Control Windows XP's 'Highlight newly installed programs' option

by Wayne Maples [Published on 20 April 2004 / Last Updated on 20 April 2004]

When customizing the Windows XP Start menu, you can check or uncheck Highlight newly installed programs option on the Advanced tab:
  • In Explorer, click Tools
  • Click Folder Options
  • Click the View tab,
  • Check Highlight newly installed programs in the Advanced settings list.

The registry method for this setting is to set DWORD value of Start_NotifyNewApps=1 in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced registry key.

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