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Windows 7: How do I stop recently opened programs sticking to the start menu?

19 Jan 2012   #1
jloc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
How do I stop recently opened programs sticking to the start menu?

Hi, I like a clean start menu and the only thing I have on it is Mozilla Firefox. Whenever I open a program, it automatically appears on it and I have to manually remove it, it's really annoying. Is there any way of stopping things automatically going there?

Here's an example;

I have Mozilla Firefox at the top and nothing else, when I open WinRar, it automatically goes there and I have to remove it.




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19 Jan 2012   #2
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

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19 Jan 2012   #3
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

right-click start button/orb >> properties >> customize>> number of recent programs to display

*edit* dwarf got there first
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19 Jan 2012   #4
jloc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Thank you

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
right-click start button/orb >> properties >> customize>> number of recent programs to display
*edit* dwarf got there first
LOL, you're not have any luck today are you? I'd +rep you but I have to spread some around
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19 Jan 2012   #5
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

don't worry about it, jloc

give it to dwarf instead, he's real close to his next medal
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19 Jan 2012   #6
jloc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
don't worry about it, jloc

give it to dwarf instead, he's real close to his next medal
Done
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19 Jan 2012   #7
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

You're welcome, James.
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