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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.

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