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Solved: Unwanted Start Menu Items

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  1. dougglos

    dougglos Thread Starter

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    Is there any way I can prevent items adding themselves to my start menu? What happens is that, having arranged to show exactly what programs I want in that, if I click on a desktop icon to open some other program, it automatically attaches itself to the start menu - something I do not want to happen. Any advice would be appreciated.

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  2. stantley

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    Right-click on the Start button then Properties, it should open to the Start Menu tab.

    Click Customize, on the bottom where it says "Number of recent programs to display:" set that to zero.
     
  3. dougglos

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    Many thanks for your advice - worked perfectly!! Best regards. (Marking "Solved").
     
  4. PSCO2007

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    Good advice - that's been annoying me for a while and I just had to delete the new ones constantly.:D

    +1
     
  5. stantley

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    You're welcome to both of you.

    Killed two birds with one stone. :)
     
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