Microsoft KB Archive/255662
Article ID: 255662
Article Last Modified on 1/27/2007
- Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
- Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
- Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
- Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5
- Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
This article was previously published under Q255662
Personalized Menus organizes the Start menu (Programs and Favorites) or the Microsoft Internet Explorer Favorites menu to reflect how you use these menus. When Personalized Menus is turned on, Windows keeps track of which items you access from the Start menu or the Internet Explorer Favorites menu, hiding the items you have not accessed recently while keeping all of your items easily accessible. This article describes how Personalized Menus works in the Windows shell and Internet Explorer.
Personalized Menus is enabled by default for both the Start menu and the Internet Explorer Favorites menu. You may need to use your computer for several weeks before unused menu items are demoted (hidden). After an item is demoted, it is no longer displayed when you open the menu. To gain access to a demoted item, click ">>" at the bottom of the menu to expand the entire menu. Demoted items are displayed in a lighter color when the entire menu is expanded.
For additional information about how to disable the Personalized Menus option, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
230596 How to Show All Items on the Start Menu or Favorites Menu
NOTE: The Use Personalized Menus check box in Taskbar and Start Menu properties does not control the Favorites menu in Internet Explorer, and the Enable Personalized Favorites Menu option on the Advanced tab of Internet Options does not control the Start menu (including Favorites on the Start menu). For example, the Favorites menu is still personalized in Internet Explorer after you click to clear the Use Personalized Menus check box in Taskbar and Start Menu properties. For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
257045 Use Personalized Menus Option Does Not Affect Internet Explorer
Personalized menus in Microsoft Office 2000 are not affected by either of the settings mentioned above. For additional information about the Personalized Menus option in Office 2000, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
220939 OL2000: How Outlook Promotes and Demotes Menus Based on Usage
NOTE: By default, the Personalized Menus option is disabled in Internet Explorer 5.5 and on computers that are running Windows Me.
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