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5.53 FAQ-873 How do I remove the recently-used menu items?

Last Update: 5/26/2017

If you used a menu item recently, this item is listed at the bottom of the menu list. It can list up to 10 items. Further, if an analysis menu is used, a "last-used" theme will be loaded as a sub-item under that menu, allowing you to access the last-used settings easily. If you save or install an analysis theme, it will also be loaded as a sub-item.

From Origin 2017 SR1, we have a system variable @MRU to control whether to show these recently-used items and loading theme items in menu list. It has 3 bits:

1 = enable recently-used-items for plot menu
2 = enable recently-used-items for analysis menu
4 = enable loading theme into menu

@MRU is a combination of controlling bits. Its default value is 7, which means enable both recently-used menu (@MRU=1 for plot menu and @MRU=2 for analysis menu) and loading theme menu items (@MRU=4).

If you want to remove recently-used menu items, you can choose bits @MRU=1 and @MRU=2, and thus you need to set @MRU=3. You can use the Set System Variables dialog to turn the recently-used menu items off in Origin. Choose Tools: System Variables to open the dialog. Set MRU to 3.

Keywords:menu, recently used, last used

Minimum Origin Version Required: Origin 2017 SR1


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