Rename Start Menu Item?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Bob Newman, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. Bob Newman

    Bob Newman Guest

    This question is actually in Win7, it maybe the same in Vista, I'm not sure.
    Previous versions of Windows would let you right-click on a Start Menu item
    and rename it. I do not see this option in Win7. How can I do it? I use
    Live Mail only for newsgroups. I would like the menu item to say Newsgroups
    rather than Live Mail.

    Thanks in advance... Bob
    Bob Newman, Dec 19, 2009
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  2. In vista you *can* right click the start menu items to rename them.

    Maybe you need to right click the orb/start button and select "explore",
    find the short cut for the item (e.g. Live Mail) and rename it there.

    I don't know why MS would have removed such a handy option for renaming the
    menu items in Win 7.
    Andrew Murray, Dec 27, 2009
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  3. Bob Newman

    Merle Guest

    Right clicking on the start menu item gives me the option to rename in Win 7
    64 bit. I don't know why yours does not???
    Merle, Dec 27, 2009
  4. Bob Newman

    Guest Guest

    In Vista you cannot rename the default email entry. Solution is to hide it
    and create a pin a normal shortcut.
    Guest, Dec 27, 2009
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