How to enable the ‘Jump List’ in the start menu of my Windows 10 PC?

The Jump List or Jump Lists They first appeared in Windows 7 and gave the opportunity to view recent documents and to access specific functions of some applications that are located on the taskbar or in the start menu. Which means it’s about quite a useful feature, but that we do not find in Windows 10.

The good news is that there is an easy way to fix this problem so you can enable Jump Lists in the start menu on your Windows 10 PC. Here’s how to do it.

What is the function that Jump List has on Windows computers?

Jump List is that very useful application that gives you the possibility to do your work much faster and easier, since it refers to the lists of all those elements that you have recently accessed. It turns out then that you can have anchored to the taskbar of your Windows 10 PC several shortcuts that will be displayed as soon as you click on that icon.

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In the case of use internet explorer, you have Jump Lists to open and access items, being able to pin them as your favorites so you can go to all the pages you use most frequently, quickly and directly. In such a way that, when you click on the icon that appears next to the link, you will already have all the elements that you use the most pinned.

What do you have to do to enable this tool on your PC?

Enable the Jump List on your Windows 10 PC It’s an excellent decision that you can do easily, you just have to open the Registry Editor, which you can do by pressing Windows plus R and then typing ‘Regedit’. There you should locate the following link: HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerAdvanced.

Next, it’s time to create a new 32-bit DWORD which you will call EnableXamlJumpView and that you will have to set its value to 1. After this quick procedure, close the Registry Editor and restart Windows 10. Once restarted, the Jumps Lists already appear and start working in the start menu, they even look larger than how they appeared in Windows 7.

Now, we already know that Jump Lists do their job with the Windows 10 taskbar icons, but if you want you can also enable them in the start menu by changing the registry. To do this you must be very careful, since you run the risk of damaging the installing Windows 10 on your PC.

From PowerShell

To enable Jump Lists from PowerShell you need to have two DLL files that are previously compiled with the Windows API code package, so ideally download the most up-to-date version and go to the Binaries folder. Once there we extract Microsoft.WindowsAPICodePack.dll and Microsoft.WindowsAPICodePack.Shell.dll .

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At this point, the fun begins and you now have access to Jump Lists on your Windows 10 PC, plus you’ll have the option to a series of commands, each one will perform a different function, so it will depend on what you want to do with your lists, the command you choose. In the following image we show you all the different commands that you can use.

With your CMD command line

To enable the Jump Lists with your CMD command line, we enter through ‘Regedit’, where we must locate a EnableXamlJumpView, to which we will give value 1Only then can we enjoy the benefits of Jump Lists. We will complete the action by restarting our Windows 10 computer and confirming the presence of the lists on the computer.

How can you configure your Jump List folders?

There’s a way configure your Jump Lists folders and we can decide if we want the elements that we enter frequently to be seen or not, that is, whether they are pinned or not. To achieve its correct configuration, we right-click anywhere on the taskbar and select Properties, and then go to the Start Menu.

A ‘Privacy’ section will be displayed where we will uncheck the option ‘Store and display recent items’, if what we want is that the elements are not listed, we click Accept or Apply, so that the changes are made successfully. From here on, not The lists of the elements should be shown, although they exist, we have only configured them so that they do not appear listed, which we can revert at any time and re-enable it.

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How to disable this tool again from your start menu and taskbar?

There may be a time when having Jump Lists enabled, you want or need to disable them for some reason, you can do them when you want, for this you must follow the following steps. First open the Settings app and go to Personalization and Start, disable the option Show recent items, which you get in Jump Lists on Start, it can also be on the taskbar.

This method, in addition to deactivating the Jump Lists tool, also helps you to clean the history and to delete it. As you will see, it is super easy and also very fast to deactivate the Jump Lists whenever you want, and if at any time you want to opt for them again, you can also enable them again when you need it.