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grandpa

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Hi

Somewhere I know there is a small programm which removes Past items from the Start Menu ( Task Bar & Start Menu) Only I can't find it. Anyone know where its hiding.

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Right click on the task bar, choose properties, then Start Menu tab and "customize".

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Hi Grandpa,

One quick way to do this if you have Windows XP is simply to right-click on the program in your start menu and select 'Remove From This List' or 'Delete.' Keep in mind though that if you want to remove programs the best way is to use Add/Remove Programs under the Control Panel.

Hope this helps,

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Hi

Apologies guys I don't think I explained myself very well.

When I right click on a vacant space in the tool bar>properties>customize. A window called customize Notification appears, I know ther is a small piece of software which will clear the Past Items. Tahts what Im looking for.

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When you click customize, on the General tab, in the center, is a box called "programs". You can clear the list and set it to 0 to not display most recently used programs when you click the Start button.

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Hi Johanna

I must be thick, but for the life of me I can't find what your talking about. I have XP home with SP2, don't know whether that makes any dif.

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Do you mean the start button, or the system tray near the clock?
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aha. for that you need to do a minor registry edit

go here

http://support.micro...B;EN-US;Q283084
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Hi guys,

I've found the programm, xp_pastitems VBScript but can't get it to work. When I click on the download it opens in notepad. Ive tried disabling antivirus, spybot, adaware,spyblaster, still can't get pastitems to run. Must be doing something wrong. Any suggestions.

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Is this what you are after?
Right click on an empty space of the taskbar > click on start menu> click on classic start menu>click on customise>click on remove this will give a list of the programs in the start menu and the accessories etc
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Hi peterm

No, what Im after is a small programme, as per my previous post call xp_pastitems, Ive found it, but can't for the life of me,get it to run.

Many thanks for your help. Appreciated.

Kind regards

Grandpa
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peterm

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I Know you want to get the program to run
where did you get it from.
What are you trying to remove can you give me an example is it like
you go to start > programs and there is a program listed there that you no longer have?
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Hi

The prgramme xp_pastitemsVBS. I am trying to remove Past Items .When I right click on a vacant space in the tool bar>properties>customize. A window called Customize Notification appears, I know there is a small piece of software which will clear the Past Items section.

When I click on the download all I get is

'xp_pastitems.vbs - Remove Past Items from the System Tray
'Based on fixes by Doug Knox and Kelly Theriot.
'© Doug Knox and Kelly Theriot - 8/23/2003

Message = "To work correctly, the script will close" & vbCR
Message = Message & "and restart the Windows Explorer shell." & vbCR
Message = Message & "This will not harm your system." & vbCR & vbCR
Message = Message & "Continue?"

X = MsgBox(Message, vbYesNo, "Notice")

If X = 6 Then

On Error Resume Next

Set WshShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")

WshShell.RegDelete "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\TrayNotify\IconStreams"
WshShell.RegDelete "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\TrayNotify\PastIconsStream"

Set WshShell = Nothing

On Error GoTo 0

For Each Process in GetObject("winmgmts:"). _
ExecQuery ("select * from Win32_Process where name='explorer.exe'")
Process.terminate(0)
Next

MsgBox "Finished." & vbcr & vbcr & "© Doug Knox and Kelly Theriot", 4096, "Done"

Else

MsgBox "No changes were made to your system." & vbcr & vbcr & "© Doug Knox and Kelly Theriot", 4096, "User Cancelled"

End If

I cant get it to run. It used to work,

Many thanks

Grandpa
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do you have the link from where you got the program

Try this link
delete icons

Edited by peterm, 23 February 2006 - 04:14 AM.

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Hi

Thanks for that.

I can download but for some reason the download won't run when I click on it.I have disabled, firewall, spybot,adaware. I do have spyblaster I disabled that, but still can't get it to run.
Any thoughts.

many thanks

Grandpa

Edited by grandpa, 23 February 2006 - 04:31 AM.

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