Windows 2000 and Windows NT take different approaches to handling the Programs
Menu when there are more items than will fit. If there are too many items to fit
on the screen, Windows NT uses multiple columns. Windows 2000’s default approach
is to use a scroll approach. For the Windows NT user it can be a little
confusing because it “hides” the extra items until you scroll down the column. I
prefer the scroll method. Whats nice about Windows 2000 is it gives you easy
control of whether the Program Menus will scroll or use multiple columns.
To control the option, click on Start / Settings / Taskbar
and Start Menu… / Advanced Tab and within the Start
Menu Settings box, check or uncheck the Scroll the
Programs menu check box.