Registry - Set drop down menu alignment
By default all windows drop down menu's
align to the right. This little registry tweak will
allow you to align your menu either to left or right, at
First, before editing your registry
remember to always back it up first, just incase you do
something wrong. The registry when modified is an
instant change and cannot be undone.
BACK UP REGISTRY: So to open the
registry editor click on "START",
"RUN", then type "REGEDIT" (No
speech marks). The registry editor will now open, click
on "FILE" then "EXPORT". From the
save window that appear type in a file name (ie
regback.reg), now click on "SAVE". Your
registry has now been backed up.
SET ALIGNMENT: Now on the left hand panel
click on "HKEY_CURRENT_USER" then "Control
Panel" and then "Desktop". Next search for
"MenuDropAlignment" in the right hand panel. If
they are not present then simply create them by doing the
Right click on "DESKTOP" select
"NEW" then left click on "STRING
VALUE". Name the new string value in right hand panel
Now to set the value, double click on the
string value and set it's value to "1" for right
alignment or "2" for left alignment. As you can
see this a nice little tweak.
Disclaimer: This information is
provided as is and we cannot guarantee that editing the
registry will not cause serious damage. You use this
information at your own risk.