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Just curious. I am running Windows XP on this particular machine right now. Is your start menu organized?

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asked Sep 28 '11 at 10:35

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Steven Hibbs

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for me it doesn't matter how it looks like, cause i am using windows 7 and every app that i need, i just type name and it pops up.only program that i have "pinned" is chrome, for other programs i use "start search" or i just keep them in RocketDock.

answered Sep 28 '11 at 11:14

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Ivan Tomica

but w/ one program pinned, the rest would be placed w/ apps you recently used, which for me is., kinda messy, insignificant and cluttered-looking. so at least, I pin my favorite apps. but anyway, it always depends on the user.. I use the same too. "start search"

(Sep 28 '11 at 14:14) xedric14 xedric14's gravatar image

Does rocket dock work well for you? I had a lot of problems with it, it slowed down my boot time considerably and several of the apps wouldn't load. I finally gave up and uninstalled it. That was on my Windows 7 laptop, of course.

(Sep 28 '11 at 17:51) MacManDerek MacManDerek's gravatar image

@xedric14 I only one pinned app and that is only app what i look for when i open start, practically i don't even see other apps, if im looking for chrome i just click on start and chrome, and when i am looking for other most of the time i write their name before start even opens :P @MacManDerek it works quite well for me, and i personally prefer to open it manually when i log in into my computer, cause in that way it doesn't slows down "boot time", and i have time to do that, and one other thing is that i rarely shut down or reset my computer, i only do it when it is required because of updates.

P.S. I am not native in English so i apologize for eventual mistakes in upper text :)

(Sep 28 '11 at 19:17) Ivan Tomica Ivan%20Tomica's gravatar image

oh yea, I forgot you can also turn that feature off. haha yah, agree it's clean, it's minimalist and cool. as i've said, I would have done the same. but it freaks everybody out to find that the only thing installed in my computer is Chrome. they think lowly of my laptop. and i don't want that. :P

and i;m not english too.. i'm from asia. :)

(Sep 29 '11 at 03:24) xedric14 xedric14's gravatar image

It looks something like this,

answered Sep 28 '11 at 13:18

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Good old Cheat Engine!

(Sep 28 '11 at 13:44) Hugo Hugo's gravatar image

BTW: Here is my new Desktop at home running Windows 7. I just got it so I don't have very many programs installed.

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answered Sep 28 '11 at 20:59

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Steven Hibbs

heres my start menu...

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answered Sep 29 '11 at 01:05

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you're on a mac right? so macs don't have start menus? but rather docks ?

(Sep 29 '11 at 03:38) xedric14 xedric14's gravatar image

correct.. but a start menu is like a dock and this is my "start menu"

(Oct 01 '11 at 01:47) S_Basham S_Basham's gravatar image

yah, I get it. :)

I also use docks to extend my start menu and still feel cool even if there are a lot of things in it.

(Oct 01 '11 at 02:14) xedric14 xedric14's gravatar image

I prefer the classic look in Winndows 7. I have had better performance with it. Most programs I use are in the administrative tools, but I like to keep the rest simple.

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answered Oct 01 '11 at 21:30

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answered Oct 01 '11 at 22:08

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I have a thing with the Grass background from OS X haha

(Oct 01 '11 at 22:09) Pizzscn Pizzscn's gravatar image

@Pizzscn do you have a SMART Board?

(Oct 10 '11 at 00:51) DJ Scooby Doo DJ%20Scooby%20Doo's gravatar image

I don't. I was using my school issued laptop at the time and they have SMART software on them for the classroom smartboards.

(Oct 10 '11 at 21:53) Pizzscn Pizzscn's gravatar image

i use winstep xtreme to have a nexus dock on the rightside of my screen, a workshelf on the bottom of the screen, and nextstart to replace the windows taskbar at the top of the screen. my startmenu is organized like this.

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answered Oct 10 '11 at 12:07

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Dr Giggles

I never really use the start menu.. got hotkeys and such for almost every program.

answered Sep 28 '11 at 11:48

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how did you do that hotkeys?

(Oct 01 '11 at 02:13) xedric14 xedric14's gravatar image

lol...I rarely open my start menu...so I don't keep it organized.

I pin programs and set hotkeys on my keyboard. U

answered Sep 28 '11 at 14:28

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