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Start menu weirdness cont'd

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Zootal, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. Zootal

    Zootal Flightless Bird

    I click the Start button (or press the Windows key on the keyboard) and it
    does this:

    http://zootal.no-ip.info/stuff/evilwin7/winstartmenu1.jpg

    Note that the cursor is in the field labeled "Search programs and files".
    I've had others here tell me that this does not happen to them, that
    pressing Start does not pop up the start menu with the cursor in the search
    field. How do I set mine to not do this?
     
  2. HiThere

    HiThere Flightless Bird

    Zootal <nospam@spam.zootal.nospam.com> wrote in
    news:Xns9D0E61AA7FD69nospamspamzootalnosp@216.196.97.131:

    > I click the Start button (or press the Windows key on the keyboard)
    > and it does this:
    >
    > http://zootal.no-ip.info/stuff/evilwin7/winstartmenu1.jpg
    >
    > Note that the cursor is in the field labeled "Search programs and
    > files". I've had others here tell me that this does not happen to
    > them, that pressing Start does not pop up the start menu with the
    > cursor in the search field. How do I set mine to not do this?
    >


    My cursor is in the start field when I click the start button. Very handy.
     
  3. HiThere

    HiThere Flightless Bird

    Re: Start menu weirdness cont'd -correction

    HiThere <none@none.com> wrote in
    news:Xns9D0E83AB8448Enoemail@188.40.43.213:

    > Zootal <nospam@spam.zootal.nospam.com> wrote in
    > news:Xns9D0E61AA7FD69nospamspamzootalnosp@216.196.97.131:
    >
    >> I click the Start button (or press the Windows key on the keyboard)
    >> and it does this:
    >>
    >> http://zootal.no-ip.info/stuff/evilwin7/winstartmenu1.jpg
    >>
    >> Note that the cursor is in the field labeled "Search programs and
    >> files". I've had others here tell me that this does not happen to
    >> them, that pressing Start does not pop up the start menu with the
    >> cursor in the search field. How do I set mine to not do this?
    >>

    >
    > My cursor is in the start field when I click the start button. Very
    > handy.

    !!!Oops, correction - I should have said "search" field.
     
  4. Trev

    Trev Flightless Bird

    "Zootal" <nospam@spam.zootal.nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:Xns9D0E61AA7FD69nospamspamzootalnosp@216.196.97.131...
    > I click the Start button (or press the Windows key on the keyboard) and it
    > does this:
    >
    > http://zootal.no-ip.info/stuff/evilwin7/winstartmenu1.jpg
    >
    > Note that the cursor is in the field labeled "Search programs and files".
    > I've had others here tell me that this does not happen to them, that
    > pressing Start does not pop up the start menu with the cursor in the
    > search
    > field. How do I set mine to not do this?


    It does here, that is the default. Just type the programs name such as word
    and there it is
     
  5. John McGaw

    John McGaw Flightless Bird

    On 1/28/2010 12:35 PM, Zootal wrote:
    > I click the Start button (or press the Windows key on the keyboard) and it
    > does this:
    >
    > http://zootal.no-ip.info/stuff/evilwin7/winstartmenu1.jpg
    >
    > Note that the cursor is in the field labeled "Search programs and files".
    > I've had others here tell me that this does not happen to them, that
    > pressing Start does not pop up the start menu with the cursor in the search
    > field. How do I set mine to not do this?


    That is how mine works too. Have never seen any other sort of action.
     
  6. Zootal

    Zootal Flightless Bird

    John McGaw <Nobody@Nowh.ere> wrote in
    news:2yl8n.168577$H15.56410@en-nntp-02.dc1.easynews.com:

    > On 1/28/2010 12:35 PM, Zootal wrote:
    >> I click the Start button (or press the Windows key on the keyboard)
    >> and it does this:
    >>
    >> http://zootal.no-ip.info/stuff/evilwin7/winstartmenu1.jpg
    >>
    >> Note that the cursor is in the field labeled "Search programs and
    >> files". I've had others here tell me that this does not happen to
    >> them, that pressing Start does not pop up the start menu with the
    >> cursor in the search field. How do I set mine to not do this?

    >
    > That is how mine works too. Have never seen any other sort of action.
    >


    Ahh...I may have misunderstood what others were saying. I guess this is not
    only default behavior, but it is behavior we are stuck with because there
    are no options...<sigh>. Actually, I use Classic Start Menu to give me XP
    style start menu, as I find the Win7 start menu to be pretty worthless.
     
  7. Seth

    Seth Flightless Bird

    "Zootal" <nospam@spam.zootal.nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:Xns9D0E61AA7FD69nospamspamzootalnosp@216.196.97.131...
    >I click the Start button (or press the Windows key on the keyboard) and it
    > does this:
    >
    > http://zootal.no-ip.info/stuff/evilwin7/winstartmenu1.jpg
    >
    > Note that the cursor is in the field labeled "Search programs and files".
    > I've had others here tell me that this does not happen to them, that
    > pressing Start does not pop up the start menu with the cursor in the
    > search
    > field. How do I set mine to not do this?



    Mine does it that way as well. But do note, that it doesn't stop you from
    using the arrows to navigate elsewhere within the menu.
     
  8. Zootal

    Zootal Flightless Bird

    "Seth" <seth_lermanNOSPAM@hotmail.com> wrote in
    news:hjsv8u$811$1@news.eternal-september.org:

    > "Zootal" <nospam@spam.zootal.nospam.com> wrote in message
    > news:Xns9D0E61AA7FD69nospamspamzootalnosp@216.196.97.131...
    >>I click the Start button (or press the Windows key on the keyboard)
    >>and it
    >> does this:
    >>
    >> http://zootal.no-ip.info/stuff/evilwin7/winstartmenu1.jpg
    >>
    >> Note that the cursor is in the field labeled "Search programs and
    >> files". I've had others here tell me that this does not happen to
    >> them, that pressing Start does not pop up the start menu with the
    >> cursor in the search
    >> field. How do I set mine to not do this?

    >
    >
    > Mine does it that way as well. But do note, that it doesn't stop you
    > from using the arrows to navigate elsewhere within the menu.
    >
    >



    Yah - tab works also. I'm just whining about Microsoft forcing changes on
    us :). It is a bit annoying to not be given choices (I know, I'm beating a
    dead dog here...). It still throws me off, the changes they made.
     

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