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The Windows 10 May 2019 update added a new feature to the search menu called Top apps which lists your most used apps.

Top apps

I want to hide this list from the search menu, just like you can do from the start menu.

I tried disabling Show most used apps in start, which, as the name suggests, only hides this from the start menu. I also tried disabling Store my activity history on this device and clearing my activity history in Windows 10's privacy settings. While disabling this option hid my recently opened files from the search menu, it didn't hide Top apps.

How can I hide Top apps from the search menu?

  • I'm also looking for a solution to this. Maybe there is a registry hack somewhere? – Michael Sep 3 '19 at 20:38
  • I couldn't find in the whole Internet! I hope you find soon and help me too. – Felipe Sep 26 '19 at 14:35
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This fix is applied and tested under windows 10 - 1903 and 1909 (Published latest 12/11/2019).

following solution :

set setting on search windows following setting :

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or with local gpo (gpedit.msc) following settings :

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clean file cache on :

C:\Users\%userprofile%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState

results :

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before

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    This removed the "Top Apps" section for me, but it also seemed to have cleared the entire search index. For example, searching for "Wordpad" returned 0 results. – Michael Dec 3 '19 at 18:31

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