How to clear recent items displayed in Windows 7 Jump List

Windows 7 displays a Jump List when you right click on the program icon displayed on the Taskbar. For example if you have Word 2010 running on your Windows 7 PC and when you right click on the Word icon on the Taskbar, the following Jump List will be displayed.

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This Jump List will contain the recent documents that have been accessed using Word 2010. Windows 7 also provides option to clear these recent documents from the Jump List. This can be done by right clicking on Taskbar and selecting Properties from the list of available menus.

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The following Taskbar and Start Menu Properties will be displayed as shown below

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Navigate to Start Menu tab and then click Customize. This would display following Customize Start Menu window.

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In the Customize Start Menu window, navigate to Start menu size section.

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To clear recent documents displayed in Jump Lists, set the value as 0 for Number of recent items to display in Jump Lists field. Click OK button to confirm and save the changes.

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Now the Jump list for Microsoft Word 2010 will not display the recently accessed documents.

In Category: Windows, Windows 7

Ravi Shankar

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