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Disable pinned programs from new Start menu.

This setting disables all pinned programs from the new Start menu.

Tweak for : Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista
When a program is right-clicked and "Pin to Start menu" option is selected from the context menu, it is added to the pinned programs list. A pinned program is displayed in the new start menu for quick access to the program. This setting can remove the pinned programs list from the new Start menu.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. You can create a DWORD value “NoStartMenuPinnedList”, if this value does not exist.

Now, right-click and modify the value data to “1” which can disable pinned programs. However, if you want to show the programs back, change the value to “0” or delete the “NoStartMenuPinnedList” value.

The changes take effect after a restart or logoff.

Disable pinned programs from Start menu.reg

The '.reg' file can disable pinned programs in new Start menu.

Enable pinned programs from Start menu.reg

The '.reg' file can enable pinned programs in new Start menu.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

Pinned programs are disabled from the new Start menu.

Pinned programs are enabled by default in the new Start menu.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".

Go to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion Policies\Explorer\],right-click on "NoStartMenuPinnedList" and click on 'Modify'.

Finally, enter the value "1" (Base Hexadecimal) in the text box and click on 'OK'.

Clear the computer names searched on a network.

Category : Display > Start Menu

This setting allows you to clear the names of all computers that were passed as arguments while searching a computer on the network.

Remove the “Favorites” menu item from the Start menu (For Current User).

Category : Display > Start Menu

This setting can remove the “Favorites” menu item from the Start menu, if it is currently shown.

Remove the “Favorites” menu item from the Start menu (For All Users).

Category : Display > Start Menu

This setting can remove the “Favorites” menu item from the Start menu, if it is currently shown.

Clear the recently accessed documents list.

Category : Display > Start Menu

This setting enables you to delete the documents in "Recent Documents" folder.

Clear history of recently accessed entries on logoff.

Category : Display > Start Menu

This setting enables you to clear the recently accessed documents list on Start Menu as well as the Internet Explorer URL history, when you log off your system.

 
 
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