Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Removing previously-used shortcuts

Last response: in Windows XP
Share
Anonymous
June 11, 2005 1:02:39 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Over time, I have installed and removed a good number of applications and
utilities that had placed shortcut icons in my taskbar. The list of
shortcuts in Taskbar > properties > "Customize" now contains many more
previously-used icons than those that are presently used. I would like to
purge the menu of the unused shortcuts or at least prevent it from
displaying the list of shortcuts that are ancient history.

Is there a simple method to accomplish this?
Anonymous
June 12, 2005 3:41:16 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Delete them from the registry

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;q283084

Regards
Mark Dormer

"Drew Moreland" <drewmore@bogusmail.net> wrote in message
news:elWRSXobFHA.2524@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Over time, I have installed and removed a good number of applications and
> utilities that had placed shortcut icons in my taskbar. The list of
> shortcuts in Taskbar > properties > "Customize" now contains many more
> previously-used icons than those that are presently used. I would like to
> purge the menu of the unused shortcuts or at least prevent it from
> displaying the list of shortcuts that are ancient history.
>
> Is there a simple method to accomplish this?
>
Anonymous
June 12, 2005 3:41:17 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Thank you. That worked quite nicely!

"Mark Dormer" <markd@mvpsx.org> wrote in message
news:unSa6sobFHA.3032@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Delete them from the registry
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;q283084
>
> Regards
> Mark Dormer
>
> "Drew Moreland" <drewmore@bogusmail.net> wrote in message
> news:elWRSXobFHA.2524@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> Over time, I have installed and removed a good number of applications and
>> utilities that had placed shortcut icons in my taskbar. The list of
>> shortcuts in Taskbar > properties > "Customize" now contains many more
>> previously-used icons than those that are presently used. I would like to
>> purge the menu of the unused shortcuts or at least prevent it from
>> displaying the list of shortcuts that are ancient history.
>>
>> Is there a simple method to accomplish this?
>>
>
>
!