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Windows XP Menus

  1. Jul 5, 2006 #1

    FredGarvin

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    Does anyone happen to know a way to turn off the function that shows only partial drop down menus? I really hate having to hit that down arrow to show all of the available menu options.

    Thanks!
     
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  3. Jul 5, 2006 #2

    DaveC426913

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    No, but let me know too if you find out. What a dumb feature.
     
  4. Jul 5, 2006 #3

    Math Is Hard

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    In MS Word, you can go into Tools.. Customize.. and check "Always Show Full Menus"
     
  5. Jul 5, 2006 #4

    FredGarvin

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    I saw that one. I was hoping there was something similar for the OS also.
     
  6. Jul 5, 2006 #5

    nazzard

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    Hello FredGarvin,

    I just tested it myself and unchecking "personalized menus" under "Start menu properties" did the job.

    I have a german version of Windows XP. :shy:

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    RightClick the taskbar -> Properties -> Start menu -> hit the button next to the red A in my picture and uncheck something that might be called "use personalized menus" at the red B.

    Regards,

    nazzard
     
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  7. Jul 5, 2006 #6

    Math Is Hard

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    Ah, I see that now. In Start Menu properties, switching to Classic Start Menu, and then Customize, I see that "use personalized menus" is checked.
     
  8. Jul 5, 2006 #7

    FredGarvin

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    Bravo. Thanks for the help guys!

    I noticed that this doesn't make it's way into Windows based applications, so I guess I'll have to do what MIH suggested with Word.

    Thanks again!
     
  9. Jul 18, 2008 #8
    Thanks buddy. I spent days looking for this one. Even Microsoft didn't even know
    that "full menus" are enabled by disabling personalized menus. Good place to hide it !

    Scott
     
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