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.
EXAMPLE: "Recently added" apps list on Start menu
Remove Specific App from Recently Added List on Start Menu
Open the Start menu . (see screenshots below)
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.
Turn On or Off Show Recently Added Apps on Start Menu in Settings
Open Settings (Win+I).
Click/tap on Personalization on the left side, and click/tap on Start on the right side. (see screenshot below)
Turn On (default) or Off Show recently added apps for what you want on the right side. (see screenshot below)
You can now close Settings if you like.