"Pin to Start Menu" Action
If you find yourself using a certain application a lot and don't like cluttering your desktop/quick launch bar, simply pin it to your Start Menu. Here's how it works:
1. Click your Start Menu
2. Right click on the target application on the
"recently used programs" list
3. Select "Pin to Start Menu"
It will now appear at the top of your Start Menu and will not be placed in the
"recently used programs" list anymore like other shortcuts will.