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How to reposition All Programs menu?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Joe User, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. Joe User

    Joe User Flightless Bird

    When I click on Start > All Programs, the long two-column list of
    applications is too low on the display.

    The last line (or more?) is actually off-screen. The mouse cursor will go
    off-screen and select what I believe is the last application in the
    right-hand column. But if there is a corresponding off-screen application
    (or more?) in the left-hand column, the mouse cursor will not go there.
    (Perhaps that indicates there are no off-screen applications in the
    left-hand column.)

    There is room above the All Programs menu on my display.

    How can I cause the All Programs menu to open so that the top is aligned
    with the top of the display?

    I am using WinXP Pro SP3. My display resolution is 1024x768 (max), with 96
    DPI (normal).
     
  2. John Inzer

    John Inzer Flightless Bird

    Joe User wrote:
    > When I click on Start > All Programs, the long two-column list of
    > applications is too low on the display.
    >
    > The last line (or more?) is actually off-screen. The mouse cursor
    > will go off-screen and select what I believe is the last application
    > in the right-hand column. But if there is a corresponding off-screen
    > application (or more?) in the left-hand column, the mouse cursor will
    > not go there. (Perhaps that indicates there are no off-screen
    > applications in the left-hand column.)
    >
    > There is room above the All Programs menu on my display.
    >
    > How can I cause the All Programs menu to open so that the top is
    > aligned with the top of the display?
    >
    > I am using WinXP Pro SP3. My display resolution is 1024x768 (max),
    > with 96 DPI (normal).

    =======================================
    Maybe scrolling would be worth a try...

    Right click your Windows Taskbar and choose...
    Properties / Start Menu tab / Customize button /
    Advanced tab...scroll down and check the box
    "Scroll Programs" / OK / Apply / OK.

    --

    Volunteer J - MS-MVP
    Digital Media Experience

    Notice
    This is not tech support
    I am a volunteer

    Solutions that work for
    me may not work for you

    Proceed at your own risk
     
  3. Joe User

    Joe User Flightless Bird

    "John Inzer" <oobie@doobie.zyx> wrote:
    > Maybe scrolling would be worth a try...
    > Right click your Windows Taskbar and choose...
    > Properties / Start Menu tab / Customize button /
    > Advanced tab...scroll down and check the box
    > "Scroll Programs" / OK / Apply / OK.


    Thanks. That does work. I prefer the multicolumn presentation for ease of
    access. But if the scrollable single column is the only solution, I can
    live with it.

    If I could only get the Programs list to "dock" at a higher point on the
    display, everything would be visible -- for now. Don't know what would
    happen if/when more applications are loaded. I ass-u-me-d the Programs list
    would extend to 3 columns.

    Thanks again.


    ----- original message -----

    "John Inzer" <oobie@doobie.zyx> wrote in message
    news:eCaow0D5KHA.4264@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Joe User wrote:
    >> When I click on Start > All Programs, the long two-column list of
    >> applications is too low on the display.
    >>
    >> The last line (or more?) is actually off-screen. The mouse cursor
    >> will go off-screen and select what I believe is the last application
    >> in the right-hand column. But if there is a corresponding off-screen
    >> application (or more?) in the left-hand column, the mouse cursor will
    >> not go there. (Perhaps that indicates there are no off-screen
    >> applications in the left-hand column.)
    >>
    >> There is room above the All Programs menu on my display.
    >>
    >> How can I cause the All Programs menu to open so that the top is
    >> aligned with the top of the display?
    >>
    >> I am using WinXP Pro SP3. My display resolution is 1024x768 (max),
    >> with 96 DPI (normal).

    > =======================================
    > Maybe scrolling would be worth a try...
    >
    > Right click your Windows Taskbar and choose...
    > Properties / Start Menu tab / Customize button /
    > Advanced tab...scroll down and check the box
    > "Scroll Programs" / OK / Apply / OK.
    >
    > --
    >
    > Volunteer J - MS-MVP
    > Digital Media Experience
    >
    > Notice
    > This is not tech support
    > I am a volunteer
    >
    > Solutions that work for
    > me may not work for you
    >
    > Proceed at your own risk
    >
     
  4. John Inzer

    John Inzer Flightless Bird

    Joe User wrote:
    > Thanks. That does work. I prefer the multicolumn presentation for
    > ease of access. But if the scrollable single column is the only
    > solution, I can live with it.
    >
    > If I could only get the Programs list to "dock" at a higher point on
    > the display, everything would be visible -- for now. Don't know what
    > would happen if/when more applications are loaded. I ass-u-me-d the
    > Programs list would extend to 3 columns.
    >
    > Thanks again.

    =================================
    Sorry...I don't know how to actually reposition
    the start menu

    Maybe it would be worth a try to add sub-folders
    to your start menu so you could group various
    programs to conserve space.

    See the following article:

    Windows XP -Customize Your Start Menu
    Reorganize the folders in your All Programs menu
    http://tinyurl.com/edz7r
    or.....
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/personalize/startmenu.mspx


    --

    Volunteer J - MS-MVP
    Digital Media Experience

    Notice
    This is not tech support
    I am a volunteer

    Solutions that work for
    me may not work for you

    Proceed at your own risk
     
  5. Rey Santos

    Rey Santos Flightless Bird

    try changing your monitor resolution.

    --
    Rey


    "Joe User" wrote:

    > "John Inzer" <oobie@doobie.zyx> wrote:
    > > Maybe scrolling would be worth a try...
    > > Right click your Windows Taskbar and choose...
    > > Properties / Start Menu tab / Customize button /
    > > Advanced tab...scroll down and check the box
    > > "Scroll Programs" / OK / Apply / OK.

    >
    > Thanks. That does work. I prefer the multicolumn presentation for ease of
    > access. But if the scrollable single column is the only solution, I can
    > live with it.
    >
    > If I could only get the Programs list to "dock" at a higher point on the
    > display, everything would be visible -- for now. Don't know what would
    > happen if/when more applications are loaded. I ass-u-me-d the Programs list
    > would extend to 3 columns.
    >
    > Thanks again.
    >
    >
    > ----- original message -----
    >
    > "John Inzer" <oobie@doobie.zyx> wrote in message
    > news:eCaow0D5KHA.4264@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > > Joe User wrote:
    > >> When I click on Start > All Programs, the long two-column list of
    > >> applications is too low on the display.
    > >>
    > >> The last line (or more?) is actually off-screen. The mouse cursor
    > >> will go off-screen and select what I believe is the last application
    > >> in the right-hand column. But if there is a corresponding off-screen
    > >> application (or more?) in the left-hand column, the mouse cursor will
    > >> not go there. (Perhaps that indicates there are no off-screen
    > >> applications in the left-hand column.)
    > >>
    > >> There is room above the All Programs menu on my display.
    > >>
    > >> How can I cause the All Programs menu to open so that the top is
    > >> aligned with the top of the display?
    > >>
    > >> I am using WinXP Pro SP3. My display resolution is 1024x768 (max),
    > >> with 96 DPI (normal).

    > > =======================================
    > > Maybe scrolling would be worth a try...
    > >
    > > Right click your Windows Taskbar and choose...
    > > Properties / Start Menu tab / Customize button /
    > > Advanced tab...scroll down and check the box
    > > "Scroll Programs" / OK / Apply / OK.
    > >
    > > --
    > >
    > > Volunteer J - MS-MVP
    > > Digital Media Experience
    > >
    > > Notice
    > > This is not tech support
    > > I am a volunteer
    > >
    > > Solutions that work for
    > > me may not work for you
    > >
    > > Proceed at your own risk
    > >

    >
    > .
    >
     
  6. Elmo

    Elmo Flightless Bird

    Joe User wrote:
    > When I click on Start > All Programs, the long two-column list of
    > applications is too low on the display.
    >
    > The last line (or more?) is actually off-screen. The mouse cursor will
    > go off-screen and select what I believe is the last application in the
    > right-hand column. But if there is a corresponding off-screen
    > application (or more?) in the left-hand column, the mouse cursor will
    > not go there. (Perhaps that indicates there are no off-screen
    > applications in the left-hand column.)
    >
    > There is room above the All Programs menu on my display.
    >
    > How can I cause the All Programs menu to open so that the top is aligned
    > with the top of the display?
    >
    > I am using WinXP Pro SP3. My display resolution is 1024x768 (max), with
    > 96 DPI (normal).


    You need to adjust the "Vertical Position" of the monitor, so the
    display doesn't go off-screen" on the bottom.

    --
    Joe =o)
     
  7. Richard in AZ

    Richard in AZ Flightless Bird

    "Elmo" <elmogeek@xxx.invalid> wrote in message news:-O$dyOXM5KHA.6052@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Joe User wrote:
    >> When I click on Start > All Programs, the long two-column list of
    >> applications is too low on the display.
    >>
    >> The last line (or more?) is actually off-screen. The mouse cursor will
    >> go off-screen and select what I believe is the last application in the
    >> right-hand column. But if there is a corresponding off-screen
    >> application (or more?) in the left-hand column, the mouse cursor will
    >> not go there. (Perhaps that indicates there are no off-screen
    >> applications in the left-hand column.)
    >>
    >> There is room above the All Programs menu on my display.
    >>
    >> How can I cause the All Programs menu to open so that the top is aligned
    >> with the top of the display?
    >>
    >> I am using WinXP Pro SP3. My display resolution is 1024x768 (max), with
    >> 96 DPI (normal).

    >
    > You need to adjust the "Vertical Position" of the monitor, so the
    > display doesn't go off-screen" on the bottom.
    >
    > --
    > Joe =o)


    Then it will go off the screen at the top. That is not the solution.
     
  8. Elmo

    Elmo Flightless Bird

    Richard in AZ wrote:
    > "Elmo" <elmogeek@xxx.invalid> wrote in message news:-O$dyOXM5KHA.6052@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> Joe User wrote:
    >>> When I click on Start > All Programs, the long two-column list of
    >>> applications is too low on the display.
    >>>
    >>> The last line (or more?) is actually off-screen. The mouse cursor will
    >>> go off-screen and select what I believe is the last application in the
    >>> right-hand column. But if there is a corresponding off-screen
    >>> application (or more?) in the left-hand column, the mouse cursor will
    >>> not go there. (Perhaps that indicates there are no off-screen
    >>> applications in the left-hand column.)
    >>>
    >>> There is room above the All Programs menu on my display.
    >>>
    >>> How can I cause the All Programs menu to open so that the top is aligned
    >>> with the top of the display?
    >>>
    >>> I am using WinXP Pro SP3. My display resolution is 1024x768 (max), with
    >>> 96 DPI (normal).

    >> You need to adjust the "Vertical Position" of the monitor, so the
    >> display doesn't go off-screen" on the bottom.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Joe =o)

    >
    > Then it will go off the screen at the top. That is not the solution.


    Then the OP would need to adjust the vertical height and position.

    --
    Joe =o)
     

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