Windows 10: start menu problem

  1.    09 Oct 2014 #1

    start menu problem


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    just installed windows 10 preview as a virtual pc. i click start menu and a short menu comes up. how can i expand this to normal size
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    Windows 10
       09 Oct 2014 #2

    Try this link. MORE
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  3. Posts : 17
    Windows 10 Technical Preview (10014) x64
       09 Oct 2014 #3

    Try to install VM tools
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  4.    09 Oct 2014 #4

    Right Click Taskbar > Click Properties > Start Menu Tab > Customize > Then Add what you like.
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    W7 Pro x64 | W10 IP x64 | Linux Mint VM
       10 Oct 2014 #5

    You can adjust the height of the Start Menu regardless of how many or few items are in there.

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  6.    10 Oct 2014 #6

    Hi there

    I had the same problem - the Link at the top of the thread works (even in a VM). You need to strtch by a DISCRETE amount say 3 cm on a typical screen then it will expand. It doesn't expand like a "Normal" window re-size. You won't see the menu expand dynamically as you move the mouse like normal window resizing but it will expand once you've finished -- it's confusing.

    I don't think though you can do anything about the menu text size though -- If I keep looking at that I'll probably need to get some glasses as thick as old fashioned Milk Bottles. !!!

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       16 Oct 2014 #7

    new glasses!!!!


    Before I have to borrow your old fashioned milk bottles, is there any hope of increasing THE TEXT SIZE ​on the start menu????? Thrashzone said he had posted info on this in his reply to me, but I cannot find it. Maybe I'm just klutzy getting around this forum. Please help if you can. Thanks, Dick...
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  8.    16 Oct 2014 #8

    i think this is what you're after
    right click on desktop>personalize>display. click the check box to let you choose scaling levels. here you can change the size of all items
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    f14tomcat said: View Post
    Before I have to borrow your old fashioned milk bottles, is there any hope of increasing THE TEXT SIZE ​on the start menu????? Thrashzone said he had posted info on this in his reply to me, but I cannot find it. Maybe I'm just klutzy getting around this forum. Please help if you can. Thanks, Dick...
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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       16 Oct 2014 #9

    jamos316... thanks for the reply, but I've tried every option under personalize. They only affect the "desktop" environment, not the start menu or tiles. What I'm looking for is a way to change the font type AND size on the start menu (left click on win 10 logo bottom left). The text size is WAY too small and is a mega-eyestrain!
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    Windows 10 Professional
       16 Oct 2014 #10

    f14tomcat said: View Post
    jamos316... thanks for the reply, but I've tried every option under personalize. They only affect the "desktop" environment, not the start menu or tiles. What I'm looking for is a way to change the font type AND size on the start menu (left click on win 10 logo bottom left). The text size is WAY too small and is a mega-eyestrain!
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