The Jump lists feature was introduced in Windows 7 for the Start Menu and for the new taskbar. When you right click a pinned app on the taskbar or hover over an app's icon in the Start Menu which has an arrow, it will show you a set of tasks and recent documents. For example, if you have pinned your browser, it will show you tasks to open it in private browsing mode or open a new tab. In Windows 10, due to the new redesigned Start menu, jump lists were not available yet. However, in Windows 10 build 10041, which is the latest public build available as of this writing, Microsoft has reimplemented jump lists. Here is how you can enable them.
To enable Jump lists in the Start menu of Windows 10 build 10041, you need to do the following:
- Open Registry Editor.
- Go to the following Registry key:
- Here you must create a new 32-bit DWORD value and name it EnableXamlJumpView.
Set it to 1 and close Registry Editor.
- Restart Windows 10.
You are done. Now pin File Explorer to the Start menu and check out its jump list.
It is much bigger than the one from Windows 7, as it is designed for touch users. Although mouse and keyboard users will not be happy with such large jump lists. I would like to see some option in Settings to reduce its height and adjust the spacing between the items. Maybe it could get reduced when the Tablet mode of Windows 10 is off.
Credits: h0x0d via Neowin.