Sorry for the re-post. Something went wrong with the first one and it wouldn't accept replies except from the moderators.
Here's the first one: http://www.mobilegadgetnews.com/index.php?...topic=12022&hl=
My question was if there was a way to force the start menu to wait until there are 10 items before going to "9 More..."? I have whittled my start menu down to 9 items (combo of links and folders) but my 9th item says "9 More..." and the 9th item is on the second page. I'd like #9 to be the 9th item and not have a second page. I have to stop at 8 items to keep it from making the second page and I was hoping someone would have a suggestion on how to force the issue.
So, here is what I've been wanting to say in response to Smeg & abatis...
There is a hidden "voicemail.lnk" that is in my start menu folder - and THAT is why I think it goes to "9 More..." even though it LOOKS like my start menu has 9 items (non-hidden folders and links) it actually has 10. If I make my start menu 8 then it works. But, as soon as I go to 9 then I get the "9 More..." 'cuz it's actually 10 (9 visible and one hidden).
Since it's hidden, I assume that it cannot be moved and I'll just have to live with either 8 (which is actually 9 - but looks like 8) or "9 More..." (which is actually 10 but looks like 9).
SIDEBAR: start menu info
Funny, but gSTART (a program that allows you to see your start menu as large icons rather than a small numbered list) handles the hidden link like it's not even there. Meaning, on gSTART if you have more than 9 items then the left soft key triggers the "more" option. Even though in reality my start menu has 10 items (9 visible + 1 hidden) the "more" option is not there. It shows the 9 items I want to see and ignores the hidden 10th one. The only problem being with this new rom I've loaded (Asian 3.45) gSTART won't launch folders...only program links. It worked just fine with 1.43 and 1.28.
The only other program I've found that creates large icons for the startup menu is one called "AbstractStart" but it doesn't put the names under the folders (or links) so I can't tell the Accessories folder from the Games one for instance, without highlighting it. I thought the easy answer was to change the icons used for the different folders so they could be recognized easily - but changing icons is not easy. I'm still going to try to figure it out, but it's a chore for sure. BUT, it was this program that SHOWED me the "hidden" voicemail.lnk"...it's not "hidden" at all in this program. The other drawback to this program is it will only sort the list alphabetically (gSTART lets you arrange it however you'd like). I renamed the links with 1, 2, 3 etc. preceding the actual name which forced the start menu to be in the order that I've become accustomed to. This will help me identify the folders if they're where I "expect" them to be. But, it won't help with all those un-named icons inside each folder. <sigh> gSTART was a much more user friendly program IMHO.
Sometimes you just can't win...