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    mccdaddy Guest

    I Need to Fix Recent Items...

    I can't remember how to change the default setting of the Recent Items on the
    Start menu from alphabetical to date order in Vista Home Premium. I did it on
    my desktop a year ago- I seem to recall it was a Registry change- but on my
    laptop I'm stuck with the useless alphabetical order.

    I'd appreciate a refresher.

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  2. #2


    Larry Guest

    Re: I Need to Fix Recent Items...

    On Wed, 11 Nov 2009 13:25:02 -0800, mccdaddy
    <mccdaddy@newsgroup> wrote:

    >I can't remember how to change the default setting of the Recent Items on the
    >Start menu from alphabetical to date order in Vista Home Premium. I did it on
    >my desktop a year ago- I seem to recall it was a Registry change- but on my
    >laptop I'm stuck with the useless alphabetical order.
    >
    >I'd appreciate a refresher.
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...s+Vista+Forums


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    mccdaddy Guest

    Re: I Need to Fix Recent Items...



    "Larry" wrote:

    > On Wed, 11 Nov 2009 13:25:02 -0800, mccdaddy
    > <mccdaddy@newsgroup> wrote:
    >

    > >I can't remember how to change the default setting of the Recent Items on the
    > >Start menu from alphabetical to date order in Vista Home Premium. I did it on
    > >my desktop a year ago- I seem to recall it was a Registry change- but on my
    > >laptop I'm stuck with the useless alphabetical order.
    > >
    > >I'd appreciate a refresher.
    >
    > http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...s+Vista+Forums
    >
    > .
    >
    Larry,

    Thanks for your prompt reply, however, none of those posts at the link
    addresses my dilemma. The first one, in fact, describes how to "Manually
    create a folder picture". I read it three times and it still makes no sense.
    The others offer temporary work-arounds but none supply the Registry fix that
    originally solved the problem.

    mccd

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    Re: I Need to Fix Recent Items...

    [QUOTE=Larry;1188994]On Wed, 11 Nov 2009 13:25:02 -0800, mccdaddy
    <mccdaddy@newsgroup> wrote:

    >I can't remember how to change the default setting of the Recent Items on the
    >Start menu from alphabetical to date order in Vista Home Premium. I did it on
    >my desktop a year ago- I seem to recall it was a Registry change- but on my
    >laptop I'm stuck with the useless alphabetical order.
    >
    >I'd appreciate a refresher.
    Try this:

    Vista - Recent Items Order - Alphabetical instead of Date Accessed

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    mccdaddy Guest

    Re: I Need to Fix Recent Items...



    "CrucialHoax" wrote:

    >
    > Larry;1188994 Wrote:

    > > On Wed, 11 Nov 2009 13:25:02 -0800, mccdaddy
    > > <mccdaddy@newsgroup> wrote:

    > > > > >
    > > > >I can't remember how to change the default setting of the Recent Items
    > > > on the
    > > > >Start menu from alphabetical to date order in Vista Home Premium. I
    > > > did it on
    > > > >my desktop a year ago- I seem to recall it was a Registry change- but
    > > > on my
    > > > >laptop I'm stuck with the useless alphabetical order.
    > > > >
    > > > >I'd appreciate a refresher. > >
    > >
    > > Try this:
    > >
    > > 'Vista - Recent Items Order - Alphabetical instead of Date Accessed'
    > > (http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...8-369b05a0f498)
    >
    >
    > --
    > CrucialHoax
    > .
    >
    CrucialHoax,

    I found that site during my earlier search- it suggests an awkward
    work-around and Registry tweaks for expanding the Recent Items list but no
    solution for putting it in order of most recently used.

    What frustrates me so much is I had the instructions and didn't save them.

    mccd

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  6. #6


    Gene E. Bloch Guest

    Re: I Need to Fix Recent Items...

    On Thu, 12 Nov 2009 15:23:02 -0800, mccdaddy wrote:

    > "CrucialHoax" wrote:
    >

    >>
    >> Larry;1188994 Wrote:

    >>> On Wed, 11 Nov 2009 13:25:02 -0800, mccdaddy
    >>> <mccdaddy@newsgroup> wrote:
    >>> > > >
    >>> > >I can't remember how to change the default setting of the Recent Items
    >>> > on the
    >>> > >Start menu from alphabetical to date order in Vista Home Premium. I
    >>> > did it on
    >>> > >my desktop a year ago- I seem to recall it was a Registry change- but
    >>> > on my
    >>> > >laptop I'm stuck with the useless alphabetical order.
    >>> > >
    >>> > >I'd appreciate a refresher. > >
    >>>
    >>> Try this:
    >>>
    >>> 'Vista - Recent Items Order - Alphabetical instead of Date Accessed'
    >>> (http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...8-369b05a0f498)
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >> CrucialHoax
    >> .
    >>
    >
    > CrucialHoax,
    >
    > I found that site during my earlier search- it suggests an awkward
    > work-around and Registry tweaks for expanding the Recent Items list but no
    > solution for putting it in order of most recently used.
    >
    > What frustrates me so much is I had the instructions and didn't save them.
    >
    > mccd
    This item might help, although even the writer thinks it's a bit awkward
    :-)

    http://www.brighthub.com/computing/w...les/25434.aspx

    She also presents a couple of third-party solutions.

    I haven't looked into the article or the links, since I actually *like* the
    alphabetical sort (hangs head in shame).

    --
    Gene E. Bloch letters0x40blochg0x2Ecom

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