Friday, 9 October 2009

How to sort the Programs Menu

If, like me, you have a lot of applications installed on Windows XP, it can be time consuming to find the folder or icon for the program that you are looking for on the Start menu. You can sort the contents of the Programs menu into alphabetical order, with the folders listed first and then the applications. To do so open up the Start menu and then the Programs menu. Right-click on any folder or icon and click 'Sort ny Name' on the menu that opens.

16 comments:

Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

So simple but I never thought to do this! Thanks for the tip and I'll share it on my blog with my readers in my Friday post, "Things I Learned This Week" at www.zemeks.blogspot.com with a link back here.

Rob said...

That's pretty handy. My list is all scrambled up right now. I need to try this out, thanks!

Stepterix said...

K: Thanks for the mention.

Rob: My program list was a mess. I figured there must be a way to sort it and there was. So I thought that I would share.

vickie said...

ditto Karen ... so simple, thank you!

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bisnis internet said...

Yes... It's really simple...

mason said...

Your post i simple and effective. Keep up the good work

Ralph said...

Thanks. It is amazing how many simple tweaks can save you time but requires investment of your time to read the documentation. I'm just too busy to save time.

Johnson said...

But you will have to do it every time a program is installed which is time consuming. To do it automatically,

http://technitrix.blogspot.com/2009/10/automatically-sort-windows-xp-start.html

shopping cart said...

Nice! i have just familiar with this thing.But after installation some program icons does not create on desktop.why?

Johnson said...

@shopping cart

Because not all programs have this feature. If you see something like "Create icon on Desktop" then check that box.

For other programs, goto program files, Right click the desired program and " Send to -> Desktop (Create Shortcut) "

Gaara Wallpaper said...

Yeah... It's as simple as that...

DueckGroup said...

thanks for info and tips.. keep posting ..

Stepterix said...

Thank you all for the comments.

Johnson: Thanks for the link.

gienz said...

thanks for your tips ;)

Stepterix said...

gienz: My pleasure. Thanks for leaving a comment