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Win 7 – Disable and Clear Taskbar Jump History

Computer Business Services has recently started installing Windows 7 on it’s computers.  We have come across a number of quirks, problems and differences from Vista and XP systems.

I’ve never been a fan of history always being displayed especially on a computer used for business so I was not happy when recent application file history appeared with a right mouse click of the minimised application in the task-bar.  Here is a Windows 7 tip that tells you how to disable the Taskbar Application jump history from appearing;

  • Right-Click a clear area of the task-bar and then Click Properties.
  • In the dialog box that appears Click the Start Menu tab, and then Uncheck the box for’ Store and display recently opened items in the Start menu and the taskbar’.
  • Once you Click ‘Apply’ ALL jump list recent history will be erased.

It’s as simple as that when you know how.  This is a Windows 7 tip supplied by Computer Business Services.