Start Menu All Programs List - Enable or Disable

Brink

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mvp
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How to Enable or Disable Start Menu "All Programs" in Vista and Windows 7
Synopsis
This will show you how to have the All Programs list added or removed from the Start menu of the user account that this is done in.
How to Enable or Disable Start Menu "All Programs" in Vista and Windows 7

information   Information
This will show you how to have the All Programs list added or removed from the Start menu of the user account that this is done in. The All Programs list is enabled by default in Vista and Windows 7.
Note   Note
In Vista, this will only work on the normal Start menu and not the classic Start menu.

EXAMPLE: All Programs List Enabled in the Start Menu
All_Programs_Enabled.jpgAll_Programs.jpg
EXAMPLE: All Programs List Disabled in the Start Menu
All_Programs_Disabled.jpg



OPTION ONE
Through the Local Group Policy Editor

1. Open the all users, specific users or groups, or all users except administrators Local Group Policy Editor for how you want this policy applied.​
2. In the left pane, click on User Configuration, Administrative Templates, and Start Menu and Taskbar. (See screenshot below)​
Group_Policy.jpg

3. In the right pane, right click on Remove All Programs list from the Start menu and click on Properties. (See screenshot above)​
4. To Enable All Programs
A) Select (dot) Disabled or Not Configured and click on OK. (See screenshot below)​
B) Go to step 8.​

5. To Disable All Programs
A) Select (dot) Enabled and click on OK.​
Properties.jpg

6. Close Local Group Policy Editor window. Your done.​




OPTION TWO
Using a REG File Download

1. To Enable All Programs
A) Click on the download button below to download the file below.​
Enable_Start_Menu_All_Programs.reg
download

B) Go to step 3.​

2. To Disable All Programs
A) Click on the download button below to download the file below.​
Disable_Start_Menu_All_Programs.reg
download

3. Click on Save, and save the .reg file to the Desktop.​
4. Right click on the downloaded .reg file and click on Merge.​
5. Click on Run, Continue (UAC-Vista) or Yes (UAC-Windows 7), Yes, and then OK when prompted.​
6. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.​
7. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply.​




OPTION THREE
Manually in Registry Editor

1. Open the Start Menu.​
2. In the white line (Start Search) area, type regedit and press Enter.​
3. If prompted by UAC, click Continue (Vista) or Yes (Windows 7).​
4. In regedit, go to: (See screenshot below)​
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
Reg1.jpg

5. To Disable All Programs in Start Menu
A) In the right pane, right click on a empty area and click on New and DWORD (32-bit) Value. (See screenshot above)​
B) Type NoStartMenuMorePrograms and press Enter.​
C) Right click on NoStartMenuMorePrograms and click on Modify. (See screenshot below)​
Reg2.jpg

D) Type 1 and click on OK. (See screenshot below)​
Modify.jpg

E) The registry will now look like this. (See screenshot below)​
Reg3.jpg

F) Go to step 7.​

6. To Enable All Programs in Start Menu
A) In the right pane, right click on NoStartMenuMorePrograms and click on Delete. (See screenshot above)​
B) Click on Yes to confirm deletion.​

7. Close regedit.​
8. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply.​
That's it,
Shawn


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Arakai

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can you help me pls??? i accidentally deleted all the program list in the start menu (the accessories, games, startup n all those suppose to be in there).. can you help me pls?? how to restore em?

or can you tell me where did the deleted files from recycle bin goes to? im using R-STUDIO
 
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Brink

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Hi Arakai,

You can download the default Start menu shortcuts from this site below and copy them back to your the C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs folder.

Restore the default Start menu shortcuts

Hope this helps you,
Shawn
 

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laubo

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Hey Brink,

When you open the start menu, a list of recently used programs is shown. You can then click on 'All programs' to show the actual menu of your programs. How can I get this menu to be open by default, i.e. I want that when I click the start menu, the menu of programs is shows immediately and not the list of recently used programs.

Thank you,
Laurens,
 

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Brink

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Hi Laurens, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Sorry, but there is no way to have the Start Menu open with All Programs already opened as far as I know. :(

Shawn
 

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    Sound Card
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    17.3" UHD IPS touch
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    3480 x 2160
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