Section 5 - Add/Remove Shortcuts from Start Menu

A feature in Windows 7, XP, and Vista allows you to easily add a program to the Start menu, this action is called pinning. You may want to add items to the Start Menu because it enhances your ability to find items easily without searching the file structure. First find the program you want to add to the Start menu, either through All Programs in the Start Menu or by searching through the hard disk. Once you locate the program, right-click over it and click Pin to Start menu.

Windows XP
Windows 7 and Vista
How to Pin Items to Start Menu Image
How to Pin Items to Start Menu Image

The program will now appear as a Start menu shortcut.

Windows XP
Windows 7 and Vista
Start Menu Shortcut Image
Start Menu Shortcut Image

To remove a program from the Start menu shortcut list, simply right-click over the program and choose Unpin from Start menu.

Windows XP
Windows 7 and Vista
Remove pin shortcut Image
Remove pin shortcut Image