On the Start menu, Windows 11 displays a recommended list by default. This recommended section displays files and apps that have been recently opened. However, depending on your needs, you can hide or show the recommended section items. Using the Windows Settings app, you can disable the Recommended section of the Start Menu.
If you want to hide the recommended lists on Windows 11 for whatever reason, you can do so using two methods: the Settings app and Group Policy. On Windows 11, we’ll look at both ways to show and hide the recommended list.
How to Show or Hide Recommended list in Start Menu on Windows 11 using Settings app?
- Open the Settings app by pressing the Windows + I keys on your keyboard or any other method you prefer.
- In the left-hand pane of Windows Settings, select the Personalization category.
- Select the Start tab from the Personalization right-hand pane.
- Finally, in Start, Jump Lists, and File Explorer, toggle the toggle switch next to Show recently added apps and Show recently opened items on or off.
That is all there is to it. You can turn on or off the recommended section depending on your needs. When you open the Start menu with the recommended section turned off, you’ll see a message that says, “To show your recent files and new apps, turn them on in Start settings.”
How to Show to Hide Recommended list in Start Menu on Windows 11 using Local Group Policy Editor?
- Go to the Local Group Policy Editor and open it.
- From the left side pane of the Local Grop Policy Editor window, navigate or browse for the following path:- Start Menu and Taskbar > Administrative Templates > Computer Configuration
- In the right-hand pane, double-click on the policy Remove “Recently added” list from Start Menu to open its settings.
- Select Enabled from the drop-down menu.
- Click the Apply button. Click the OK button.
On Windows 11, you will not see recommended lists in the Start menu after completing the steps above. If you need to see the recommended list in the Start menu, repeat the steps above, but instead of selecting the Not Configured or Disabled option in step 4, select the Not Configured or Disabled option.