As you may already know, Windows 10 tracks and stores information about which documents and which folders and files you have opened recently. This information is used by the OS to provide quick access to documents via jump lists when you need them again. If you need to remove this info due to privacy concerns or for some other reason, you will find that in Windows 10 this operation can be a bit confusing. Here is how you can disable jump lists in Windows 10.
Windows 10 shows jump lists in the Start menu and for taskbar pinned apps which support this feature. Here is how it looks:
In Windows 10, the Taskbar and Start menu were reworked, so you need to use a special page in the Settings app to disable jump lists.
To disable jump lists in Windows 10,
you need to do the following:
- Open the Settings app.
- Open Personalization.
- Go to the item titled Start on the left:
- Disable the option Show recently opened items in Jump Lists on Start or the taskbar
Alternatively, you can apply a Registry tweak.
- Open Registry Editor.
- Go to the following Registry key:
Tip: How to jump to the desired registry key with one click.
- In the right pane, create or modify the 32-bit DWORD value named Start_TrackDocs. Set its value data to 0 to disable the jump lists feature. Note: To restore defaults, set it to 1.
You can save your time and download ready-to-use Registry files. The undo tweak is included.
You can save your time and use Winaero Tweaker instead. It comes with the following feature:
You can download it here: Download Winaero Tweaker.
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One thought on “How to Disable Jump Lists in Windows 10”
Using Windows 10 Home 1709 64 bit … Sorry to say that I checked it both
ways, using the Settings, Personalization and also the registry key. Both were
set the way you suggest and yet that darned jump list keeps showing up.
Extremely annoying. I also have the latest version of Winaero installed.