The Windows 7 start menu has been designed by Microsoft to display recently used programs on the first page and all installed programs that have added a start menu entry on the second page after the user clicks on the All Programs link there.
When a Windows user decides to disable the listing of recent programs that have been executed on the computer a blank start menu page is displayed instead which does not make that much sense for many users who would prefer that the programs listed under All Programs are moved to the first page so that they are accessible immediately when clicking the start menu.
This is however not the case and there is no preference to change this behavior. The only option for users who have disabled the recent programs from being listed in the Windows 7 start menu is to fill the blank start menu with program and file links.
Programs and files can be pinned to the start menu just like they can be pinned to the taskbar in Windows 7. This appears to be the only way to make use of the otherwise blank start menu in Windows 7.
It would be interesting to see if anyone came up with a better solution for the blank start menu in Windows 7. If so let us know in the comments.
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