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Windows 7: Behavior of "Run" in Start Menu

03 Apr 2011   #1
djpaige9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Behavior of "Run" in Start Menu

In Vista and XP, if I issued a command in the Run command in the Start Menu, the command would be remembered. The next time I went to the Run command in the Start Menu, the command would be remembered and appear in the dropdown menu.

Now I have a new Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit computer ... and when I enabled the Run command and entered a command, I found that the next time I went back to the Run Command, it did not remember my earlier command; and since that time I have used the Run Command a few times, and it is never remembered.

Is this something I can fix? If so, how?


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03 Apr 2011   #2
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Keeping a history of the commands is the default setting. But you can change it here;

Recent Items - Turn On or Off

and

Recent Programs - Turn On or Off



If you are using any cleaners. like CCleaner etc, Then uncheck any boxes which delete history of the "Run" command.

Regards....Mike Connor
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03 Apr 2011   #3
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

I'm not sure how it is with other flavors of Windows 7, but for my Pro x64 I had to pin the Run command to my start menu for it to remember the last command used. Right click the start orb > Properties > Customize. The Customize Start Menu dialog box opens. Scroll down to Run and check mark it. Next time you open your start menu you should see the Run command in the right column and (hopefully) it will now remember the last used command.
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03 Apr 2011   #4
djpaige9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hey, Mike Connor. Thanks much! That was pretty easy once you know where to look!
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03 Apr 2011   #5
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

My pleasure.

Regards....Mike Connor
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