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Windows 7: How to configure Taskbar for detailed popups?

16 Jan 2014   #1
PeterPSA

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
How to configure Taskbar for detailed popups?

I recently had to re-install my Windows 7 Home Premium. I have a number of application icons pinned to my Taskbar. It used to be that when I right-clicked on one of them, I'd get a detailed popup menu that listed, among other things, the last few documents I had used for that app. For IE and Chrome, I'd get the most commonly visited sites. Now, after the re-installation, the popups are very small, listing only the application and an option to unpin it from the Taskbar or close it. How do I configure Windows so that I get the more detailed popups, again?

Thank you.


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16 Jan 2014   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Perhaps you'll need to create the history before it will show in the Jump Lists?
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16 Jan 2014   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi verify who many items are set to appear in these jump lists,
Right click the Start button and click on Properties,
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16 Jan 2014   #4
PeterPSA

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for the replies.

So, let me try to clarify: Britton30 suggested building up a history. That's not the issue. I have some history already that it does not display. Also, the more detailed popup menus I used to have more than just history in them as I mentioned.

ThrashZone, your suggestion is about the Start Menu. My question is about the popups you get when you right-click an app icon/button in the TaskBar. It's about the TaskBar, not the Start Menu.
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16 Jan 2014   #5
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PeterPSA View Post
Thanks for the replies.

So, let me try to clarify: Britton30 suggested building up a history. That's not the issue. I have some history already that it does not display. Also, the more detailed popup menus I used to have more than just history in them as I mentioned.

ThrashZone, your suggestion is about the Start Menu. My question is about the popups you get when you right-click an app icon/button in the TaskBar. It's about the TaskBar, not the Start Menu.
I never have paid any attention to that menu until now. We got new computers at work about ten days ago so everything was a fresh install as far as the browser goes (Firefox). I did not configure anything but just have right clicked on the taskbar icons and I do get a history as you are talking about. I just thought I would let you know that it is working for me and I did not do anything.
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16 Jan 2014   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi I believe the taskbar and start menu use the same number of items number,
To test pin a few items to the start menu and see if there's a difference in how many appear on the jump list there,
Cheers.
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16 Jan 2014   #7
PeterPSA

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It's not the jump list. It's the popups. The ones you get when you right click--that's right click--on a button on the Taskbar.
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16 Jan 2014   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Okay all I said at first was to Confirm how many items is set to appear in the jump lists,
Which you haven't done still ?
Cheers.
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16 Jan 2014   #9
PeterPSA

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It's set at zero, but even if I increase it, it doesn't help. That's because it's a property of the Start Menu and not the Taskbar.
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16 Jan 2014   #10
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PeterPSA View Post
It's not the jump list. It's the popups. The ones you get when you right click--that's right click--on a button on the Taskbar.
Just to clear up some confusion, what you call popups are jumplists.

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