. I guess I just needed to refine
my
> search terms a little.
> Anyhow, the answer was to "Enable dragging and dropping" in Taskbar and
> Start Menu Properties>Start Menu>Customize>Advanced.
>
> Sorry to waste everyones time. I should exercise a little more patience
> sometimes.
>
> --
>
> Mark N.
>
> "M8RIX" <mn8r1@home.com> wrote in message
> news:uFDeqFvWFHA.796@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > Up until just recently I was able to un-pin items from the start menu
by
> > right clicking and selecting "un-pin".
> > The same is true for the area below the pinned area. I was able to right
> > click and remove individual items without clearing the entire list. Now
> > the right click has no effect at all on the items in the start menu.
> > The only thing that I can think of that would have changed this feature
> > would be the installation of TweakUI. I looked at the settings for
> > TweakUI, but I did not see anything that refers to disabling the right
> > click in the start menu.
> > How can I re-enable the right click in the start menu?
> >
> > Windows XP Pro OS
> >
> > TIA
> >
> > --
> >
> > Mark N.
> >
>
>

T. Waters
07-09-2005, 11:32 PM
Not to worry. This question is frequently asked, and takes almost no time to
answer. Why the option is not called "Lock the Start menu" instead is the
big question.

M8RIX wrote:
> I found the answer I was looking for by doing a search in Google
> Groups. I tried to search earlier with no success. I guess I just
> needed to refine my search terms a little.
> Anyhow, the answer was to "Enable dragging and dropping" in Taskbar
> and Start Menu Properties>Start Menu>Customize>Advanced.
>
> Sorry to waste everyones time. I should exercise a little more
> patience sometimes.
>
>
> "M8RIX" <mn8r1@home.com> wrote in message
> news:uFDeqFvWFHA.796@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> Up until just recently I was able to un-pin items from the start
>> menu by right clicking and selecting "un-pin".
>> The same is true for the area below the pinned area. I was able to
>> right click and remove individual items without clearing the entire
>> list. Now the right click has no effect at all on the items in the
>> start menu.
>> The only thing that I can think of that would have changed this
>> feature would be the installation of TweakUI. I looked at the
>> settings for TweakUI, but I did not see anything that refers to
>> disabling the right click in the start menu.
>> How can I re-enable the right click in the start menu?
>>
>> Windows XP Pro OS
>>
>> TIA
>>
>> --
>>
>> Mark N.


Un-pin items from start menu?