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I want to put a folder in the start menu and have it open up like the rest of the folders that are already in there.

For example, i want to have the folder i put in like this: http://i265.photobuc...i/startmenu.jpg

but when i tried to do it myself, i did it by right clicking on the folder and creating a shortcut on my desktop. then i dragged the shortcut to the start menu and put it in all programs, but when i highlight it, it doesn't expand like the picture above. instead, it doesn't expand when i highlight it with my mouse, and when i click it, it opens up like this: http://i265.photobuc.../startmenu1.jpg

How do i have the folders i put in the start menu open up like this: http://i265.photobuc...i/startmenu.jpg ?

my operating system is windows vista. 64 bit i think


Thanks in advance!
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Only with 3rd party add-on: http://www.vistastar....com/index.html
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k well, i downloaded it and installed it, but which video of the website (http://www.vistastar...ime&ver=3.2free) is the one to do the task that i ask?

or do i have to do it manually where i create a folder in the start menu and then have the program.exe copied or shortcut-ed into the new folder?
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I'm not sure what you're saying.
You want to have multiple columns start menu, right?
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I'm not trying to add more columns, i'm trying to get the folder that i add into the all programs list expand it's contents when i put my mouse over the folder like in this picture: http://i265.photobuc...i/startmenu.jpg

you see how the folders that are expandable by placing one's mouse over it have a little arrow next to it?

the folder i try placing in does not have a little arrow that signifies it will expand http://i265.photobuc...startmenu-1.jpg

when i click on it, i'm shown with this: http://i265.photobuc.../startmenu1.jpg which is not what i want.


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Another question i have is, how can i turn off the low battery notification on my laptop? i already turned off the notification when using my battery and when plugged in, http://i265.photobuc...otification.jpg but when i reach the 10% battery mark, the laptop still makes the loudest notification noise that i have low battery.

Edited by bountyhunter, 30 July 2009 - 04:30 PM.

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If i am not mistaken all you have done is created a link to the folder on the start menu. Not actually created a menu item. By just dragging and dropping the item you have in essance just created a link to the folder.

Open the Start Menu, right click on Programs and select Open (Note not Open All Users, just Open) Now when you get that screen up, you should see basically what your seeing with your 3rd picture shown above. Now here go into the Programs Folder and you should see a very limited amount of items listed. Here create a new Folder with the name you want (Note you may have to rename the other folder first).

Open that folder. Now go back into the start men and open up the item you want to expand on the start menu. The 3rd picture. Here Select All items and Cut them. Now go back to the folder you just created and Paste them in there. Now go to the start menu and see if it created the menu item as you want it to be.

It should be the way you want it. As you have created a menu item and not a link to a item on the start menu with this method.

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Thank you, your directions gave me the exact result i had wished for. i just had to create a new folder in the start menu and make a new shortcut to the item i wanted. Thanks again

But what about my other question?

Another question i have is, how can i turn off the low battery notification on my laptop? i already turned off the notification when using my battery and when plugged in, http://i265.photobuc...otification.jpg but when i reach the 10% battery mark, the laptop still makes the loudest notification noise that i have low battery. (please disregard the fact that in the picture it says that i am muted. I do not hear a beep when muted, i just turned it off cuz the beeping noise was annoying me while i was typing up the post. but i do hear a beep when not muted.)


Edited by bountyhunter, 31 July 2009 - 06:54 PM.

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For that you should be able to go into the Control Panel under Sound. Select Change System Sounds. There you will see the Low Battery Alarm which has a sound for it. Just click on the Sounds drop down menu and select [None] and you should be all set to go.

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I already had vista set on no sounds but i still get the low battery notification beep

http://i265.photobuc...oi/nosounds.jpg
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So you have no sounds on at all yet you still get teh beep. But you dont get it when you have the system muted. Now that one is interesting. I would think that maybe it might come from teh system speaker, the one that goes off when you have a POST error. But it wouldnt go silent when muted.

I will see what i can find for you on that.
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FYI: i also had the same problem with the system start up sound. When i turned on my laptop, i would always be greeted with the loudest start up tone even thoguh i already put windows on no sounds http://i265.photobuc...oi/nosounds.jpg. but i still got the sound.

so i went into my bios and turned the boot logo volume off which solved the issue of trying to disable the boot up tone.

Edited by bountyhunter, 01 August 2009 - 06:41 PM.

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So have there been any new finds on solving the problem yet?
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I havent been able to find anything. Sorry but i have checked Bing, Google, TechNET among various other sources and not a single one comes up with a solution.
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