Personalization Change Maximum Number of Items in Jump Lists in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to change the maximum number of items that can display in Jump Lists for your account or all users in Windows 11.

Jump Lists are available when you right click on an app on the taskbar or Start menu > All apps.

Jump Lists are lists of app specific tasks or items you can quickly open or get to for every day usage. Jump Lists can include pinned items, recent items, frequent items, tasks, and/or websites.

Windows 11 will display up to a maximum of 13 items in Jump Lists by default.


Contents

  • Option One: Change Maximum Number of Items in Jump Lists for Current User
  • Option Two: Change Maximum Number of Items in Jump Lists for All Users


EXAMPLE: Jump Lists from taskbar and Start menu > All apps

taskbar_Jump_Lists.jpg
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Option One

Change Maximum Number of Items in Jump Lists for Current User


This option will override Option Two for the current user.


1 Open Registry Editor (regedit.exe).

2 Navigate to the key below in the left pane of Registry Editor. (see screenshot below)

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

JumpListItems_Maximum_current_user.png

3 In the right pane of the Advanced key, double click/tap on the JumpListItems_Maximum DWORD value to modify it. (see screenshot above)

If you don't have the JumpListItems_Maximum DWORD (not there by default), then right click or press and hold on an empty area in the right pane of the Advanced key, click/tap on New and DWORD (32-bit) Value, type JumpListItems_Maximum for the name, and press Enter.

To undo this for default settings, delete the JumpListItems_Maximum DWORD, click/tap on Yes to approve, and go to step 5.

Delete_JumpListItems_Maximum.png


4 Select (dot) Decimal, type a maximum number of items you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

Typing 0 will show zero items in the Jump List.


JumpListItems_Maximum.png

5 You can now close Registry Editor if you like.




Option Two

Change Maximum Number of Items in Jump Lists for All Users


You must be signed in as an administrator to use this option.


1 Open Registry Editor (regedit.exe).

2 Navigate to the key below in the left pane of Registry Editor. (see screenshot below)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

JumpListItems_Maximum_all_users.png

3 In the right pane of the Advanced key, double click/tap on the JumpListItems_Maximum DWORD value to modify it. (see screenshot above)

If you don't have the JumpListItems_Maximum DWORD (not there by default), then right click or press and hold on an empty area in the right pane of the Advanced key, click/tap on New and DWORD (32-bit) Value, type JumpListItems_Maximum for the name, and press Enter.

To undo this for default settings, delete the JumpListItems_Maximum DWORD, click/tap on Yes to approve, and go to step 5.

Delete_JumpListItems_Maximum.png


4 Select (dot) Decimal, type a maximum number of items you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

Typing 0 will show zero items in the Jump List.


JumpListItems_Maximum.png

5 You can now close Registry Editor if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 
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Wow thx @Brink
This helped a lot. :D
I set my to 23 items and the recent list is now being displayed,
along with all the other items I tried to pin to the Explorer taskbar bar icon.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro (x64)(v23H2)(Build 22631.3880)
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    AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12-Core
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Wow thx @Brink
This helped a lot. :D
I set my to 23 items and the recent list is now being displayed,
along with all the other items I tried to pin to the Explorer taskbar bar icon.
:shawn: (y)
 

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    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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    Custom self build
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    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
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    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
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    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
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Hi! do you know if there's a max, or if this can be set per app? Assuming jumplist max also controls recent entries seen on app context menu, from taskbar (maybe max == pinned + recent)

eg: max 20 for all apps
and override explicit max 200 for notepad?!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
Hi! do you know if there's a max, or if this can be set per app? Assuming jumplist max also controls recent entries seen on app context menu, from taskbar (maybe max == pinned + recent)

eg: max 20 for all apps
and override explicit max 200 for notepad?!
Hello Jonny, :alien:

I haven't heard of anyone hitting a max number so far, but this is a global setting applied to all.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Surface Laptop Copilot+ PC
    CPU
    Snapdragon X Elite (12 core) 3.42 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15" HDR
    Screen Resolution
    2496 x 1664
    Hard Drives
    1 TB SSD
    Internet Speed
    Wi-Fi 7 and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
hey Brink, I found my [ JumpListItems_Maximum ] entry under the current user HKEY...
I must have put in the current user only area... lol

ooh I used option one of this tutorial.. lol
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro (x64)(v23H2)(Build 22631.3880)
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    [Self-built](custom-build)(June 2020)
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12-Core
    Motherboard
    Asus PRIME X570-PRO (BIOS_r5013 [03/22/2024])
    Memory
    32GB, 2x G.Skill 16GB (PC3200)(DDR4-2137)
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 8GB XC3 model by EVGA
    Sound Card
    Realtek® ALC1220A 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" DELL Gaming Monitor - G2422HS - DisplayPort used
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080p at 165Hz (16:9 Aspect Ratio)
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 980 Pro (NVMe)(SSD)
    2TB Samsung 980 Pro (NVMe)(SSD)
    2TB Samsung 870 EVO (SSD)

    NVMe 1TB
    -- OS(Win11 Pro x64),
    -- programs,
    -- programming(MS Visual Studios 2022 Community Ed.),
    -- music

    NVMe 2TB
    video game installs.

    #3 FILE Server!
    PSU
    Thermaltake TOUGHPOWER DPS G RGB Titanium Certified 1250Watt
    Case
    Corsair Graphite Series 780T Full Tower PC Case
    Cooling
    AMD Wraith cooler (stock) & 3x Corsair case fans
    Keyboard
    Alienware Low Profile RGB Mechanical USB Gaming Keyboard - AW510K - Lunar Light
    Mouse
    Redragon M602 RGB Wired USB Gaming mouse
    Internet Speed
    1000Mbps Download, 20Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Firefox & Waterfox Classic
    Antivirus
    n/a aka "ABOVE TOP SECRET!" lol ;)
    Other Info
    My System is the ULTIMATE GAMING RIG ^_^
    TP-Link AX6600 Tri-Band Wi-Fi 6 Wireless Gigabit Router,
    Model No. Archer AX90 (v1.26)
    Arris SB8200 Cable Modem
    Nvidia GFX Drivers: (v556.12)
    Realtek UAD Drivers: (v6.0.9702.1)
    Intel LAN Drivers: (v14.00.05.00)(2023-05-01)
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    DELL G15 Ryzen edition, model 5515
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
    Motherboard
    DELL G15 Ryzen edition
    Memory
    16GB DDR4
    Graphics card(s)
    Ryzen 7 5800H integrated AMD Radeon Graphics and Nvidia GeForce 3060 6GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC3254 with Nahimic 3D Audio for Gamers
    Monitor(s) Displays
    built-in
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    512GB NVMe SSD
    PSU
    unkown
    Case
    laptop
    Mouse
    Logitech B100 USB
    Keyboard
    built-in
    Internet Speed
    800Mbps download, 10Mbps upload
    Browser
    Firefox & Waterfox Classic

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