Reorganize / delete entries in Start Menu?
Infopackets Reader Serge R. writes:
" Hi Dennis!
A few questions: How can I stop program entries from being created in my Start menu? ... Also, I'm not very computer savvy and do not understand all the abbreviations that are used all the time -- do you know of a web site that explains frequently used abbreviations? "
Some program installations will ask if you want to place their icons in your start menu, while some installers simply do not. What you often end up with is a mess of entries in your Start menu.
But fear not, the contents of the Start menu can be edited. For all versions of Windows:
- Click Start.
- Place your mouse over the "Programs" icon, right click with mouse, and select Explore.
- Microsoft Explorer will appear (a new Window). Go through your Programs folder and remove folders / icons you don't want. You can also create new folders and place other folders inside (for a higher level of organization).
After you're done organizing your Start Menu, you can click Start -> Programs, right click any icon, and select "Sort by Name" to put the list in alphabetical order.
PS: I also found a great web site for looking up abbreviations, called AcrnonymSearch.com. It had every acronym listed that I could think of (like "BTW", "IMHO", and "ROTFLMAO").
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