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Windows 8.1 Laptop Start menu

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    Windows 8.1 Laptop Start menu


    Hi,Just had this new 8.1 and a bit confused on the start menu,On the windows 7 when I clicked on the start bottom left I had a range of programs there that I could select.
    i:e my documents,my pictures,my music,my video control panel,devices and printers,default programs.
    How do I get that option to show like that on this 8.1Please.
    Many Thanks.

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    Although its called a start button,its definetely not what its used to be.To get that "seven" felling back,you would have to use a 3rd party application,start is back is quite an option,not free though,pretty cheap on the other hand!
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    I got the new start menu,I just want to know how do I setup as per image.
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    Forever West
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    ,I just want to know how do I setup as per image
    Right-click the Start icon and choose Properties, should be some settings you can make. I use Classic Shell and there's several things I can change.
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    Thanks all sorted,Sorry for delay.Thanks
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    Forever West
    Posts : 591
    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1


    You're welcome.
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