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Windows 7: Potentially really stupid question....

14 Sep 2011   #1
robertwnielsen

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Potentially really stupid question....

but, a good friend once told me that "The only stupid question is the one you don't ask," so here goes....


I know, in the Start Menu/taskbar customization area, there's a place to set how many items show in the jump list....my question is, why does the jump list stop taking new items after about 35? (Even though my "number of recent items to display in jump lists" is set to 60?)


I know it's probably a PEBKAC (Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair)....but any information would be appreciated. XD


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14 Sep 2011   #2
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I believe it's artificially limited by screen size. I have been able to get more to display (although not 60) at 1920x1200, but if I artificially limit my display to 1280x1024, I can only get around 20 - 25 items. I am guessing 60 is the max, but just because it's set to 60 doesn't mean you'll actually get that many. It is the only thing I've found (screen rez) that affects the number of items in a jump list, but my testing is by no means scientific.
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14 Sep 2011   #3
robertwnielsen

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cluberti View Post
I believe it's artificially limited by screen size. I have been able to get more to display (although not 60) at 1920x1200, but if I artificially limit my display to 1280x1024, I can only get around 20 - 25 items. I am guessing 60 is the max, but just because it's set to 60 doesn't mean you'll actually get that many. It is the only thing I've found (screen rez) that affects the number of items in a jump list, but my testing is by no means scientific.

Well, it would make sense to me.
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15 Sep 2011   #4
Imperfect1

 
 

I think cluberti is correct, but there are sometimes several ways to skin a cat with Microsoft. One of the things you can do is to make a Jumplist shortcut to your FULL list of recent items ---

The "Recent Items" folder is located here: C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent

Also, take a look at these tutorials for some other suggestions:
How to Change the Number of Recent Items to Display in Windows 7 Jump Lists
How to Create Custom Jump Lists in Windows 7
How to Create your Own Custom Jump List
Jumplists: Another Handy Jump List Creator For Windows 7
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