Customize the Start Menu in Windows 7

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Steps

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

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