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Hide username from new Start menu.

This setting can hide the presently logged in user’s name from the new Start menu.

Tweak for : Windows XP, Windows 2003
Presently logged in user’s name is displayed at the top of the new Start menu. This setting can hide the display of the username from the new Start menu.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. You can create a DWORD value “NoUserNameInStartMenu”, if this value does not exist.

Now, right-click and modify the value data to “1” which can hide the username. However, if you want to show the username back, change the value to “0” or delete the “NoUserNameInStartMenu” value.

The changes take effect after a restart or logoff.

Disable username at top of Start menu.reg

The '.reg' file can disable username from the new Start menu.

Show username at top of Start menu (default).reg

The '.reg' file can show username in the new Start menu.

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

Username is hidden from the new Start menu.

Username is visible in the new Start menu.

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

Go to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies \Explorer\],right-click in the open area to create a DWORD Value with the name "NoUserNameInStartMenu" in "Explorer" key.

Next, right-click on "NoUserNameInStartMenu" and click on 'Modify'.

Finally, enter the value "1" (Base Hexadecimal) in the text box and click on 'OK'.

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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