Computer

Efficient Start Menu

Add the Run command permanently.

The Run command is a great tool to access locations and open programs. However, the Start Menu doesn’t have the Run command permanently pinned into its section, unlike the Control Panel and Devices and Printers.

To do this, right click the Start button and go to Properties. This will open the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties. Open Customize. In the list of items, check the Run command. Lastly, click OK.

Easily see the contents of the items.

Don’t you find it counterproductive when you still have to open each Start Menu item just to see its contents? Fortunately, your computer has an option where it automatically expands each of these items so that you can see all of the files and folders in it.

For instance, if you want to expand the Documents, simply go to the Properties of the Start button then choose Customize. Under the Documents section, select Display as a menu then click OK. You will notice that the Documents item has an arrow, which you can hover to so that you can see its contents.

Put Videos as an item.

If you press the Start button, you see the Documents, the Pictures, and the Music on the right-hand panel. However, the movie buffs out there might think why the videos item is not pinned. You can easily do that through these steps.

As indicated in the previous items, open Customize in the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties. Find the Videos section then choose Display as a link. To finish, click OK.