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  Monday, October 20, 2008 – Permalink –

Stop Program from Appearing

MFU list


To remove items from the Most Frequently Used Programs list, right-click Remove from this list. However, when you run the program again, it may reappear on the list.

You can stop a program from appearing on the Most Frequently Used Programs list. No mater how often you use the program it will never appear on this list.

  1. Click Start and select Run.
  2. Type regedit and click OK.
  3. Look for the registry key:
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\
  4. Under this key are a series of sub-keys representing the installed applications.
  5. Choose the executable you do not want to appear on the list. (for instance Excel.exe)
  6. Click Edit, point to New, and select String Value.
  7. Type NoStartPage for the value name.
  8. Close the Registry Editor.
  9. Restart the computer.


Microsoft Support:

Prevent a Program from Being Displayed in the Most Frequently Used Programs List in Windows XP

and

Start Menu (MFU) list is empty

[Edited entry from 7/6/2005]



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<Doug Klippert@ 3:14 AM

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