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Disable the shortcut of “Command Prompt” program 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 program “Command Prompt” 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 program “Command Prompt” in Most Frequent List of Start menu.

“Cmd.exe” is the program which is used by “Windows Command Prompt”. It is a common misconception that the “Command Prompt” is same as DOS window. There are some superficial resemblances and some commands with the same name but “Command Prompt” is a 32-bit protected memory system with a totally different approach.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. If any of the subkeys “Applications\cmd.exe” is not present, create it as explained below. Then, create a string value “NoStartPage”, if this value does not exists, and leave the data blank. This removes the shortcut to the program.

However, if you want to get the program shortcut back in Start menu, delete the subkey “cmd.exe”.

The changes take effect after a restart or logoff.

NOTE:
The restrictions will apply on all user accounts created on your system.

Hide Command Prompt from MFL in simple start menu.reg

The '.reg' file can hide "Command Prompt" link from the Start menu.

Show Command Prompt in MFL of simple start menu.reg

The '.reg' file can show "Command Prompt" link in the Start menu.

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

“Windows Command Prompt" is hidden from the Start menu.

“Windows Command Prompt" is visible in the Start menu by default.

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

Second, go to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Classes\Applications\] and create a new key "Cmd.exe".

Now, create a String value as "NoStartPage".

Keep the value data blank to disable “Windows Command Prompt” link to appear in the 'Start Menu'.

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Category : Display > Start Menu

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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

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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

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