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Posts Tagged ‘start menu’



Where Did My Hibernate Option Go?

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Joanna has lost the option to hibernate in her start menu. We look at one trick to get it back. Continue reading

Steve was expecting the return of the Start Button in 8.1 and he wonders if Microsoft pulled a fast one. Continue reading

What Is A Start Button?

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Zel is not sure what’s up with a start button. We explain how it works in this Quick Tip Continue reading

Making Windows 8.1 Look More Like Windows 7

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

How a few simple changes can make Windows 8.1 look and act more like Windows 7. Desktop? Start Menu? We show you how to make it happen. Continue reading

Miss the Windows Start Menu? Take full advantage of the Windows 8 Search Charm and you may not miss it at all. Continue reading

A super quick tip for those frustrated by the lack of a Start Menu in Windows 8. There is a way to pull-up an almost-Start Menu by hitting a couple of keys. Continue reading

Help! Programs Missing From Start Menu

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

Question: When I bring up my start menu, I don’t see my list of programs, like my word processor. Everything is gone, how do I get my word processor on the list, as well as my other programs that I use frequently? Answer: It’s a pretty easy fix, here’s how to do it. Continue reading

Windows 8′s Sorta-Start Menu

Monday, January 21st, 2013

So you’ve purchased a new computer or upgraded your existing computer to Windows 8 and discovered the Start Menu has been removed. You can use the new Windows 8 interface to search for programs pretty easily, but wouldn’t it be nice if some part of the Start Menu lived on? Well good news everyone… Continue reading

This tutorial shows you how to use the classic start menu of Windows in Windows 8 developer preview, without disabling the Metro user interface of Windows 8. Continue reading

Change the Icon Size in the Vista Start Menu

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Elaine from Dallas, Texas, asks:

I had small icons in my WinXP menu. Is there any way to get them in my Vista Start menu?



Hi, Elaine! Yes, there sure is. And it’s pretty easy, too.

To get small icons in your Start menu in Vista:

First, go to your Start button and right-click on it. Left… Continue reading

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