Windows 7 has become so much popular because of its number of new and innovative features but one of the feature which have not changed is the start menu. The icons and folders in Windows 7 start menu are as usual quite messy and it do takes lots of time to locate the applications folders and icon in the long list.
So if you don’t want to waste your time in searching for items in your start menu and , then today we will be telling you about a tool named Handy Start Menu using which you can group all the installed application under specific categories. Handy Start Menu is a very simple tool and helps you to change the looks of your start menu and make it much more easier to locate items in start menu.
This will make your work so much simple that you won’t even require to add application’s shortcuts on your desktop. By default, your start menu in Windows 7 looks something as shown above. Now it is often very tedious to locate any application from long list of folders and if you forget the name of application, then it will even become more tougher.
So when you run this tool, you will see the following window.
There are two options available on the main window i.e Enable Improved Start Menu and Adjust Categories of Start Menu Items. First click on Adjust Categories of Start Menu items, to see how this tool is categorizing your all applications. When to click on this option, you will see the following window.
This tool automatically categorizes most of you applications under specific categories. You can see that it have added all my web browsers i.e Chrome, IE, Firefox and Google Talk under category Internet. Similarly it have done for other applications. But at top it will show the number of application which are uncategorized. To place them under any category, just click on that application.
Like I have clicked on AVG 8.5. Now on the right part of the tool, you can see the various categories which are available in this tool. Click on any category which you this is appropriate for that particular application and then that particular application will move to desired category. Similarly you can even change category of any item.
Once you are done with it, click on Ok and then from main window click on “Enable Improved Start Menu”. Then you Windows Explorer will restart in fractions of seconds and then open your Start Menu. You will find your start menu being categorized in respective groups and now it will be very easy and faster for you to locate any application.
You can anytime manage your items by simply clicking on Click to Manage the menu located in bottom of your start menu and then manage the items accordingly. This tool won’t affect the performance of you system. You can even revert back to your original menu anytime by simply click on this tool and then click on Return to Standard Start Menu.
The size of Handy Start Menu is 2.49 Mb and as usual it will create a desktop shortcut which can be used to access this freeware. This tool is compatible with all the editions of Windows 7 and has been tested successfully on Windows 7 Ultimate-32 bit edition.