Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

VLC player is one of the item most used on my Windows 7 machine. When I click "Start", I\it appears as "pinned" at the program list.

When I mouse over to the VLC players, I will see a list of recently played videos. Now, is there anyway I can remove the recent list? I tried to remove the recent list from the VLC player application, but this doesn't remove the recent list as remembered by the Windows OS system.

share|improve this question

5 Answers 5

up vote 11 down vote accepted

For Windows 7:

  1. Go to the Taskbar and Start Menu properties
  2. Go to "Jump List", uncheck "Store and display recently opened items"
  3. Click Apply then OK
share|improve this answer

From How to Hide Recently Played Files on VLC Player

Click the Media button on the main menu, select Recent Media-> Clear. Then you have deleted the recent media list.

image

As regarding Windows 7, see this article:
How to Disable/Clear Recent MRU Items from Jump List of Windows 7

share|improve this answer
    
@Ngu Soon Hui: Where do you see a recent list in Windows? –  harrymc Sep 6 '10 at 19:02
    
@harrymc, there are two places where I can see it. 1. When I click "Start", the vlc player is pinned there. 2. When I launch vlc, and I minimize it, zoom my mouse over it, a "recent list" will also appear. Note that after I Clear everything in Recent Media ( as you show), the recent list in Windows is still there. –  Graviton Sep 7 '10 at 1:08
    
I believe you are referring to the MRU list. This may help: blogsdna.com/2324/… –  harrymc Sep 7 '10 at 6:27

I think the best way to clear them is the way outlined in this article - Clear Recent Items In Windows 7 Jumplists

share|improve this answer

This is the solution

How Clear/Disable Complete Recent List in Taskbar Jump List of windows 7

  1. Right Click on Taskbar and Select Properties
  2. Now click on Start Menu Tab
  3. Uncheck “Store and Display Recently Opened Items in the Start menu and the taskbar”

Source: http://www.blogsdna.com/2324/how-to-disableclear-recent-mru-items-from-jump-list-of-windows-7.htm

share|improve this answer

On my machine, deleting this file clears the VLC jump list:

%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations\abbca1611c617117.automaticDestinations-ms

I'm not sure how the abbca1611c617117 basename is derived, or if it will be constant across different environments.

I found it by searching for files containing known jump list entry filenames in the AutomaticDestinations folder (for example, play example.mp4 in VLC, then search for example.mp4 in files in AutomaticDestinations).

share|improve this answer

protected by Community Jul 9 at 0:12

Thank you for your interest in this question. Because it has attracted low-quality answers, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site.

Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.