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[Q] Creating Custom Expandable "Folders" in Start Menu/Task Bar

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My desktop is completely empty; some people don't like it when I call it minimalism, but whatever the label, I like to keep it clean and pretty. Up until now, I've been keeping a list of my most-used applications in the start menu, which has worked well. Lately, it's been getting pretty cluttered.

Ideally, I'd like to create a custom menu in it, so it'll have an arrow like some applications (e.g. Firefox, Internet Explorer) do that expands to the right side of the start menu and lists options; I could just create a folder, place shortcuts, use the expandable menu to launch things. But from some quick searching, it may not be possible.

The next idea I had was to just make a folder and add that as a toolbar to the taskbar, however I can't seem to figure out a way to have it not display the contents in the taskbar itself, to just let me click on it to expand upwards.

The search terms I've tried have been fruitless; does anyone have any idea how I do this? I could get a dock program, but I'm not a fan of those; would much prefer using the task bar. I'm also avoiding shortcut'ing everything to Steam.

Thanks in advance!
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Not sure if this what you're looking for



http://lifehacker.com/5294161/standalonestack-is-an-awesome-file-browsing-widget



http://lifehacker.com/5303809/7stacks-does-os-x-stacks-in-windows-7-style
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Well, that's technically exactly what I'm looking for, but both are unpleasant to look at, especially the text.
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Might as well bump this one more time.
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