Access Frequently Used Items in Windows 7 with Jump Lists

Finding a way to easily access recently used files, folders, and websites could be annoying in previous versions of Windows.  Today we take a look at the new Jump List feature in Windows 7 that allows you to quickly access recently used items.

Using Jump lists 

To access jump lists Right-click a program icon on the Taskbar, like in this example of Internet Explorer.  Notice too that you can pin those items to the Taskbar if you wish.

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When you have the jump list open click the first letter of an item to jump between them.

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Here is an example of the Jump List feature in the Start Menu.  This makes it easy to access recently opened items as well.

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Periodically you might want to clear out the jump list history, to do this Right-click on Start and choose Properties.

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Now under the Start Menu tab uncheck one or both boxes under Privacy to clear the Taskbar or Start menu item history or both.

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This is an awesome new feature in Windows 7 that makes navigating items a lot faster.

Brian Burgess worked in IT for 10 years before pursuing his passion for writing. He's been a tech blogger and journalist for the past seven years, and can be found on his about me page or Google+

  • Published 08/27/09
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