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  1. dazzle Win User

    Enable or Disable Most Used Apps on Start Menu in Windows 10


    How to: Enable or Disable Most Used Apps on Start Menu in Windows 10

    How to Enable or Disable Most Used Apps on Start Menu in Windows 10


    The Most used group on your Start menu All apps list will show up to 6 of your frequently opened apps to make it easier to open them from as needed.

    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the ability to show most used apps on the Start Menu All apps list for all users in Windows 10.

    *Warning You must be signed in as an administrator to enable or disable showing "Most used" on the Start Menu.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: Enable or Disable Most used on Start Menu in Local Group Policy Editor
    • Option Two: Enable or Disable Most used on Start Menu using a REG file

    EXAMPLE: Enable and Disable "Most used" apps List on the Start Menu

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    Enable or Disable Most Used Apps on Start Menu in Windows 10 [​IMG]

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    OPTION ONE [/i] Enable or Disable Most used on Start Menu in Local Group Policy Editor
    *note The Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

    All editions can use Option Two below.

    1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

    2. In the left pane of the Local Group Policy Editor, click/tap on to expand Computer Configuration, Administrative Templates, and Start Menu and Taskbar. (see screenshot below)

    Enable or Disable Most Used Apps on Start Menu in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    3. In the right pane of Start Menu and Taskbar, double click/tap on the Remove frequent programs list from the Start Menu policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

    4. Do step 5 (enable) or step 6 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


    5. To Enable Most used on Start Menu
    A) Select (dot) Not Configured or Disabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

    *note Not Configured is the default setting.

    6. To Disable Most used on Start Menu
    A) Select (dot) Enabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)


    Enable or Disable Most Used Apps on Start Menu in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    7. When finished, you can close the Local Group Policy Editor if you like.

    8. You can either restart the computer to apply.





    OPTION TWO [/i] Enable or Disable Most used on Start Menu using a REG file
    *note The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD values in the registry keys below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

    NoInstrumentation DWORD
    (delete) = Enable

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

    NoInstrumentation DWORD
    NoStartMenuMFUprogramsList DWORD

    (delete) = Enable
    1 = Disable



    1. Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


    2. To Enable Most used on Start Menu
    *note This is the default setting.
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Enable_Most_Used_apps_list_on_Start_Menu.reg

    Download

    3. To Disable Most used on Start Menu
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Disable_Most_Used_apps_list_on_Start_Menu.reg

    Download
    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. You can either restart the computer to apply.

    8. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

    That's it,
    Shawn


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    I somehow managed to reset the Start menu's Most Used List, so here's what I did:

    1. CCleaner - use Cleaner to clear:
    - Start Menu Shortcuts (System category)
    - Menu Order Cache (Advanced category)
    - User Assist History (Advanced category)
    2. Disabled 'Show most used apps', waited 10 seconds, then re-enabled the option again (Option 2 in the guide)
    3. Signed out and then signed back in again.

    Probably some of these steps were not needed, but I only saw the cumulative effects only after I signed out and in again.

    Now I have to figure out how to get back my desired most used apps, instead of the default ones..
     
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