How to clear the Documents menu.
Start bar settings explained.
Most people are confused what exactly the documents menu is. Let me explain it. Windows 95 added menu option as a convenience. What is does is keep track of the last 15 documents, pictures or files you have opened. It is a short cut to the most recently used files. If you clear the continence of the documents window you do not delete the file or program just a shortcut to that file or program. The one annoying thing about the documents window is if you delete a file there will be a shortcut in the documents window until you clear the documents menu.
Hit the start button then go to documents as in example below. What you see is an example of the documents menu in my computer yours will be different.
As you can see there are shortcuts in the documents menu and I would like to empty this menu. To empty the documents menu follow directions below.
After you clear the menu it will look like this.
Now I will show you step by step how to clear the Documents menu.
1st Press START ,move mouse up to SETTINGS then click TASKBAR
When you click TASKBAR the menu below will come up.
If this is your first time here let me explain the other options in this menu before we go to the START MENU PROGRAMS TAB.
Near the bottom you will see four check boxes, I will explain each check box for you.
On the left are small icons. On the right are the big icons.
Now lets move on to the reason we are here to clear the documents menu.
Click the tab on top for
START MENU PROGRAMS. Example below.
Near the bottom is the Documents Menu. All you have to do is press the clear button. This will clear the documents window, remember this will not delete any files from your computer just the shortcut to the file in the documents window.