| By Woody Leonhard |
In my Feb. 23 Windows Secrets Top Story, I took you through the intricacies of pinning apps, folders, and files into Windows 7’s start menu.
In Part II, I show you how to change the Start Menu’s frequently used programs list and also modify the essential All Programs menu.
Figure 1. The Windows 7 Start menu is made up of three sections to make finding applications, folders, files, and system tools easier.
Overriding Windows’ self-generating list
Although you might think that the Start menu is a relatively fixed component of Windows, the OS actually creates much of the Start menu on the fly, every time you click the Start button. Which is why you might see a bit of a delay between clicking the button and seeing the full Start menu on screen.