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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:43 pm 
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I have upgraded Windows 10 to the Creator Edition and now I have lost some functionality. In Windows 7 or two column classic mode the recent applications no longer appear at all. I have uninstalled and reinstalled with out success. In two column mode only the programs that I have pinned appear.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:51 pm 
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For Windows 10 Creators Update, you might need to change a few Windows settings before your Start menu list of most-used programs works. There is a newly introduced option in the operating system's Settings app -> Privacy: "Let Windows track app launches to improve start and search results". Turn it on.

Then go to Settings -> Personalization -> Start and turn on "Show most used apps". After turning these on, your Start Menu frequent programs list will be functional once again.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:32 pm 
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That did it. Thanks

(Why can't Windows just be an platform for launching programs instead of some kind of convoluted "awesome" user experience that Microsoft is trying to turn in to? <Rhetorical Question>)


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:52 pm 
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MS also ripped out "Advanced Display Options".

The "awesome" user experience you wrote about is 100 years old and called the "Model T" - any color as long as it's black.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:05 pm 
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Hello,

My first foray into W10 has been the creators update. So far, not impressed.

The solution here doesn't work for me. I've also checked my group policy (User>Admin>Start Menu). The "Turn off user tracking" which controls the display of frequently used programs is not configured (meaning they should be shown).

Is there any where else that I need to check to make this work?

@cornan: The "awesome" user experience you wrote about is 100 years old and called the "Model T" - any color as long as it's black.
Some things are timeless and should never be removed. The advanced display options is not the only "awesome" feature of Windows that has been removed since W7. So much is gone the whole W10 experience feels hollow and empty :)

Thank you.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:00 pm 
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I refer to the Creator edition of Win10 and in particular to the disappearance of custom selected TaskBar shortcuts.

The issue being when rebooting or starting a computer the selected shortcut that has been 'pinned to the Taskbar' just disappears and never to be seen again. I have examined and monitored the creation of any given pinned shortcut - it is seen on he taskbar and is also seen as a file within the path of Quicklaunch.

I am not sure where to head right now as I have spent almost 18 hours with Microsoft Answer Desk Agents where they have got me to reinstall the Creator edition (3 times !) and Win10 Anniversary edition once. The actions were just to prove that the Anniversary version capably handled and retained pinned taskbar items - which it proved to be capable of retaining shortcuts. One AnswerDesk Agent decided to claim a bug within the Creator edition.

Does any one have a simular experience with the selected taskbar items dissappearing on restarting of a computer?

I wonder whether the issue is any way related to Classic Shell as I notice that after upgrading to the Anniversary or Creator editions a Classic Menu screen prompt is displayed requesting that Classic menu be updated. Updated by way of hitting the yes or no button but no upgrade is undertaken. My version of Classic Shell is 4.3.0.

I would like to upgrade to the Creator edition but not while there is this issue of disappearing customised TaskBar shortcuts until it is some how solved - I am staying with the Anniversary edition.

Could this be an issue with Classic Shell? If not has any one experienced this issue with the Creator edition?

I look forward to hearing from forum members.

Thank you


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