Personalization Enable or Disable Pin and Unpin Items on Jump Lists in Windows 11


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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.

Items pinned to an app's jump list will appear at the top of the jump list for quick access.

You can enable the Do not allow pinning items in Jump Lists policy to disable and remove Pin to this list and Unpin from this list context menus for Jump Lists.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable pin and unpin items on jump lists for specific or all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.


You must be signed in as an administrator to enable or disable pin and unpin items on Jump Lists.

Disabling pin and unpin on Jump Lists will not remove any currently pinned items on Jump Lists.



Contents

  • Option One: Enable or Disable Pin and Unpin Items on Jump Lists for All or Specific Users in Local Group Policy Editor
  • Option Two: Enable or Disable Pin and Unpin Items on Jump Lists for All Users using REG file


EXAMPLE: Pinned items on Jump Lists

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OPTION ONE

Enable or Disable Pin and Unpin Items on Jump Lists for All or Specific Users in Local Group Policy Editor


The Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 11 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

All editions can use Option Two to configure the same policy.


1 Open the all users, specific users or groups, or all users except administrators Local Group Policy Editor for how you want this policy applied.

2 Navigate to the policy location below in the left pane of the Local Group Policy Editor. (see screenshot below)

User Configuration/Administrative Templates/Start Menu and Taskbar

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3 In the right pane of Start Menu and Taskbar, double click/tap on the Do not allow pinning items in Jump Lists policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

4 Do step 5 (enable) or step 6 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


5 Enable Pin and Unpin Items on Jump Lists

This is the default setting.


A) Select (dot) Not Configured, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)​

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6 Disable Pin and Unpin Items on Jump Lists

A) Select (dot) Enabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)​

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7 You can now close the Local Group Policy Editor if you like.





OPTION TWO

Enable or Disable Pin and Unpin Items on Jump Lists for All Users using REG file


1 Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


2 Enable Pin and Unpin Items on Jump Lists for All Users

This is the default setting


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Enable_Pin_and_Unpin_Items_on_Jump_Lists_for_all_users.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer]
"NoPinningToDestinations"=-

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer]
"NoPinningToDestinations"=-


3 Disable Pin and Unpin Items on Jump Lists for All Users

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Disable_Pin_and_Unpin_Items_on_Jump_Lists_for_all_users.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer]
"NoPinningToDestinations"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer]
"NoPinningToDestinations"=dword:00000001

4 Save the REG file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded REG file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 Either restart the explorer process, sign out and sign in, or restart the computer to apply.

8 You can now delete the downloaded REG file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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