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Author:  OldGrantonian [ Tue May 05, 2020 12:19 am ]
Post subject:  Recently used programs no longer appear on Start menu

I have Classic Shell 4.3.0, in Win 10 Pro. It has been working fine for a few years. But recently, the "recent programs" section is empty.

The "Start Menu Style" in Settings is "Classic with two columns"

Previously, when I clicked "Start", I could see, from top to bottom in left column:

- 4 pinned programs
- About 6 recently used programs
- "Programs"
- "Apps"

Now, there's an empty gap between the pinned programs and "Programs". As a result the height of the Start menu is clearly less than normal.

I would be grateful for advice on how to restore the recently used programs.

Thanks.

Author:  juniper7 [ Tue May 05, 2020 12:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Recently used programs no longer appear on Start menu

Recent items and jumplists seem to be tied to one another in CSM and Win 10 Start settings.

I would check that jumplist setting on Windows 10 Personalize Start settings
and CSM jumplist settings, and Recent programs settings are enabled correctly.

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Author:  OldGrantonian [ Tue May 05, 2020 1:15 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Recently used programs no longer appear on Start menu

@juniper7, Your screenshot for "Main Menu" tab shows "Recent Progams" selected.

But I had "Frequent programs" selected.

When I reversed these two selections, I got my previous Start menu back. All very mysterious - I don't think I've changed these options for years.

Anyway, thanks for your help.

Author:  juniper7 [ Tue May 05, 2020 1:56 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Recently used programs no longer appear on Start menu

I guess sometime recently your settings got reset somehow?

The "Frequent programs" is the default setting.
For me, I never liked it so I changed it at some point.

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