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Windows® 7 Visual™ Quick Tips by Paul McFedries

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1.10. Display More Programs on Your Start Menu

You can customize the Start menu to display more of the programs you use most often.

The list displaying your most-frequently used programs appears on the left side of the Start menu, above All Programs. As you work with your programs, Windows 7 keeps track of how many times you launch each one. The programs that you have launched most often appear on the Start menu for easy, two-click access. The program you have used most often appears at the top of the list, followed by the next most-often-used program, and so on. When another program becomes popular, Windows 7 drops the bottom program and adds the new one.

The default Start menu shows the ten most popular programs. If you find that some of your ...

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