In Windows 10, how can you list recently used apps in the start menu?
In Windows 7, recently used (and frequently used) apps would appear automatically.
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It only takes a minute to sign up.Sign up to join this community
I don’t think this is exactly what you’d hoped for, but it seems it’s the best Microsoft has available.
Joy Kemprai replied on September 17, 2015
Microsoft Support Engineer
Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community. I understand your concern and I am glad to assist you.
It is very simple. With the new Windows 10 you can access a lot of Windows functions and features by simply typing in the search bar or asking Cortana.
Here’s how you can personalize it.
Type ‘recently’ in the search bar and click on ‘Show recently opened items in jump list on Start or the Task Bar’.
On clicking on it, it should take you to the personalization Window and from the start category, you have to turn on ‘Show recently opened items in jump list on Start or the Task Bar’.
You’re good to go.
The only way I found is the following:
It is not really the functionality from the older Windows versions, but still it is better than the list of most used ones.