start menu problem


  1. Posts : 153
    Windows 8.1 Update 1
       #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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  2. labeeman's Avatar
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    Mint 19.3
       #2

    Try this link. MORE
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  3. Jazz's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Technical Preview (10014) x64
       #3

    Try to install VM tools :)
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  4. gator's Avatar
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       #4

    Right Click Taskbar > Click Properties > Start Menu Tab > Customize > Then Add what you like.
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  5. Boozad's Avatar
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    W7 Pro x64 | W10 IP x64 | Linux Mint VM
       #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. jimbo45's Avatar
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    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #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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  7. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
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    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. Posts : 153
    Windows 8.1 Update 1
    Thread Starter
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    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:
    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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  9. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
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    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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  10. Edwin's Avatar
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    Windows 10
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    f14tomcat said:
    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!
    This help?

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