How-to Manually Sort Start Menu Items in Windows 7

Windows 7 automatically manage to sort programs list alphabetically in start menu. If you try to change the order of list manually, it will not work.

There is an option to enable and disable this alphabetic sorting of list. So, after disabling, you can alter them in the order you like. For this, follow these steps.

1. Right click on the Taskbar and go to properties.

Windows 7 Taskbar Properties

2. Go to "Start Menu" tab and click on "Customize" button.

Start Menu Properties Tab

3 Scroll down the list of the new window to find "Sort All Programs menu by name" check box. Un-check that box, and hit OK. Now you should be able to move any entry to your own desired position.

Disable Automatic Sorting

Again, if you wish to enable automatic alphabetical sorting, check that box and you would be done.