Personalizing the Start Menu

It all begins (and ends) with the Start menu, which provides access to nearly everything you need to do in Windows. Windows Vista offers two versions of the Start menu, as shown in Figure 4-16 and Figure 4-17.

The default Start menu provides a place to "pin" your most frequently needed programs, displays recently used programs below that, and offers access to crucial system folders on the right.

Figure 4-16. The default Start menu provides a place to "pin" your most frequently needed programs, displays recently used programs below that, and offers access to crucial system folders on the right.

The classic Start menu, a re-creation of the Windows 2000 Start menu, is more compact but less easily customized. It also lacks a Search box.

Figure 4-17. The classic Start menu, a re-creation of the Windows 2000 Start menu, is more compact but less easily ...

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