Learn how to customize the 'Start' menu settings using Windows XP!
This question was answered on June 24, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.
Want to know how to organize your programs so they are customized to your liking If you have Windows XP then you can customize the 'Start' menu and 'Task' bar so you can launch your favorite programs whenever you want them No more searching for your favorite programs This option is reffered to as pinning, you can easily pin or assign any program to the 'Start' menu
Follow the steps below to pin a program to the Start menu:
*As an example, we'll pin the Windows XP 'Address Book' program to the Start menu.
To pin 'Address Book' to the Start menu:
1 Click Start, and then click All Programs
2 Click Accessories and point to 'Address Book'
3 Right-click 'Address Book' and click Pin to Start menu.
4 Click anywhere on the desktop to quit the Start menu
That was easy wasn't it The steps above work for any program on your PC and removing the program is just as easy
To remove 'Address Book' from the Start menu:
1 Click Start, and then point to the program you want to remove (in this case, Calculator)
2 Right-click 'Address Book' and click Unpin from Start menu
3 Click anywhere on the desktop to quit the Start menu
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Posted by Michal of Data Doctors on June 24, 2004