Windows 7 start menu is not tracking recently used programs, if pinned to task bar RRS feed

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  • Hi everyone,

    recently a customer made me aware of an interesting behavior of the Windows 7 start menu.

    The Windows 7 start menu tracks the recently used programs and displays them right away, when you open it. This works fine for most programs, accept those pinned to the taskbar. If an application is pinned to the taskbar, it does not appear in the list of recently used programs in the start menu.

    Is this a bug or a Feature? If somebody could post a link to a MS TechNet article, blog post or something like that, I would appreciate it. Otherwise my stupid customer burns another MS Support call ...

    Thanks for your help.

    ----------------------- Greetings from Germany, Martin

    Thursday, June 20, 2013 11:59 AM


  • It is by design. You can view the recent list if you right click the icon on the taskbar.

    Niki Han
    TechNet Community Support

    • Marked as answer by Niki Han Monday, July 8, 2013 3:17 AM
    Friday, June 21, 2013 3:11 AM