Remove top divider

Anonymous
2012-09-19
2012-10-29

  • Anonymous
    2012-09-19

    I'd love to be able to remove all dividers from the classic menu.
    Here's what I have set up:
    http://i.imgur.com/kysAQ.png
    Is it possible to remove that divider above Programs?

     
  • Ivo Beltchev
    Ivo Beltchev
    2012-09-19

    There is always a separator between the contents of the Start Menu folder and
    the custom items. The only way to have no separator is to have everything be a
    custom item.

    Well, another way is to create a new skin with a fully transparent separator.

     

  • Anonymous
    2012-09-19

    Only problem with having all items custom, is that Programs is in two
    different locations.
    So that top separator is built into the skin? That's ok then, I can live with
    it for now.
    Thanks!

     
  • xpclient
    xpclient
    2012-09-19

    For the Windows Aero and Windows Basic skins, why isn't that separator in baby
    blue color so it looks a lot more pleasant?

     

  • Anonymous
    2012-09-19

    I just ventured to edit the Aero skin, deleting what I thought was the
    separator at bitmap 11. I guess that's not the right one, as it had no effect.
    I didn't see any other candidates. Could you advise on what I might reshack to
    make this happen?

     
  • Ivo Beltchev
    Ivo Beltchev
    2012-09-19

    Currently the separator has no bitmap, so the system menu separator is used.
    You need to add one and make it transparent.

    I still don't understand why custom items won't work. There should not be two
    Programs.

     

  • Anonymous
    2012-09-19

    Since XP, "All Programs" has pointed to two locations. In windows 7 it's:
    C:\Users\USER\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu

    One is visible only to the user profile you're logged into, the other is for
    "All Users".

    So what can I do to make a skin override the system menu separator?

     
  • Ivo Beltchev
    Ivo Beltchev
    2012-09-19

    Ah, I see. When I said "custom items", I meant - get all shortcuts you placed
    in the Start Menu folder (both of them), and convert them to custom items.
    Leave the ProgramsMenu item as is. It already merges the two locations.

     

  • Anonymous
    2012-09-19

    Oh wow. I had no idea there was a Custom Command. You shouldn't hide it at the
    bottom like that.

    This is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks, Ivo.