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JSI Tip 2282. Is there an alternative to start menu scrolling in Windows 2000?

In Windows NT 4.0, when you had more items on the start menu than would fit in a column, multiple columns would be used.

In Windows 2000, the default is to scroll the start menu.

You can alter this behavior using Start / Settings / Taskbar & Start menu ... / Advanced. Uncheck Scroll the programs menu and press OK.

You can also alter the registry at:


Edit StartMenuScrollPrograms, a type REG_SZ, and set the string to NO. You will need to restart your computer.

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