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Disable the shortcut of “Microsoft Internet Explorer” browser 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 browser “Microsoft Internet Explorer” 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 browser “Microsoft Internet Explorer” in Most Frequent List of Start menu.

“Iexplore.exe” is the executable program for “Microsoft Internet Explorer”. It is a Web browser included with all versions of Windows operating system. It enables you to view Web pages, surf the net and local intranets. Latest version of “Internet Explorer” provides improved navigation, security and safety against malicious software.

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 browser.

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

The changes take effect after a restart or logoff.

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

Exclude IE from recent list.reg

The ".reg" file can hide the "Internet Explorer" from the Most Frequent List.

Include IE in recent list (Default).reg

The ".reg" file can show the "Internet Explorer" in the Most Frequent List.

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

The "Internet Explorer" option is not visible in the Start menu after the changes have been made in the registry.

The "Internet Explorer" option is visible 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\iexplore.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".

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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