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Vista start menu shows your most frequently used apps, which is great, I love it.

However, there are some apps which I use frequently through shell or such, that I do not want to appear on that menu. Winrar, Media Player Classic, Infranview...

I can right click on it to remove it, but it'll return to the menu shortly, how can I set it so that those apps never appear on the start menu.

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Do you mean on the Start Menu's recent list? – SLaks Mar 29 '10 at 19:32
yes i believe so.... – Ben Mar 29 '10 at 19:42

I have used the customized the recent items menu to zero and then pinned the items I want to see on a regular basis to the Start Menu creating my own custom start menu with no annoying recent items menu.

Right Click on the Taskbar/Properties/Start Menu/Customize

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You can go through you list of applications and RightClick/Pin to Start Menu any and all programs you want to appear on your start menu. You can even drag them into any order you wish.

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That's true, but that would mean not having a recent list. I like the recent list, just with exceptions. – Ben Mar 30 '10 at 19:36

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