Start menu is quite often used in our computer life; a little rearrangement of the Start menu can save you a lot of time and will improve efficiency. The operation is often simple that you only need to modify a few registry settings. Learn below on how to customize your Start menu.
Windows Start menu> Run> Type regedit into the open blank> Hit Enter
After the Registry Editor Window displays, Choose HKEY_CURRENT_USER in the left panel.
Expand the branch by clicking on the + sign.
Keep expanding the following keys: Software> Microsoft> CurrentVersion> Polices> Explorer
Right click on Explorer> New> DWORD Value
Note: In order to customize the Start Menu, you have to change the name and Value Data of these DWORD Values.
Below are a few examples about how to hide options on Start Menu.
Hide “My Recent Documents”: Enter the DWORD value name as “NoRecentDocsMenu”, and change the value to 1.
Hide “Taskbar Settings”, Change the DWORD value name into “NoSetTaskbar”, and change the value to 1.
Hide “Log Off”, change the DWORD value name into “NoLogOff”, and change the value to 1.
Conclusion: Just follow the same way to modify any settings you want to change. Later, if you want to undo the settings, change the values to 0. It’s easy to achieve.