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Windows 7: clearing jump lists

25 Jan 2009   #1

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clearing jump lists


This may be a stupid question, but how do you clear the jump lists in Windows 7? Before, one would clear the "Recent" folder under

Documents and Settings > USERNAME > RECENT

Or the equivalent in Vista.

How can this be accomplished in Windows 7?

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25 Jan 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)


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25 Jan 2009   #3

Windows 7

thanks for your reply

is there a way i can clear ALL of them instead of clicking on each one individually?
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25 Jan 2009   #4
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Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.

I don't know if there is a way to clear them, as you wish, but you can prevent them starting.
Right click the Start orb and select properties.
You can untick both items under the Start Menu tab, if that suits.
Click customise.
Now, if you scroll down, there are a couple of options there to make your menu cleaner.
1. Default Programs
2. Highlite newly installed programs
3. Recent items
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