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Windows 7: Start Menu Program Tasks

28 May 2009   #1
AGlobalThreatsK

7 x64 + XP Pro x86
 
 
Start Menu Program Tasks

The new feature of Windows 7 that puts the little arrow on the right side of certain recently used programs, and when expanded shows different tasks. How do I disable this feature? I don't want to see the little arrows, all I do is open the programs, the arrows sometimes get in the way and annoy me. I searched but these keywords didn't yield anything specific to what I was looking for. I assume it's pretty easy to change, I think I did it on this (Build 7000) computer, but I just setup a Vlited RC1 and can't figure out how to get rid of the arrows it added on the right of the programs on the start menu. Thanks for any and all help


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28 May 2009   #2
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Im not even sure thats possible, but i may be wrong, someone prove me wrong?

Enzo.
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29 May 2009   #3
AGlobalThreatsK

7 x64 + XP Pro x86
 
 

Well I made it so my build 7000 doesn't have it. We have another build 7000 here in the shop and for Microsoft Word 2007 it has the tasks bars and so do other programs, but mine doesn't have any (I did something to make it like that). I have RC1 on a test pc now and want to do the same, but I don't remember what I changed before.
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29 May 2009   #4
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

I believe this may be related to the Show a list of recent files and/or programs options in the start menu properties
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29 May 2009   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello AGlobalThreatsK,

You can turn off Recent Items and Recent Programs to turn off those jump lists. However, you will not be able to turn off the jump lists for tasks (special features or options) for some programs (ex: Windows Live Messenger).

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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30 May 2009   #6
Barman58

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu
 
 

Thanks for the clarification Shawn

I find them quite useful so leave them switched on.

The recent programs saves me from having icons or pinned items everywhere, as I tend to work with a subset of my programs in cycles.
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30 May 2009   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Nigel. It would be nice to also have a universal on/off jump list option.
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