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Guest

Can content be read top to bottom (column style) instead of left to right ?

first posting from an oldie newbie,be kind!

sidcliffe
 
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richard

Can content be read top to bottom (column style) instead of left to right ?

first posting from an oldie newbie,be kind!

sidcliffe
narrow the window for one column.
 
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Stephen Wolstenholme

Can content be read top to bottom (column style) instead of left to right ?

first posting from an oldie newbie,be kind!

sidcliffe
You can change the view and window size to get icons into a column or
columns but it looks a bit odd to me.

Steve

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Dave \Crash\ Dummy

Can content be read top to bottom (column style) instead of left to
right ?

first posting from an oldie newbie,be kind!

sidcliffe
I don't know if it is possible without a third party add on. I am using
Classic Shell from Sourceforge, and it allows me to list all the Control
Panel items in a single column sub menu of the Start menu.

http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/
 
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Gordon

I don't know if it is possible without a third party add on. I am using
Classic Shell from Sourceforge, and it allows me to list all the Control
Panel items in a single column sub menu of the Start menu.

http://classicshell.sourceforge.net/

You don't need any third-party utility to do that. Windows 7 will show the
Control Panel in the Start Menu as a menu itself, ie a list...
 
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Gene E. Bloch

Can content be read top to bottom (column style) instead of left to right ?
first posting from an oldie newbie,be kind!
sidcliffe
Sure, if you don't require true alphabetical order :)

IMO, the weird thing is that the code to sort such a list properly is
very simple, yet many programs don't do it.
 
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mechanic

Can content be read top to bottom (column style) instead of left
to right ?

first posting from an oldie newbie,be kind!

sidcliffe
Try:
R-click on Start/Orb in bottom LHS; select 'Properties'; Select
Start Menu tab is not already selected; L-Click on 'Customize'
button; Find the Control Panel selection buttons; select 'Display as
Menu', OK your way out. Now you see a column list when you select
'Control Panel' from the Start menu.
 
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Dave \Crash\ Dummy

Gordon said:
You don't need any third-party utility to do that. Windows 7 will
show the Control Panel in the Start Menu as a menu itself, ie a
list...
Could be. Classic Shell is the first thing I install in Windows 7, so I
don't know much about the default options.
 
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...winston

Rt Click the Start Button/Properties/StartMenu/Customize
- Ensure Control Panel is configured to be shown (Display as a Link or Display as Menu)
- OK/Apply to exit the customization option

Rt Click the Start Button
Place mouser cursor on 'Control Panel' , rt. click on Control Panel and select Open
Look in the Upper right for 'View by'
-Select Small or Large Icons

Optionally to access the Control Panel
Click on the Start button and type Control Panel in the search box, press enter
Click on Control Panel in resultant search box
Look in the Upper right for 'View by'
-Select Small or Large Icons

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Can content be read top to bottom (column style) instead of left to right ?

first posting from an oldie newbie,be kind!

sidcliffe
 
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Miles

* Jeff Layman wrote, On 11-Feb-12 03:32:
The default option is "Display as a link". You can get it to display as
a single column (Properties | Start menu | Customize | Control Panel |
Display as a menu), but then you have to use the drop down (and go up)
arrows to access those CP entries which cannot be seen in that column.
However if set for display as a menu, one can double click on "control
panel" and bring up the dumb full screen.
 
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Miles

* Miles wrote, On 11-Feb-12 04:45:
* Jeff Layman wrote, On 11-Feb-12 03:32:

However if set for display as a menu, one can double click on "control
panel" and bring up the dumb full screen.
I'm sorry, that should have read right click on control panel, then
click on open.
 
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Stephen Wolstenholme

The default option is "Display as a link". You can get it to display as
a single column (Properties | Start menu | Customize | Control Panel |
Display as a menu), but then you have to use the drop down (and go up)
arrows to access those CP entries which cannot be seen in that column.
That doesn't make any difference on my system. It still looks like
"Display as a link" whatever that means.

Steve

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Dave \Crash\ Dummy

Stephen said:
That doesn't make any difference on my system. It still looks like
"Display as a link" whatever that means.
It means that when you left click on it, the actual Control Panel window
opens. "Display as menu" should show a submenu listing the Control Panel
items when you hover over the Control Panel entry.
 
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Stephen Wolstenholme

It means that when you left click on it, the actual Control Panel window
opens. "Display as menu" should show a submenu listing the Control Panel
items when you hover over the Control Panel entry.
I know what it should show but it doesn't make any difference.
Control Panel window opened no matter what I set. I went back to
default settings, then set "Display as menu" and now the menu shows so
there must be something that can be set to prevent the normal
behaviour but I have no idea what it was!

Steve

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Dave \Crash\ Dummy

Stephen said:
I know what it should show but it doesn't make any difference.
Control Panel window opened no matter what I set. I went back to
default settings, then set "Display as menu" and now the menu shows so
there must be something that can be set to prevent the normal
behaviour but I have no idea what it was!
Welcome to Windows 7! :)
 
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Art Todesco

Rt Click the Start Button/Properties/StartMenu/Customize
- Ensure Control Panel is configured to be shown (Display as a Link or
Display as Menu)
- OK/Apply to exit the customization option

Rt Click the Start Button
Place mouser cursor on 'Control Panel' , rt. click on Control Panel and
select Open
Look in the Upper right for 'View by'
-Select Small or Large Icons

Optionally to access the Control Panel
Click on the Start button and type Control Panel in the search box,
press enter
Click on Control Panel in resultant search box
Look in the Upper right for 'View by'
-Select Small or Large Icons
I think everyone has missed what the OP was about. Normally, CP is
alphed across columns, which makes it extremely hard to find anything
..... in my opinion. Going to one column will make them alphed from top
to bottom. But what OP and I would like, is a way that it is alphed
down the 1st column and then continue down the 2nd column, etc.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

I think everyone has missed what the OP was about. Normally, CP is alphed
across columns, which makes it extremely hard to find anything .... in my
opinion. Going to one column will make them alphed from top to bottom. But
what OP and I would like, is a way that it is alphed down the 1st column and
then continue down the 2nd column, etc.
By now, I've gotten so that I either force myself to read across, or
just read down column by column and somehow shrug off[1] the
discontinuities.

[1] To be honest, I usually bitch a bit :)
 
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chicagofan

Gene said:
I think everyone has missed what the OP was about. Normally, CP is alphed
across columns, which makes it extremely hard to find anything .... in my
opinion. Going to one column will make them alphed from top to bottom. But
what OP and I would like, is a way that it is alphed down the 1st column and
then continue down the 2nd column, etc.
By now, I've gotten so that I either force myself to read across, or
just read down column by column and somehow shrug off[1] the
discontinuities.

[1] To be honest, I usually bitch a bit :)
LOL!!! Don't we all?!! [Sorry about the O/T response, couldn't help
myself.] :)
bj
 

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