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Classical Menu WITHOUT using 3rd party apps or system mods

  1. #1


    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Classical Menu WITHOUT using 3rd party apps or system mods


    Hi there
    Just to remind those people who really find they can't live without some sort of menuing system that you can replicate a classical menu system VERY CLOSELY by using a little trick I found on the Net some while ago. I can't remember the original source from the net but the method works 100%.

    I've posted it on the W7 Forum so the details and screenshots are there.

    If you use that method it actually is far more flexible and customisable than the "Classic menu" and is perfectly 100% standard windows -- you don't need any 3rd party apps whether paid or free.

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    Cheers
    jimbo

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    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Posts : 615
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).


    Good one, Jimbo.
    I actually did that one when I first tried the DP, and got totally lost with the Metro screen and no start ball/menu. :-)
    It works well.
    Wenda.
    Last edited by Wenda; 03 Mar 2013 at 10:58.
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    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Good trick.
    Mentioning "W8" on SevenForums did made a tidal wave of critics so it seems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Good trick.
    Mentioning "W8" on SevenForums did made a tidal wave of critics so it seems.
    Yeah...
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    I checked it out and I don't see how anybody can complain. Especially if they have their taskbar on the left side instead of at the bottom of their screen.
    I've been a toolbar fan for a long time. They are various sizes when my task bar is at the bottom. With my taskbar on the side, all toolbars are the same size and stack up neatly to resemble a file cabinet.

    This is the line to copy/paste to make the new toolbar
    %ProgramData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs


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    Last edited by pcRat; 02 Mar 2013 at 08:32. Reason: Any glance of copy/paste
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  6. #6


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    Just to remind those people who really find they can't live without some sort of menuing system that you can replicate a classical menu system VERY CLOSELY by using a little trick I found on the Net some while ago. I can't remember the original source from the net but the method works 100%.

    I've posted it on the W7 Forum so the details and screenshots are there.

    If you use that method it actually is far more flexible and customisable than the "Classic menu" and is perfectly 100% standard windows -- you don't need any 3rd party apps whether paid or free.

    More Than 3 Out of 4 Enthusiasts Reject Windows 8 - Page 18 - Windows 7 Support Forums

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Quite confusing, initially that trick was created for Windows 7 who don't include Classic Start Menu.
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    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by MrShowdown View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Hi there
    Just to remind those people who really find they can't live without some sort of menuing system that you can replicate a classical menu system VERY CLOSELY by using a little trick I found on the Net some while ago. I can't remember the original source from the net but the method works 100%.

    I've posted it on the W7 Forum so the details and screenshots are there.

    If you use that method it actually is far more flexible and customisable than the "Classic menu" and is perfectly 100% standard windows -- you don't need any 3rd party apps whether paid or free.

    More Than 3 Out of 4 Enthusiasts Reject Windows 8 - Page 18 - Windows 7 Support Forums

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Quite confusing, initially that trick was created for Windows 7 who don't include Classic Start Menu.
    That's true, considering it works on almost all Windows versions and you DON'T require any Classic Start Menu as long as toolbars exist (which they do).
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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    That is just a programs flyout. It not a start menu. Very different.

    This is much more useful:

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    Last edited by SIW2; 03 Mar 2013 at 15:19.
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    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    That is just a programs flyout. It not a start menu. Very different.

    This is much more useful:

    Click image for larger version
    Yeah I have it, but in that case there's already a "All Programs" option that expands in the lower left, and you see all programs anyway.

    The programs button you show mimics more the classic look XP and oldies provided and is indeed useful.
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    7/8/ubuntu/Linux Deepin


    Yeah I have it
    You have what?
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