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Disabling auto alphabetical order sort in start / program files

  1. #1


    Peter Guest

    Disabling auto alphabetical order sort in start / program files

    I just installed Vista, Something really does bug me:
    I'm using classic start menu
    there is an automatic alphabetical order sorting in start / programs/ menu
    Even if I put the folders in the order I like, it will auto sort out again.
    Is there a way to disable this so that I can put my menu like I use to have
    it?

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  2. #2


    Don Guest

    Re: Disabling auto alphabetical order sort in start / program files

    Peter wrote:
    > I just installed Vista, Something really does bug me:
    > I'm using classic start menu
    > there is an automatic alphabetical order sorting in start / programs/ menu
    > Even if I put the folders in the order I like, it will auto sort out again.
    > Is there a way to disable this so that I can put my menu like I use to have
    > it?


    Right-click the Start button and click Properties. You can pick between
    the new Vista style or the older style, and you can customize either one
    of them. The new style has a checkbox for Sort by Name.



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  3. #3


    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    Re: Disabling auto alphabetical order sort in start / program files

    Right click Start Orb, Properties, Start Menu tab, Customize button, scroll down
    to deselect Sort All Programs menu by name


    "Peter" <Peter@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:A148956E-B3DF-4354-B373-B0178371B83C@microsoft.com...
    >I just installed Vista, Something really does bug me:
    > I'm using classic start menu
    > there is an automatic alphabetical order sorting in start / programs/ menu
    > Even if I put the folders in the order I like, it will auto sort out again.
    > Is there a way to disable this so that I can put my menu like I use to have
    > it?




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  4. #4


    Peter Guest

    Re: Disabling auto alphabetical order sort in start / program file

    Yes, but this option only appear on the vista style start menu. there is no
    such option when using the classic start menu. Is there any registry key I
    can modify to do the trick?

    "Cal Bear '66" wrote:

    > Right click Start Orb, Properties, Start Menu tab, Customize button, scroll down
    > to deselect Sort All Programs menu by name
    >
    >
    > "Peter" <Peter@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:A148956E-B3DF-4354-B373-B0178371B83C@microsoft.com...
    > >I just installed Vista, Something really does bug me:
    > > I'm using classic start menu
    > > there is an automatic alphabetical order sorting in start / programs/ menu
    > > Even if I put the folders in the order I like, it will auto sort out again.
    > > Is there a way to disable this so that I can put my menu like I use to have
    > > it?

    >
    >


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  5. #5


    Rick Raisley Guest

    Re: Disabling auto alphabetical order sort in start / program file

    Perhaps (just guessing) if you set the sort in Vista style, then switch to
    Classic?

    --
    Regards,

    Rick Raisley

    "Peter" <Peter@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:644CC6C7-92CE-4E0B-B340-5B6232DE15BC@microsoft.com...
    > Yes, but this option only appear on the vista style start menu. there is

    no
    > such option when using the classic start menu. Is there any registry key I
    > can modify to do the trick?
    >
    > "Cal Bear '66" wrote:
    >
    > > Right click Start Orb, Properties, Start Menu tab, Customize button,

    scroll down
    > > to deselect Sort All Programs menu by name
    > >
    > >
    > > "Peter" <Peter@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > news:A148956E-B3DF-4354-B373-B0178371B83C@microsoft.com...
    > > >I just installed Vista, Something really does bug me:
    > > > I'm using classic start menu
    > > > there is an automatic alphabetical order sorting in start / programs/

    menu
    > > > Even if I put the folders in the order I like, it will auto sort out

    again.
    > > > Is there a way to disable this so that I can put my menu like I use to

    have
    > > > it?

    > >
    > >




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  6. #6


    Peter Guest

    Re: Disabling auto alphabetical order sort in start / program file

    Don't work.
    I successfully did it on favorites, but not for the start menu =o\

    "Rick Raisley" wrote:

    > Perhaps (just guessing) if you set the sort in Vista style, then switch to
    > Classic?
    >
    > --
    > Regards,
    >
    > Rick Raisley
    >
    > "Peter" <Peter@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:644CC6C7-92CE-4E0B-B340-5B6232DE15BC@microsoft.com...
    > > Yes, but this option only appear on the vista style start menu. there is

    > no
    > > such option when using the classic start menu. Is there any registry key I
    > > can modify to do the trick?
    > >
    > > "Cal Bear '66" wrote:
    > >
    > > > Right click Start Orb, Properties, Start Menu tab, Customize button,

    > scroll down
    > > > to deselect Sort All Programs menu by name
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > "Peter" <Peter@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > > > news:A148956E-B3DF-4354-B373-B0178371B83C@microsoft.com...
    > > > >I just installed Vista, Something really does bug me:
    > > > > I'm using classic start menu
    > > > > there is an automatic alphabetical order sorting in start / programs/

    > menu
    > > > > Even if I put the folders in the order I like, it will auto sort out

    > again.
    > > > > Is there a way to disable this so that I can put my menu like I use to

    > have
    > > > > it?
    > > >
    > > >

    >
    >
    >


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  7. #7


    gigodemon Guest

    Re: Disabling auto alphabetical order sort in start / program file

    Hi Peter,

    Use Vista Start Menu program -
    http://www.vistastartmenu.com


    > Don't work.
    > I successfully did it on favorites, but not for thestartmenu=o\



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