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Windows 7: Recent items under Start Menu items, not working

07 Aug 2015   #1
JustWatching

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Recent items under Start Menu items, not working

I have Steam, RDP, VLC, Notepad all pinned to start menu, they all have 'Recent' sub-menus. The items in the Recent sub-menus for Steam and RDP do nothing. I click on them, get the circle for half a second and that is it. VLC and Notepad "Recent' sub-menu items open without issue. I tried unpinning Steam and RDP, and still the 'recent' sub-menu items do not work. I can go to Start>All Programs>Steam and click on any game I want and it opens without issue. Just not from the 'Recent' Steam sub-menu. Stumped on how to resolve this.


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08 Aug 2015   #2
DarKnight

Win7 Ultimate/X84
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JustWatching View Post
I have Steam, RDP, VLC, Notepad all pinned to start menu, they all have 'Recent' sub-menus. The items in the Recent sub-menus for Steam and RDP do nothing. I click on them, get the circle for half a second and that is it. VLC and Notepad "Recent' sub-menu items open without issue. I tried unpinning Steam and RDP, and still the 'recent' sub-menu items do not work. I can go to Start>All Programs>Steam and click on any game I want and it opens without issue. Just not from the 'Recent' Steam sub-menu. Stumped on how to resolve this.
When did you notice the issue for the first time?
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08 Aug 2015   #3
JustWatching

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarKnight View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JustWatching View Post
I have Steam, RDP, VLC, Notepad all pinned to start menu, they all have 'Recent' sub-menus. The items in the Recent sub-menus for Steam and RDP do nothing. I click on them, get the circle for half a second and that is it. VLC and Notepad "Recent' sub-menu items open without issue. I tried unpinning Steam and RDP, and still the 'recent' sub-menu items do not work. I can go to Start>All Programs>Steam and click on any game I want and it opens without issue. Just not from the 'Recent' Steam sub-menu. Stumped on how to resolve this.
When did you notice the issue for the first time?
Shoot, sorry for not putting that in there, not 100% sure when it first started. But I think it was after I installed webroot. I uninstalled webroot and removed all traces of it yet the problem still persisted. It's especially odd that is only happening to the Steam and RDP Recent submenus, and no others(that I can tell) . I th0ought maybe a registry issue, but not sure.
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09 Aug 2015   #4
JustWatching

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Any ideas of where I can look to track this issue down?
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09 Aug 2015   #5
DarKnight

Win7 Ultimate/X84
 
 

What about creating a new user account? I found this option very helpful for several times. just try this and let me know what happens.
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09 Aug 2015   #6
JustWatching

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarKnight View Post
What about creating a new user account? I found this option very helpful for several times. just try this and let me know what happens.

Good idea, did not think to try that.

Unfortunately, issue is the same on the new created account.
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09 Aug 2015   #7
DarKnight

Win7 Ultimate/X84
 
 

Have you tried refreshing the whole "start menu"? If not,then you should...

Right-click on the taskbar ,click properties >start menu> customize > number of recent programs to display(make it equal to zero). Then click "OK" and "ok" again. There will be no icon on start menu after that.

Then again,go to the same location and set default settings(number of recent programs to display is 10 by default) and save the settings. See if this helps
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09 Aug 2015   #8
JustWatching

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarKnight View Post
Have you tried refreshing the whole "start menu"? If not,then you should...

Right-click on the taskbar ,click properties >start menu> customize > number of recent programs to display(make it equal to zero). Then click "OK" and "ok" again. There will be no icon on start menu after that.

Then again,go to the same location and set default settings(number of recent programs to display is 10 by default) and save the settings. See if this helps
Ok tried that, all recent icons went away, the pinned ones stayed, but the recent from the pinned went away. Set it back to 10. Still cannot run anything from Steam or RDP recent submenu
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10 Aug 2015   #9
DarKnight

Win7 Ultimate/X84
 
 

Hmm, can you run Steam and RDP from the desktop?or from the partition,that's Steam and RDP are installed on?
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10 Aug 2015   #10
JustWatching

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Steam and RDP run fine from the Start Menu with no issues. I can even run Steam games from the subfolder under All Programs. It is only the 'Recent' sub-menu(recent under steam and recent under RDP) on both that are not working. Remote Desktop (RDP) and Steam are both on the same partition as my OS.
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