Personalization Add or Remove Recently Added apps on Start Menu in Windows 11

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The Start menu is comprised of three sections: Pinned, All apps, and Recommended.

The Start menu contains shortcuts of all your apps, settings, and files.

The Recommended section on the Start menu shows a list of your recently installed apps (aka: "Recently added") and recently opened items.

This tutorial will show you how to add or remove recently added apps on the Start menu for your account in Windows 11.


Contents

  • Option One: Remove Specific App from Recently Added List on Start Menu
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Show Recently Added Apps on Start Menu in Settings


EXAMPLE: "Recently added" apps list on Start menu
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OPTION ONE

Remove Specific App from Recently Added List on Start Menu


1 Open the Start menu :win:. (see screenshots below)

2 Perform one of the following actions:
  • Under Recommended, right click on a Recently added app you want to remove, and click/tap on Remove from list.
  • Click/tap on the More button under Recommended, right click on a Recently added app you want to remove, and click/tap on Remove from list.
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OPTION TWO

Turn On or Off Show Recently Added Apps on Start Menu in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Personalization on the left side, and click/tap on Start on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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3 Turn On (default) or Off Show recently added apps for what you want on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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4 You can now close Settings if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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