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There are some programs that are highlighted in the start menu because I haven't used them yet. I overall love this feature, but don't want it to apply to a few specific programs.

How do I turn it off?( ONLY for these few files)... Is there an option or something?

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I believe it's all or none. You can run those select few programs a few times, clearing the highlight. –  Hand-E-Food Oct 10 '11 at 3:18
    
They just go away after a while. But, if you want to make them go away, one would add a ROT13 encoded string of the application's path to the UserAssist registry key under under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\UserAssist. There would probably be a tool for this, but like I said, they fade away after like a week anyway. –  Motes Apr 14 at 19:27

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For individual items that display in the start menu that you do not wish to show - right click then click remove from list, it should not display again.
For:- if you do not want flesh installs to show in menu'( have not use them yet )
On the Start button, bottom left, right click and select properties,
Click on the start menu tab -> click on Customize Start Menu .
Uncheck highlight newly installed programs (between Games and Music) then click OK then Apply then OK

 image of porp start menu

For recently used items/ programs not to show (they can show from other sessions even if not used in this one) :-Click on start button right click and select properties .Click on the start menu tab -> in privacy uncheck items list you do not wish to be shown.

image start menu prop tab
I hope this helps

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Its not what I wanted... but I guess what I'm looking for doesn't exist. Thanks anyway. –  wizlog Oct 10 '11 at 6:16

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