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Working With the Start Menu

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The Start menu is very complex when it comes to managing it.

This How-To Article explains how to work with many features of the Start --> Programs menu.

Working With the Start Menu

Important Note: Some of the features described in this article only apply to Microsoft Windows 98

Moving an Item

1. Click the Start button and point to "Programs".

2. Click and hold the mouse button down on the item that you would like to move (a program shortcut or a folder).

3. Drag the item to its new location in the Programs area of the Start menu.

Tip: You can also drag a shortcut or folder to the Desktop

Renaming an Item

1. Navigate through the Start menu (Start --> Programs) until you find the item that you would like to rename.

2. Right-click this item and select "Rename" from the menu that appears.

3. Enter a new name and click the "OK" button.

4. The item's name will now be changed.

Remove an Item From the Start Menu

1. Navigate through the Start menu until you find the item that you would like to delete.

2. Right-click the item and select "Delete" from the menu that appears.

3. When prompted, click "Yes" to confirm the deletion.

Tip: If you accidentally delete an item from the Start menu, you can restore it from the Recycle Bin on the Desktop.

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