In Windows XP, when I go to my programs it takes up my whole screen. Is there a way to make them into a list or something?
This has always been a pretty annoying feature in XP, but I discovered a remedy.
Right-click the Start Button and choose Properties.
Select the Start Menu tab then next to the Start Menu radio button, click the Customize button.
Click the Advanced tab and scroll down to the box marked Scroll Programs and check it.
Hit OK then OK again.
Now when you go to All Programs you’ll get a long list.
If you’re like me and have a ton of programs, then you may want to organize programs into folders like music, games, etc. For more on how to do this, check out this link  from Worldstar.