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Windows 7: Question about the taskbar "recent programs"


01 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Question about the taskbar "recent programs"

I enjoy windows 7, and I love the new jumplist feature. Problem is, in order to use it I have to enable the "Store and display recently opened items in the start menu and taskbar".

I can pin folders that I frequently visit, and the same goes for just about anything else - I do NOT want to see the recent files, websites, or folders that I have visited. If I disable it completely though, it completely destroys the ability to use custom jumplists.

Steam has a very cool jumplist feature, I'm able to change my status on it, pin favorite games to it, as well as open specific tabs. The program "Jumplist Launcher" also lets me create categories to use for programs and games, and I love it.

In order to use all that however, I have to enable recent items. Those items clutter the crap out of my jumplists and they're annoying to clear, so I'm wondering if anybody knows how I can completely disable the ability to see these. Can anything be done other than simply deleting everything in the recent items folder?

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01 Nov 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Delfofthebla,

It's not exactly what you are looking for, but you can right click on these "Frequent" and "Recent" items and click on "Remove from this list" to removed them individually until you open them again.

Hope this helps some,
Shawn
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02 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Delfofthebla,

It's not exactly what you are looking for, but you can right click on these "Frequent" and "Recent" items and click on "Remove from this list" to removed them individually until you open them again.

Hope this helps some,
Shawn
Yeah, and I do. It's just very tedious to have to repeat this process throughout the day, which is why I was hoping there was an alternative. It just seems ridiculous that microsoft would program it that way ><
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04 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

If Brink doesn't have the answer then there probably isn't much point looking further.

Still though, I'll give it one more bump of hope.
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26 Apr 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I know this is extremely old, but i recently discovered the program you mentioned and think i've found a suitable work around.

if you pin the items to your custom jumplist and then disable the storing of recent programs, you can have your custom jumplist stay without having "Store and display recently opened items in the start menu and taskbar" enabled.

specifically for the jumplist launcher though, you'll lose the ability to organize with more than one "group".

Sorry for bumping this back from the ages if it doesn't help.
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