Jump Lists have been available since Windows 7, so they’re definitely nothing new. You can access an app’s or open window Jump List, via right-click on its Taskbar icon, or by pressing the mouse on the icon and the sliding upward.
Web browsers like Chrome and Internet Explorer, show recent browsing history in their Jump Lists, and File Explorer displays the recently open files. The main problem of Jump Lists, is they often display recently accessed items, and you might not like that if you’re a privacy conscious person.
Luckily, you can remove those items, or disable Jump Lists completely. Or, if you find them useful, you can easily Increase Jump Lists items in Windows 10, so you can quickly access more of your favorite stuff.
Increase Jump Lists items in Windows 10
Assuming you find them useful, you can increase Jump Lists items in Windows 10, so they will display more than 11 items, which is the default maximum number. All you need to do, is perform a simple Registry tweak, so here’s how to do it:
Open Run and in the text field type ‘regedit‘ to run the Windows Registry Editor.
In the Registry Editor, locate the following registry key:
Here, go to Edit -> New and select DWORD (32-bit) Value. Name the new value JumpListItems_Maximum.
Now right-click on it, select Modify, and in the Value data box enter the number of items you want to see displayed in Jump Lists from now on, then hit the OK button. You will notice the change right away.
Disable Jump Lists in Windows 10
If you don’t use Jump Lists at all, it is probably best to disable them, and you can do that by navigating to Settings -> Personalization, and toggle off the ‘Show recently opened items in Jump Lists on Start or the Taskbar‘ option.
Remove recent items from Jump Lists in Windows 10
Alternatively, you might want to only remove recently accessed items from Jump Lists and still keep using this feature. To do this, you still need to toggle off the option I just mentioned above, but once you re-enable the feature, the recent items won’t be there anymore.