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Monday, February 3, 2014

Recent Items and Jump lists

On Windows 7 you might not want your users to be able to see the recent opened documents in the start menu.

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Or in the jump list of the program.

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And finally nor in the application as shown here:

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One way to deal with this is to clear the history at logoff, we can force this by a GPO:

User Configuration – Policies –Administrative Templates – Start Menu and Taskbar - Clear history of recently opened documents on exit

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Another way is to remove the feature completely by using this GPO:

User Configuration – Policies –Administrative Templates – Start Menu and Taskbar – Do not keep history of recently opened documents

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If this GPO is enabled an application like word will show this instead:

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And if you also want to remove the recent Item from the Start menu (Should the user have added it), use this GPO:

User Configuration – Policies –Administrative Templates – Start Menu and Taskbar – remove recent items menu from Start Menu

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And recent items is gone:

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