Jump lists on Windows provide easy access to recent files. If you want to increase jump list items on Windows, this guide will help you get started.
Jump lists on Windows 10 and Windows 11 allow easy access to recently used files, folders, and websites. However, you might want to display more than the 10 recent items that Windows shows by default.
You can make Windows display more items on the jump lists by tweaking the Registry. For example, you can set it to show around 15-20 items, which shows up well on most displays.
This guide will show how to increase jump list items on Windows 10 and Windows 11.
Increase Jump List Items on Windows
We’ll show you how to increase jump list items on Windows 10. However, the process is the same on Windows 11.
Important: Before you begin, it’s important to emphasize that this trick requires you to modify the Registry. Beginners shouldn’t do it, as entering the wrong value can make your PC unstable or stop working altogether. Before proceeding, back up the Registry, create a Restore Point, or create a full system backup.
With backups, you can recover your system if something goes awry.
To increase jump list items on Windows:
- Use the keyboard shortcut Windows key + R to launch the Run dialog.
- Type regedit and click OK.
- When the Registry Editor opens, navigate to the following path:
- Right-click the Advanced key and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.
- Name the new DWORD value as JumpListItems_Maximum.
- Double-click JumpListItems_Maximum and change the Base value to Decimal.
- Enter the number of jump list items you want to appear in the Value data box. Typically, 15-20 is a good value. You can go higher if you wish to, but you may need to scroll up to see all the items.
- Click OK when you’re done.
- Exit the Registry Editor. You don’t need to sign out or restart your PC. Instead, click your jump list, and you’ll see the new amount of items you entered in the Registry.
Increasing Jump List Numbers on Windows 10 and 11
If you want to change the jump list items number back, return to the Advanced key and set JumpListItems_Maximum value back to zero.
Microsoft used to allow you to change the number of recent jump list items via Taskbar properties in previous versions of Windows but has since removed the option. Luckily, you can still make the changes by going through the Registry.
When it comes to the Taskbar on Windows 11, there have been a few changes since Windows 10. You might be interested in making more space available on the taskbar. There are other ways you can customize the Taskbar, including moving to the top of the screen. Even a simple setting allows you to move the Taskbar and Start to the left.