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Windows 7: TaskBar Customization Issue

13 Jan 2012   #1
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TaskBar Customization Issue

I am trying to get my taskbar to store recently opened items but when I right click on the start menu and select properties I see that the check box is greyed out! I have no idea what I did to make it greyed out and more importantly, I have no idea how to get it back so that I can enable it again. Does anyone have an idea where I should look? Thanks for any help you can give!


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13 Jan 2012   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Avatar,

This may be able to help you to enable recent items again and allow you to check it.

Recent Items - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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13 Jan 2012   #3
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Hi Shawn,

Thanks for your reply. I tried both methods mentioned in your link but the computer that is having issues is Home Premium so I can do the editing myself, which I prefer, but then I also tried the other method of merging that reg entry into my registry and it didn't work. Really perplexing as I have no idea when it got disabled or how. Guess I'm getting due to do a fresh install when this kind of crap happens... Thanks again for the reply and if you or anyone else can think of something else I can try I'd appreciate hearing it!
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13 Jan 2012   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Is it doing it all user accounts on the computer, or just that one?
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13 Jan 2012   #5
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Is it doing it all user accounts on the computer, or just that one?
Only have one account so it's just that one.
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13 Jan 2012   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

As a test, you might go ahead and create a new administrator account to see if it is grayed out in this account as well while logged in to it.
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15 Jan 2012   #7
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Thanks for the reply! Sorry for the delay in responding, I was out of town the last couple of days.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
As a test, you might go ahead and create a new administrator account to see if it is grayed out in this account as well while logged in to it.
I just did this and the box is not greyed out and is checked! So it's something to do with some setting some where in the other account...
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15 Jan 2012   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If you would like to use the new account instead, you could copy what you want (ex: files and shortcuts) from the old account into the new account, then once everything checks out ok, delete the old account while logged in the new account.
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