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Win98 Start menu scrolling option.

By mikehoke ·
I have a user that has Windows 98 and up until recently he was able to scroll through the programs menu on his start button. Now it lists the programs across the screen. This user has an unnatural amount of prgrams and shortcuts on his computer and when the list goes across his machine he cannot see all the programs. I found a registry hack to get it to do that but not to go the other way. Any suggestions??

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by Parbo In reply to Win98 Start menu scrollin ...

Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersionExplorer\Advanced]
Value Name: StartMenuScrollPrograms
Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value)
Value Data: Yes or No

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by mikehoke In reply to Win98 Start menu scrollin ...

This key is not listed where you say it is.

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Win98 Start menu scrolling option.

by fenaikh In reply to Win98 Start menu scrollin ...

Hi
Since Windows 98 changed the behavior of the menu under the Start Menu you have to do it
Win95 like cascading menus to the Start Menu.. In Windows 98, when a menu is to tall to fit on your screen, you will see a scroll arrow at the bottom, allowing you to scroll further down. In Windows 95, a second menu would appear next to the first, where the entries who would otherwise not fit on your screen would be displayed.

To restore the Windows 95 like behavior:

Start the Registry Editor
Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ explorer \ Advanced
Right-click an open area in the right pane and select New > String Value
Name it StartMenuScrollPrograms
Double-click this entry and add the value false
Exit the registry editor
then reboot your system.

Good luck


Mohamed

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