Windows 10: Cascading menus in Start menu

  1.    28 Mar 2016 #1

    Cascading menus in Start menu


    Anyone know if I can get back cascading menu in Start menu - so I can access my folders and Word files.

    I really miss this from Win7.

    The search isn't good with Win10.

    I'd prefer to glide to a file from Start Menu, via the Documents folder, instead of having to use a Toolbar cascading link - I know this works, but its a lot more fiddly.


    Thanks
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  2. Posts : 8,313
    Windows 10 Professional
       28 Mar 2016 #2

    t8769 said: View Post
    Anyone know if I can get back cascading menu in Start menu - so I can access my folders and Word files.

    I really miss this from Win7.

    The search isn't good with Win10.

    I'd prefer to glide to a file from Start Menu, via the Documents folder, instead of having to use a Toolbar cascading link - I know this works, but its a lot more fiddly.


    Thanks
    You can't add cascading menus in the Start Menu, but, you could enable Jump Lists:

    Recent Items and Frequent Places - Turn On or Off - Windows 10 Forums
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  3. Posts : 3,219
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       28 Mar 2016 #3

    t8769 said: View Post
    Anyone know if I can get back cascading menu in Start menu - so I can access my folders and Word files.

    I really miss this from Win7.

    The search isn't good with Win10.

    I'd prefer to glide to a file from Start Menu, via the Documents folder, instead of having to use a Toolbar cascading link - I know this works, but its a lot more fiddly.


    Thanks
    So far, on only 1 Win10 computer I use [out of 3, but the only one Upgraded from Win8.1] having the Classic Shell installed gets most of the Win7 features back. I never tried other programs that work similarly.
    Classic Shell - Start menu and other Windows enhancements
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  4. Posts : 5,712
    Windows X (various flavours)
       28 Mar 2016 #4

    You can try to get used to new Start menu - it is not that bad! Or you can use third party software like Classic Shell.

    Edit: Berton beats me by second just follow his link!
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  5.    28 Mar 2016 #5

    Thanks for the tip, but I don't think Jump List has cascading menus - have to do old fashioned click click click.


    Thanks
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  6. Posts : 8,313
    Windows 10 Professional
       28 Mar 2016 #6

    t8769 said: View Post
    Thanks for the tip, but I don't think Jump List has cascading menus - have to do old fashioned click click click.


    Thanks
    ...Or, you could enable 'Desktop' Toolbar:

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  7.    28 Mar 2016 #7

    Yes, thanks

    BUt I really miss being able to do this from the Start menu, so much easier.



    Thanks
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  8. Posts : 464
    Windows 10 Pro (Mix of Builds) / Linux Mint
       28 Mar 2016 #8

    I admit it was nice, but ...

    All apps, hitting a letter and going to the lettered group, or ...

    Cortana symbol and typing out an app name and getting that in the search at top really makes me not miss the old start menu cascade list at all.

    To each our own ...
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  9. Posts : 8,313
    Windows 10 Professional
       28 Mar 2016 #9

    t8769 said: View Post
    Yes, thanks

    BUt I really miss being able to do this from the Start menu, so much easier.



    Thanks
    You'll have to try a 3rd party Start Menu.

    Classic Shell, StartIsBack, Start10, to name a few.
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  10.    28 Mar 2016 #10

    Yes, Classic Shell is very good, I'll use it again,

    thanks
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