1. Joined : Oct 2014
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    Windows 8.1 Update 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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  2. Joined : Jan 2014
    Carencro, LA 70520
    Posts : 7,628
    Windows 10
       09 Oct 2014 #2

    Try this link. MORE
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  3. Joined : Oct 2014
    Digital Networked Environment!
    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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  5. Joined : Oct 2013
    Wolves, England
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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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  7. Joined : Oct 2014
    Arnold, MD
    Posts : 17,333
    Triple Boot 10 Pro & 10 Insider Pro & 8.1 Pro
       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. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 125
    Windows 8.1 Update 1
       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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  9. Joined : Oct 2014
    Arnold, MD
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    Triple Boot 10 Pro & 10 Insider Pro & 8.1 Pro
       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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  10.    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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