Your start menu can become cluttered; folders, program icons, documents, all of these can lead to a messy directory tree. ...
Before you know it your Start menu can stretch across the screen and it's often difficult to balance the Start menu while you try to launch a program. On top of that many users insist on using the "classic" start menu and that supports disorganization. Let's clean it up!
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Hi, this is Mike Callahan, Dr. Fella Finder and welcome to your butterscotch.com tutorial and how to cleanup your Windows start menu in Vista. Now, many people tend to want to use the classic start menu and the biggest problem with the classic start menu is that you go up to programs, then that goes across to more programs and then you get a program that has a lot of parts to it. Select TuneUp utilities. Now we go across to utilities, so now I’m halfway across my screen trying to pick programs. And that can get a little bit easy and sometimes you have things that go all the way across the screen.
So a way to eliminate that is to right click on the start menu button, select properties, and click start menu. Now you can customize that and decide exactly what’s going to be displayed as virus documents, games, music and so on. So that you trimmed down what’s available then click apply, click OK. And now you can see the benefit of the Vista start menu is that here are the program icons of the things I used most which I also by coincidence have lined up on my left hand side.
Under our programs here are the programs which for example, if we pick TuneUp utilities again it opens in the same line that it starts out in, so it’s not going out sideways if we pick on the utilities folder again, there are those utilities but at least I’m still in the same spot as I was before. I’m not way out over here trying to do a juggling act.
So this is a way that you can use Windows Vista, Windows 7 is going to be very similar to work with the start menu much easier and straightened it out to be the way it’s supposed to be. And that’s how there’s to it.