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Disable the shortcut of “Pinball” game 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 game “Pinball” from appearing in the list.

Tweak for : Windows XP
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 game “Pinball” in Most Frequent List of Start menu.

“Pinball” is a board game in the entertainment pack under Programs > Games in the Start menu. “pinball.exe” is the executable program for this game.

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

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

The changes take effect after a restart or logoff.

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

Hide Pinball from MFL in simple start menu.reg

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

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

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

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

“Pinball" is hidden from the Start menu.

“Pinball" game 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 "Pinball.exe".

Now, create a String value as "NoStartPage".

Keep the value data blank to disable “Pinball” game 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).

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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