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Add Items to Start Menu

Monday, January 10th, 2005 by | Filed Under: File & Disk Management

As you know, the Start Menu is the control center of your PC, accessed by clicking the “Start” button down in the lower left-hand corner or by tapping the Window key. Adding items to it isn’t that difficult.

Since there are two sides to the Start Menu, let’s start with the left…

If the item you want to add is a shortcut, then find it on your desktop or open “All Programs” then right-click and choose “Pin to Start Menu”


Go to your Start Menu and the new item should be there.


You can also drag items down to the Start button, wait for the menu to open, then place it in the upper left list.

Now for the right side…

Right-click the “Start” button and choose “Properties“. Click the “Customize” button then the “Advanced” tab. If you’re in Vista or Windows 7, you won’t have an option for “advanced”. Just skip to the next step.

You’ll see a list of items that you can add or remove from the Start Menu such as My Music, My Pictures, and more. You also have the option to display as links or menus. When you’re done, click OK to save changes.

So go ahead and add your own personal touch to the Start Menu.


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