The Start/Programs menu on my PC when fully extended is almost three full columns, with only about 20% of the third column visible. Many of the progs I use only very rarely so am happy to start them from Explorer or whatever.
Can anyone advise me how to remove items that are excess to requirements. I have tried Start/Settings/Taskbar and Start Menu but that has only a few of the items.
As above, but ome of your folder and application shortcut names must be quite long. If you shorten these your columns would use less width on your screen and you would then get a complete third and fourth column.
The locations of the folder and application shortcuts are C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs and C:\Documents and Settings\Your User Name\Start Menu\Programs.
Alternatively, right click the Start button and click on Properties, Customise, Advanced. Under "Start Menu Items" tick "Scroll Programs". This will give you one column which you can scroll up and down.
If, as you say, "Right clicking on a menu item has no effect at all" and that "I am only running SR1 - I had conflict problems with SR2" then this indicates a fundamental problem with your Windows installation.
SP2 (I assume this is what is meant) only causes problems on Windows with some corruption of the installation.
As the computer behaves differently to others with this (apparently minor) problem then there is a distinct possibility that other, more serious errors, are waiting to make themselves known.
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