Increase size of Start menu?

Posted: 12-31-2008, 09:27 AM
Is there any way to increase the size of the piddling little menu that hangs
off the Start button in Vista so that I don't have to scroll up and down the
list when I go to All Programs? The menu occupies less than 40% of the
vertical height (1600 pixels) of my primary screen, and having to scroll up
and down is a waste of time.

Nick

Increase size of Start menu?


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Re: Increase size of Start menu?
Posted: 12-31-2008, 10:52 AM

Nick Payne;925072 Wrote:
> Is there any way to increase the size of the piddling little menu tha
> hang
> off the Start button in Vista so that I don't have to scroll up an
> down th
> list when I go to All Programs? The menu occupies less than 40% of th
> vertical height (1600 pixels) of my primary screen, and having t
> scroll u
> and down is a waste of time
>
> Nic
Hi Nick

I don't believe so.

You can try a program called Vista Start Menu. You can customize it

'Download Vista Start Menu SE 3.02 - This application is a superio
alternative to the windows Start menu - Softpedia
(http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/...art-Menu.shtml

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Re: Increase size of Start menu?
Posted: 12-31-2008, 11:30 AM
In message <ey$WHoyaJHA.4276@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl> "Nick Payne"
<someone@nowhere.au> was claimed to have wrote:
>Is there any way to increase the size of the piddling little menu that hangs
>off the Start button in Vista so that I don't have to scroll up and down the
>list when I go to All Programs? The menu occupies less than 40% of the
>vertical height (1600 pixels) of my primary screen, and having to scroll up
>and down is a waste of time.
In short, no, the height is fixed. Rather then scrolling, try typing
the first letter or two of the item you're looking for, Vista searches
faster then you can scroll.
PaulB
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Re: Increase size of Start menu?
Posted: 12-31-2008, 06:35 PM
Hi,
Right click on the start orb and select properties, then Start menu and
Customize. Then increase the number of recent programs to display ( I use
20)
this will increase the size of the whole area including Programs.

Paul

"Nick Payne" <someone@nowhere.au> wrote in message
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> Is there any way to increase the size of the piddling little menu that
> hangs off the Start button in Vista so that I don't have to scroll up and
> down the list when I go to All Programs? The menu occupies less than 40%
> of the vertical height (1600 pixels) of my primary screen, and having to
> scroll up and down is a waste of time.
>
> Nick
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Re: Increase size of Start menu?
Posted: 12-31-2008, 11:03 PM
In message <704FAD15-6D1A-4E50-9D03-741932BD2517@microsoft.com> "PaulB"
<paulb@home.com> was claimed to have wrote:
>Hi,
>Right click on the start orb and select properties, then Start menu and
>Customize. Then increase the number of recent programs to display ( I use
>20)
>this will increase the size of the whole area including Programs.
Now this is weird -- On my laptop I can't seem to change that number at
all, so when I went to test this, I got quite different results.

On my desktop it works fine.

Odd. Apologies to all regarding my previous post, looks like I have a
different issue.
Nick Payne
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Re: Increase size of Start menu?
Posted: 01-01-2009, 08:39 PM
Thanks. That works to a point. Looks like 30 is that maximum value it will
accept in that field. Anything higher gets changed to 30.

Nick

"PaulB" <paulb@home.com> wrote in message
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> Hi,
> Right click on the start orb and select properties, then Start menu and
> Customize. Then increase the number of recent programs to display ( I use
> 20)
> this will increase the size of the whole area including Programs.
>
> Paul
>
> "Nick Payne" <someone@nowhere.au> wrote in message
> news:ey$WHoyaJHA.4276@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>> Is there any way to increase the size of the piddling little menu that
>> hangs off the Start button in Vista so that I don't have to scroll up and
>> down the list when I go to All Programs? The menu occupies less than 40%
>> of the vertical height (1600 pixels) of my primary screen, and having to
>> scroll up and down is a waste of time.
>>
>> Nick
>
Nick Payne
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Re: Increase size of Start menu?
Posted: 01-01-2009, 08:39 PM
Thanks. That works to a point. Looks like 30 is that maximum value it will
accept in that field. Anything higher gets changed to 30.

Nick

"PaulB" <paulb@home.com> wrote in message
news:704FAD15-6D1A-4E50-9D03-741932BD2517@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
> Right click on the start orb and select properties, then Start menu and
> Customize. Then increase the number of recent programs to display ( I use
> 20)
> this will increase the size of the whole area including Programs.
>
> Paul
>
> "Nick Payne" <someone@nowhere.au> wrote in message
> news:ey$WHoyaJHA.4276@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>> Is there any way to increase the size of the piddling little menu that
>> hangs off the Start button in Vista so that I don't have to scroll up and
>> down the list when I go to All Programs? The menu occupies less than 40%
>> of the vertical height (1600 pixels) of my primary screen, and having to
>> scroll up and down is a waste of time.
>>
>> Nick
>
 
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