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Windows 7: Unable to remove items from the start Menu

21 Jun 2009   #1
Divh

Windows 7
 
 
Unable to remove items from the start Menu

Previously I was able to remove an item from the start menu but today for some reason it stopped being able to do that. It does it for any program.

I have tried rebooting, turning off and letting it sit. Nada.

Anyone got any useful insight?


This is the one trouble I have had so far with Win7 and am loving it!


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21 Jun 2009   #2
OEM

OS3.5
 
 

Hi Divh, Welcome to Forum.

What icons or items specifically are you trying to remove?
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21 Jun 2009   #3
Divh

Windows 7
 
 

just some links to some programs I no longer use. I can clear them using Start Menu Properties but it clears them all. I went ahead and cleared em and added a new link but still wont let me remove from list


***Edit***
Just started wondering about any programs I had recently installed and it seems Cacheman may be the culprit. Should have thought of that earlier. Not sure what it changed though.
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21 Jun 2009   #4
OEM

OS3.5
 
 

OK, well most of the items on the left are removed by right clicking on them and choosing "remove from the list" or "unpin from start menu".

Keep in mind the programs below the dim line on the left are placed there automatically. Windows will add programs that you commonly use, however it has been known to favor itself and MS programs you may have never used. If you want to stop this, right click on an empty spot of the taskbar and click properties. Then click the "Start Menu" Tab, then click "Customize". Down at the bottom, you'll see "Number of recent programs to display". This is the number of programs MS will list automatically that it believes you use the most. You can put any number here, usually between 0 -10.

Hope that Helps.

Added:

Recheck "store & display recently opened programs in the start menu" and then adjust the number in customize at the bottom.

Also, Check out this in the tutorial section, once there click on the "S":

https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/?filter[2]=Taskbar%20Start%20Menu
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