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Here is a picture of what I am talking about. It gets very annoying and I am trying to figure out why it does this. Edit: If you are confused as to what I am talking about, I am talking about how the items on the list, go all the way below the screen (take a look at the bottom of the picture).
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Shouldn't there be a little arrow to keep going down the program list? Like I mean it shouldn't be cut out like that, right?
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there is no arrow pointing down to scroll.......
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Quote:
Originally Posted by aHandzProduction View Post
Shouldn't there be a little arrow to keep going down the program list? Like I mean it shouldn't be cut out like that, right?
Yeah there should be

Are you using the right resolution for your monitor? It could just be cutting it off Even then its VERY strange.
    
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wow man, that's pretty brutal as far as windows quirks go. don't think ive ever seen it myself though.
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OK I am running Vista ATM, so this comes somewhat from the head....

Right click taskbar - click properties - click customize start menu - apply the start menu that is default on XP - click OK - do the same procedure again but change it to the classic style you had before!

I hope that helps at all!
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One thing you could try is changing the theme/visual style then change it back?
    
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I just changed it back to normal windows XP theme (although, I like the old theme better, less bulky).

Just to mention, my monitor is an Acer AL1716 17in LCD monitor, with the resolution at 1280x1024 normal, and that is what I have it at. So I think it is not my monitor. I have seen this before on my parents 17in CRT monitor, at their default resolution of 1024x768. Never figured out how to fix it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sepheronx View Post
I just changed it back to normal windows XP theme (although, I like the old theme better, less bulky).

Just to mention, my monitor is an Acer AL1716 17in LCD monitor, with the resolution at 1280x1024 normal, and that is what I have it at. So I think it is not my monitor. I have seen this before on my parents 17in CRT monitor, at their default resolution of 1024x768. Never figured out how to fix it.
Hmmm, glad you found a temp fix. Hopefully you can figure it out
    
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