moderated Question on how too empty the run dialogue box.


Albert Cutolo
 

Good morning everyone, 

 

Using windows 10 and the latest jaws 2022, How  would I be able too empty the history from the run dialogue box?   


Annabelle Susan Morison
 

Hey Albert!
I've had that same question as well. It blows my mind that there doesn't seem to be an easy way to do this. Or maybe there is an easy way, I'm not sure!

On 08/28/2022 6:18 AM Albert Cutolo <albertc51@...> wrote:


Good morning everyone, 


Using windows 10 and the latest jaws 2022, How  would I be able too empty the history from the run dialogue box?   


Gene Warner
 

There are a couple of ways, one way is by editing the registry but I don't recommend that unless you are comfortable with editing the registry because if you make a mistake here you could end up with a non functioning Windows. Here it is:

How can I clear the Run history?
John Savill | Jan 08, 2000

A. The Run history is stored in the registry in location HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RunMRU as a series of values a-z. To delete an entry from the run menu perform the following:

Start the registry editor (regedit.exe)
Move to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RunMRU
Select the entry you wish to remove, e.g. h
Press the Del key (or select Edit - Delete) and click Yes to the confirmation
Double click the MRUList value and remove the letter you just deleted. Click OK to save the change
Close the registry editor
If you want to clear the whole Run list you can use the TweakUI utility

Start the TweakUI control panel applet (Start - Settings - Control Panel - TweakUI)
Click the Paranoia tab :-)
Check the "Clear Run history at logon"
Click the "Clear Selected Items Now"
You can then either clear the check on "Clear Run history at logon" and click OK or leave it checked to automatically clear the Run at logon

Here is a link to the actual web page where I got this, you may want to look at it because it has a link to the Tweak UI utility.

https://www.itprotoday.com/devops-and-software-development/how-can-i-clear-run-history

Gene...

On 8/28/2022 9:18 AM, Albert Cutolo wrote:
Good morning everyone,
Using windows 10 and the latest jaws 2022, How  would I be able too empty the history from the run dialogue box?


Joseph Machise
 

hey Jean would that work with windows7

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, August 28, 2022 9:45 AM
Subject: Re: Question on how too empty the run dialogue box.


There are a couple of ways, one way is by editing the registry but I
don't recommend that unless you are comfortable with editing the
registry because if you make a mistake here you could end up with a non
functioning Windows. Here it is:

How can I clear the Run history?
John Savill | Jan 08, 2000

A. The Run history is stored in the registry in location
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RunMRU
as a series of values a-z. To delete an entry from the run menu perform
the following:

Start the registry editor (regedit.exe)
Move to
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RunMRU
Select the entry you wish to remove, e.g. h
Press the Del key (or select Edit - Delete) and click Yes to the
confirmation
Double click the MRUList value and remove the letter you just deleted.
Click OK to save the change
Close the registry editor
If you want to clear the whole Run list you can use the TweakUI utility

Start the TweakUI control panel applet (Start - Settings - Control Panel
- TweakUI)
Click the Paranoia tab :-)
Check the "Clear Run history at logon"
Click the "Clear Selected Items Now"
You can then either clear the check on "Clear Run history at logon" and
click OK or leave it checked to automatically clear the Run at logon

Here is a link to the actual web page where I got this, you may want to
look at it because it has a link to the Tweak UI utility.

https://www.itprotoday.com/devops-and-software-development/how-can-i-clear-run-history

Gene...


On 8/28/2022 9:18 AM, Albert Cutolo wrote:
Good morning everyone,

Using windows 10 and the latest jaws 2022, How would I be able too
empty the history from the run dialogue box?


Gene Warner
 

It more than likely would, those deep entries in the registry rarely change location. Just be very careful about what you are doing unless you are very familiar with how the registry works.

Gene...

On 8/28/2022 9:56 AM, Joseph Machise wrote:
hey Jean would that work with windows7
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, August 28, 2022 9:45 AM
Subject: Re: Question on how too empty the run dialogue box.
There are a couple of ways, one way is by editing the registry but I
don't recommend that unless you are comfortable with editing the
registry because if you make a mistake here you could end up with a non
functioning Windows. Here it is:
How can I clear the Run history?
John Savill | Jan 08, 2000
A. The Run history is stored in the registry in location
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RunMRU
as a series of values a-z. To delete an entry from the run menu perform
the following:
Start the registry editor (regedit.exe)
Move to
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RunMRU
Select the entry you wish to remove, e.g. h
Press the Del key (or select Edit - Delete) and click Yes to the
confirmation
Double click the MRUList value and remove the letter you just deleted.
Click OK to save the change
Close the registry editor
If you want to clear the whole Run list you can use the TweakUI utility
Start the TweakUI control panel applet (Start - Settings - Control Panel
- TweakUI)
Click the Paranoia tab :-)
Check the "Clear Run history at logon"
Click the "Clear Selected Items Now"
You can then either clear the check on "Clear Run history at logon" and
click OK or leave it checked to automatically clear the Run at logon
Here is a link to the actual web page where I got this, you may want to
look at it because it has a link to the Tweak UI utility.
https://www.itprotoday.com/devops-and-software-development/how-can-i-clear-run-history
Gene...
On 8/28/2022 9:18 AM, Albert Cutolo wrote:
Good morning everyone,

Using windows 10 and the latest jaws 2022, How would I be able too
empty the history from the run dialogue box?


Joseph Machise
 

Well Gene, not to familiar with it thanks.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, August 28, 2022 9:59 AM
Subject: Re: Question on how too empty the run dialogue box.


It more than likely would, those deep entries in the registry rarely
change location. Just be very careful about what you are doing unless
you are very familiar with how the registry works.

Gene...


On 8/28/2022 9:56 AM, Joseph Machise wrote:
hey Jean would that work with windows7
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, August 28, 2022 9:45 AM
Subject: Re: Question on how too empty the run dialogue box.


There are a couple of ways, one way is by editing the registry but I
don't recommend that unless you are comfortable with editing the
registry because if you make a mistake here you could end up with a non
functioning Windows. Here it is:

How can I clear the Run history?
John Savill | Jan 08, 2000

A. The Run history is stored in the registry in location
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RunMRU
as a series of values a-z. To delete an entry from the run menu perform
the following:

Start the registry editor (regedit.exe)
Move to
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RunMRU
Select the entry you wish to remove, e.g. h
Press the Del key (or select Edit - Delete) and click Yes to the
confirmation
Double click the MRUList value and remove the letter you just deleted.
Click OK to save the change
Close the registry editor
If you want to clear the whole Run list you can use the TweakUI utility

Start the TweakUI control panel applet (Start - Settings - Control Panel
- TweakUI)
Click the Paranoia tab :-)
Check the "Clear Run history at logon"
Click the "Clear Selected Items Now"
You can then either clear the check on "Clear Run history at logon" and
click OK or leave it checked to automatically clear the Run at logon

Here is a link to the actual web page where I got this, you may want to
look at it because it has a link to the Tweak UI utility.

https://www.itprotoday.com/devops-and-software-development/how-can-i-clear-run-history

Gene...


On 8/28/2022 9:18 AM, Albert Cutolo wrote:
Good morning everyone,

Using windows 10 and the latest jaws 2022, How would I be able too
empty the history from the run dialogue box?










Gene Warner
 

AS long as you can find everything the instructions tell you to look for, you should be safe. But as soon as you can't find anything, I'd recommend bailing out.

You could also follow the the link to the web page then follow the link in the web page to the Tweak UI utility.

The reason I keep saying be careful is because one small wrong move in the registry could leave you with needing to reinstall Windows from scratch, I know because I've been there.

Gene...

On 8/28/2022 10:00 AM, Joseph Machise wrote:
Well Gene, not to familiar with it thanks.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, August 28, 2022 9:59 AM
Subject: Re: Question on how too empty the run dialogue box.
It more than likely would, those deep entries in the registry rarely
change location. Just be very careful about what you are doing unless
you are very familiar with how the registry works.
Gene...
On 8/28/2022 9:56 AM, Joseph Machise wrote:
hey Jean would that work with windows7
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, August 28, 2022 9:45 AM
Subject: Re: Question on how too empty the run dialogue box.


There are a couple of ways, one way is by editing the registry but I
don't recommend that unless you are comfortable with editing the
registry because if you make a mistake here you could end up with a non
functioning Windows. Here it is:

How can I clear the Run history?
John Savill | Jan 08, 2000

A. The Run history is stored in the registry in location
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RunMRU
as a series of values a-z. To delete an entry from the run menu perform
the following:

Start the registry editor (regedit.exe)
Move to
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RunMRU
Select the entry you wish to remove, e.g. h
Press the Del key (or select Edit - Delete) and click Yes to the
confirmation
Double click the MRUList value and remove the letter you just deleted.
Click OK to save the change
Close the registry editor
If you want to clear the whole Run list you can use the TweakUI utility

Start the TweakUI control panel applet (Start - Settings - Control Panel
- TweakUI)
Click the Paranoia tab :-)
Check the "Clear Run history at logon"
Click the "Clear Selected Items Now"
You can then either clear the check on "Clear Run history at logon" and
click OK or leave it checked to automatically clear the Run at logon

Here is a link to the actual web page where I got this, you may want to
look at it because it has a link to the Tweak UI utility.

https://www.itprotoday.com/devops-and-software-development/how-can-i-clear-run-history

Gene...


On 8/28/2022 9:18 AM, Albert Cutolo wrote:
Good morning everyone,

Using windows 10 and the latest jaws 2022, How would I be able too
empty the history from the run dialogue box?










Joseph Machise
 

thanks for your help

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, August 28, 2022 10:10 AM
Subject: Re: Question on how too empty the run dialogue box.


AS long as you can find everything the instructions tell you to look
for, you should be safe. But as soon as you can't find anything, I'd
recommend bailing out.

You could also follow the the link to the web page then follow the link
in the web page to the Tweak UI utility.

The reason I keep saying be careful is because one small wrong move in
the registry could leave you with needing to reinstall Windows from
scratch, I know because I've been there.

Gene...


On 8/28/2022 10:00 AM, Joseph Machise wrote:
Well Gene, not to familiar with it thanks.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, August 28, 2022 9:59 AM
Subject: Re: Question on how too empty the run dialogue box.


It more than likely would, those deep entries in the registry rarely
change location. Just be very careful about what you are doing unless
you are very familiar with how the registry works.

Gene...


On 8/28/2022 9:56 AM, Joseph Machise wrote:
hey Jean would that work with windows7
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gene Warner" <genewarner3@...>
To: <main@jfw.groups.io>
Sent: Sunday, August 28, 2022 9:45 AM
Subject: Re: Question on how too empty the run dialogue box.


There are a couple of ways, one way is by editing the registry but I
don't recommend that unless you are comfortable with editing the
registry because if you make a mistake here you could end up with a non
functioning Windows. Here it is:

How can I clear the Run history?
John Savill | Jan 08, 2000

A. The Run history is stored in the registry in location
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RunMRU
as a series of values a-z. To delete an entry from the run menu perform
the following:

Start the registry editor (regedit.exe)
Move to
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RunMRU
Select the entry you wish to remove, e.g. h
Press the Del key (or select Edit - Delete) and click Yes to the
confirmation
Double click the MRUList value and remove the letter you just deleted.
Click OK to save the change
Close the registry editor
If you want to clear the whole Run list you can use the TweakUI utility

Start the TweakUI control panel applet (Start - Settings - Control Panel
- TweakUI)
Click the Paranoia tab :-)
Check the "Clear Run history at logon"
Click the "Clear Selected Items Now"
You can then either clear the check on "Clear Run history at logon" and
click OK or leave it checked to automatically clear the Run at logon

Here is a link to the actual web page where I got this, you may want to
look at it because it has a link to the Tweak UI utility.

https://www.itprotoday.com/devops-and-software-development/how-can-i-clear-run-history

Gene...


On 8/28/2022 9:18 AM, Albert Cutolo wrote:
Good morning everyone,

Using windows 10 and the latest jaws 2022, How would I be able too
empty the history from the run dialogue box?


















Albert Cutolo
 

Hi Gene,

When I used too use windows seven, the process seemed too be much easier then with windows 10.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene Warner
Sent: Sunday, August 28, 2022 9:45 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Question on how too empty the run dialogue box.

There are a couple of ways, one way is by editing the registry but I don't recommend that unless you are comfortable with editing the registry because if you make a mistake here you could end up with a non functioning Windows. Here it is:

How can I clear the Run history?
John Savill | Jan 08, 2000

A. The Run history is stored in the registry in location HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RunMRU
as a series of values a-z. To delete an entry from the run menu perform the following:

Start the registry editor (regedit.exe)
Move to
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RunMRU
Select the entry you wish to remove, e.g. h Press the Del key (or select Edit - Delete) and click Yes to the confirmation Double click the MRUList value and remove the letter you just deleted.
Click OK to save the change
Close the registry editor
If you want to clear the whole Run list you can use the TweakUI utility

Start the TweakUI control panel applet (Start - Settings - Control Panel
- TweakUI)
Click the Paranoia tab :-)
Check the "Clear Run history at logon"
Click the "Clear Selected Items Now"
You can then either clear the check on "Clear Run history at logon" and click OK or leave it checked to automatically clear the Run at logon

Here is a link to the actual web page where I got this, you may want to look at it because it has a link to the Tweak UI utility.

https://www.itprotoday.com/devops-and-software-development/how-can-i-clear-run-history

Gene...


On 8/28/2022 9:18 AM, Albert Cutolo wrote:
Good morning everyone,

Using windows 10 and the latest jaws 2022, How would I be able too
empty the history from the run dialogue box?


Bill White
 

To empty the Run History, but not prevent new entries from being logged into the Run History,

1. Open Control Panel.

2. Start typing “File Explorer Options.

3. When File Explorer Options appears, Press Enter.

4. On General Tab, SHIFT TAB five times to the Privacy Clear Button and press ENTER. This should clear the Run dialogue.

 

Bill White

 

billwhite92701@...

 

From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Albert Cutolo
Sent: Sunday, August 28, 2022 6:19 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Question on how too empty the run dialogue box.

 

Good morning everyone, 

 

Using windows 10 and the latest jaws 2022, How  would I be able too empty the history from the run dialogue box?   


Gene Warner
 

I can't say myself because I've never really bothered with clearing out histories, all too often I find those histories a useful reference.

Gene...

On 8/28/2022 11:22 AM, Albert Cutolo wrote:
Hi Gene,
When I used too use windows seven, the process seemed too be much easier then with windows 10.
-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene Warner
Sent: Sunday, August 28, 2022 9:45 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Question on how too empty the run dialogue box.
There are a couple of ways, one way is by editing the registry but I don't recommend that unless you are comfortable with editing the registry because if you make a mistake here you could end up with a non functioning Windows. Here it is:
How can I clear the Run history?
John Savill | Jan 08, 2000
A. The Run history is stored in the registry in location HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RunMRU
as a series of values a-z. To delete an entry from the run menu perform the following:
Start the registry editor (regedit.exe)
Move to
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RunMRU
Select the entry you wish to remove, e.g. h Press the Del key (or select Edit - Delete) and click Yes to the confirmation Double click the MRUList value and remove the letter you just deleted.
Click OK to save the change
Close the registry editor
If you want to clear the whole Run list you can use the TweakUI utility
Start the TweakUI control panel applet (Start - Settings - Control Panel
- TweakUI)
Click the Paranoia tab :-)
Check the "Clear Run history at logon"
Click the "Clear Selected Items Now"
You can then either clear the check on "Clear Run history at logon" and click OK or leave it checked to automatically clear the Run at logon
Here is a link to the actual web page where I got this, you may want to look at it because it has a link to the Tweak UI utility.
https://www.itprotoday.com/devops-and-software-development/how-can-i-clear-run-history
Gene...
On 8/28/2022 9:18 AM, Albert Cutolo wrote:
Good morning everyone,

Using windows 10 and the latest jaws 2022, How would I be able too
empty the history from the run dialogue box?


Bill White
 

Hi again, Albert. On the other hand, if you want to clear the Run history, and have it stay clear,
1. Open Control Panel.
2. Start typing “File Explorer Options.
3. When File Explorer Options appears, Press Enter.
4. On General Tab, SHIFT TAB five times to the Privacy Clear Button and press ENTER. This should clear the Run dialogue.

Now, to keep it clear,

1. Open Windows Settings with Windows Key plus I.
2. Arrow to Privacy, and press ENTER.
3. On the General TAB, turn off the setting which reads,
Let Windows track app launches to improve Start and search results

Now the Run Dialog will be clear and stay clear.

Bill White

billwhite92701@...

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io [mailto:main@jfw.groups.io] On Behalf Of Albert Cutolo
Sent: Sunday, August 28, 2022 8:22 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Question on how too empty the run dialogue box.

Hi Gene,

When I used too use windows seven, the process seemed too be much easier then with windows 10.

-----Original Message-----
From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gene Warner
Sent: Sunday, August 28, 2022 9:45 AM
To: main@jfw.groups.io
Subject: Re: Question on how too empty the run dialogue box.

There are a couple of ways, one way is by editing the registry but I don't recommend that unless you are comfortable with editing the registry because if you make a mistake here you could end up with a non functioning Windows. Here it is:

How can I clear the Run history?
John Savill | Jan 08, 2000

A. The Run history is stored in the registry in location HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RunMRU
as a series of values a-z. To delete an entry from the run menu perform the following:

Start the registry editor (regedit.exe)
Move to
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RunMRU
Select the entry you wish to remove, e.g. h Press the Del key (or select Edit - Delete) and click Yes to the confirmation Double click the MRUList value and remove the letter you just deleted.
Click OK to save the change
Close the registry editor
If you want to clear the whole Run list you can use the TweakUI utility

Start the TweakUI control panel applet (Start - Settings - Control Panel
- TweakUI)
Click the Paranoia tab :-)
Check the "Clear Run history at logon"
Click the "Clear Selected Items Now"
You can then either clear the check on "Clear Run history at logon" and click OK or leave it checked to automatically clear the Run at logon

Here is a link to the actual web page where I got this, you may want to look at it because it has a link to the Tweak UI utility.

https://www.itprotoday.com/devops-and-software-development/how-can-i-clear-run-history

Gene...


On 8/28/2022 9:18 AM, Albert Cutolo wrote:
Good morning everyone,

Using windows 10 and the latest jaws 2022, How would I be able too
empty the history from the run dialogue box?


Mike B.
 

Hi Albert,
 
Okay, try the following:
1. From the desktop press enter on the, This PC icon, if you have one, or press, Windows key + E, to open File / Windows Explorer
 
2. Press, Alt + F, then press the letter, O, to open File Explorer folder options.
If the above doesn't open Folder Options, try it this way, press, Alt + F, then tab twice to, Change folder and search options, and press enter.
 
3, Tab to the, Privacy clear button, and press the spacebar.
 
4. Tab to, Okay, press the spacebar and Alt + F4 to close.
Take care.  Mike.  Sent from my iBarstool.

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, August 28, 2022 6:18 AM
Subject: Question on how too empty the run dialogue box.

Good morning everyone, 

 

Using windows 10 and the latest jaws 2022, How  would I be able too empty the history from the run dialogue box?   


 

If you happen to be using any sort of "crap cleaner" program such as System Ninja, BleachBit, CCleaner, or similar most of them have a checkbox for clearing the most recently used (MRU) list.

I have System Ninja and BleachBit on my system.  In System Ninja the checkbox is for Recent Files and in BleachBit it is under the Windows Explorer section and the checkbox is Run.

Regardless of which of these utilities you might have, if you're using one it's worth looking for a checkbox for MRU, Most Recent, or Recent or similar and verify it's for the most recently used list.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H2, Build 19044  

Here is a test to find out whether your mission in life is complete.  If you’re alive, it isn’t.
     ~ Lauren Bacall


Curtis Delzer
 

well, that link:

TweakUI utility

no longer works.

On 8/28/2022 6:45 AM, Gene Warner wrote:
There are a couple of ways, one way is by editing the registry but I don't recommend that unless you are comfortable with editing the registry because if you make a mistake here you could end up with a non functioning Windows. Here it is:

How can I clear the Run history?
John Savill | Jan 08, 2000

A. The Run history is stored in the registry in location HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RunMRU as a series of values a-z. To delete an entry from the run menu perform the following:

Start the registry editor (regedit.exe)
Move to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\RunMRU
Select the entry you wish to remove, e.g. h
Press the Del key (or select Edit - Delete) and click Yes to the confirmation
Double click the MRUList value and remove the letter you just deleted. Click OK to save the change
Close the registry editor
If you want to clear the whole Run list you can use the TweakUI utility

Start the TweakUI control panel applet (Start - Settings - Control Panel - TweakUI)
Click the Paranoia tab :-)
Check the "Clear Run history at logon"
Click the "Clear Selected Items Now"
You can then either clear the check on "Clear Run history at logon" and click OK or leave it checked to automatically clear the Run at logon

Here is a link to the actual web page where I got this, you may want to look at it because it has a link to the Tweak UI utility.

https://www.itprotoday.com/devops-and-software-development/how-can-i-clear-run-history

Gene...


On 8/28/2022 9:18 AM, Albert Cutolo wrote:
Good morning everyone,

Using windows 10 and the latest jaws 2022, How  would I be able too empty the history from the run dialogue box?



--
Curtis Delzer
H.S.
K6VFO
Rialto, CA
curtis@...