Windows Vista by default shows the most recently used programs on the start menu, and there’s a submenu for recently used files. Call me a privacy nut, but I’ve never been a fan of having either one show up.
Right-click on the Start button, and then click Properties. You should immediately see this dialog:
You can uncheck the “Store and display a list of recently opened files or programs” checkboxes to turn them off.
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- Published 02/5/07