Look in 'My Computer' rightclick and explore C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs You can then group the program shortcuts by putting them in folders using drag and drop. For example, put Word, Excel, etc. all in one new folder you create called Office
Then you won't have 4 columns to cope with and they will be easier to find.
Or you can change the display to one scrolling column. Right-click on the Taskbar and select Properties. Click on the Start Menu tab, and by Start Menu click Customize. Select Advanced, and then under Start Menu Items scroll down and put a tick in the box beside Scroll Programs. Click OK - then Apply and OK again.
Thanks - I would have liked the scroll selection, but unfortunately that is not an option. The only options I have are - Open submenues when I pause on them with my mouse. and Highlight newly installed programs. Both are ticked.