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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.

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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
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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.


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

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@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

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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

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