Taskbar & Start Menu Tips

Keeping It Clean

Dump your start menu shortcuts into manageable folders. Put all you games into one folder. Place all your stand-alone system utilities under System Tools. Group all your MS Office applications under another folder. You get what we mean. It will clear up the start menu and you won't have to scroll to the bottom just to launch a program. If you have a lot of first-level items on your start menu, use small icons instead by right-clicking the Taskbar|Properties. Place only your really needs on the first-level of the start menu.

If you really have dozens of single items, place them neatly on the taskbar. That's what toolbars are for. They are faster than the start menu anyway. However, use it sparingly. Too many items on the toolbar will also crowd the taskbar.

Remember, try to avoid applications nesting in the system tray. The system try is only for applications running in background. If the icon at the system tray is just a quick link to the application, use toolbar buttons instead.

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