Re: Start Menu issue

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Bucky Breeder, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. "Tanel Kagan" <tanelkagan@(nospamatall).hotmail.com>
    wrote in news::

    > Hello Group,
    >
    > I'll try to explain the problem I'm having, it's slightly convoluted but
    > please bear with me.
    >
    > I'm running Win XP and have the classic start menu enabled. There are
    > two sections in the start menu, separated by a horizontal line. In the
    > upper section, there are a few icons there for things like opening an
    > Office document, or creating a new one.
    >
    > In this upper section, I previously had a folder which I had dragged and
    > dropped there, which is a network folder.
    >
    > [... snipped... see above message link for mor info...]
    >
    > Does anyone have an idea what might be causing this?
    >
    > Regards,
    >
    > Tanel.


    On WinXP you're dealing with at least 2 Start Menu folders here...

    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu

    C:\Documents and Settings\[your current user]\Start Menu

    etc., ...

    Also, goto Start | Settings | Taskbar and Start Menu | Start Menu tab
    then click the "Customize..." button. In that dialog, in the options
    window, make sure "Enable dragging and dropping is checked". If you
    are using multiple user accounts, you may want to patrol this to
    insure they're all set like you want them.

    The top section of the Start Menu will be found at the
    *\All Users\Start Menu folder, but generally not at the
    *\[Current User]\Start Menu folder... I guess you could,
    but that's not how it defaults.

    Some softwares, like Firefox, and AntiMalwares put an icon/link
    there so all users have quick access to it... Often times the
    software routines will call that top area "quick launch" and
    many times as well, they will place icons/shortcuts both on
    the penthouse and in your Quick Launch folder... The major
    notable difference is that your QL is part of your user account :

    C:\Documents and Settings\[your current user]\Application Data
    \Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch

    Here's what I do generally : navigate to each of those above
    directories, and when you get there, right-click on the Programs
    icon and send a shortcut to your desktop. Also, Navigate to
    the *\All Users\Start Menu directory and send a shortcut from
    the Start Menu icon to your desktop.

    Then, navigate to

    *\[your current user]\Application Data \Microsoft\Internet Explorer

    and send a shortcut for Quick Launch to your desktop...

    Name each a short title... (usually just edit off "Shortcut to")
    and then goto Quick Launch and create a folder ["! Setup", because
    the ! makes the folder first, and the name can be whatever...]
    then cut all those shortcuts to your new "! Setup" folder which
    should now be at the top when you click the QL >> icon.

    Now, you should be able to quickly and easily re/configure your
    Start Menu how you'd like to personalize it - from the directories
    rather than dragging and dropping from only the user account which
    you are currently logged into.

    HTH.

    --

    I'm Bucky Breeder, (*(^; , & I got milk. (|^;

    http://www.mcsweeneys.net/2008/11/6haynes.html

    Repent, the end is near! So... smoke'em if you got'em.
     
    Bucky Breeder, Nov 18, 2008
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  2. "Scott Freeman" <>
    wrote in news:49231385$-privat.org:
    >
    > You forgot HAND and GFIA. You almost passed as human, Bucky.


    I have *no* idea what you are talking about...

    Do I even know you?

    /s/ Bewildered and Bemused in Buckyville

    --

    I'm Bucky Breeder, (*(^; , & I got milk. (|^;

    http://www.mcsweeneys.net/2008/11/6haynes.html

    Repent, the end is near! So... smoke'em if you got'em.
     
    Bucky Breeder, Nov 18, 2008
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  3. Re: Identification Crisis / Issues

    "Scott Freeman" <> wrote in
    news:-privat.org:

    > "Bucky Breeder" wrote in
    > message news:Xns9B5A8FA909E5BuckyGram@216.151.153.34...
    >>
    >> "Scott Freeman" <>
    >> wrote in news:49231385$-privat.org:
    >>>
    >>> You forgot HAND and GFIA. You almost passed as human, Bucky.

    >>
    >> I have *no* idea what you are talking about...
    >>
    >> Do I even know you?

    >
    > You're me and your late mother's lovechild. I'm sorry
    > you had to find out like this.


    My mother and my father are still quite happily married.
    My dad and mom are fantastic, intelligent, healthy and
    quite attractive people who are respected, admired and
    loved by all who are acquainted with them. That's where
    I get my quite modestly stated "superior" genetics...
    and my benevolent humility.

    I'm a chick-magnet, but I take time to acknowledge the
    "special" peeples... like... well, you KNOW who YOU are.

    Don't give up your dreams; but, don't become absorbed by
    delusions... and the wisdom to know the difference.
    And keep taking your psycho-meds because while the pain of
    being you never quite goes away; it does get better,
    according to 9 out of 10 clinical studies.

    On mice, I think. Some kind of laboratory rodent or vermin...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serenity_Prayer

    HTH.

    --

    I'm Bucky Breeder, (*(^; , & I got milk. (|^;

    http://www.mcsweeneys.net/2008/11/6haynes.html

    Repent, the end is near! So... smoke'em if you got'em.
     
    Bucky Breeder, Nov 18, 2008
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  4. Clearly, thanks for taking the time to acknowledge. Best regards.

    "Tanel Kagan" <tanelkagan@(nospamatall).hotmail.com> wrote in
    news::

    > Hi Bucky,
    >
    > Thanks for taking the time to respond.


    --

    I'm Bucky Breeder, (*(^; , & I got milk. (|^;

    http://www.mcsweeneys.net/2008/11/6haynes.html

    Repent, the end is near! So... smoke'em if you got'em.
     
    Bucky Breeder, Nov 19, 2008
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