ARCHIVED: In Windows Vista or XP, how do I expand my Start menu?

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Personalized Menus is a feature in Windows Vista and XP that lowers clutter in the Programs menu by hiding items that have not been accessed recently. To view the hidden programs and expand the menu, click the down arrow at the bottom of the menu. Clicking this arrow will expand the menu until the next time you select the Programs menu.

To expand the menu permanently:

  1. From the Start menu, select Settings, and then Taskbar & Start Menu....

    Note: If this doesn't match what you see, refer to Get around in Windows.

    Alternatively, right-click an empty part of the Taskbar, and then select Properties.

  2. Select the Start Menu tab, choose Classic Start menu, and then select Customize. In the bottom of the window that appears, uncheck Use Personalized Menus.

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Last modified on 2018-01-18 12:40:22.

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