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Published on 11.05.09 by Brent Trahan

Prevent Recently Opened Items from Displaying In the Start Menu and Taskbar

Learn how to prevent Windows 7 from showing recently opened items in the start menu and taskbar.

Prevent Recently Opened Items from Displaying In the Start Menu and Taskbar

  1. Right-click the taskbar (the bar with the start orb and time) and then select Properties.
  2. Select the Start Menu tab in the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties window.

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  3. Uncheck Store and display recently opened items in the Start menu and the taskbar.

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  4. Click OK to save the changes.

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