The Vista Start Menu includes a sub-menu called Recent Items. It’s not a new feature in Vista but it is definitely a useful one because it lets you quickly access a document that you recently opened. When you point to Recent Items, a submenu appears listing the last few documents that you recently opened. I use this feature all the time instead of having to locate the document on my computer somewhere.

Some see this feature as a privacy risk because someone else can possibly see what documents you have been working on. If you know someone else will be using your computer, you can clear the contents of the Recent Items sub-menu using these steps:

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Right click Recent Items.
  3. Select the Clear Recent Items List option.

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