Windows 10 Tutorials 81 – Change the Number of Recent Items to Display in Jump Lists

Welcome to our series of Microsoft Windows 10 tutorials that help you understand the features of the upcoming Windows 10.

This tutorial will show you how to change the number of recent items to display in Jump Lists in your Start menu and Taskbar in Windows 10.

Jump Lists are a powerful feature of Microsoft Windows which lets you jump directly to the documents, pictures, songs, or websites which you access frequently.

Each application will have it’s own set of items which will appear in Jump List. For example, the Google Chrome app will have most recently accessed websites and Notepad app will have recently accessed .txt files.

To know more about how to enable Jump List in Start Menu, click here.

Note: By default 10 most recent items are shown in Jump List for any application. You can however, change the number from default 10 to something else.

How to change the number of recent items to display in Jump Lists using Registry edit:

  1. Press Windows + R keys, type in regedit and press Enter.
  2. Navigate to:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
  3. In the right pane double click on the Start_JumpListItems to modify it.
  4. Enter a number between 0 to 60.
  5. Restart the computer.

Alternatively, you can change the number of recent items to display in Jump Lists:

  1. Open Control Panel (icons view) and select Taskbar and Navigation.
  2. Click on the Start Menu tab and change the Number of recent items to display in Jump Lists to a number between 0 and 60.
  3. Click Ok to continue.

Change the Number of Recent Items to Display in Jump Lists

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