How to permanently disable VLC recent played list on dock /taskbar on Windows 8 and 10 The most viwed article on my blog till date is how to clear VLC history. I am sure we all love our privacy and can’t have a private laptop if we have friends and family roaming around. So it’s always better to take precuation to avoid unwelcomed problem. Recently I switched to Windows 10 and came across the same problem. I took help from one of my readers’ comment to write this article. If you are using Windows 7 you probably want to visit my last article “Clear VLC recent hisory“. And if using Windows 8 and above, let’s get started. You can also read my blog on sharing college proxy internet with mobile and other devices.

Step 1: If you open VLC and go to “Media”. You can see an option ‘Open recent media’ or “CLT+1” (refer below image) where you can access your recent history. We can disable it. I played some tutorial videos to take snapshot. Don’t preassume that I am a geek. πŸ™‚ πŸ˜›


Step 2: Go to ‘Tool’ >> ‘Preference’ >> Untick “Save recently played items” and ‘Save’ it.


Step 3: Now go to VLC “Media” again and you won’t see “Open recent media” option anymore since we have disabled this feature.


Step 4: But this is not the whole story. If you right click on VLC logo on taskbar you can still see your recent played videos. Refer to below image.


Step 5: We have to disable this feature as well. Now go to ‘Desktop’ and right click. You can see ‘Personalize’ option down below. Click on it and it will open a new window.


Step 6: Go to ‘Start’ and disable ‘Jump list option’ as shown in below image.


Step 7: We are done. Now go to VLC logo and do confirm before your proceed.


For windows 8,8.1 you can probably try Step 1,2 and 3 and then the below method which was commented by one of my readers but I am not sure whether it will work or not as I haven’t tried myself.

Go To taksbar–>rightclickβ€”properties–Jump Listsβ€”>disable both checkboxes

If it helped you please give me your love by commenting and sharing the article with your friends. Thanks a ton.


Deepesh Singh

32 thoughts on “How to permanently disable VLC recent played list on dock /taskbar on Windows 8 and 10

  1. Sorry but this method sucks, I use jumplists to pin shortcuts to my network drives, if I disable this option I lose everything! I just want to disable it for VLC ONLY!

  2. Sorry but this method sucks! I use jumplists to pin my network drives to the folder Icon on the taskbar. If I use this option it disables everything!! I only want to disable VLC’s recent files!!

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