[Tutorial] Custom start menu
Posted 26 January 2005 - 10:01 PM
Again, most people probably know about this tweak already. But for those who don't, here we go.
Windows dosn't have to display the most recently used programs. You can also put in programs directly onto the start menu.
First, right-click on the Start button and select 'Properties'. Go to the 'Start Menu' tab and make sure the first bullet is selected.
Click on 'Customize and pick which size you want the icons to appear for your programs. Then, bring the 'Number of programs on the Start menu' to 0. Also, deselect the internet and e-mail programs under 'Show on Start menu'. Click OK for all windows. There should be no programs on the start menu at this point.
Now, for the fun part. Make a folder somewhere on your hard drive (call it anything you want, it doesn't matter. Create shortcuts to the programs that you want to appear on the start menu. You can rename the shortcuts, change the icons, whatever you want. I would recomend to put the names of the programs in the 'Comments' field if you choose to re-name the shortcut.
All you have to do is drag-and-drop the shortcuts onto the start menu.
The end result should look something like this:
Posted 30 January 2005 - 03:15 PM
I'm not MUSE!
wow, cool, thanks blank (MUSE?), i just did this, and i llike my start menu alot better now. is there any way in the default luna to kill the text beside "mo computer" and such, or do i have to use a VS?
You have to use a VS that supports a compact start menu. You can't use Luna.
Posted 31 January 2005 - 01:11 AM
I used the GANT GUIReplacer Module (sorry - no link).
I have a question though, in the picture of the window with the icons in it. You changed your "throbber" to a Gant one, how? Id like to change mine as well if possible.
But now I switched to the GANT 2 Ocean SP2 shell pack and totally removed it, because GUIReplacer didn't change all my icons.
Posted 15 March 2005 - 02:19 AM
Haven't been around here lately (), but there's a reason for this.
and just to clarify, the shortcuts won't disappear from their original places. another way besides drag/drop is right click the shortcut and select "pin to start menu"
By creating a folder on your hard drive, it won't change the icons or the name (if you decide to change them) for the actual shortcuts in the start menu.