• This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.

I Need to Fix Recent Items...

M

mccdaddy

#1
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.
 

My Computer

L

Larry

#2
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...011-0dbac486a0f1)&rn=All+Windows+Vista+Forums
 

My Computer

M

mccdaddy

#3
"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...011-0dbac486a0f1)&rn=All+Windows+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
 

My Computer

CrucialHoax

Action is Knowledge
Vista Guru
Messages
1,033
#4
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
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    Intel Neo
    Memory
    2GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intergrated Intel Graphics
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    10.1
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 800
    Hard Drives
    160GB
    PSU
    Power Adapter
    Case
    It's special, it flips open :)
    Mouse
    Touchpad
    Keyboard
    Acer
    Internet Speed
    Down: 16mb/s Up: 1.6mb/s
    Other Info
    I killed my HP Laptop :'(
M

mccdaddy

#5
"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...i/thread/0618a2f1-4d7c-4886-8f58-369b05a0f498)
>
>
> --
> 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
 

My Computer

G

Gene E. Bloch

#6
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...i/thread/0618a2f1-4d7c-4886-8f58-369b05a0f498)
>>
>>
>> --
>> 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/windows-platform/articles/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
 

My Computer

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 1, Guests: 0)