Program lists



Moir
07-10-2005, 02:27 AM
Using Win XP SP2. After going through Start to Programs I am then shown the
lists of programs on my computer. I'm now at three and one half columns and
my question is how can I "resize" the columns or increase the number of
them?
Thanks

Mark L. Ferguson
07-10-2005, 02:27 AM
start/run, type:

%userprofile%/start menu/programs

Edit the folders as you wish.

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Mark L. Ferguson
FAQ for Windows Antispy http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
"Moir" <lvr181@nospamhotmail.com> wrote in message news:OSrUVPxcFHA.2520@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Using Win XP SP2. After going through Start to Programs I am then shown the lists of programs on my computer. I'm now at three and
> one half columns and my question is how can I "resize" the columns or increase the number of them?
> Thanks
>

Moir
07-10-2005, 02:27 AM
Thanks Mark but I am not sure how this assists with my "problem"? Maybe I
have not been clear in describing the issue. I will run out of room (it
would appear) after I have filled the four columns (showing all my
programs). Or will the o/s keeping adding columns for me? If not, how do I
make any changes myself (short of deleting programs off my computer)?
Thanks

"Mark L. Ferguson" <marfer_mvpREMOVE@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> start/run, type:
>
> %userprofile%/start menu/programs
>
> Edit the folders as you wish.
>
> --
> Mark L. Ferguson
> FAQ for Windows Antispy
> http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
> "Moir" <lvr181@nospamhotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:OSrUVPxcFHA.2520@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> Using Win XP SP2. After going through Start to Programs I am then shown
>> the lists of programs on my computer. I'm now at three and one half
>> columns and my question is how can I "resize" the columns or increase the
>> number of them?
>> Thanks
>>
>
>

Mark L. Ferguson
07-10-2005, 02:27 AM
Well, aside from the start menu Property to 'scroll programs" you could buy a second video card and monitor. :/

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Mark L. Ferguson
FAQ for Windows Antispy http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
"Moir" <lvr181@nospamhotmail.com> wrote in message news:uBX$8S5cFHA.3492@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Thanks Mark but I am not sure how this assists with my "problem"? Maybe I have not been clear in describing the issue. I will run
> out of room (it would appear) after I have filled the four columns (showing all my programs). Or will the o/s keeping adding
> columns for me? If not, how do I make any changes myself (short of deleting programs off my computer)?
> Thanks
>
> "Mark L. Ferguson" <marfer_mvpREMOVE@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:O%23DMLl0cFHA.2124@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
>> start/run, type:
>>
>> %userprofile%/start menu/programs
>>
>> Edit the folders as you wish.
>>
>> --
>> Mark L. Ferguson
>> FAQ for Windows Antispy http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
>> "Moir" <lvr181@nospamhotmail.com> wrote in message news:OSrUVPxcFHA.2520@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>>> Using Win XP SP2. After going through Start to Programs I am then shown the lists of programs on my computer. I'm now at three
>>> and one half columns and my question is how can I "resize" the columns or increase the number of them?
>>> Thanks
>>>
>>
>>
>
>

Sharon F
07-10-2005, 02:28 AM
On Sat, 18 Jun 2005 09:31:30 +1000, Moir wrote:

> Thanks Mark but I am not sure how this assists with my "problem"? Maybe I
> have not been clear in describing the issue. I will run out of room (it
> would appear) after I have filled the four columns (showing all my
> programs). Or will the o/s keeping adding columns for me? If not, how do I
> make any changes myself (short of deleting programs off my computer)?

To keep the start menu manageable, most folks group similar programs.
Example: A folder named "Graphics" might hold shortcuts for a variety of
graphic programs. Subfolders could be added under Graphics to sort editing
programs from layout or cataloging programs.

For the column widths: The column's width is determined by the longest
name. To reduce the width, rename items with shorter names. Example: Change
something like Microsoft Office Professional 2003 to MSOffice or
Office2003.

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User

Moir
07-10-2005, 02:28 AM
Thanks Mark and Sharon for your helpful comments.


"Sharon F" <sharonfDEL@ETEmvps.org> wrote in message
news:uJq%232mCdFHA.1448@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> On Sat, 18 Jun 2005 09:31:30 +1000, Moir wrote:
>
>> Thanks Mark but I am not sure how this assists with my "problem"? Maybe
>> I
>> have not been clear in describing the issue. I will run out of room (it
>> would appear) after I have filled the four columns (showing all my
>> programs). Or will the o/s keeping adding columns for me? If not, how do
>> I
>> make any changes myself (short of deleting programs off my computer)?
>
> To keep the start menu manageable, most folks group similar programs.
> Example: A folder named "Graphics" might hold shortcuts for a variety of
> graphic programs. Subfolders could be added under Graphics to sort editing
> programs from layout or cataloging programs.
>
> For the column widths: The column's width is determined by the longest
> name. To reduce the width, rename items with shorter names. Example:
> Change
> something like Microsoft Office Professional 2003 to MSOffice or
> Office2003.
>
> --
> Sharon F
> MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User

Sharon F
07-10-2005, 02:28 AM
On Sun, 19 Jun 2005 17:44:00 +1000, Moir wrote:

> Thanks Mark and Sharon for your helpful comments.

You're most welcome!
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Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User


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