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    Separator Line (SP2)

    The separator line on the left side of my start menu has disappeared along with all the recenlty used programs. I get a little window saying there is no room to show all the programs and I should reduce their number or use smaller icons. Using smaller icons does nothing. I have tried system restore without success.

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    Re: Separator Line (SP2)

    What happens when you check the Start Menu Properties right click on the Start button and select Properties>Start Menu> Customize Button>Advanced Tab. What are the number of programs listed on the Start Menu?? Try clicking on the Clear List button.
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    Re: Separator Line (SP2)

    The number of programs listed is 10. I tried the Clear List button but nothing changed. However, this morning things seem to be back to normal. The lower panel is becoming populated as I open and close programs again. It must have been the reboot after clearing the list that did it. Thanks.

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    Re: Separator Line (SP2)

    The reboot was what made the change take effect. It shouldn't have take a reboot to make the change effective, but I've seen stranger things. Glad it work out. <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Separator Line (SP2)

    Strangely, I am still getting a message saying there is no room to display all the programs I have added to my start menu and suggesting I use smaller icons. This in spite of the fact there are only three programs in the lower panel and there is heaps of empty space below them.

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    Re: Separator Line (SP2)

    I've had this message before, but it referred to the expanded view of "All Programs". When this goes beyond screen limits, the message appears. Does it refer to that?

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    Re: Separator Line (SP2)

    Alan's thought is one of 3 I had on this. If his suggestion doesn't resolve things, try changing the number of programs shown on the start menu to 0. If that doesn't resolve things, then check the box for small icons. All these settings are in the same location as the Clear button you used before.
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    Re: Separator Line (SP2)

    <center>
    <hr>there is heaps of empty space below them<hr>
    </center>Just realized I didn't address this. What's above them ???? All the programs that you pinned to the Start menu ???
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    Re: Separator Line (SP2)

    I do not think so. When All Programs is expanded it lists everything in two columns, and the right-hand column only has seven entries with the rest of the column blank.

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    Re: Separator Line (SP2)

    Yes, above them is what is pinned to the Start Menu.

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    Re: Separator Line (SP2)

    Change the number of programs shown on the start menu to 0. Then check the box for small icons. These settings are in the same location as the Clear button you used before. That will resolve this.
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