Windows XP Menus

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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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DaveC426913
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No, but let me know too if you find out. What a dumb feature.
 
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Math Is Hard
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In MS Word, you can go into Tools.. Customize.. and check "Always Show Full Menus"
 
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FredGarvin
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Math Is Hard said:
In MS Word, you can go into Tools.. Customize.. and check "Always Show Full Menus"
I saw that one. I was hoping there was something similar for the OS also.
 
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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:

http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/9486/xpmenu2ok.jpg [Broken]

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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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.
 
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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!
 
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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:

http://img293.imageshack.us/img293/9486/xpmenu2ok.jpg [Broken]

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
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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