Subscriber Scott Wong wrote to ask about a problem with the Windows 7 All Programs menu-list.
I’m running Win7 and one of the things I find annoying is when you have to go to the program menu window and search from top to bottom on what I consider a unorganized list.
How to I setup the list in alphabetical order?
I wrote back to Scott, saying that I did not clearly understand what he meant by the "program menu window."
Do he mean the menu resulting from clicks on Start " All Programs? Or, what?
Many thanks for the quick response.
Yes, the start, program window is what I’m talking about. My list starts out with Adobe programs, extends alphabetically and then starts again with another longer alphabetical list beginning with Adobe programs not listed at the top. Talk about annoying…
You can reorder them manually – just left-click and drag to the desired position.
You can also insert folders to make the mess a whole lot more organized, e.g. a folder for Utilities that might include your antivirus, firewall, anti-spam, defrag, windows registry cleaners and other utilities. I usually put Adobe Reader and Quicktime in there, too.
You can also solve it by setting a checkmark in the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties dialog box.
You can find the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties by right-clicking on the Start Button (the Windows orb that is no longer labeled "Start") and selecting Properties from the context menu that pops up.
Click on the Start Menu tab in the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties dialog box.
Now, click on the Customize… button.
In the resulting dialog box, scroll down to find the entry for Sort All Programs menu by name.
Put a checkmark in the box beside Sort All Programs menu by name annd then click the OK button.