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How to Clear the Most Used Apps from Windows Start Menu

The Most used apps list on the Start menu will store and display your recently opened apps. If you don't like Windows keeps a record of programs you use frequently, read on this guide, it will show you how to remove the most used programs from the Start Menu in seconds.


How to hide the most used apps from Start Menu in Windows 10

To remove the most used apps list from Start Menu in Windows 10, here's how:

Step 1: Open Settings app. Click on Personalization icon.

Step 2: Click the Start tab. On its right pane, set toggle button under Show most used apps to Off.

Hide the most used apps

How to clear recently opened programs in Windows 7

To clear the record of recently opened programs on the Start menu, here's how:

Step 1: In Windows 7, right-click the Start, then click Properties.

Step 2: On the Start Menu tab, uncheck the Store and display recently opened programs in the Start menu, when done, click Apply.

Clear the record of recently opened programs

If you want to hide your recently opened documents/files from the Start menu, uncheck the Store and display recently opened items in the Start menu and the taskbar box as well.

Note: This setting will also turn off the suggestion history for the Run (Win+R) command dialog in Windows 7.