Windows 11: How to Disable Recommendations from the Start Menu

THE Windows 11 arrived with many new features. Some of which we like more and others, on the other hand, not so much. It is clear that everyone has different opinions and tastes about the parts of the operating system.

One of the things that stands out the most is change Home menu. Windows 11 replaced the tiles with simple icons. But perhaps the most important thing, and what has caught the attention of some users, is that there is now a section “recommended”, Which takes up half of the menu space.

This recommended section consists of two main things: created or downloaded files, and recently installed applications. The goal is to make it easier to access this content – which Windows considers important. But on the other hand, it can make it easier to find some sensitive information. Or maybe you just didn’t like it and don’t want that kind of quick access to the latest content. So what’s the advice?

If you want to hide this recommended content from the Start menu in Windows 11, be aware that it is possible, yes. Unfortunately, hiding this content does not give you extra space in the menu. See what to do:

Hide recommended content from the Start menu

If you want to hide your latest files and apps from the home menu, you’ll need to remove the recommended content. But know that even when hidden, this partition still takes up space and is an “empty” space in the menu.

If you still want it, follow these steps:

Phase 1: Open the Start menu and click settings.


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Step 2: From the menu on the left, click “personalization”.

Step 3: In the “personalization“click”start”.

Step 4: On the page that opens, you’ll see three items, two of which are enabled by default. To remove all recommended content from the Start menu, make sure all three options are turned off.

Warning: Disable itemView recently opened items in Startup, Quick Lists, and File Manager“also means that you can’t see the latest files on the Quick Access page and in Windows Explorer. This also applies to the jump lists that are displayed in some applications when you right-click the taskbar.

Overall, this is a fairly straightforward process. If, instead of hiding all the content, you just want to hide a specific file or application from the Start menu, open the menu, right-click the item you want to delete, and then click “Remove from this list”.

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Source: XDA Developers

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