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Windows 7: Start menu - Remove task list (arrow)


04 Jun 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Start menu - Remove task list (arrow)

Hello!

I would like to remove the ”tasks” list from the Windows 7 start menu.
Is this possible?

I’ve found a couple of similar hits but no success yet
Any way to disable jump list arrows from pinned items on start menu?

I would like a general solution for everything, but a solution per program is okay too. Any ideas?

Best regards from Skalman



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04 Jun 2014   #2

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 

Hi and welcome to Sevenforums,
If you look at option 1's screen shot it shows both Privacy boxes Unchecked is this how you have your settings ?
Start Menu - Customize
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04 Jun 2014   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi!

No it does not match exactly. I have the box to not show recently used files unchecked.

But I still want to list recently programs, but without the extended menu.

This extra menu appears on different programs, for example CCleaner and Google Chrome.
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04 Jun 2014   #4

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 

Hi,
Thanks,
The tutorial might be the best place to ask about ccleaner,
CCleaner - Delete Junk Files
I'm not sure about Chrome either odd that both would ignore start menu settings ?
I'll ask Andrew to look in here and see what he thinks on the matter,
Check back later,
Cheers.
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04 Jun 2014   #5

Windows 8.1
 
 

Turn this item off in the startbar properties.
(The one that is ticked)



**Edit**
Wrong link sorry.
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04 Jun 2014   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi!
Thank you all for your replies, what a nice and helpful forum.

Unfortunately it does not work. The box is already unchecked but it makes no changes wheter its checked or not.

Some more softwares that gives this "task" list is also Windows Live Mail.

Patching of dlls and exes would be fine too, if I just had any idea where to look.
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04 Jun 2014   #7

Windows 8.1
 
 

Have you tried disabling Jumplists?



Cause that is what they are technically i believe.

Set the number of items to 0
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04 Jun 2014   #8

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

These are jump lists, disabling them typically only disabled the task bar history in the jump lists, not the tasks itself.

CCleaner jumplist under the start menu is normal.

Jump Lists - Reset and Clear All Items

That will only clear recent tasks for the application. For ccleaner and some programs they cannot be removed as they are critical functions of the program and are not a history. Internet explorer for example cleaning the jumplist will only clear recently viewed pages under the jumplist, but it does not clear the new private tab button or similar as that is a actual task for the program and not a history.

These are what can be done:

Recent Items - Enable or Disable

Jumplist Launcher - Create Custom Jump Lists

Jump Lists - Change Number of Recent Items to Display
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05 Jun 2014   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for all your replies.

So I guess its not possible to disable these lists all togheter?
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05 Jun 2014   #10

Windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skalman View Post
Thanks for all your replies.

So I guess its not possible to disable these lists all togheter?
Doing what i suggested and the second link that andrew129260 provided will disable the jump lists.
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