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    Default Recently used programme list...

    An irritating little problem. Typically when I hit the 'start' button in Vista I am presented with a list of the most recently used programmes. My list is blank.

    I have examined the settings under 'properties' when I right click on the space, but I'm damned if I can see why the list is missing, or how I can again switch it on.

    Any clues...?

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    Default Re: Recently used programme list...

    Do your settings look something like this?

    Ref the second pic, make sure the number of recent programs to display is set to something more than 0.

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    Default Re: Recently used programme list...

    Yes my settings windows are exactly the same. I had set the number of programmes to be displayed as '10'.

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    Default Re: Recently used programme list...

    Hmmm....

    Interesting one.

    Um.

    Anyone else got any ideas??? Google it.

    I wonder if Vista has dome something silly like deny permission to the start menu folder. You logged on as an administrator?

    Edit - the link wainui posted should sort it.
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    Default Re: Recently used programme list...

    have a look at This Article - sounds like the same problem - don't know if it will work or not - make sure you make a restore point before " Playing" with the Reg.

    Also have a read Of this here as well . <<< Might be a safer more reliable choice

    EDITED: Wratterus - just to confuse things its now got 2 links - TGIF
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    Default Re: Recently used programme list...

    I followed this: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\Explorer]

    On the Right Pane .. Delete "NoRecentDocsMenu"

    But "NoRecentDocsMenu" does not show under policies\explorer

    At least I see that I am not alone with this fault. In my case, one day the recently used programmes were showing and on the next they were gone. As I say it's more irritating than an immediate problem - I guess one gets so used to seeing, and occasionally using, the shortcuts. Maybe I'll try a restore - if I have a suitable restore point.

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    Default Re: Recently used programme list...

    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post
    EDITED: Wratterus - just to confuse things its now got 2 links -
    You would...

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