Ways to change Start menu on Windows® 7
What are the ways to change Start menu on Windows 7?
The Start Menu is also called ‘Start Orb’, consolidates a list of programs into one place and acts as a path to shield novice users from the complexities of the operating system. Even for experienced users, Start menu provides a quicker and easier way to open programs. It also provides a central launching point for application and tasks. They are used in the later versions of Windows operating systems and in some Windows managers. A customizable list of programs for the user to launch, to find files and get help, access the system settings and a list of recently opened documents were traditionally provided by the Start menu. Enhancements made via Windows Desktop Update included access to special folders which include 'My Documents' and 'Favorites' and transplanted other items like 'My Computer' and 'My Network Places' from the Windows desktop.
Below are some points that will help you to have a clear idea about changing Windows 7 Start menu:
- Classic Shell
- Changing the Start menu
- Hiding the Start menu
If you want to access programs in a cascading manner, you can easily change Windows 7 Start menu. Classic Shell is the solution for changing the Start menu. It is a simple and small procedure, a simple tool that can be used for this process. Classic Shell is capable of re-enabling a collection of features that does not exist on Windows 7, but were available on older versions of Windows. It brings back the classic Start menu and adds a Windows XP style toolbar for Windows Explorer.
Changing the Start menu
To change the Start menu on Windows 7, or to make it look like the Start menu on Windows XP, you have to first change Windows 7 to Classic Mode. This can be done by clicking Start and selecting the ‘Personalization’ option from the Control Panel. Then, choose the Windows Classic theme and high contrast theme.
You can hide Windows 7 Start menu if you want to have only your new Classic Menu display. This can be done using a simple program called ‘Start Killer’. It requires only one start button. Run the Start Killer.exe file, the program automatically starts after the installation is complete. Right-click on the taskbar icon and select 'Settings' to make sure that Start Killer runs every time you start Windows. Make sure that the ‘Load on system startup’ is selected.
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