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How can I register a program to the menu that appears when I click the "Start" button ?

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How can I register a program to the menu that appears when I click the "Start" button ?

Refer to the following procedure.

You can change the settings of the "Start" menu by adding or removing programs. As an example, we will set [Calculator] in [Programs] menu.

In the case of Windows98

(Procedure)
1. Click [Start]-[Settings]-[Taskbar & Start Menu].
2. Click the [Start Menu Programs] tab and click the [Add] button.
3. Click the [Browse] button on the [Create Shortcut] window. [Browse] dialog box appears.
4. Double-click the icon of the program you want to register.
To register the calculator, specify the "Windows" folder in
"Look in" and double-click "CALC.EXE" in the folder.
"C:/WINDOWS/CALC.EXE" appears in the "Command line" text box.
5. Click the [Next] button and the dialog box of [Select Program Folder] appears.
6. Double-click the folder to which you want to register the program.
To enable you to select the calculator when you point at [Programs], double-click [Programs] under [Start Menu].
7. When [Select a name for the shortcut] appears, enter a program name you like in the text box, click the [Finish] button. The name you have entered appears on the menu. In this example, "Calc.exe", which is the file name, has been entered as the name of a shortcut. Change the name to [Calculator] and click the [Finish] button.

*It will be convenient if you register to the "Start" menu not only programs but also the files you frequently use (files associated with applications). To register the files, select "All Files" in the column of "Files of type" on the "Browse" window you have opened to find the files in the procedure 4.

*You can add a program to the "Start" menu through the drag and drop of the executable file of a program onto the "Start" button from Explorer, etc. In this case, the added program is registered to the top of the "Start" menu (above "Programs"). (You cannot specify a registering position.)

- In the case of Windows 2000

(Procedure)

1. Click the "Start" button and then click "Taskbar & Start Menu" from "Settings".

2. Click the "Advanced" tab on the window of "Taskbar & Start Menu Properties" and then click the "Add" button.

3. Click the "Browse" button on the "Create Shortcut" window and the dialog box of "Browse" appears.

4. Click the program you want to register.
To register the calculator, double-click "C:" and then double-click "WINNT" under the drive "C". Likewise, double-click "SYSTEM32" in the cascade menu of "WINNT", click "CALC.EXE" and then click the "OK" button. "C:\WINNT\SYSTEM32\CALC.EXE" appears in the text box.

5. Click the "Next" button and the dialog box of "Select Program Folder" appears.

6. Double-click the folder to which you want to register the program. Double-click "Programs" under the "Start" menu so that you can select the calculator when you point at "Programs" with the mouse.

7. Enter a program name you like in the text box of "Select a name for the shortcut" and click the "Finish" button. The name you have entered here appears on the menu. In this example, the file name "Calc.exe" has been entered as the name of the shortcut. Change it to "Calculator" and click the "Finish" button.

*You can add a program to the "Start" menu through the drag and drop of the executable file of a program onto the "Start" button from Explorer, etc. In this case, the added program is registered to the top of the "Start" menu (above "Programs"). (You cannot specify a registering position.)