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Windows 7: taskbar problem

26 Feb 2011   #1

windows 7 ultimate 64
taskbar problem


for some unclear reason my windows 7 which i like very much stopped showing my task bar history preview. all my recent data which were all the shortcuts to recently used apps are gone, and the taskbar stopped saving new ones. I can pin new applications but when I press right click they wont show their documnets history or pinned document as they did.
Any ideas?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Feb 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc

Sounds like you have to enable the jump list
Follow this and make sure that it is ticked or unticked per your needs

1. Right-click on the taskbar and select “Properties”.
2. In the “Taskbar and Start Menu properties” dialog box, switch to Start Menu tab.
3. Deselect the option named “Store and display recently opened items in the Start menu and the taskbar” to disable Jump Lists feature.
4. Click on the “Apply” button to save the changes.
5. Recheck the box to enable the same feature.

Jump Lists - Reset and Clear All Items
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Feb 2011   #3

windows 7 ultimate 64

Sorry but nada - doesn't respond at all.

I should have mentioned earlier that some applications on the taskbar shows few (very old) pinned task items, but the list remains the same no matter how many new tasks\documnets\windows\instances I open.

Any Ideas?
I really enjoyed those shortcuts so please????
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Feb 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

I'm not sure if this is what you're talking about, but the down arrow in the address bar. History should be there above favorites. You can expand both lists by clicking on their arrows. Choose which one you want to open in a new window by clicking on the link, using the middle button on the mouse.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Feb 2011   #5

windows 7 ultimate 64

Sorry, I'm probably not clear enough.
In windows taskbar, just right of the start button I pinned many applications i.e. Word, Flash, Photoshop, explorer, chrome etc. Right click on each application used to launch a menu with pinned tasked and recently visited ones. For some reason it stopped showing these task. I only get a short menu with the basic options i.e. "close window" and "unPin this program"

on some programs I get some limited history but very old and irrelevant stuff.

Does any one have an idea why it stopped and I can I get it back on again?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Feb 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium X64 SP1

First make sure 'Recent Items' is turned on.
Recent Items - Turn On or Off

Then follow this tutorial: Jump Lists - Change Number of Recent Items to Display

Good luck!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Mar 2011   #7

windows 7 ultimate 64

I believe it is some kind of a system failure. My taskbar is working again except the (file) explorer. It just won't pin anything. other apps are pinning their recent activities but the explorer remains empty no matter how many folders I open. It also wont pin when I drag a folder to the explorer launch icon. Any ideas?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 May 2012   #8

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

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