How To Enable Jump Lists

by Barry Dysert
(last updated April 10, 2017)

Jump lists were a great addition introduced in Windows 7, and they're still there in Windows 10. They are enabled by default so, for example, if you've been editing Microsoft Word documents, you can go to Start, right-click on your Word program, and you'll see a list of files you've recently edited.

You can have jump lists enabled or disabled to suit your desires. To do this, go to Start | Settings and click Personalization. On the left side of the resulting window, click Start. Scroll down to the bottom and you'll see an on/off slider for jump lists: (See Figure 1.)

Figure 1. Turning jump lists on and off.

With this setting turned On, you'll see Jump Lists when you right-click an application from the Start menu and also when you right-click an open application on the Taskbar. If you turn it Off, Jump Lists will not appear.

 This tip (1554) applies to Windows 7, 8, and 10.

Author Bio

Barry Dysert

Barry has been a computer professional for over 35 years, working in different positions such as technical team leader, project manager, and software developer. He is currently a software engineer with an emphasis on developing custom applications under Microsoft Windows. When not working with Windows or writing Tips, Barry is an amateur writer. His first non-fiction book is titled "A Chronological Commentary of Revelation." ...

MORE FROM BARRY

Changing a Disk Drive's Name

Disk drives, in Windows, can have names. You can easily use Windows Explorer to change the name of a disk drive on your ...

Discover More

Dropbox

If you have more than one device and want to easily move files between them, Dropbox is the utility of choice. It ...

Discover More

Creating a Simple Batch File

One of the powerful capabilities built into Windows is the ability to create and use batch files to perform a wide ...

Discover More
More WindowsTips

Using the Device Manager

If you want granular control over all the devices on your system, getting familiar with the device manager is time well ...

Discover More

Understanding System Protection

System Protection is an automatic feature of Windows. It uses restore points that can be a virtual lifesaver if an ...

Discover More

Clearing Your Jump Lists

Ever since their introduction in Windows 7, I've found Jump lists to be great timesavers. Some people have privacy ...

Discover More
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in WindowsTips, a free productivity newsletter. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

View most recent newsletter.

Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Maximum image size is 6Mpixels. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is 5 + 3?

There are currently no comments for this tip. (Be the first to leave your comment—just use the simple form above!)


Newest Tips
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in WindowsTips, a free productivity newsletter. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

(Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone, ever.)

View the most recent newsletter.