Windows® 7 start menu folder
What is Windows 7 start menu and how to customize it?
The Start Menu is a user interface element used in the later versions of the Microsoft Windows Operating Systems and in some X window managers. The Start Button provided is a central launching point for application and tasks. In the Windows Operating Systems before Windows Vista, the Start Button consists of the word "Start" and the Windows Logo the word "Start" was localized for each different language version of the system, for instance reading Avvio in Italian. But on the Windows Vista and Windows 7 desktop, the word "Start" has been replaced by a blue Windows "orb" logo. Also the user can revert to displaying the word 'Start and the Windows Logo by setting the theme to Windows Classic.
The Windows 7 start menu and the ways to customize the start menu in Windows 7 are:
- Benefits of customizing
- From the control panel
- From the group policy
Benefits of customizing
Windows 7 provides you with an advanced user interface for your start menu, you can customize your start menu according to your choice and the environment that suits you the best. You can select and switch the views, arrange the order of the applications listed in the start menu, helping you to select the allocations that you may need often.
From the control panel
The customizing your start menu in your Windows 7 based computer is very simple and you can do it on your own. For this you can click on the start menu, then navigate to the control panel, then click select on the Start menu and task bar option. Click on the task menu, then you can customize it like, selecting or unselecting the options there.
You are also allowed to customize your Windows 7 start menu from the group policy editor, this too is a simple process. To edit, you can click on the 'Start' menu, select the run, in the command prompt enter “gpedit.msc” You can simply refer to the left sidebar provided in the Group Policy editor and expand the Administrative Templates folder under User Configuration. You can click on the 'Start' Menu and Taskbar to see all of the options available. You can toggle an option by double-clicking the item to open up a dialog. You can change the item to Enabled or Disabled depending on your preference and then click the 'OK' button to save the changes made.
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