Change Number of Recent Items in Windows 7 Taskbar Jump List

By Partho, Gaea News Network
Friday, May 22, 2009

windows7Microsoft has put in all its efforts to make life easier with Windows 7. Among the handy things in Windows 7, I found a new one, the Jump list. In Windows 7 you can easily access and open frequently used files or recently opened documents associated with the particular application or program, just with a right click or by sliding up the program button on the Taskbar. After the Windows 7 RC, the number of recent items or frequent items appear on the Jump List has been set to 10 by default. If you want to change, either increase or decrease the number of items on Jump List look at the trick below.

Follow the steps to manage the Jump List

Step 1: Right click on Start button .
Step 2: Select Properties
Step 3: Click on Customize button.
Step 4: Under the Start menu size section at the bottom of the “Customize Start Menu” dialog, set a new value for Number of recent items to display in Jump Lists option.


Step 5: Click OK twice to make the change effective immediately.


Jonathan Bailey
September 28, 2010: 9:56 am

On the Start menu, ny recent files list for Excel will only show 1 file. This only happens with Excel. Word is fine, as is Publisher. The Start menu default of 10 recent files is shown. Why will Excel not show more than 1 and how can i fix this?

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