It is currently Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:50 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Forum rules


Please, keep discussions on topic and in the right forum. The start menu topics go into the Classic Start Menu forum, etc. This makes it easier for people to locate topics they are looking for.
If you get a satisfactory response to your question, please mark the topic as "solved". Click the green √ button in the bottom-right of the post.



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:28 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:18 am
Posts: 6
The attached image shows what my start menu looks like.
At the top are nine folders that I have added to the start menu. This is exactly as I planned.
Right underneath that is an icon for uTorrent. The icon works in that it does start up that application (which I have installed) but I don't want that icon there. I have this application in the Networking folder above so there is no need for it here. I have been trying for many hours to make it go away but I can't seem to do it. It even reappears after a reboot. I have disabled recently used apps for the start menu so that can't be it. In fact I have crawled thru the dozens of the classic start menu settings many times and I can't find one of them that should put this icon there. I have searched my c drive to see if there are any stray links to this application and I can't find any. I'm not sure why these mysteries bother me so much, but if I don't want that icon there I should be able to remove it!

If anyone can suggest a way of removing it, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks.
~Paul


Attachments:
startMenu.png
startMenu.png [ 38.47 KiB | Viewed 3568 times ]
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:52 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:38 am
Posts: 5354
Have you tried right clicking it and choosing "Unpin...."?

_________________
Links to some general topics:

Compare Start Menus

Read the Search box usage guide.

I am a Windows enthusiast and helped a little with Classic Shell's testing and usability/UX feedback.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 6:15 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:18 am
Posts: 6
GauravK wrote:
Have you tried right clicking it and choosing "Unpin...."?



I don't see "Unpin" when I right click on it. I see 19 items in the right click menu including "Pin to Start" and "Pin to Taskbar", but no "Unpin".

If I just hover over this icon, the hover text just says "Location uTorrent (D:\winu\uTorrent)" which is indeed where I installed that application.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 6:45 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:38 am
Posts: 5354
What about the "Delete" verb when you right click it? Just delete it. Or you can drag it to move it inside "All Programs". uTorrent is one of the apps notorious for putting its shortcut in the Start Menu folder instead of the "All Programs" folder.

_________________
Links to some general topics:

Compare Start Menus

Read the Search box usage guide.

I am a Windows enthusiast and helped a little with Classic Shell's testing and usability/UX feedback.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:49 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:18 am
Posts: 6
GauravK wrote:
What about the "Delete" verb when you right click it? Just delete it.


Oh my gosh. That worked. Damn ... why didn't I think of that.


GauravK wrote:
uTorrent is one of the apps notorious for putting its shortcut in the Start Menu folder instead of the "All Programs" folder.



But there was no shortcut for uTorrent in the Start Menu. I even turned on viewing of hidden and system files to make sure. Oh well, now that I deleted it I'll never know where it was hiding. Guess it doesn't matter though :)

Thanks for helping!

~Paul


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 49 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group, Almsamim WYSIWYG Classic Shell © 2010-2016, Ivo Beltchev.
All right reserved.