Tip: Stop a progam apprearing in start menu

The start menu in Windows XP and I assume Vista can be set to list frequently used programs. This can be all fine and dandy, but what if you don’t want it to?

Well there’s not a pretty way to do it, you have to dive into the registry, but here it is:

  1. Click Start – Run and type regedit and click OK.
  2. Navigate to ‘HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTApplicationsYourAppName.exe
  3. Add a new REG_SZ string value and call it ‘NoStartPage’
  4. Quit Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.

The program will no longer appear in the most frequently used programs list.