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  1.    01 Aug 2015 #11
    Join Date : Oct 2014
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    Windows 10

    Here's mine.
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  2.    02 Aug 2015 #12
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 615
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 (build 10586)

    Perhaps clearing the Start menu's history will fix it? To do so:
    Open PC Settings, click Personalization, click Start, then slide the "Show most used apps" and "Show recently added apps" sliders to the off position then back on. Your most used apps will now display some random metro apps.
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  3.    02 Aug 2015 #13
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by You View Post
    Perhaps clearing the Start menu's history will fix it? To do so:
    Open PC Settings, click Personalization, click Start, then slide the "Show most used apps" and "Show recently added apps" sliders to the off position then back on. Your most used apps will now display some random metro apps.
    This did not work for me. Is there a "don't show me again" list that I can clear in the windows 10 registry? What used to work for fixing this issue in windows 7 does not work in Windows 10. It seems that when you click on "do not show in this list again" the shortcut is banished to a start menu black hole that does not give up its settings even when the user explicitly requests the reset via the UI slider switches. This almost HAS to be a bug, but I would like to know where the setting is so that I can manually zero it out.
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  4.    02 Aug 2015 #14
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 34
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by You View Post
    Perhaps clearing the Start menu's history will fix it? To do so:
    Open PC Settings, click Personalization, click Start, then slide the "Show most used apps" and "Show recently added apps" sliders to the off position then back on. Your most used apps will now display some random metro apps.
    Nope. Still only shows metro apps for me.
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  5.    02 Aug 2015 #15
    Join Date : May 2015
    Posts : 139
    Tried 10 Returned to 8.1

    Quote Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
    Interesting, none of my programs (Seamonkey, Everything Search, CCleaner, etc) show up under Most used either and I use them all the time.

    I agree there is a bug of some kind here.
    I agree, some sort of bug.

    Some items I have never used show in the Most Used list yet whereas other items I have used frequently never show in the list. I have also tried every possible solution here and elsewhere.
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  6.    31 Aug 2015 #16
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 44
    Windows 10

    For me it seems to depend on where the program was started from shortcut on desktop will not always shows, but if I start from all programs more likely it does.
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  7.    31 Aug 2015 #17
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 1,424
    win 10 Insider

    Strange. All six here are conventional programs.
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  8.    04 Sep 2015 #18
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 3
    windows 10

    I have this problem, too. (Surface 3 with Windows 10 Home with latest updates applied)

    The start menu "Most used" list does not show the programs that I use the most. The programs that I use regularly (like Chrome, NP++, Gimp) do not show up in that "Most used" list. Instead, that "Most used" list includes apps like "Calculator", "Alarms & Clock", and "Paint" which are apps that I have actually NEVER used!

    So, in my experience, the "Most used" list in the Windows 10 start menu is very broken.
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  9.    04 Sep 2015 #19
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 24,501
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    If you like, you could "Pin to Start" the apps you use the most as an alternative to make using them easier and faster.

    'Pin to Start' and 'Unpin from Start" items in Windows 10
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  10.    04 Sep 2015 #20
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 3
    windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    If you like, you could "Pin to Start" the apps you use the most as an alternative to make using them easier and faster.

    'Pin to Start' and 'Unpin from Start" items in Windows 10
    Yes, thanks, I am aware of that. Pinning to start is not the problem.

    I would prefer if the "Most used" applications list worked properly. Why? Well, because, using my keyboard, I like to hit the Windows key to launch the start menu, then use the arrow keys to find the program I want to start.. This, in my experience, is the fastest way to launch a program using the keyboard (and this method works great in Windows 7 and earlier). But, in Windows 10, because the left side of the start menu is basically useless to me, I have to spend extra time navigating with my arrow keys to the right side of the start menu. (Sorry, I'm sure that sounds petty! I admit: I will survive! Maybe I'll even find more efficient ways to launch my favourite programs?)

    It's also discomforting to see a feature fail so badly: listing the "Most used" programs is not a very complicated feature. If that is failing, what else is failing? What kind of house of cards are we living in?!
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