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Windows® 7 Visual™ Quick Tips by Paul McFedries

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1.2. Remove an Item from Your Start Menu

You can remove Start menu program items that you no longer use, reducing the clutter and allowing other often-used programs to appear.

The left side of the main Start menu displays a list of shortcuts to the ten programs that you have used most often, so these change as you use your computer. This is useful because it means you can launch one of these programs with just a couple of mouse clicks. However, you may end up with a program that you used frequently for a while, but now intend to use only infrequently. In that case, it is best to remove that icon from the Start menu to make room for another often-used program.

Similarly, you may have pinned a program to the top of the Start menu, as described ...

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