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Moving the "All Programs " Window

by helleon / May 7, 2004 1:28 AM PDT

When I click on "start" then "All Programs", this window is over to the right side and I cannot see the last column of programs. I have tried dragging it and it wont move. How do you center this window? I am using windows XP, Dell 8200 computer.Thank you for your help.

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Re:Moving the
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 7, 2004 2:06 AM PDT

I use the other method of letting it scroll up and down, but why not clean your menu up and place a group in another group?


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Re:Moving the
by sdburr / May 7, 2004 2:16 AM PDT

Three ways you can handle this.

One, Right click on "Start", click "Properties", choose "Classic Start Menu", click "Customize", scroll down to the check box for "Scroll Programs" and check that box, click OK. This will allow all your programs to scroll top to bottom in one column although I don't know if this allows you to change back to the Windows XP and still maintain the scroll feature.

Two, increase your screen resolution to the next step up. Keep increasing until you can see all the program items or your card will not support any higher.

Three, this is the hardest one, but the most advantageous. Right click on "Start", click on "Properties", click on "Classic Start Menus", click on "Customize", click on "Advanced", double click on "Programs" in the right hand side of the window, create new folders to organize your programs as to what type/usage they are (myself, I created Applications, Utilities, Reference, Microsoft Office, and moved Games to this section). Start dragging your program folders into the new folders you created. Once you have organized your folders, close this window and click OK. Now right click on "Start" again, click "Properties" and click on "Start Menu" to bring back the Windows XP look to your desktop. Your menus will be shorter (mine is only 8 items long in Program Files) and all your programs will be available in one or two drill down positions.

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Re:Moving the
by glb613 / May 7, 2004 6:32 AM PDT

Read my reply in the other post.

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I lauded more programs than the three column displayed
by jamilbachour / February 1, 2009 3:20 AM PST

When I click on "start" then "All Programs", this window is over to the right side and I cannot see the last column of programs. I have tried dragging it and it wont move. How do you center this window? I am using windows XP Professional Ver 2002 Service pack 2
Max Screen: Resolution 1024 X 768
Computer: Intel(R) Pentium(R)4 CPU 3.20GHz 1.00 GB of RAM

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Posting to older threads.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / February 1, 2009 4:50 AM PST

The difficulty in posting in older threads, (this one is getting on for 5 years old), is that many members here see the date and just walk on by.

Why don't you create your own thread, and re-state your problem. You may get quicker responses.

Good luck.


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