Windows 2000 Scroll Programs Start Menu

by Wayne Maples [Published on 20 April 2004 / Last Updated on 20 April 2004]

Windows 2000 and Windows NT take different approaches to handling the Programs Menu when there are more items than will fit. If there are too many items to fit on the screen, Windows NT uses multiple columns. Windows 2000's default approach is to use a scroll approach. For the Windows NT user it can be a little confusing because it "hides" the extra items until you scroll down the column. I prefer the scroll method. Whats nice about Windows 2000 is it gives you easy control of whether the Program Menus will scroll or use multiple columns.

To control the option, click on Start / Settings / Taskbar and Start Menu... / Advanced Tab and within the Start Menu Settings box, check or uncheck the Scroll the Programs menu check box.

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