A+: Tuning the Start Menu Properties

Picking Properties after right-clicking on the Taskbar invokes Taskbar and Start Menu Properties lets you choose the Start Menu to customize it, including:
  •  Choosing the icon size 
  •  Removing recently opened document shortcuts
  •  Pick from a list for what appears in the Start Menu and Taskbar
  •  (Classic Start menu only) Clear the IE browser history, cookies and cache
  •  (Default Start menu only) Whether to add most frequently used programs
Its Advanced tab also allows choice of
  •  Submenu auto-open
  •  Newly installed app highlighting
  •  Links vs menus for standard Start menu items
  •  Standard Start menu items
  •  Listing or not listing most recently used documents