Windows® XP Registry Settings
The registry settings for the startup menu of Windows® XP.
Windows® XP registry stores the necessary information of your system that is required for configuration, formatting, and recovering of lost data. There are two ways to work with the registry: through software and through direct access. It is always advisable to use the software method. With the advanced Windows® XP Registry Editor, you can change the settings of your computer according to your preferences. You can also bring a change in the appearance of your system. Thus, it enables you to create a new and modified operating system.
The following describe the registry settings for the startup menu of Windows® XP:
- Highlight new programs
- Add and remove icons
- Arrange the ‘Start’ menu in alphabetical order
- Show ‘Log Off’
Highlight new programs
A new icon will be highlighted in the startup menu as soon as a new feature is introduced. Shortcuts can also be created in the startup menu. A shortcut to the registry can be created in the startup menu with the ‘Run’ option.
Add and remove icons
All items need to be shown in the startup menu. You can add and remove the options as per your preference. Suppose you want to add an icon to the ‘Start’ menu, go to the registry, right-click the option, and click ‘Add’. The same procedure can also be chosen to remove an option. Instead of clicking ‘Add’, click ‘Remove’.
The startup menu can be rearranged in the alphabetical order. In order to do so, you have to go to the startup menu by clicking the ‘Start’ menu. Then, click ‘Programs’ and then click the ‘Sort’ option. Similarly, the icons on the desktop can also be arranged according in the alphabetical order.
If you want to show the option, ‘Log Off’ in the startup menu, you have to create a new name or else modify the existing name. The existing name should also be modified in the registry. The action will come into effect only if you do the necessary changes in the registry and exit.