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Windows 7: Recent Items?

05 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7
Recent Items?

Just upgraded to Windows 7, and the only thing I'm missing so far about Vista is the Recent Places tab in the start menu. Is there a comparable shortcut for W7? Or can I create one?

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05 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64


No problem:

Start Menu - Customize

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Also, if this is checked:

Recent Items - Turn On or Off

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You can get a menu like this if you right-click on Explorer in the taskbar:

Jump Lists

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05 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7

Thank you so much for your prompt and thorough reply! However, now I'm having a new problem. Now when I click on "Recent Items" (as well as Documents, Downloads, and other menus) and I run the mouse over the files, it doesn't select them, and when I click on a file instead of opening that file it makes the start menu disappear. I am able to open files using my up/down arrows and enter key, but that kind of defeats the purpose of a shortcut imho. Can you help me?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

05 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64

So basically when you click on the shortcuts, nothing happens, but when you hit enter, it works?

I'd suggest a repair install.
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