Windows 10ConfigurationTaskbar and Start Menu

How to hide or show most used items on Start or the taskbar


By default, the most used applications list is displayed on the Start menu. You can hide that list if you want, using these instructions.

1. Right-click on the desktop and select Personalize.


2. When the Personalization window appears click on Start in the left menu.


3. To hide or show most used and recently added apps and items on the taskbar or Start menu, turn on or off the corresponding switches:

  • Show most used apps
  • Show recently added apps
  • Show recently opened items on Start or the taskbar

Hide the most used items list

4. Close the Personalization window.