Access recently opened items in Windows 7 with Jump Lists, such as files, folders, pictures, music, or websites, organized by the program/application that you use to open them. The lists are visible with or without the Windows Aero, and provide quick access to recently or frequently used documents, files and websites.
The Windows 7 taskbar gives you a quick way to find the documents and programs you've got open.
You can use a Jump List to open items you use every day, and you can also pin your favorites to a Jump List, so you can quickly get to the items that you use most often.
You just right-click a program icon on the taskbar, like in this example, the Jump List for Windows Media Player shows frequently-used music/albums..
Open the program's Jump List, like in this example, the Jump List for WordPad and then click the item.
Open the program's Jump List, point to the item, click the pushpin icon, and then click Pin to this list. You can also pin those items in the Jump List to the Windows 7 taskbar if you wish.
Open the program's Jump List, point to the item, click the pushpin icon, and then click unpin from this list. You can also unpin items from the Windows 7 taskbar by right click an icon and then click "Unpin this program from taskbar" if you wish.
By default, the jump lists display up to 10 recent items. You can specify the maximum number of items to display in the lists using the Customize Start Menu dialog box.
1. To do this, right-click the Start button and then select Properties.
2. In the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties dialog box, click the Customize button on the Start Menu tab. In the Customize Start Menu dialog box, specify the number of recent items to track in jump-lists.
3. And then click OK button twice.
You can also see the Lists for the frequently used programs on your Start menu Jump Lists on the Start menu give you quick access to the things you use most often. Just click on the arrow next to the program name.
Clearing items from the Jump Lists and Start menu doesnt delete the items from your PC, and any pinned items remain pinned.
1. Click the Start button , click Control Panel, click Appearance and Personalization, and then click Taskbar and Start Menu.
2. Once it Open Taskbar and Start Menu Properties dialoug box, Click the Start Menu tab, and then uncheck one or both boxes under Privacy to clear the Taskbar or Start menu item history or both.
3. Click OK button
To begin displaying recently opened programs and files again, select the check boxes under the Privacy section, and then click OK button.