I have Windows XP Home edition . When clicking on "Start" and then "All Programs" , I get all my programs listed on the screen. But they are all in 3 columns , but there are more programs, but not shown on the screen, and that balance is in a 4th column, which I cannot get on the screen. Is there a way to get them on the screen, e.g. by narrowing the first 3 columns ?
Might have been better to start a new subject of your own for this, but never mind.
What I've done is create new folders in "All programs" and consolidate some of the programs in there. Cuts down the length of the list no end.
Way to do it is:
Right click the Start button.
Select "Explore All Users".
Open the "Programs" folder and create a new folder in there.(Right click in the window, then "New" then "Folder").
In my case, I renamed a new folder as "Maintenance etc", then dragged all appropriate programs like anti-virus, Registry Cleaner, Ccleaner, etc.,i.e everything I considered to come under Maintenance into it. For good measure I also changed the folder icon to something more recogniseable.
I've also got one called "Graphics" which now contains all my image handling stuff, paintshop etc.
By doing this you can condense lots of individual program names on the list into just a few folders.