In Windows 10/8/7, when you right-click on a program icon on the taskbar, it shows Jump List which usually shows recently opened files with that program. Some programs offer various options instead. For instance, the popular note taking program Evernote offers New note, Find note, Clip screenshot, Paste clipboard and Sync options in the taskbar Jump List. Most programs out there support the Jump List feature.
In addition to the Jump List on the taskbar, many programs support Jump Lists on the Start menu as well.
The Jump List feature is very helpful to quickly access recently opened files and quickly access various options offered in a program without maximizing or switching to the program window.
If for some reason, you would like to disable the Jump Lists feature in Windows 10, you can do so via the Settings app.
Turn on or off Jump Lists on taskbar and Start in Windows 10
Complete the given below directions to enable or disable jump lists in Windows 10.
Step 1: Open the Settings app. Navigate to Personalization > Start.
Step 2: Turn on or off Show recently opened items in Jump Lists on Start or taskbar option to enable or disable Jump Lists on Start and taskbar.
Please note that you can use this method to clear the Jump Lists history as well. To clear the Jump Lists history, simply turn off Show recently opened items in Jump Lists on Start or taskbar option, and then turn it on.
To increase the number of items in Jump Lists, please refer to our how to increase the number of items in the Jump Lists in Windows 10 guide.