In Windows 10, with default settings, when you install a new Windows app or traditional desktop program, it appears in the Recently added list of Start menu. The Recently added group shows up at the top left of the Start menu.
The feature displays the last three installed apps but you can view more apps by clicking on the Expand arrow that shows up at the end of the list. The feature allows you to quickly launch the last installed app.
Although there is nothing wrong with this feature, many users find it not so useful as one can always use the search box on the taskbar to quickly launch the recently installed app. If you don’t use the feature, you can turn it off under Start menu settings.
In this guide, we will show how to configure Windows 10 to stop displaying recently installed apps in the Start menu.
Remove newly added apps from Recently Added group in Windows 10 Start
If you are looking to remove the Recently Added group (instead of apps) from the Start, refer the directions mentioned in Method 2 (scroll down to see).
Step 1: Right-click on an app entry in the Recently Added group, click More and then click Remove from this list option.
Remove Recently Added Group from Start menu
Step 1: The first step is to open the Settings app by clicking the Settings icon on the left side of the Start menu. Alternatively, if you prefer using keyboard shortcuts, use Windows + I hotkey to launch the Settings app.
Step 2: Navigate to Personalization > Start page.
Step 4: Here, turn off the option labeled Show recently added apps toggle switch.