Hide Recent Apps

A Custom Batch Script to Hide Recent Apps

Batch Script

The following is the Hide Recent Apps sample batch script. Copy it and save it as a .bat file. For further information on hosting this script see Quick Guide to Self-Hosting Custom Scripts.

REM This script will set the Windows 10 Start menu so that it does not highlight the recently installed applications in the start menu.
@echo off
reg add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer" /v HideRecentlyAddedApps /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
reg add "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ContentDeliveryManager" /v SubscribedContent-338388Enabled /d 0 /f

Custom Script Settings

The table below outlines all the fields that need to be set when creating this custom script.

For a detailed guide, refer to Create a Hide Recent Apps Custom Script.

Create a Hide Recent Apps Custom Script

1. Select the Control Grid tab on the top menu bar.

2. Navigate to the Applications tab.

3. Click CUSTOM SCRIPT.

4. Select Create Custom Script.

5. Enter a Name for the script, Hide Recent Apps in this example; use any name you'd like to use.

6. Enter the URL that points to the hosted script http://faronics.org/proservices/bat/hide_recent_apps.bat in this example. You might need to download this file and host it on a link that is whitelisted in your firewall.

Best Practice is to download the sample script and self-host it. You can do this for free with GitHub. See the Quick Guide to Self-Hosting Custom Scripts for more information.

7. Select the script type: Batch Script.

8. Command Line: Leave blank.

9. Select the account to Run As; either System Account or Specified User Account.

10. Click SAVE TO GRID.

Once saved, the script can be pushed to an individual computer or groups of computers. It can also be scheduled using a Policy.

For a guide on how to run your custom script, see Pushing the Script.

The script will now appear in the list of Custom Scripts. It will also be available to select from the Applications Control Grid View.

Search for the script in the grid using the search option. If your applications are grouped, you will see a column named Custom Scripts. Selecting the Custom Script header will display all the scripts that have been added to the grid.

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