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Windows 7: How do you get rid of the start menu "tasks" option when hovering?

06 Jun 2013   #1
CZ Eddie

Win7Ux64
 
 
How do you get rid of the start menu "tasks" option when hovering?

Anyone know how to get rid of the tasks pop-out when I hover my mouse over a program that I'm about to select? It drives me nuts because I have to wait for it to pop-out before I click my program (If I'm not fast enough to click it right away).

See the attached picture where I've circled in red the part I want to get rid of.
My googling on this has been futile.




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06 Jun 2013   #2
Bongo

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Go to the start menu properties and click on the start menu tab then click on the customize button and at the bottom of that window set the Number of recent items to display and Jump Lists to 0 that should remove that arrow.

Jerry
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06 Jun 2013   #3
CZ Eddie

Win7Ux64
 
 

Thanks, I just tried that but it did not work.
The "tasks" part of the jump list shows. It looks like your method just removes the "recents" part of the jump list. I want the whole dang jump list to go away.

Btw, this is Win7x64 Ultimate with all the latest updates.

But your terminology "jump list" is making my google searching more productive. Thanks!
Still not making any progress though.


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06 Jun 2013   #4
Bongo

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Did you OK and Apply your way out of the property Windows?

Try rebooting and see what happens.

Jerry

Here is what I get when I set those 2 values to 4
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Here is what I get when they are set to 0
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06 Jun 2013   #5
CZ Eddie

Win7Ux64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Did you OK and Apply your way out of the property Windows?

Try rebooting and see what happens.

Jerry
I did, yes.
The option you mentioned seems to be for removing the "recents" from the jump list and does not remove the jump list itself.
So it seems there can be more than one category of type of items found in the jump list. Like "recent documents", "tasks", and "related items" and maybe other things.
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06 Jun 2013   #6
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

Go to the same place but instead uncheck the box 'Open sub menus when I pause over them...'

How do you get rid of the start menu "tasks" option when hovering?-submenu.jpg

Edit: The arrows will still be there however they wont expand until you click on them

Hope This Helps,
Josh


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06 Jun 2013   #7
Bongo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CZ Eddie View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Did you OK and Apply your way out of the property Windows?

Try rebooting and see what happens.

Jerry
I did, yes.
The option you mentioned seems to be for removing the "recents" from the jump list and does not remove the jump list itself.
So it seems there can be more than one category of type of items found in the jump list. Like "recent documents", "tasks", and "related items" and maybe other things.
I edited my last post if you look at it you can see it most certainly does remove that.

Jerry
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06 Jun 2013   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Eddie,

In addition, resetting Jump Lists will remove all items in them.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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06 Jun 2013   #9
CZ Eddie

Win7Ux64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
Did you OK and Apply your way out of the property Windows?

I edited my last post if you look at it you can see it most certainly does remove that.

Jerry
Weird. It doesn't do that for me on my Win7x64 Ultimate nor on my Win7 Enterprise boxes.
Both of which I think are MSDN images.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shadowjk View Post
Go to the same place but instead uncheck the box 'Open sub menus when I pause over them...'

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Edit: The arrows will still be there however they wont expand until you click on them

Hope This Helps,
Josh
I LOVE YOU MAN!
It's only a work-around, but it's a most acceptable one. My only issue with jump boxes is that it was driving me nuts because when I went to click on the item, often times it would instead open the jump box and that fraction of a second that I have to wait and re-click, would drive me nuts!!!!
Now I don't have that problem anymore!!!!
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06 Jun 2013   #10
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Good to hear you got it sorted out.
I don't know if you seen it but you might want to look at Brink's post above.
How do you get rid of the start menu "tasks" option when hovering?

Jerry
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