How To Turn Off "Recent Documents"
Folks, today a ‘quick tip’- The Windows Start menu can show you a list of the files you have recently opened, which is a handy shortcut for returning to works-in-progress. This feature is called “My Recent Documents” and you can quickly and easily turn it on or off.
Tip of the day: Customize your Start menu to show your most recently opened files or, if you’re a ‘minimalist’ and want a leaner, cleaner Start Menu, do the opposite of [un-check] these steps to disable the Recent Documents feature).
Step 3: Select the “Advanced” tab, and Place a check in the checkbox labeled “List my most recently opened documents.” Now click “OK”, and “OK” again.
That’s it. You’re done. Now when you click on the Start Button, you will see the last things you were working on, and can quickly launch them by clicking their icon.
.. but the steps are the same. Select the “Start Menu” tab, and place the checks.
Today’s free link: TweakUI, a Microsoft “Power Toy”, is an applet for XP that allows for a remarkable amount of, well, “tweaking” of Windows’ behavior and appearance. “This PowerToy gives you access to system settings that are not exposed in the Windows XP default user interface, including mouse settings, Explorer settings, Taskbar settings, and more.”
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