Turn Off This Setting To Remove ‘Most Used’ From Your Start Menu

Turn Off This Setting To Remove ‘Most Used’ From Your Start Menu
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Windows 10: The new Start menu is a welcome addition after it was removed from Windows 10. However, it does come with some new annoyances. Now, by default, your Start Menu will show you all the most used apps on your computer. If you’d rather not see that, here’s how to turn it off.

While a list of your most used apps may be handy for some, it could be bad at figuring out what you need, or maybe you just like your privacy. Either way, to get rid of it, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Start Menu.
  2. Search for “Start settings”.
  3. Under “Start” disable the toggle for “Show most used apps”.

You can also turn off “Show recently added apps” in this section, if you don’t want all of your recently installed applications to show up here. It’s worth pointing out that if you disable either of these features and later turn them back on, the history will be reset. Windows won’t remember which apps you use once you disable this. That also means this is a handy way of starting over if your usage habits change and the most used section isn’t all that helpful anymore.

How To Remove Most Used List From Start Menu In Windows 10 [Into Windows]


  • Having Acrobat Reader appear on any app list strikes me as an enormous waste of space. Who opens it and goes looking for a PDF to read?

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