Definitions for "START MENU"
launching pad for applications
A feature of Windows 95 and 98 located the task bar. Clicking the button marked "Start" opens a popup menu that makes Help, the Run command, settings, find, shutdown, a list of programs (actually, program shortcuts) and a list of recently accessed documents available for you to run with a single click. For some items (such as the Documents item), a submenu opens to the side of the main item to display the list of choices. You can configure the Start menu to specify which programs are available to run from it.
Lets you start tasks. Holds the same items as the Apple Menu, but sometimes calls them different things. Windows only.