Windows 10 Tutorials 81 – Change the Number of Recent Items to Display in Jump Lists

Windows 10 Tutorials 81 – Change the Number of Recent Items to Display in Jump Lists

Welcome to our series of Microsoft Windows 10 tutorials that help you understand the features of the upcoming Windows 10.

This tutorial will show you how to change the number of recent items to display in Jump Lists in your Start menu and Taskbar in Windows 10.

Jump Lists are a powerful feature of Microsoft Windows which lets you jump directly to the documents, pictures, songs, or websites which you access frequently.

Each application will have it’s own set of items which will appear in Jump List. For example, the Google Chrome app will have most recently accessed websites and Notepad app will have recently accessed .txt files.

To know more about how to enable Jump List in Start Menu, click here.

Note: By default 10 most recent items are shown in Jump List for any application. You can however, change the number from default 10 to something else.

How to change the number of recent items to display in Jump Lists using Registry edit:

  1. Press Windows + R keys, type in regedit and press Enter.
  2. Navigate to:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
  3. In the right pane double click on the Start_JumpListItems to modify it.
  4. Enter a number between 0 to 60.
  5. Restart the computer.

Alternatively, you can change the number of recent items to display in Jump Lists:

  1. Open Control Panel (icons view) and select Taskbar and Navigation.
  2. Click on the Start Menu tab and change the Number of recent items to display in Jump Lists to a number between 0 and 60.
  3. Click Ok to continue.
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10 comments
Angel Angelov says August 7, 2015

You DO Realize that this article have nothing to do with Windows 10, right?
There are no such options in the taskbar properties and that registry key is for windows 7 and 8/8.1 only!!!

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    Christopher Jones says February 16, 2016

    If this article is not to do with Windows 10 (and I you seem to be perfectly correct) then surely this article is deceptive and a waste of our time and should be deleted. What is the author Nancy Wilson trying to do here, other than diminish her reputation?

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    robaroo says August 15, 2016

    Completely agree with you. Neither the registry method (key didn’t exist) nor the control panel (start tab is missing) methods worked. My guess is the author was using Windows 8 and just assumed that the steps carried over to Windows 10 without actually confirming if they did. Rookie mistake.

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Jack Flynn says July 4, 2016

Thanks for wasting my time. This is not for Windows 10

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Chameleon Factor says August 10, 2016

These options don’t exist in Windows 10.

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Pacific Terrific says October 5, 2016

This worked great on my Windows 10, thanks very much for the clear instructions using the regedit method.

However, there is a viewing problem, I’m using Chrome with normal settings. In the area of the real nitty-gritty, the instructions are hidden by the cell on the right-hand side, so people can not see what the exact location is. BIG problem!

Here is the area:

Press Windows + R keys, type in regedit and press Enter.
Navigate to:
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersi IT IS HERE THAT IS BLOCKED FROM A VIEWERS SIGHT.

The correct location, (the last part as the full length gets cut off in these comments), is:

…..WindowsCurrentVersionExplorerAdvanced

Hope this helps the next person coming along. Great site, thanks for your help.

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Tada says May 14, 2017

The responsible value in windows 10 is HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\JumpListItems_Maximum

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Stern says August 25, 2017

I’ve just tried this and it works. However, the value “JumpListItems_Maximum” doesn’t exist. If you add it yourself (DWORD-32bit), then edit it and set it to say 25, it works immediately.

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    DumpsterNinja says September 1, 2017

    Thanks Stern, adding the dword 32 bit value you suggested works perfectly on my Windows 10, and as you noted, no need to reboot/logout, it works instantly!

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Max Weinberger says January 14, 2018

This does not work for Windows 10. Please check the accuracy of your advice. It is a waste of time for you and those who need help!

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