to Alphabetize the Start Menu?
Windows 98 lets
you manually organize your Start Menu/Programs list any way you'd like,
but that nifty feature has an annoying side effect: Windows 98 adds new
items to your Start Menu/Programs list in the order you install new software,
not alphabetically, as in Windows 95.
Edit Your Registry
-- Be very careful
the OS to list items alphabetically under the first edition of Windows
98, you'll have to edit the Registry, Windows' core database of system
settings. First, select Start/Run and type regedit in the box.
Click OK. The Registry Editor will appear. Double-click your way to the
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrent Version ExplorerMenu
OrderStart MenuMenu. Then, in the right-hand pane, right-click Order and
select Delete. Click Yes in the confirmation box that appears, close the
editor, and restart Windows. Your apps should now appear in alphabetical
order on the Start menu.
If you have Internet
Explorer 5.0 installed, or if you're running Windows 98 SE, it's
easier to alphabetize the Start menu. Just click Start, move the mouse
cursor over Programs, then slide the pointer over an item on the list.
Right-click and select Sort By Name from the pop-up menu.