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Enable Start Menu Scrolling

Posted On 2007-05-03 by FortyPoundHead
Keywords: Enable Start Menu Scrolling (Windows 2000)
Tags:  Windows 2000
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When there are more items on the Start Menu than can fit on the screen, Windows can either create a second column of items or it can create a scrolling menu. This tweak controls that functionaility.
Open your registry and find the key mentioned below.
Create a new string value, or modify the the existing value, named 'StartMenuScrollPrograms'. Modify the value to equal 'YES' to enable scrolling of the items or 'NO' to disable it.
Exit your registry and log off for the changes to take effect.
Note: By using the same key except under the [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE] tree the tweak can be enforced system wide, instead of only user based.

Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
Value Name: StartMenuScrollPrograms
Data Type: REG_SZ
Data: YES or NO


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