Windows 7 & 8: How To Disable Recent Items In Jump Lists

windows 7Tired of recent items popping up on your jump list and filling up your screen? Here’s a quick how to for disabling files / items from the Start Menu jump list.

First, right click the Start Menu Orb / Button and click Properties.

Right Click Start Menu

Click Start Menu Tab (Or Jump Lists Tab for Windows 8) and uncheck the box Store and display recently opened items in the Start Menu and the taskbar. Click OK when done.

Start menu settings

Now if you click the start menu / orb again you will see the items / files are gone with only the Programs remaining.

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