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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
1answer
138 views

Add “Search the Internet” to the Windows 7 Start Menu

How do I add "Search the Internet" to the Windows 7 Start Menu?
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Where has the 'Open / Open All Users' option gone from the Windows 7 Start button?

Prior to Windows 7 I used to gain access to the Start button folders by right clicking on the Start button and choosing 'Open' or 'Open All Users' from the popup menu. The popup menu in Windows 7 does ...
0
votes
1answer
25 views

How to remove StartIsBack without access to system?

StartIsBack made my system unusable (start menu is constantly flashing, can't access anything). Therefore, I can't remove this program via uninstall. How can I remove it from system files via other ...
0
votes
1answer
12 views

Pin items or folders to Windows 7 Start Menu with shortcuts in a submenu?

I love pinning shortcuts to my Start Menu in Windows 7. Submenus, like when you hover over Photoshop and see recent docs -or- Firefox and see launch options, seem like a great way to show grouped ...
0
votes
0answers
35 views

Start menu icons move - Windows 8.1

I have the icons on my start menu set to the smallest size, and in a particular order. When I start my machine and login, the order has changed. I have been unable to recreate this issue when shutting ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

Why does my Start Menu freeze when I open Toad?

I've been having this problem for a while now, but I'm not sure when it started. On my work PC I am running Windows 7 Professional as an admin user. I have Toad for Oracle 9.5.0.31 installed and it ...
0
votes
0answers
59 views

Start and Charm Bar don't work sometime

I am using window 8.1 pro 32bit. For a couple of weeks, I have encountered some problems with the Start button and Charm bar. Generally, when I put mouse on Start button, it turns black and then I can ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

Windows 7 Start Menu: Height does not adapt

Since a couple of days my start menu has a big blank space and just does not collapse. I played around with Store and display recently opened programs in the Start menu as well as Number of recent ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Missing Items from Start Menu

I used to be able to search/open items from my start menu, but recently items have gone "missing". Example: I used to be able to hit the start menu, type "iis" and the top item would be iis manager ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

Start button doesn't work anymore

I'm using Windows 8.1. I don't know why, but the start button doesn't work properly anymore. In order to open the Start screen I have to use the keyboard shortcut, which is really annoying me. For ...
0
votes
1answer
68 views

Win 8.1: How to get “All Programs” menu?

Applications designed for operating systems prior to Windows 8.1 (eg. XP, Win 7) will often create folders and shortcuts in Programs or All Programs from the Start menu. How can you access these ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

Windows 8 start menu tile labels disappeared

I had Windows 8 32 bit, when I installed Windows 8 64 bit, this happened! The labels from the start menu tiles disappeared! I have installed the latest graphic card driver for 64 bit from nVidia. But ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Start button, charms bar not working after registry clean

I used Advanced System Optimizer in Windows 8.1 to do a system scan, clean registry, defragment disk etc. Now start button and the button on bottom right that shows the desktop doesn't do anything ...
0
votes
1answer
96 views

Taskbar freezes, can't restart explorer.exe

My taskbar occasionally freezes, also, if I end explorer.exe via Task Manager it doesn't seem to restart, it's just gone. How can I fix this? Edit: I noticed this usually happens when I lock my ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
47 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
50 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
67 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
55 views

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?
0
votes
2answers
108 views

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.
0
votes
0answers
257 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
97 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
62 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
249 views

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?
0
votes
0answers
87 views

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? ...
0
votes
0answers
183 views

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?
0
votes
0answers
46 views

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. ...
0
votes
0answers
38 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
124 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
108 views

Windows 7 - Program wants to create shortcuts in C:\ProgramData when installed

I am trying to install a program in Windows 7, the program wants to install Start Menu shortcuts in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs. However, the installation fails and the error ...
0
votes
2answers
89 views

Is there a way to customize items on the right side of start menu in Windows 7?

OK I know I can right click on it and select properties... But it only allows me to decide whether an item is shown or hidden. What I want is, adjust item position on the start menu right side. ...
0
votes
1answer
41 views

Can I add folder shortcuts to the start search

I have a a few folders that I use the most, these folders are already pinned to the task bar, added to the desktop and to the left bar in the explorer. But I want to add these folders to the start ...
0
votes
0answers
143 views

Windows 7 'All Programs' folders self-close on right-click

Odd issue on my Windows 7 Professional (32-bit) system. If I click on the Start 'orb' then navigate to 'All Programs', then navigate to any of the folders that appear at the bottom of the list (like ...
0
votes
1answer
95 views

Disallow app to show MRU items on start menu

Is there a way to block an application from storing most recent used items in the start menu? If not, is there a way to somehow tweak Chrome to disallow it?
0
votes
1answer
271 views

Windows 7, start menu icons are gone [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: All start menu items have disappeared Somehow, i don't know why, start menu lost most of it's programs stored at "all programs". is there an easy way to restore them? ...
0
votes
1answer
229 views

Start menu entries suddenly missing

I am using Windows 7 x64 SP1 with all updates applied. During the last weeks I observed that some start menu entries / folders suddenly disappeared. Those programs then sometimes can be found using ...
0
votes
1answer
806 views

Machine Names pinned to Remote Desktop in Start Menu disappeared

My Remote Desktop icon is pinned to the Start menu and I had 20 or 30 machine names pinned to it. Sometime in the last week the list disappeared. Anyone know if they can be recovered anywhere?
0
votes
1answer
234 views

Ghosted computer start button not working

I ghosted a windows 7 pro x86 Optiplex 390 and now the dang start button doesn't work. It recognizes when you hover over it but when you click...nothing. I ran sfc /scannow and it finds errors but ...
0
votes
1answer
101 views

Start menu content has disappeared after reinstalling C: partition

I have Windows 7 64bit with 2 partitions: C:, which is system partition (~100GB) D: partition (~600GB) for programs [I've changed in Windows Registry default directory for new installed ...
0
votes
0answers
167 views

Windows XP Personalized Start Menu: how long until a program is hidden?

Yes, at work we're still on Windows XP. Our Start Menu is also forced to be the Classic Windows 2000-style that hides your programs. So my question is: how long is it until a program is hidden from ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Multiple “My Documents” folders?

I am having the issue, where, I have 2 folders called "My Documents". I recently edited my registry to make "Document" link in the Windows 7 start menu be a FOLDER link and not a LIBRARY link.. Here ...
0
votes
3answers
1k views

Can I change the target for the Start button Windows Explorer option?

I changed the target for my desktop Explorer shortcut but have not found a way to change it for the start button (RC) Windows Explorer. I'm assuming it would have to be a registry tweak but I cannot ...
0
votes
0answers
631 views

Windows 7 libraries missing from start menu?

I was trying to stop an annoying error where renaming a new folder in Windows 7 (Starter OEM via Toshiba) would bring up the dreaded "cannot find item" error. I was lead to uninstall Windows update ...
0
votes
1answer
167 views

recently used programs stopped updating Vista Home Premium 64

For some reason my list of recently used programs has stopped updating. Any program that I "pin" to the start menu remains, but where you would normally expect to see the recent programs is just ...
0
votes
0answers
312 views

Force quitting the software manager causes Linux Mint 9 windows to turn black and white

Whenever I force quit an application such as the software manager it causes my taskbar previews to turn black and white and the mint menu turns black and white. Most system applications and ...
0
votes
1answer
133 views

Icons for InfraRecorder don't show in the start menu after installing?

I have been stumped on this for a few days now. Has anyone that uses InfraRecorder solved it? I've uninstalled the application, deleted %aAPPDATA%, and reinstalled. I've even did the "reinstall" from ...