Disable Taskbar History for Windows 7

Windows 7 incorporated special processing for items located on its Taskbar.


In the case of Internet Explorer, a right-click on its shortcut Icon, will include a History of recently visited sites in the popup menu.


Some like this, some do not.


If you wish to disable this functionality, you should be able to so with the instructions below.



1. Right-Click the Windows Icon


2. Select Properties from the dropdown menu


3. On the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties window:

    a. Choose the Start Menu tab on the 

    b. Click to remove the checkmark for 
        Store and display recently opened items in the Start menu and the taskbar


    c. Click the Apply button

    d. Click OK button



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