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How To Display Or Remove Favorites From The Windows Start Menu

You can display all your Internet Favorites directly within a folder located within the Start Menu. This way you can simply click on the Start Button and then click on the Favorites menu to quickly launch a web site without opening up your Internet Browser first. The only problem is that this option is disabled by default. Therefore, this technical brief will show you how to add the Favorites Menu to the Windows Start Menu.

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For Windows XP

  1. Begin by first clicking on the Start Button.
  2. Then click on the Control Panel icon located in the right column of the Start Menu.
  3. Now click on the Taskbar and Start Menu icon to display the its Properties Window.
  4. If your Start Menu is set to the Classic View, then begin by clicking on the Start Button.
  5. Then click on Settings, then click on the Taskbar and Start Menu icon to display its Properties.
  6. Now, click on the Start Menu Tab located at the top of the screen.
  7. Then click on the Customize button on the right side of the screen.
  8. In the lower white area of the screen, place a check mark next to Display Favorites.
  9. If you do not want Favorites to be displayed, you would remove the check mark if present.
  10. Then click the OK button at the bottom of the screen to save your changes.
  11. And then click the OK button to close the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties Window.
  12. You will now notice that when you click on the Start Button, the Favorites Menu is now present.

For Windows Millennium

  1. Begin by first clicking on the Start Button.
  2. Then click on Settings and then click on the Taskbar and Start Menu icon.
  3. This will open up the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties Window.
  4. Then click on the Advanced Tab located at the top of the screen.
  5. In the lower white area of the screen, place a check mark next to Display Favorites.
  6. If you do not want Favorites to be displayed, you would remove the check mark if present.
  7. Then click the OK button to save your changes and close the Taskbar Properties Window.
  8. You will now notice that when you click on the Start button, the Favorites Menu is now present.

Note: Windows 98 Has This Option Enabled By Default And There Is No Option To Disable It.

You Can Also Restore Missing Start Menu Entries By Reading: How To Enable Missing Start Menu Entries

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