Learn about the benefits of customizing the Start menu in Windows® 7 system
What is the need to customize the Start menu in Windows 7 system and what are its benefits?
Windows 7 is the Operating System by Microsoft with many advanced features. Windows 7 comes with many versions like Windows 7 Professional Edition, Windows 7 Ultimate Editions, and Windows 7 Enterprise Editions etc. Windows 7 provide faster performance for your system. Its taskbar provides bigger buttons and full- sized previews. Jump list is a special feature for the Windows 7 Operating system. It provides shortcuts to files, folders, and websites. Windows 7 provide better networking access, better Windows search etc. You may face some booting problems like 'Booting hanging' or 'Slow booting', 'Cannot booting' etc while working with Windows 7 Operating system. In order to increase the user interface you need to customize Start menu in Windows 7 system. Thereby, you could save your time.
Given below are some important things to be kept in mind while customizing the Start menu in Windows 7 system:
- Add Administrative tool
- Add the old Run command and the Recent Item
- Delete all the Recent Items with a single double click
Add Administrative tool
While customizing the Start menu, you could add Administrative tools if you want to access system Administrative tools frequently. To do this, you need to right click on the Start menu and select Properties. Then you could see the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties screen. From this window you need to select Start menu and click Customize option. Then you need to scroll down and select System administrative tools and select Display on the All Programs menu and the Start menu. Finally press the 'Ok' button.
Add the old Run command and the Recent Item
By adding Run command and Recent Items you could save your time. In order to add Run command and Recent Items you need to right click the start menu button and choose Properties menu. Then you could see the Taskbar and start menu properties screen. Then you need to click Customize button under the Start menu tab. After selecting the Run command and Recent Items you need to press the Apply button.
In order to delete recent Items you need to type shell:recent in the start menu search box. Also you use script code to delete all the shortcuts from the Recent Items list by not more than one double click. After opening notepad you need to write this code
var fso = WScript.CreateObject(”Scripting.FileSystemObject”);
var WSH = new ActiveXObject(”WScript.Shell”);
var folder = WSH.SpecialFolders(”Recent”);
fso.DeleteFile(folder + “\*.*”). Save this file as DeleteRecentDoc.js. By running this you could easily delete the record of all the recently used items.
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