Is there a way to (alphabetically or in other way) to sort program list in the Start=>Programs menu?

When installing / uninstalling programs this menu is added-removed, but not sorted, and sometimes takes time to find a nested program in this list.

I have Windows XP, but think the same situation could be applied and on the other versions of Windows.

  • Are you talking about the most-used list that appears upon clicking the Start button, or are you talking about the all programs menu? – unrelativity Mar 26 '10 at 9:25
  • I don't use "Most used", but classic program list. – serhio Mar 26 '10 at 10:48
  • Won't apply to Vista and later versions of Windows as those auto-sort the list (if you're using it at all; I don't think of a sensible reason to do so, given the search box, though). – Joey Mar 26 '10 at 11:08
  • Your image is broken. Do you have the original that you could reupload? Thanks. – Gaff Oct 10 '11 at 3:26

Right-click on any item in the "programs" list, and select "Sort by name"

(Sort by name image)

Later versions of windows:
Automatically sorted by name

  • see updated image. Only Open and Explore commands available. – serhio Mar 26 '10 at 10:57
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    @serhio - you have to click on an element inside the programs, not on "programs" directly. – Gnoupi Mar 26 '10 at 11:00
  • @Gnoupi: I need to sort programs, not a program. I find the solution, see my answer. – serhio Mar 26 '10 at 11:10
  • Ah, OK, undertstood. give the same result as my solution. your image is not very comprehensible however. – serhio Mar 26 '10 at 11:15

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