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Disable the shortcut of “Magnifier” application 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 application “Magnifier” 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 application “Magnifier” in Most Frequent List of Start menu.

The “Windows Magnifier” is an Accessibility Tool that comes with Windows. This tool is useful for people with disabilities, as it allows the user to create a magnified area of the screen that can move around either with your cursor, keyboard or text editing movements.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. If any of the subkeys “Applications\magnify.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 application.

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

The changes take effect after a restart or logoff.

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

Hide Magnifier from MFL in simple start menu.reg

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

Show Magnifier in MFL of simple start menu (Default).reg

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

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

“Magnifier" is hidden from the Start menu.

“Magnifier" 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 "Magnify.exe".

Now, create a String value as "NoStartPage".

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

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).

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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

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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