Stop wasting space on my Start menu, Cisco VPN.
November 13, 2012 9:24 AM Subscribe
How do I exempt certain programs from appearing in my Start menu's "recently used programs" list?
posted by Sternmeyer to computers & internet (4 answers total)
I really hope this is doable. It's been driving me nuts. I'm using Windows 7 if it matters.
I love two features of the Start menu: Store and display recently opened programs and Store and display recently opened items. I really don't want to turn these features off. What I want is to create exceptions for certain programs.
For example, I use IrfanView every single day about a zillion times a day, so it shows up pretty high on my Start menu list, but I never start it from there. I start it by doubleclicking files directly, so it's a waste of space on my Start menu. Same thing with the program I use to print to my plotter. It shows up in the Start menu because I print all the time, but I access it via the system tray thingy that starts up with Windows.
Can I stop certain programs from appearing in my Start menu while still allowing others? The only workaround I have found is to pin all my programs that I want in there and then disable Windows from storing recently used programs. There must be a better way. I can't install any third party software because it's a company PC.