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Windows 7 Tweak: Frequent Item In Jump List And Recent Item In Start Menu

Thanks to Cdric for correcting my mistake in an earlier post about how to reduce or disable frequent items of Windows Explorer Jump List introduced by Windows 7.

I found the Registry key for this subject and claimed that there is no other easier ways to tweak it. Apparently, I am wrong. In fact, the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties dialog box does provide an intuitive interface for users to customize appearance of recent items associated with a program shortcut in Start menu as well as the frequent items in Jump List.

Showing recent items of a program in Start menu

The Microsoft Word 2007 shortcut shows number of recently open document files in Start menu:

Recent items shown by an application shortcut appears in Start menu

You can enable or disable Windows 7 from showing recent items associated with program shortcuts in Start menu and the frequent items in Jump List:

1) Right click the Start menu, select Properties option to open the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties dialog box.

2) In the Start Menu tab, toggle “Store and display recently opened items in the Start menu and the Taskbar” check-box on and off.

Disable or enable Windows 7 showing recent item and frequent item.

Control the number of frequent item appears in Jump List

Instead of tweaking the Start_JumpListItems Registry key, there is a better user interface to do it. Before proceed with the following steps, make sure you didn’t disable Windows 7 from showing frequent item in Jump List. Otherwise, options of “Start Menu Size” are disabled.

1) In the Start Menu tab of Taskbar and Start Menu Properties dialog box, click the “Customize” button to bring up Customize Start Menu dialog box.

2) In “Start menu size” frame, specify your preferable number of frequent items to be shown in Jump List:

How to control or reduce the number of frequent item appears in Jump List?

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  1. Hans 05-10-10@23:37

    Thanks a lot (very helpful) !

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