Disable right-click menu for Taskbar application icons only?


  1. Posts : 35
    Windows 7 Pro 64 bit and Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #1

    Disable right-click menu for Taskbar application icons only?


    - I do want Explorer's desktop, file & folder right-click menus to be visible.
    - I do want the PC to remember my recent files, which I can view by going to C:\Users\Me\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent.

    But I do not want to see the long list of ‘recent files’/’most visited’ that springs up when I right-click on an application icon on the taskbar. See screenshot examples.

    Is there any way of achieving these three things at the same time? I have read gadzillions of posts/suggestions on this but no luck so far.
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  2. Posts : 70,198
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    Hello,

    You could use an option in the tutorial below to limit how many "Recent" items you see in those jump lists to help.

    Jump Lists - Change Number of Recent Items to Display
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  3. Posts : 35
    Windows 7 Pro 64 bit and Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Hi Brink. Thanks for the suggestion. I am afraid that changing the 'jump list' size might erase all the entries in C:\Users\Me\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent. I find those shortcuts incredibly useful, as my memory is very poor. There are around 100 shortcuts in there at the moment.

    In April (via Start menu\Properties) I tried turning off 'Store and display recently opened items in the Start menu and Taskbar' - but this erased all my Recent shortcuts.

    Can you confirm that this will not happen again if I adjust the 'jump list'?
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  4. Posts : 70,198
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
       #4

    It will not delete them, but it will limit how many will show.
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  5. Posts : 35
    Windows 7 Pro 64 bit and Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Thanks.. Let's hope so! It's late here (UK) now but I will try this and report back.
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