How to Enable or Disable Most Used Apps on Start Menu in Windows 10


The Most used group on your Start menu All apps list will show up to 6 of your frequently opened apps to make it easier to open them from as needed.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the ability to show most used apps on the Start Menu All apps list for all users in Windows 10.

You must be signed in as an administrator to enable or disable showing "Most used" on the Start Menu.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: Enable or Disable Most used on Start Menu in Local Group Policy Editor
  • Option Two: Enable or Disable Most used on Start Menu using a REG file


EXAMPLE: Enable and Disable "Most used" apps List on the Start Menu
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Enable or Disable Most Used Apps on Start Menu in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Enable or Disable Most Used Apps on Start Menu in Windows 10
Enable or Disable Most used on Start Menu in Local Group Policy Editor

The Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

All editions can use Option Two below.

1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

2. In the left pane of the Local Group Policy Editor, click/tap on to expand Computer Configuration, Administrative Templates, and Start Menu and Taskbar. (see screenshot below)

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3. In the right pane of Start Menu and Taskbar, double click/tap on the Remove frequent programs list from the Start Menu policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

4. Do step 5 (enable) or step 6 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


 5. To Enable Most used on Start Menu

A) Select (dot) Not Configured or Disabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

Not Configured is the default setting.


 6. To Disable Most used on Start Menu

A) Select (dot) Enabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

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7. When finished, you can close the Local Group Policy Editor if you like.

8. You can either restart the explorer process, sign out and sign in, or restart the computer to apply.






Enable or Disable Most Used Apps on Start Menu in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Enable or Disable Most Used Apps on Start Menu in Windows 10
Enable or Disable Most used on Start Menu using a REG file

The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD values in the registry keys below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

NoInstrumentation DWORD
(delete) = Enable

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

NoInstrumentation DWORD
NoStartMenuMFUprogramsList DWORD

(delete) = Enable
1 = Disable



1. Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Enable Most used on Start Menu

This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Enable_Most_Used_apps_list_on_Start_Menu.reg

download


 3. To Disable Most used on Start Menu

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Disable_Most_Used_apps_list_on_Start_Menu.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. You can either restart the explorer process, sign out and sign in, or restart the computer to apply.

8. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn