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Disable the shortcut of “Address Book” utility in new Start menu (For All Users).

The Most Frequent List in new Start menu displays the application names that are regularly used. This setting can disable the shortcut of the utility “Address Book” link from appearing in the list.

Tweak for : Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows Vista
Windows displays the most frequently accessed programs, in left panel of the new Start menu called Most Frequent List. This list makes the program accessibility comfortable for users. But, with this setting you can disable the shortcut of the utility “Address Book” in Most Frequent List of Start menu.

Microsoft Windows provides an address book for managing your contacts. The “Address Book” is an application and service that enables users to keep track of people. It is a convenient place to store contact information for easy retrieval from programs such as Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, etc. This application can be accessed through Start > All Programs > Accessories menu. The “wab.exe” is the main executable program for the Address Book accessory bundled with Windows.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. Now, create a string value “NoStartPage”, if this value does not exists, and leave the data blank. This removes the shortcut to the utility.

However, if you want to get the utility shortcut back in Start menu, delete the string value.

The changes take effect after a restart or logoff.

Don't show Windows Address Book in Most Frequent List.reg

The ".reg" file can hide the "Windows Address Book" from the Most Frequent List in the Start menu.

Show Windows Address Book in Most Frequent List (Default).reg

The ".reg" file can show the "Windows Address Book" from the Most Frequent List in the Start menu.

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

The "Address Book" option is not visible in the 'Most Frequent List' in the 'Start' menu after the changes have been made in the registry.

The "Address Book" option is visible in the 'Most Frequent List' in the 'Start' menu.

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

Second, go to the [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\Applications\wab.exe\] key, right-click on the blank area in the right pane and click on "New > String Value" to create a new String value with the name "NoStartPage".

Finally, the created String value will look like below.

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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