Start menu/my recent documents



Lindsey
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
I was wandering, I really like the start menu/ My recent documents tab but
it seems to me it could be way more useful. Like having the ability to sort
my recent documents by file type or being able to expand the recent files to
30 files instead of 10. Is there any way of changing it or any 3rd party apps
that would create the same effect?

WTC
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
"Lindsey" <Lindsey@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:731CF1FC-6CC5-42CD-8ACE-6846E42814A0@microsoft.com...
> I was wandering, I really like the start menu/ My recent documents tab
> but
> it seems to me it could be way more useful. Like having the ability to
> sort
> my recent documents by file type or being able to expand the recent
> files to
> 30 files instead of 10. Is there any way of changing it or any 3rd
> party apps
> that would create the same effect?


To change the Max number of recent documents:

[HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
Name: MaxRecentDocs
Type: RED_DWORD
Data : enter the # of recent doc in a *decimal* value.

If you are using XP Pro, use Group Policy editor

User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components >
Windows Explorer > Maximum number of recent documents.

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William

Wesley Vogel
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
Visit here...
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Read the instructions at the top.
210. Right hand side
Change the Number of Recent Documents to 25

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

In news:731CF1FC-6CC5-42CD-8ACE-6846E42814A0@microsoft.com,
Lindsey <Lindsey@discussions.microsoft.com> hunted and pecked:
> I was wandering, I really like the start menu/ My recent documents tab but
> it seems to me it could be way more useful. Like having the ability to
> sort my recent documents by file type or being able to expand the recent
> files to 30 files instead of 10. Is there any way of changing it or any
> 3rd party apps that would create the same effect?


Start menu/my recent documents