If you’re wondering How can I increase the number if Pinned Jump List Items that appear on the Pinned Shortcuts on the Windows Taskbar in Windows 10, this video will show you how to show more pinned jump list items in Windows 10.
Hi, this is Jerry from AppDataWorks. In today’s video, I’m going to show you how to increase the number of pinned jump list items that you can have on your jump lists that are associated with the icons you have pinned to your taskbar in Windows 10.
In previous versions of Windows, this was something that you could do with a setting associated with the Taskbar itself. But, in Windows 10 you can’t do this. For some reason they have taken that functionality away, and it’s going to take a registry hack to basically increase the number of pinned items that you can have.
So here’s the problem: If I right-click on Word, you can see that I’ve got 12 items up here that are pinned and I can’t add any more pinned items. There are recent items, but these will constantly change as I use Word, and you can’t be sure that those items will always be there as you use more Word documents.
So the ones that you want to always be available to you at any given time would be up here. Now, supposing you wanted more than 12? Well you can’t make that change as a property setting in Windows. So I’m going to show you how to edit the registry to fix this.
Now, the standard disclaimer applies: don’t edit the registry if you don’t know what you’re doing. If you’re not really sure, just don’t even bother doing this. But if you feel comfortable editing the registry, then you should just go right ahead and follow along here.
So we’re going to click the Start button, we’re going to type Regedit and hit enter. Say Yes to the security – User Account Control – prompt, and you’re going to want to navigate the registry to:
Now once you’re there, you’re going to want to look for this registry setting: it’s called JumpListItems_Maximum. Now, you may not have it. It might not already be present in especially newer versions of Windows 10 where this particular registry key isn’t needed because they’ve taken away that setting.
So what we’re going to do here is: I’m going to actually delete it so I can show you how to create it.
So, we’re going to right-click on Advanced, we’re gonna say New –> DWORD Value – 32 bit – and the name will be JumpListItems_Maximum. Now once you have that created, you double-click it, place the Base into Decimal mode, and type in the number greater than 12 that you would want for pinned items. In this case we’re just going to go to 16. OK.
So, click OK and, in other tutorials you’ll find that a lot of times they’ll tell you to restart the computer, or to kill explorer.exe so that it restarts, or Log Off and Log Back On.. and I found that, at least on my machine it’s not necessary.
All I have to do now is right-click on Word and you can see that now there are more items that are pinned to the jump list.
So, that’s basically all you have to do to fix this setting, and, it’ll work for all of your icons that are down here – anything that keeps a history of what files you might have opened.
It’s as simple as that.
This is Jerry from AppDataWorks. Have a totally awesome day.