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Windows 8.1 Start menu

  1. #1

    Windows 8.1 Start menu

    Good evening.Could someone Please tell me how does one get more programs on the start menu similar to the windows 7.
    See image,Its not the image from my laptop,I failed to get a screen shot of mt start screen.
    Many Thanks.
    Image here..

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  2. #2

    You are using Classic Shell. The settings to do what you want are in Classic Shell. Right click on the Start button and select Options or Settings, I don't remember which as I run Start8, not Classic Shell).
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    Many thanks,I didn't think how complicated this question would have been.I did think that I would had more replies than yours as its a very famous question on here,But never mind I will just have to learn how to use it as it is.
    Maybe one day I may find my way around this new windows 8.1 Acer laptop.
    Many thanks.
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    I believe it is "Startisback" that you are using?
    Similar to the above post. Right click the start button and select " Properties"

    You will then get this panel: It is all in there.

    Click image for larger version

    Use the scroll bar and travel to the bottom. There you will see all the options for what you need on the right hand side.
    Last edited by davehc; 21 Jul 2014 at 10:20.
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  5. #5

    Thanks for that bit of info.The screenshot you have.I don't have this is the option I get on right click start .
    Many Thanks.
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  6. #6

    OK. Sorry. I could see "startisback" as the first item in your menu, so I assumed you were using that.

    In Classic, select the tab "Customise Start menu." The items listed, can be shown, as you will see, as a link, or as a full menu.
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  7. #7

    Okay here we go.
    This is what I got as to your instructions,So where does that leave me to my first image to have more items on the right as windows 7 did have.
    Sorry to be a pain in the rear,Glad to have your help.
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    That's weird. I have 8.1 running under Oracle VirtualBox and Classic Shell Customize Start Menu looks very different for me:

    Click image for larger version
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    Hi,I get that image like yours if I select windows 7 style.
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  10. #10

    Ah, I forgot about that, thanks. Do you see what to do now? You can double click on any of the entries to have then:

    Display as link
    Display as Menu
    Don't display
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