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Windows 7: Disable Start Menu side bar pop out

20 Oct 2010   #1
hello people

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Disable Start Menu side bar pop out

Can anyone tell me how to disable the side bar pop outs that are present in the start menu?

For example MS Word is in the task menu and to the right you can view a list of recent MS Word documents. I don't want to see that list at all.

Can it be disabled?

Here's an example with Windows Paint:



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20 Oct 2010   #2
hello people

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I think I worked it out....they are called 'jump lists' I think...I set 'how many items to show in jump lists' to 0...and now there are no jump lists viewable.

So I think I did it
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21 Oct 2010   #3
Trucidation

 

I'm not sure those are also jump lists, but what you were originally referring to are MRUs (Most Recently Used items).
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22 Jun 2011   #4
tigpoppa

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

anyone figure out how to remove recently used items?
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22 Jun 2011   #5
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tigpoppa View Post
anyone figure out how to remove recently used items?
These should help.
Jump Lists - Reset and Clear All Items
Jump Lists - Change Number of Recent Items to Display
Jerry
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22 Jun 2011   #6
Arc

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Disable it permanently ?
Right click on taskbar and select "Properties" . It will open the Startbar and Startmenu Properties Window . In the Start menu tab, uncheck this item under privacy ... it will not appear anymore .


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