One of the things I’ve really missed with Windows 7 has been the Run command on the Start button’s menu.
The Run command has been available via the Start button’s menu for a lot of versions of Windows — but not for Windows 7.
Fortunately, during a series of emails back and forth with Clif of the Clif Notes Newsletter about the last online newsletter, Clif mentioned that he had put the Run command back on the Start menu.
WOW! That got my attention. I really didn’t realize how aggravating that had been, until I was writing that last issue.
I mentioned that, with Windows 7, we need to type Run into the Windows 7 search bar, let the results come up, and then click on the Run command. Clif pointed out that all he had to do was to type Run and hit enter. Unfortunately, it just worked out that way on his system — on mine, the default (1st entry) when I type Run is "Run VNC Viewer."
Now, I have the Run… command back on the manu, as shown below:
Fortunately, this is an easy fix that anyone should be able to do.
First, right-click on the Windows 7 Start button and click Properties on the resulting context menu (pop-up menu).
Then, click on the Start Menu tab and the Customize… button.
In the resulting dialog box, notice that the choices are alphabetized. Scroll down to Run.
Click OK. Now, you’ll have the Run command available on the Start Menu again.