XP and Vista: Change Number of Programs Listed in Start Menu

   Posted May 19, 2005 by David Kirk in Windows

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XP shows the most popular and recent programs used in the start menu. Here’s how to change that number.

I run my screen resolution high, high, high. Therefore, I have enough room to greatly increase the number of programs listed on the start menu. This increases those listing of programs on the left side — the ones that you use most often or recently.

    1. Right-Click Start button
    2. Select Properties
    3. Select the Start Menu tab
    4. Select Customize
    5. Change the Number of programs on Start menu
    6. Click OK

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David Kirk is one of the original founders of tech-recipes and is currently serving as editor-in-chief. Not only has he been crafting tutorials for over ten years, but in his other life he also enjoys taking care of critically ill patients as an ICU physician.
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