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Windows 7: Pinned programs disappearing from 'recently used' list

09 Oct 2009   #1

Win 7 Pro
 
 
Pinned programs disappearing from 'recently used' list

I have a really weird problem here. Pinning certain apps to the superbar causes them to stop appearing in the 'frequently used programs' list - but only for certain programs; currently I've noticed it with DestroyTwitter (an Adobe Air app) but more puzzlingly, with Winamp and VLC media player.

DestroyTwitter is set to minimize/close to systray and Winamp is docked but not set to appear in the superbar at all - so its icon is always in the systray even while it's technically not 'minimized' but hidden at the top of my screen.

On the other hand, VLC doesn't have any special tray settings. Also, Digsby works fine pinned and in the recent menu, and it's set to close to systray (though it minimizes to taskbar).

I know opening an app from the pinned apps doesn't 'count' towards the use count that the frequently used programs list is based on - but even opening them from their start menu entries doesn't make any difference until I manually unpin the app. The rest of the frequently used programs list works fine.

I can't figure this out. Anyone have any thoughts? (I've tried changing the minimize-to-tray settings, with no difference).

Thanks!

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10 Oct 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Are these certain programs certified as Windows 7 compatible?
Are you using the RTM version of Win 7?

I would guess that the programs aren't able to take advantage of the features that Win 7 offers. I'd suggest waiting for the Win 7 version of these programs to be released.
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10 Oct 2009   #3

Win 7 Pro
 
 

Could be that the programs aren't quite Win 7 compatible. I'll wait and see - thanks!
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31 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7
 
 
Solution to it

The solution to this problem raised can be by the following steps:

1. Click Start Menu and type gpedit.msc in the search box, press Enter.

2. Click User Configuration ->Administrative Templates ->start menu and taskbar.

3. Find Remove pinned programs from the taskbar and Remove pinned programs list from the start menu in the setting list

4. Double click on it and disable it and your problem is solved.

Based upon your requirement you can enable or disable the other features.
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