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    Re: Control panel in Start menu (WinXp SP1)

    Yes, you should be able to delete it. Those strings are leftovers from setting up the cascading menu incorrectly. For some additional reading on this, check out post 163999.
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    Re: Control panel in Start menu (WinXp SP1)

    Mark,

    I read your link but still don't know why he had what he called "gobbleygook at the end of the Control Panel name." What did he do differently than what your entry for the Control panel shows. They look identical to me. Doesn't just pasting Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D} create the cascading menu?


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    Re: Control panel in Start menu (WinXp SP1)

    As usual the devil is in the details. The difference was that X-setup (or the creator of the shortcut) created a shortcut instead of a new folder. If you create a new folder and enter the namespace value (the {....3039D}) that string of text will disappear and the new menu/icon/shortcut inherits the name that is stored in the registry for it. It also inherits the properties that are defined for it.

    Thus, your statement:
    <hr>Doesn't just pasting Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D} create the cascading menu?<hr>
    can be answered as: Yes - but only if you create a new folder, not a shortcut.
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    Re: Control panel in Start menu (WinXp SP1)

    Mark,

    That is what I have done recently and in the past, created a new folder. I guess that is what confused me. Thanks for the explanation.
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    Re: Control panel in Start menu (WinXp SP1)

    Creating anew folder hasn't solved the problem, sigh...

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    Re: Control panel in Start menu (WinXp SP1)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by bigaldoc on 01-Jan-03 09:03. )</P>Mark, does it matter whether you're using a "new" style XP Start Menu or not? I'm using Classic Windows Start Menu and when I created the folder (in Windows Explorer) at the top of my menu, I got the attachment. Tried reboot - no impact, so I also created a folder on my desktop and tried with the same result: the gobbledeegook or how ever you spell it <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

    Edited: I did this just to see if it works. I already have checked-off the box in Start Menu Customize to make Control Panel a fly-out
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    Re: Control panel in Start menu (WinXp SP1)

    Yup Big Al, that is what I am seeing also. I'm using the classic desktop.

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    Re: Control panel in Start menu (WinXp SP1)

    Appears that the functionality has changed in XP somewhat. I haven't used this method in XP since it's very easy to display the contents of folders in the new start menu by adjusting the properties for it.

    I set up this link for myself to see what was going on. I did notice that after you remove the CLSID for Control Panel, the shortcut quits working. It appears that the handling of the namespaces is different in XP, and not just in the Start Menu. That means that the icon retains that long name instead of becoming a hard linked folder, so it's time to get out the heavy duty shovel and start digging deeper.....obviously, it can be done, as evidenced by the choices Microsoft provides. Another day, another lesson... <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>
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    Control panel in Start menu (WinXp SP1)

    Edited by WyllyWylly to add URL code. See the Quick Guide.[/i] <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    I've used the freeware X-Setup (http://www.xteq.com) to add a cascading control panel & Scheduled tasks to my start menu. This works but a problem is that the control panel link in the menu takes up a lot of horizontial space as it is shown like this when you click on the menu:

    Control Panel.{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}

    Can I remove the gobbleygook at the end of the Control Panel name or does it have to stay there?
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