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Windows 7: Recent Items - Change Maximum Number to Display in Start Menu

27 Feb 2017   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That sounds like it could be the limit. I never had that many to be able to confirm a limit.


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27 Feb 2017   #11
Tom Dig

W7 64
 
 

This is a limit. I watched as I opened a new file and it briefly want to 150, then one was deleted, I assume the oldest.
Now . . . Where in Windows is that #??? In their infinite wisdom, could Microsoft have hard coded it to the system?
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28 Feb 2017   #12
laidbacktokyo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1u OEM Dell & OEM Asus
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tom Dig View Post
This is a limit. I watched as I opened a new file and it briefly want to 150, then one was deleted, I assume the oldest.
Now . . . Where in Windows is that #??? In their infinite wisdom, could Microsoft have hard coded it to the system?
howdy,

yep, unfortunately this is z absolutely odd setting of win7.

1. as u can read my earlier discussion with Brink up thru this thread, I've tried to set this limit to a crazy # of 777 on 3 win7x64sp1 PCs around me - and got z very odd & uncertain results:

1st PC with win7sp1x64 directly upgraded from win7x64 returns me 107 items in C:\Users\(User Name)\Recent (77 file name shortcuts + 30 folder/drive shortcuts) but less number in popup list (around 60+)

2 other laptops with a clean install of win7sp1x64 both give me only 77 items incl. folders/drives in C:\Users\(User Name)\Recent and also less number in popup list (around 60+)

p.s. and now when nothing is clear I guess I can imagine that win7 can't read z set limit of 777 while it's too big but read 2 first digits of 77 instead. funny.

2. however, z surely oddest part of this feature is that u never able 2 get neither in popup list nor in Recent folder more than 10 shortcuts of one file type - PDF for instance.... if u open=add 11th pdf file while 10 ones already listed in popup menu then z 1 oldest shortcut disappears.

p.p.s. anyhow thanks 4 ur idea of 149 limit! I've already set this limit on 1 laptop to give it a try. but nothing changed so far.
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