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XP program list not entirely viewable-too wide...

by rapt2tight1 / April 25, 2008 7:54 AM PDT

on our dell dimension 2350: when i select Start-All Programs--cannot view all programs--the listing is too wide; can't seem to expand, shrink or reposition screen to view them. please advise how to resolve

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My first thought
by Jimmy Greystone / April 25, 2008 8:18 AM PDT

My first thought is that you should probably consider cutting down on the number of programs you have installed in such a case.

Of course I will make an allowance for there being some extenuating circumstance you left out. So for starters, what resolution is the display running at, and what is the maximum resolution for the display?

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This post shows you how to set the programs to scroll
by gaetgodi / April 30, 2008 2:07 AM PDT
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Group the shortcuts in folders and subfolders.
by Kees Bakker / April 30, 2008 2:12 AM PDT

That makes it more manageable.


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Re:XP program list not entirely viewable-too wide...
by Tufenuf / April 30, 2008 3:32 AM PDT

rapt2tight1, Another option is to rename the longest program shortcut name (e.g. Rename "Lavasoft Ad-aware SE Personal" to "Ad-aware")by right clicking the shortcut and choosing Rename. Do this for each column. The width of the menu is determined by the longest program name and doing this will only rename the shortcut in the Programs menu and won't hurt anything.


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