The Start Menu is the Windows menu introduced in Windows 95 as the default gateway to installed applications and the operating system.

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Windows 8.1 new apps on start menu

I want to get icons of the new installed apps directly on my start screen. I don't like to pin every app to my start screen before it's easy to access it. Does someone know how I can do that in ...
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How do I lock scrolling to left and right in the Apps view in Windows 8.1 Start Menu?

At some point in the past I had my start screen set up so that when I hit the Windows Key and go to the Apps view, I could scroll freely with my mouse wheel and it would only bring me left and right ...
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Different keyboard shortcut for Windows 8 start screen

By default, the Windows key will go to the start screen on Windows 8. But I'm using this program called Pokki that adds a classic Windows-like (pre-Win 8) start menu to Windows 8. And I've enabled the ...
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windows 7 - Where is Menu Start Folder Located? (documents, music, etc.)

I need to know WHERE THE MENU START FOLDER IS LOCATED I mean this menu : Where is its folder located? (path) I would like to do some stuff, like add my custom folders to this menu, as normal ...
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Search in Start menu is working but does not display any characters

If I press the Start button I can see the Start menu as it was before. But if I point the mouse at the search string the cursor doesn't change it self from arrow to text cursor. If I start to print ...
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Autotranslate search text based on available keyboards

Google (Chrome, and web search) has a very effective feature: If you mistakenly enter search terms in the wrong keyboard, Google will map it to the appropriate keyboard. Is similar functionality ...
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How can I replace function of shutdown button with hibernate?

I want my PC to hibernate when I press shutdown (exactly shutdown button) but I don't know how can I modify something like registry or group policy to achieve my goal. Is there any way to do that?
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Windows 8.1 start screen and menu [duplicate]

Many people hate windows 8 screen showing up at the very start-up, and miss the menu, but to me, task bar without start-menu looks better. In windows 8.1, we can choose the option whether to show the ...
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Start menu items not responding

I have a problem with start menu. Whenever I click any icon in start menu, it staying as it is. Usually in normal systems, after clicking the start menu disappears and corresponding program opens. ...
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The Windows start menu items don't expand unless I click on it

I use windows 7 Classic Start Menu (Classic Shell) and I set the menu delay to 1 ms: However, from time to time, the Windows start menu items stop to automatically expand on mouseover unless I ...
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Windows 8.1 Start Screen Changes monitors but doesn't retain the monitor

I have already searched on here for how to change the Windows 8.1 start screen to a secondary monitor. I found that it is Shift+Windows+Left Arrow or Shift+Windows+Right Arrow. Although, when I make ...
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Windows 7 - Why can I not edit the Start > All Programs Menu if I am an Administrator?

I want to move around some items in my Windows 7 Start > All Programs Menu, but Windows does not allow me to do so, even though my User Account is an Administrator Account (it is, in fact, the only ...
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Linking to an External Folder of Shortcuts in Windows 8.1 Start Menu

I'm trying to add a folder to my start screen using symbolic links. I can't seem to get any linked folders to show up. Here is what I tried first: cd "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start ...
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How to Show the Same Number of Rows of tiles on Both Monitors (in Windows 8.1 Start Menu)?

I have a monitor connected to my laptop so I have two displays. Both monitors are 1080p in resolution. My laptop screen is 15.6'' while my external monitor is 24''. I mainly use the bigger monitor and ...
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How can I keep Classic Shell start menu in Windows 8.1 for every reboot?

I have Classic Shell installed, but Windows 8.1 installed its own Start Menu. It really sucks. I tried to use it, but I miss the list of most recently used apps, just typing to find the program I want ...
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How can I see the Start menu or screen of a remote machine using RemoteApp?

I am using RemoteApp to access a remote PC running Windows 7 from a host also running Windows 7. How can I see the Start menu of the remote machine on the local machine?
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Windows Start Menu position

Is there a way to change position of my start menu in Windows 7? When I press the Start button, or Windows button on my keyboard, it opens the start menu with default position bottom left, just above ...
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Windows 7 - How do I add an exe to the Start menu which is on a network drive?

SOLUTION: You cannot add items to the start menu if they reside on a network drive, so move the item to a local drive and then add to the start menu in the normal way (as suggested in the accepted ...
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How can I pin Backup and Restore to the start menu?

I want to pin Backup and Restore to the start menu since I use it so much, but it appears to be impossible.
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How to include custom *network* locations for indexing in Start Menu search?

Hemant asked How to include custom locations for indexing in Start Menu search?, which asks how he can get Windows Vista/7 to include his custom D:\Utils folder in Start Menu search. I have a similar ...
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Start Menu search is very slow in Windows 8.1

Not sure what is causing this and was wondering if anyone else had this problem with any way to fix it? It takes about 2-5 seconds after hitting the windows key and starting to type for the search bar ...
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How to shut down a Windows 8.1 Pro computer in remote session?

When you right click the Windows 8.1 "start" button, you get some options to quickly perform common tasks, e.g. to shut down, reboot, or put the computer to sleep. But when you're using the computer ...
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start menu button in windows 8.1

So I got Windows 8.1 and I got A Start menu button back ("Yes Jim, it's a Start menu - but not as we know it!"). Can it be customised to look like the classic Start Menu (for the Desktop) or do I ...
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How to stop the start menu from dissappering below the taskbar

My start menu has picked up this habit of not fully popping when I click it. It happens at random times and is kinda hard to reproduce it at will. It looks like this: It usually goes back to normal ...
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How to hide the name of the Windows 8.1 desktop tile?

After customizing my Windows 8.1 start screen with Oblytile, the Desktop tile is the last one remaining with a name. I'd like to change that. Sure I could just create a new tile with Oblytile, but I'd ...
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How can I exclude the start menu and components of it, from Windows 7 search box?

Suppose I have shortcuts in my start menu, as one does. But I don't want them to come up. How can I A)exclude the entire start menu? B)exclude components of it? I've tried start..indexing..modify ...
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Pressing Shift opens up the Start Menu

Ever since last week I've been having this problem but I didn't use the computer much afterwards until now, so I'm asking now. Pressing Shift (left Shift to be clear, right Shift doesn't) opens up the ...
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Utility to create symlinks for all executables in the Start Menu?

It's really annoying in Windows that if you want to run about any third-party program from the command line, you either have to use its full path or manually add its containing directory to PATH. Is ...
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Missing programs shortcut from “All programs”

When I go to Start -> All Programs I cant all of the shortcuts. I have tried, to costumise "everything" on properties in start menu (like search other files and libraries). Also in ...
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How to get a start button in Windows 8? [duplicate]

I briefly helped out a friend, who has an HP laptop (not new). I saw she had a start button for her Windows 8 floating in the corner of her desktop. Is this something HP provided? I didn't get a ...
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Custom App Folder

I am trying to figure out if I can create a custom menu in the start menu. I would like to create a menu something like this, but for some custom apps that we use in house. Below are an example of a ...
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How can i make Windows select folders instead of “see more results”?

Normally when you type something using "search" in the start menu it auto selects the one at the top of the list. However I've noticed that it doesn't do this with folders instead it is on "See more ...
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only show most used items in 'all programs'

I'm not talking about the 'recent items' or 'recent used programs' in the start menu. I'm referring to the folders and programs under 'all programs'. I thought this was a feature in previous versions ...
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How do I make Windows 8's Start menu always open applications with “open as new window”?

Suppose I am using Notepad for one task, and I want to open up a new Notepad window for another task. When I open Notepad from the Start menu, it simply returns me to the Notepad window I already have ...
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Windows 8 how to enable Start Options - UEFI Firmware

I wish to get that screen But I have If I click Troubleshoot I get only button that says Advanced Settings - Startup Settings How do I enable it to make it look like on first image?
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Accessories Menu Has Disappeared (Windows 8)

I noticed this morning that my Accessories menu is missing from my Start 8.1 (Windows 8) menu. It was there before, so I know it's not just missing.. any chance on how to find it and get it back? ...
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Start Menu - Hover Folder Show Contents

After I pin a folder to the start menu, can I do something so that I hover over the folder and am able to view the contents?
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How to limit search results in start button?

I use start button to quickly find applications on windows 7. For some applications, i have multiple versions and I have not deleted them yet as it may possibly lead to some sort of dependency issues. ...
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Categorizing apps in Windows 7 start menu?

Is there any way to group related applications in Start Menu? Let's say I have a few Graphic software and a bunch of IDEs and I want to put them in a single item. Is it possible?
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How do I remove the tab Default Programs command object from my Start menu?

I was in my registry (using regedit) to create a backup, I then restarted my computer and noticed a tab saying Default Programs command object. I'm running Windows 8 with StartIsBack. I uninstalled ...
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Right Column of Windows 7 Start Menu is transparent across all themes?

I've had this problem for awhile now, and I don't know how I did it. Take a look at this picture: As you can see, the right column is transparent, and it shows as this across all my regular and ...
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Windows 8 tiles show up blank

Why is this happening and how can I fix it? I tried turning live updates in tiles on and off but that didn't work. Reinstalling apps also didn't work.
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Set the Start Menu to default-select the first item on the list?

I love the Start menu Search in Windows 7. Usually, for me, the first search result is always the one I want, but annoyingly, the default selection is always "Show more results". I understand why ...
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Windows Server 2012 start icon (button)

How can I create a desktop or start bar icon which would should show the Start Menu in Windows Server 2012? I having multiple remote connections in small windows (not full screen) and hovering the ...
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Customizing Windows 8 Live Tiles [duplicate]

In Windows 8, the majority of my 'tiles' on my start screen (please correct my terminology if I'm misusing these) are not the fancy 'live tiles'. They're just shortcuts to applications that will run ...
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Start menu links to folders instead of libraries

By default, in Windows 7 start menu the item "Documents" opens a library containing current user's documents folder and public documents. I'd like to change that behavior to open current user's ...
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Windows 7 Start Menu Search Box missing

I have restarted my windows 7 ultimate x32 OS for couple of times and i still cannot see searchbox in my start menu. I searched it little bit and i applied this solution but it still doesn't appear. ...
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Folder Names on Start Menu then its directory

Is there any way I can make Windows Server 2003 show the name of folder I opened on Start Menu then whole directory of it, e.g. now I got 4 folders opened and they all showing me this, C:\Documents ...
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Reset Windows 7 start menu learned order

Since upgrading from Vista to Windows 7 the start menu is unable to learn what I look for when I type to search. It actually works for most items (and all newly installed programs for example). But ...
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Disable recent list in Windows 7 start menu only for certain programs

I know that one can disable listing recently used programs in the Windows 7 start menu. I do not want to do this. I need to disable showing recent opening only for a specific program. Can this be ...