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Windows 7: Unpin From Startbar

03 Aug 2009   #1
afgzee

Windows 7 x86 Buold 7600
 
 
Unpin From Startbar

I installed Safari today (and it doesn't only apply to Safari, a few other programs too) that i cannot remove it from the taskbar, when i right click it and select "Remove From List" it still does not remove and it doesn't say Unpin either, it says Pin so i don't know what is going on.






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03 Aug 2009   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

that is your start-menu, and shows your recently/mostly-used programs

your taskbar is along the bottom of the screen...

choose 'remove from list' to get rid of the icon from the start-menu.

when you start using more programs, the list becomes more useful, as it shows the most-used apps.
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03 Aug 2009   #3
afgzee

Windows 7 x86 Buold 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
that is your start-menu, and shows your recently/mostly-used programs

your taskbar is along the bottom of the screen...

choose 'remove from list' to get rid of the icon from the start-menu.

when you start using more programs, the list becomes more useful, as it shows the most-used apps.
I know, but in my post i stated even when i click "Remove From List" it doesn't remove. Most shorcuts remove from there, but a few including Safari wont remove for some reason. Even CCleaner isn't able to remove it from there?
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03 Aug 2009   #4
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

maybe they will go away if you run more programs?

does anyone know if/where this list is stored in the registry?

i used to know how to do this in xp, but it no longer seems to work now, sorry.
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03 Aug 2009   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10159
 
 

Hello Afgzee,

The pinned items in the Start Menu are located in the hidden system folder below. You should be able to delete it from here to also remove it.

C:\Users\(User-Name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\StartMenu

Start Menu - Pin or Unpin a Program to

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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04 Aug 2009   #6
afgzee

Windows 7 x86 Buold 7600
 
 

Thanks. I checked in that folder and there was nothing in there and Safari still wont remove from there. So annoying.
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04 Aug 2009   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10159
 
 

Afgzee,

As a test, turn Recent Programs off and on to see if that may be it.
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04 Aug 2009   #8
johngalt

 

Turn off recent programs
reboot
turn it back on.

However, if you run Safari a lot, it will make its way back onto the list - the best bet is to pin the programs you want to always show first to the start menu, then turn off recent programs permanently.
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