Start Menu Windows® Vista
About Windows Vista start menu and its customization features
Windows Vista Start Menu presents a completely new and innovative way of making the user interact with the Windows® operating system. In the earlier versions, when you added or removed any of the programs their position is taken over by the other programs irrespective of whether they are needed or not and the menu never looked neat and short with only the icons you wanted. The new Windows Vista start menu provides a customization option for the convenience of the user.
In this article, we will be discussing about the Windows Vista® Start Menu and the customization options attached to it with the help of the following options:
- What is Windows Vista Start Menu?
- Customize the Start Menu
- Making the star menu as a launching pad for all important programs
What is Windows Vista Start Menu?
It is the latest feature added in the Windows Vista where the programs are installed and are arranged in the form of icons on the start menu. There is an option to get rid of the unwanted program icons with the help of to make it look more elegant and nice. Now you can have more empty space on the start menu that would only be taken over by newly added programs.
Customize the Start Menu
There is a customization option for the Start Menu under Windows Vista®. You can customize the start menu for many reasons like, to make it look nicer, convenient to use, easy to navigate among the programs you used most often and to provide some empty space in the start menu. You can right click on the ‘Start’ button and select the ‘Properties’ command to select the personalized features that you want on your Start Menu. You can select how the programs icon will behave and which program will appear on the start menu and which would not.
There is another way to make the start menu more exiting in terms of experience and usage under Windows Vista version. All you need to do is to convert the Windows Vista start menu into a launch pad for all the programs that you use. This is an easy to edit feature that allows your most often used programs to be kept on the start menu and permits the rest of the desktop to be kept empty. For this you have to navigate to the privacy option on the start menu button on the task-bar and Start Menu Properties dialog box. There you can select either to disable the existing start menu and add new programs to it or make corrections to the existing list.