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One feature of windows that I have never used is the "Documents" tab in the task bar.  It just sits there and tells snoopers on my computer which documents I have accessed.  How can I disable this feature?

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Try this

Start > Run gpedit.msc

Local Computer Policy > User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Start Menu & Task Bar

On the right hand pane look for "Remove Documents menu...." and double click on it and then Enable it.


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Also you do this

Open Tweak to the IE tab. Deselct the "Add new documents to Documents on the Start Menu".
This will disallow any documents you open to be added to the list.

And/Or
Deselect "Show Documents on the Start Menu"

Tweak

http://download.cnet.com/downloads/0-1461985-100-2830963.html

or
http://www.microsoft.com/ntworkstation/downloads/PowerToys/Networking/NTTweakUI.asp

or
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsme/guide/tweakui.exe
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Also from my first comment this is the official explainatiion.

"Removes the Documents menu from the Start menu.

The Documents menu contains links to the non-program files that users have most recently opened. It appears so that users can easily reopen the documents.

You can use this policy, in coordination with the "Do not keep history of recently opened documents" and "Clear history of recently opened documents on exit" policies in this folder, to customize your policy for managing access to recently opened files.

Also, see the Maximum number of Recent documents" policy located in User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Explorer."
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Actually Enabling the "Do not keep history of recently opened documents" in the Group Policy would do the trick of not allowing a history being kept of what you have opened.
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Worked perfectly

Thank you
Andrew
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you are welcome. >:)
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