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    Cascading Programs Menu

    My Start | Programs will cascade in multiple columns across my desktop to the point that I cannot get to all my entries. I have to use a shortcut for the folder and open it with explorer to get to all the files.

    I know there is a registry entry that will force it to scroll. Anyone know what it is or where to find it?
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    Re: Cascading Programs Menu

    If it is the same as the W2K setup I'm on now, try

    Start > Settings > Tasbar & Start Menu >
    Advanced Tab

    and look for 'Scroll the Programs menu' setting in the Start Menu Options

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    Re: Cascading Programs Menu

    That would have been nice. But no. I am using Windows 98SE. I have edited the registry and after a virus and reinstallation, lost those entries.
    Gaddy

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    Re: Cascading Programs Menu

    OK - does this help you?

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    Re: Cascading Programs Menu

    Without registry editing just shorten some of the longest entries by right-click rename
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    take a look at the registry entry I'm using in my Win98SE, yours may be similar

    REGEDIT4

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentV ersionexplorerAdvancedFolderStartMenuScrollProgram s]
    "Type"="checkbox"
    "Text"="Multi-Column Start Menu"
    "HKeyRoot"=dword:80000001
    "RegPath"="SoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionE xplorerAdvanced"
    "ValueName"="StartMenuScrollPrograms"
    "CheckedValue"=dword:00000000
    "UncheckedValue"=dword:00000001
    "DefaultValue"=dword:00000000
    "HelpID"="update.hlp"

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    Re: Cascading Programs Menu

    Very slick, Thanks. annoyances.org actually solved the problem but I really like adding the checkbox to Folder options. Studying it has helped me understand one more aspect of the registry.

    Is there and easy way to install this?
    Gaddy

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    Re: Cascading Programs Menu

    Here is a .link downloading the reg file and installation instructions

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    Re: Cascading Programs Menu

    I don't like the scrolling feature, not having my screen fill up, so I just nest the shortcuts by major category, which is easy to do with 98. ie On-line has IE, Netscape, FTP, Eudora etc. Microsoft has ......
    THis significantly cuts down the clutter, and I don't have to scroll

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    Re: Cascading Programs Menu

    Thanks Jolas,

    That reg entry works great. I now have a choice.

    In the meantime I had created a shortcut for the Programs Menu item on my desktop so it opened as a folder and works the same. It Was actually a little faster than going through start. and very easy to manipulate the way I wanted it to look.

    For me, This issue is over. I just hope I can be as helpful to someone else in the future as this has been for me.

    Gaddy

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