Customize the Start Menu in Windows 7
Edited by Lukward Thomason, Ash0hley, Jen M, Eng
Hi. You're watching VisiHow, and this is a tutorial on how to customize the 'Start Menu' on Windows 7 computers.
To customize the 'Start Menu' we need to go to the properties of the 'Start Menu'.
To do this, right click on the 'Start Menu' button on the lower left corner of the screen.
Once 'Properties' is open, we will be in the 'Start Menu' tab.
From here we need to click 'Customize'.
A new window will open.
From this window, we can either enable or disable several links and behaviors of those links in the 'Start Menu'.
For example, 'Computer' is set to be displayed as a link.
Let's click to display it as a menu.
Then, click 'OK' in this window.
Click 'Apply' in this window.
Open the 'Start Menu'.
The 'Computer' link will now have a little arrow on the right side.
If we hover our mouse around it, it will show the contents of the computer.
Let's go back to customizing.
Now, display it as a link again.
Everything that we check here will be shown in the 'Start Menu'.
If we scroll down, we'll see there are quite a lot of options here.
We may need to scroll all of the way down, choosing everything carefully.
Once we're sure that we have set everything here, then we can change the size of the 'Start Menu'.
We can set the number of recent programs to display.
We can also set the number of recent items to display in 'Jump Lists'.
Once we have set everything according to our preferences, click 'OK'.
Then click 'OK' in the previous window.
This concludes our tutorial on how to customize 'Start Menu' on Windows 7 computers.
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Video: Customize the Start Menu in Windows 7
Recent edits by: Jen M, Ash0hley, Lukward Thomason