Show, Hide Recently added apps group in Windows 10 Start Menu

For your convenience, Windows 10 displays the programs you installed last, in the Start Menu, under the Recently added list, so that you easily open it. We have seen how to remove the items in Most Used list. Today, let us see how to show or hide the Recently added apps group in the Start Menu of Windows 10.

Remove Recently added app from Windows 10 Start Menu

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If you wish to simply remove a particular software from the Recently added list, Open your Star and right-click on the item under Recently added and select Remove from this list.

That particular item will not be displayed, when you close and re-open your Start Menu.

Hide Recently added apps group in Start Menu of Windows 10

If you wish to hide the full Recently added app group in the Windows 10 Start Menu, you can do the following.

Open Windows 10 Settings app > Personalization > Start.

Under the Customize list, you will see Show the recently added apps group. Move the slider button to the Off position.

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Open your Start Menu now and you will see that this Recently added apps group is not displayed at all.

There are several such Windows 10 Start customization tips that will personalize your Windows computing experience. Take a look at them!

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.