Disable highlighting new programs in Start Menu of Windows 7

Windows 7 highlights newly installed programs in the Start Menu using pale yellow color. This can be useful feature to instantly know where your newly installed program’s shortcuts are but you can disable it if you want to. This is how :

  1. Right click on the Start Menu orb in Windows 7 and select Properties.
  2. Click on the Customize button under the Start Menu tab as shown :

  3. Scroll down and uncheck the checkbox labaled Hightlight newly installed programs

  4. Click OK to save the settings.