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Windows 7: Icon Stuck

28 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 
Icon Stuck

I have installed ccleaner and before it tracks eraser pro. After running either of them an icon gets stuck in the recently opened programs list in start menu and can't be removed by right clicking on it either. I haven't heard about this in ccleaner reviews people post ... so is this a windows 7 flaw or is it ccleaner?

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28 Mar 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello dfs4,

Could you go ahead and post a screenshot showing this when you right click on it to see if it may help to ID what the issue may be?

For now, turning off and on Recent Programs should clear them in the Start Menu.

Recent Programs - Turn On or Off
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28 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Turning Recent Programs on or off doesn't work. The icon is still stuck.

And for screenshot? you want me to post a screenshot of right click on the program?
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29 Mar 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Yeah, a screenshot of it with it's right click showing from the Start Menu.

In addition, go ahead and turn off and on recent items as well to clear them.

Recent Items - Turn On or Off
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29 Mar 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Here..


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29 Mar 2013   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

What happens when you click on Remove from this list?

It should remove it, but the next time you open the program it will be added back since you just "recently" opened the program. To prevent this you will need to keep Recent Programs turned off.

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29 Mar 2013   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

In Start menu Properties > Customize button you can also set the Recent Programs count to Zero.

Start Menu - Change Number of Recent Programs to Display

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