The Start Menu

In order to work faster and smarter, you need to personalize the Start menu so the things you need are readily available and the things you don’t need or no longer have installed aren’t taking up unnecessary space. There’s nothing worse than having to wade through a disorganized Start menu looking for some program you think should be there but isn’t! Beyond that, though, you also need to take advantage of the Start Search window; you can use it to find any program quickly, even if your Start menu is completely gunked! The illustration here shows a Start menu that has been slightly modified, with some items unpinned from the Start menu and some new ones pinned. (You’ll learn about pinning shortly, but briefly, you’re saving a program ...

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