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Changing Windows XP

Do you know of a way to hack a couple of things on Windows XP?

I'd like to be able to add more folders to the start menu and decide which applications go to the list of recently used applications (I hate it when he puts MSN Messenger and WinRAR in there).

RP
Sunday, May 23, 2004

No need to hack windows to do that!

For recent used files, just drag and drop the icon of the program on the list. To remove right click on the icon and say delete.

Add folders to programs menu. Click on start then right click on all programs and choose explore. Now windows explorer pops up in the folder start menu. To create new folders just do what you normally do to create folders and copy/paste your program shortcuts into their. Not the real app. But the shortcut.

blaZiT
Sunday, May 23, 2004

TweakUI for Windows XP will let you restrict which programs can appear on the recently-used list.

The setting is under Taskbar > XP Start Menu.

You can get TweakUI from:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/downloads/powertoys.asp

Kyralessa
Sunday, May 23, 2004

you can also right click on items on the start menu, click pin to start menu.  Which causes them to move to the top half of the start menu and be fixed until you remove them from the list.

Brian
Tuesday, May 25, 2004

This happens only for the first 3 items, on my Windows XP.

RP
Wednesday, May 26, 2004

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