Documents in Start Menu

Discussion in 'Windows XP Customization' started by Rudy Lewis, Mar 29, 2020.

  1. Rudy Lewis

    Rudy Lewis

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2018
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    2
    What is the maximum number of items you can have in the Documents (not My Documents) in the Start Menu? Can you increase the number allowed if there is a default number?
     
    Rudy Lewis, Mar 29, 2020
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. Rudy Lewis

    Elizabeth23

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2012
    Messages:
    5,293
    Likes Received:
    474
    Location:
    Florida
    your question is not clear: do you mean how many items can be listed in the start menu?
    the start menu is only so large and if you use large icons and place too many items there then you will get a message stating that there is not room to show all items

    https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/win...o-start-menu-for-folders-in-windows-vista-xp/

    do you use the above registry change to allow pinning to the start menu? It is the first change I make when I reinstall xp :)

    =========

    https://www.techrepublic.com/article/take-advantage-of-the-windows-xp-start-menus-pinned-items-list/

    according to above the number is 30

    You can pin as many as 30 of your most often used programs to the Start menu, depending on your screen resolution setting. With your actual favorite programs on the pinned items list, you can now really take advantage of the Start menu.
     
    Elizabeth23, Mar 29, 2020
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. Rudy Lewis

    cornemuse

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2016
    Messages:
    400
    Likes Received:
    125
    Hmmm, this comp has 26 items (I just counted them), I have to scroll to see them all.
    I am certain one (or more) of my other comps has more than 30. Now I'll have to check!
     
    cornemuse, Mar 29, 2020
    #3
  4. Rudy Lewis

    Elizabeth23

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2012
    Messages:
    5,293
    Likes Received:
    474
    Location:
    Florida
    I only have 15 :)
     
    Elizabeth23, Mar 29, 2020
    #4
  5. Rudy Lewis

    Rudy Lewis

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2018
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    2
    Okay, I will try to explain; After you open a file, it will appear (most of the time; I have noticed there are certain files which will not be listed) in Documents of the Start Menu. To view these documents, you click on Start (in the lower left portion of your screen). You will then see a list, one of them being "Documents". There will be an arrow at the end of "Documents" which will expand when you hover over "Documents". You will then see a list of all files (well, most files) which have been opened. I am curious if there is a limit to these files which XP will allow; if that limit is reached, will XP remove files to accommodate new ones, and is there a way to increase that number? I never have and never will reach the number of 30 (which you posted in this discussion); however, the information might be useful one day. I realize I can delete any of the file shortcuts listed under "Documents" or clear them all by going to the Taskbar Properties. It just seemed to me the list was shorter now that I reinstalled XP; however, that may delusion on my part; I have not tested to see how many I can have. Thanks to everyone who has offered solutions/answers.
    RL
     
    Rudy Lewis, Mar 29, 2020
    #5
  6. Rudy Lewis

    Rudy Lewis

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2018
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    2
    Also, no I do not mess with the registry unless absolutely necessary. Changing the registry was the final straw which broke the camel's back and convinced me to reinstall XP. One last item: I do not like the word "pinned" and this will be the only time anyone will see/hear me use the word; I am a dinosaur and prefer correct English to communicate my thoughts. Please do not hold this against me; I am a grammar freak. :) As a matter of fact, this is first time I have used an emoticon.
    Best,
    RL
     
    Rudy Lewis, Mar 29, 2020
    #6
    Elizabeth23 likes this.
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.