If you haven’t used this handy feature yet, try it!
Open your start menu, and hover over the arrow beside, say Microsoft Excel, and a list of files you’ve recently used will pop-up under the recent section. Neat huh?
Note: If the applications you use most recently have not already been placed (or pinned) to your start menu, simply right click on the application in the start menu and select: pin to start menu.
But the sad thing is, that if you work on a lot of files at the same time, Windows is not smart enough to show you more than a certain number of files by default (even though your start menu might have plenty of space to show it). It’ll only show a few entries. Luckily though, there is a way to tweak this.
- Right click on Taskbar
- Click Properties
- Choose the Start Menu tab
- Click Customize
- Under the Start Menu size box, you can increase the number of recent files and number of recent items to display in jump lists to whatever you want
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