kyodylee wrote:*how do you* turn off those darn things in Windows and Office anyway?
Sorry about the off-topic post, but I consider getting rid of the "stupid menus" essential to ones mental health and hope you don't mind the digression too much.
Right-click on "Start", Properties, Start Menu, Classic Start menu, Customize, unselect "Use Personalized Menus".
Right-click somewhere on the toolbar, Customize, Options, check "Always show full menus". (IIRC, this disables them in other Office applications also.)