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Remove cascading effect of “My Recent Documents” items in the new Start menu.

This setting enables you to control the display of “My Recent Documents” either as a folder link or cascaded menu in the new Start menu.

Tweak for : Windows XP, Windows 2003
Cascaded menu makes the items behave like menus with submenus instead of just opening the related folder. With this setting, you can make the “My Recent Documents” display its items by opening a folder link rather than as a cascaded menu.

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

Now, right-click and modify the value to “1” which can show “My Recent Documents” items as a folder link. However, if you want to cascade the items back, change the value data to “2”.

The changes take effect after a restart or logoff.

NOTE:
This setting will have no effect if you use the Classic Start menu display in Windows.

Cascade Recent Docs in Start Menu (Default).reg

The '.reg' file can cascade "My Recent Documents" items in the new Start menu.

Show Recent Docs in Start Menu.Reg

The '.reg' file can show the "My Recent Documents" items in the new Start menu as folder link.

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

Cascading “My Recent Documents” items inside the new Start menu is disabled.

Cascading “My Recent Documents” items inside the new Start menu is enabled.

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

Go to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\] and create a new 'DWORD value' as "Start_ShowRecentDocs".

Right Click on "Start_ShowRecentDocs" and select 'Modify'.

Finally, set the value data as "1" and click 'OK'.

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Category : Display > Start Menu

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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

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