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Windows 7: Just switched from Mac - Have Question

07 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7
Just switched from Mac - Have Question

Hey everyone,

Just got a Windows 7 Asus laptop and have a question.

I downloaded the student version of Autodesk Maya 2011.

I then uninstalled it, because I got confused w/ the trial vs the subscription prompt.

I then downloaded and installed it AGAIN because I found out how to get free registration codes from Autodesk.

It now works fine.


Why is it that when I go to start > all programs > I see the Autodesk folder highlighted (this color) along with most of it's contents? (besides readme's, uninstall options, etc.)


do I un-highlight these??


My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

Heh that's just an indicator that it is a newly installed program.

It'll go away by itself after a few days. When your start menu grows really large and you install a new program it definatly helps you find it quickly
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7

Ahhh this is comforting. I'm kind of a perfectionist when it comes to buying new tech.

Much appreciated my friend!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

07 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 7 X64 Professional

You can disable this feature altogether if you wish. I did. I know what program I just installed. I don't need Windows to tell me that.

Right click on the Start orb and select Properties. Then, select Customize. You can the scroll down the menu 'till you see an item labeled "Highlight newly installed programs." Uncheck it and, bam, no more Windows telling you what you already knew!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7

Awesome info bug, muh appreciated
My System SpecsSystem Spec
08 Jun 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

If it's bugging you, you can disable the option.

Right-click the Start button and choose Properties.

Click the Start Menu tab and click Customize.

Uncheck "Highlight newly installed programs".

Just switched from Mac - Have Question-start-menu.png

Click OK followed by Apply.

Newly-installed programs will no longer be highlighted in the Start folder.

Just seen your comment bug67 giving the OP the same solution. Sorry about that.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Dec 2012   #7
Uri Abramson

Windows 7

Hey man i can't believe you switched from mac
i gotta ask you a few questions can i please get you email address or Skype or anything?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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