How to Display More Programs on the Start Menu in Windows 7

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To configure the Start Menu, you need to use the Customize Start Menu dialog box.

Use the following steps to open the Customize Start Menu dialog box:

1 – Right click on the Start Menu.
2 – Choose Properties from the submenu.
3 – Click on the Customize button.

Screenshot of the Customize Start Menu dialog box from Windows 7

Areas to take note of:

Customize Links List Box
The main list box controls the way the links are displayed and how they act in the Start Menu. You can also control which system links you do and do not want to display.

Start Menu Size
These two counters control the number of recently opened programs to display as well the number of recent items to display in the Jump to list.

How to Display the Maximum number of Programs in the Start Menu.

From the main list box in the Customize Start Menu dialog box, scroll to the bottom and search for the check box called Use large icons and disable it. Then change the Number of recent programs to display to 30 (which is the maximum).

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Posted 18 Oct 2012, 17:14
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