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Windows 7: exclude programs from start menu list?

22 Aug 2009   #1
runetov

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 
exclude programs from start menu list?

Hello.

Is there a way to exclude some programs from automatically showing up in start menu?


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22 Aug 2009   #2
ten

XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM
 
 

Only if their installer gives you that choice.
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22 Aug 2009   #3
Peaches

Windows 7 Final
 
 

If you open up the Start Menu, right-click inside of the white space in it and select properties. I think that if you un-check the store recently used programs and items boxes then this might clear your Start Menu. I'm not sure if this works or not, but I think it does. To put programs there, just right-click them and select 'Pin to Start Menu'.

Hope I helped!
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22 Aug 2009   #4
runetov

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Peaches View Post
If you open up the Start Menu, right-click inside of the white space in it and select properties. I think that if you un-check the store recently used programs and items boxes then this might clear your Start Menu.
no, it's not pinning. I'm talking about feature which automaticallly puts frequently used programs to start menu.

P.S. old TweakUI for Windows XP has this feature (to exclude).
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22 Aug 2009   #5
Peaches

Windows 7 Final
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by runetov View Post
no, it's not pinning. I'm talking about feature which automaticallly puts frequently used programs to start menu.
Yes, I know that's what you were talking about, that's why I put the first part in there. If you go into properties and un-check the 'Store and Display Recently Used Programs' box, then your problem should be fixed.
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22 Aug 2009   #6
sergiogarcia9

 

I think i know what you mean Right click the program you doesn't want to be showed in the start menu, and click on "Remove from this List."

Hope i Helped

- Sergio
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22 Aug 2009   #7
Antman

 

To automatically and permanently exclude a program from appearing there:

[Start] [Run] [Regedit]

Registry Key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileAssociation\

In the right pane, double click AddRemoveApps

The [Value Data] box contains a list of the default entries

To add a program to the list, type a semicolon followed by the name of the program executable

Example: To add Notepad, the entry would be ;notepad.exe
Add as many programs as you like and click [OK]
Exit Registry and Reboot
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22 Aug 2009   #8
kintomaniac

windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

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u mean this?


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22 Aug 2009   #9
Antman

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by runetov View Post
Is there a way to exclude some programs from automatically showing up in start menu?
So many responses, but only one that answers the question.

exclude programs from start menu list?
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22 Aug 2009   #10
runetov

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
To automatically and permanently exclude a program from appearing there:

Registry Key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileAssociation\
Thanks, I'm sure that's it.
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