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Windows 7: Taskbar and recent RDC's


06 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Taskbar and recent RDC's

I have always had Remote Desktop Connection pinned to my taskbar. When I opened a new RDC that i've never done before, it would save it at the bottom under "recent."

So I've always right clicked on the RDC icon on the taskbar and selected my desired connection, or pinned that new recent connection. Now it doesnt do that anymore... Recent isnt even listed anymore.

Does anyone know what caused this?

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06 Feb 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello BJP,

Double check to make sure that you have Recent Items turned on still.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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06 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Yup, I did forget to mention that Recent Items is turned on and under all my other pinned items it shows recent items....

Any other ideas?
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06 Feb 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Are you trying to pin the new RDC while it is still connected. I only have one RDC, so I cannot try with a new one to test it.

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06 Feb 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

No, let's say I add a new server to my network. I go to Start, Run, mstsc. I type in the new address/name, then once I authenticate to the server, it adds it to the Recent Items on the "already" pinned icon. But thats what it's not doing anymore. FWIW, I have about 20 pinned RDC's.
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06 Feb 2010   #6

Windows 7
 
 

I suggest you set up your RDC as a permanent part of your taskbar: The new Windows 7 taskbar.

Tara
Windows Outreach Team
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06 Feb 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 

It is. RDC is pinned, and has been since day 1. I'm just saying that my RDC jumplist isn't showing Recent Items anymore. Unless I am misunderstanding your comment
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06 Feb 2010   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

What is your jumplist setting in " Customize start menu"? If it's 0 (zero), you won't see entries in the jumplist.
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06 Feb 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

Just off the top of my head - I think there is a maximum number of items that you are allowed to have on a jump list

this number would include the pinned items if you reach this number by pinning items, that the function will no longer be available to display recent items
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06 Feb 2010   #10

Windows 7
 
 

OK, I did check the number allowed and they were set at 10, so that was fine. BUT I figured out something...

When I clicked on the start menu, I went up to the pinned RDC jump list from there (instead of the pinned icon on the taskbar) and the recent items showed there. I went back down to the pinned icon on the taskbar, and NOW the recent items show....

Sounds like there was some sort of bug in software...
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