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    Sort Program List (XP; SP2)

    I have XP Pro on two different machines (laptop & desktop). On the laptop I can sort the program files by selecting Start>Programs and then right clicking and choosing "Sort by Name". I can not perform the sort by name on the desktop. I can not locate the "Sort by Name" option when I right click using the desktop.

    Is there some type of setting that I need to change?

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    Re: Sort Program List (XP; SP2)

    Should be a selection when you right click on the desktop and hover on 'Arrange Icons by'

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    Re: Sort Program List (XP; SP2)

    From my reading of his post, I think John means 'desktop' as opposed to 'laptop', not the desktop on his pc.

    He seems to be missing the 'Sort by Name' menu item within Start > Programs .....

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    Re: Sort Program List (XP; SP2)

    Leif,

    You are correct.

    Regards,
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    Re: Sort Program List (XP; SP2)

    Do you get a popup menu at all when you right-click? If not:
    - Right click the Start button.
    - Select Properties.
    - Click the Customize button.
    - Activate the Advanced tab.
    - Check the option "Enable dragging and dropping" in the 'Start menu items' list.
    - Click OK (twice).

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    Re: Sort Program List (XP; SP2)

    Hans,

    Thank you for the suggestion. It worked.

    John

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