Turn off personalized menus

Disables personalized menus. Windows personalizes long menus by moving recently used items to the top of the menu and hiding items that have not been used recently. Users can display the hidden items by clicking an arrow to extend the menu. If you enable this setting the system does not personalize menus. All menu items appear and remain in standard order. Also this setting removes the “Use Personalized Menus” option so users do not try to change the setting while a setting is in effect. Note: Personalized menus require user tracking. If you enable the “Turn off user tracking” setting the system disables user tracking and personalized menus and ignores this setting. Tip: To Turn off personalized menus without specifying a setting click Start click Settings click Taskbar and Start Menu and then on the General tab clear the “Use Personalized Menus” option.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> Policies -> Explorer # Intellimenus

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Start Menu and Taskbar


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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