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How to Access Frequently Used Items in Windows 7 with Jump Lists?

Jump list allows us to access the most frequently as well as recently used items in an efficient manner. Jump list appears on the Start menu and Task bar if you right click on an icon. Jump Lists function as small Start Menus which are application-specific. Jump list are also visible on the icons of the applications specifically attached or pinned to the Start menu or the Task bar.

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In the previous versions of Windows, it was not very convenient and easy to access frequently used websites, files etc through the jump list. However, Windows 7 allows you to get quick access to frequently used items.

Access Frequently Used Items In Windows 7 Using Jump lists

1. Jump List Feature for Internet Explorer

Step 1: Right click a program icon on the Taskbar.

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Step 2: Click the first letter of an item to jump between them after you open the Windows 7 jump list.

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2. Jump List Feature in the Start Menu

This feature allows you to get an easy access to the recently opened items on your computer.


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3. How to Clear Jump List History

Step 1: Right click on Start.

Step 2: Now Select Properties.

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Step 3: Choose Start Menu tab

Step 4: Uncheck the first or second or even both the boxes if you want under Privacy. This will clear the history of Start Menu or Taskbar items or both.

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The improved feature helps you access frequently used items in Windows 7 in a better as well as easier way. It makes your navigation quicker.

4. Use Short Keys on the Keyboard to access frequently used items using Jump Lists

There is another method provided by Windows 7 in order to access the Jump List feature. This method is by using the short keys on your keyboard. Windows 7 comes with a built-in shortcut key. This shortcut key can open up the Jump Lists for the earliest nine icons on the taskbar. So for the taskbar icon, use the shortcut key Win+Alt+1 to open the Jump List.

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