Disable Recent Items: In the following simple solution, I cover the process of Disabling or Hiding the Recent Items List in Windows Vista. There are cases in which one might want to disable remove the Recent Items List entirely from the Start Menu. This Vista Recent Items List is basically a doorway to your most recent activity and maybe you don’t want your recent activity exposed.
Clearing the Recent Items List in Windows Vista. In the following simple solution, I’ll show you how to Clear Recent Items on your Windows Vista PC. Much like the Windows XP tutorial on how to Clear Recent Documents, clearing your Vista Recent Items is a step towards removing traces of personal browsing history on your PC. The Recent Items List is used to display your most recently accessed files or programs in an effort to make it easier to quickly access those programs or files at a later point in time.