Xp recently used programs list

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by yamaha-98, Dec 14, 2002.

  1. yamaha-98

    yamaha-98 Guest

    My recently used programs list has disappeared from the start menu. I have tried everything i know to get it back.I have 2 systems both run xp pro, both have windowblinds installed. I have tried disabling windowblinds, still no good. The second system has no probs with or without windowblinds running. All i can think is maybe a registry entry is missing.Does anyone know which entries control this function.

    Any ideas anyone.
    thanks
     
  2. sboulema

    sboulema Moderator

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    right click the taskbar -> property -> startmenu -> change -> advanced
    (could be slight different, translating from dutch ;))

    have a look at the dialog, maybe you will find it there.
     
  3. yamaha-98

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  4. yoyo

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    On the general tab of Start Menu properties-customize dialogue, you can specify how many programs are displayed in the most frequently used programs list. This is not by chance set to zero?
     
  5. yamaha-98

    yamaha-98 Guest

    Set at 4 still ,think its a registry problem, dont know which entries
    to check though.

    Thanks anyway
     
  6. yoyo

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    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
    or
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

    If the value for NoStartMenuMFUProgramsList is set to 1 change it to 0.
     
  7. yamaha-98

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    I tried adding a dword value to both these ,but still wont work.
    Im baffled.
     
  8. yoyo

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    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
    Registry Value:"NoInstrumentation" 0x00000001 (1) Prevents the system from remembering the programs run, paths
    followed, and documents used.

    No other ideas at the moment.
     
  9. yamaha-98

    yamaha-98 Guest

    This is weird, my second system shows the recent used programs list. After searching its registry for "nostartmenumfu........"it does not have this entry anywhere. Both systems have the "noinstrumentation" entry set at "0". Its not a serious problem so it looks like i will have to live with it.

    thanks for the help.
     
  10. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    wow.. thread resurrection. Matt, in the future, please look at the dates in the threads :) This one is almost 6 years old! :)