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Start Menu Toolbar - Create on Windows 8 Taskbar

  1. #11


    Clicking "Control Panel" in "new" start menu is unresponsive, no folder icon... :sad:
    Same here. I also had to create a new control panel icon.

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  2. #12


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    windows 8,windows 7


    i found a way to do the metro and the microsoft confidencial dont pop up anymore and work great great now i use the menu star all the time without the message Microsoft confidencial
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  3. #13


    Thanks, that has worked quite well.

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  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by Urthboundmisfit View Post
    Clicking "Control Panel" in "new" start menu is unresponsive, no folder icon... :sad:
    PC Settings on WCP from the "created" start menu also doesnt work
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  5. #15


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    Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (7 Ult, Vista & XP in V-Box)


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    Here's mine (CP 32-bit) with both a Start menu and the Quick-Launch toolbar.

    Not the most elegant solution, but it'll do......

    I like to keep the progs I use all the time in Quick-Launch, and those I use less
    frequently in the Start menu, although I haven't actually installed much as yet.

    I don't like a desktop full of icons, or a taskbar crammed with pinned stuff.
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  6. #16


    Works even better when you add the Control Panel expanded view to the start menu short cut. I also added the Control Panel Icon using Shawn's method. It's too bad the picture I uploaded won't show up.

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    NJ
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    4 Windows 7 Pro Sp1- 4 Win 8 Pro, 1- xp pro sp3


    WHY can't micrososft just include this like in the "desktop" app. this way it is there and you do not have to keep changing when you add new applications? wouldn't that be a lot smarter? This way you have either choice to use
    robin
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    NJ
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    also the average user is not going to know how to do this (unless they become a member here :P) but seriously, windows 8 can be real frustrating.
    It took my clients a heck of a time to figure out Windows 7, i cannot wait till they see windows 8!
    robin
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  9. #19


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    Windows 7 Home Prenium 64bit sp1


    Quote Originally Posted by robinb9 View Post
    WHY can't micrososft just include this like in the "desktop" app. this way it is there and you do not have to keep changing when you add new applications? wouldn't that be a lot smarter? This way you have either choice to use
    robin
    totally agree, Microsoft is just driving away geeks like this and most will prefer windows 7 due to being much easier to use. In my opinion windows 8 should have been a windows phone and tablet OS only in the first place. Don't understand why it's so hard for Microsoft to add the option to use the aero interface with a start button by defualt instead of the metro interface. Like when you first install it ask if you metro or the old aero on windows 7 style and you can change back and forth without having to mess with the system to just get a start button
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  10. #20


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    Windows 8 Pro x64


    That was a great tutorial!

    I did something similar but I decided to roll my own menu since I have never found the whole start menu to be very useful. But I still don't like a lot of icon clutter on my desktop. First I created a folder called "More Programs". And attached it to the taskbar as explained in the original post. Then I went to the all apps screen from the Start Screen and right clicked one of the icons in a group I wanted included in my menu and I chose "Open file location".

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    Then I copied all the shortcuts in that folder:

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    And pasted them into my "More Programs" folder. I made subfolders for each group of shortcuts.

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    This is how it looks on the desktop.

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