Windows 10: Is it possible to create custom taskbar jump lists in Windows 10? Solved

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  1. Posts : 8
    Windows 10
       26 Jul 2015 #1

    Is it possible to create custom taskbar jump lists in Windows 10?


    Hey,

    my taskbar is filling up pretty quickly and I wanted to know if there is a way (if possible without 3rd party apps) to create custom jump lists for the taskbar in the latest version of Windows 10. Here's a crude Paint job of what I had in mind:

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    rgds
    RIPsumCT
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  2. Posts : 116
    Windows 10 Home Insider Preview
       26 Jul 2015 #2

    That should be possible but it would require registry tweaking, in which I'm not that good at. I can bing around and see if I can find something. I'll report back in a while.
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  3. Posts : 20,755
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       26 Jul 2015 #3

    Hello RIPsumCT, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    I haven't tested this below in Windows 10, but it may be worth a play with. It's a 3rd party program though.

    Jumplist Launcher - Create Custom Jump Lists - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  4. Posts : 116
    Windows 10 Home Insider Preview
       26 Jul 2015 #4

    If @Brink s solution doesn't work, try this one from How-To Geek. Haven't tried it myself but I think it should work in Windows 10 as well.

    Cheers!
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  5. Posts : 8
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       26 Jul 2015 #5

    I'll look through the solutions you found and report back my findings

    Thanks a lot for the comments so far! Can someone elaborate on these registry tweaks mentioned?

    rgds
    RIPsumCT
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  6. Posts : 116
    Windows 10 Home Insider Preview
       26 Jul 2015 #6

    RIPsumCT said: View Post
    I'll look through the solutions you found and report back my findings

    Thanks a lot for the comments so far! Can someone elaborate on these registry tweaks mentioned?

    rgds
    RIPsumCT
    These programs (or at least one of them) should use the registry method, as manual registry tweaking would be very tiring and difficult. Simply not worth it.
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  7. Posts : 8,304
    Windows 10 Professional
       26 Jul 2015 #7

    You could put a bunch of stuff in a custom 'Toolbar':

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  8. Posts : 8
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       26 Jul 2015 #8

    I tested out Jumplist Launcher but the program needs to run the entire time in order to use the new jump lists created by it

    wzor's suggestion was spot-on! Though the program is almost 5 years old (you can download it here: https://code.google.com/p/jumplist-extender/) it works like a charm and is easy to set up Thanks a lot!

    The custom toolbar solution is also interesting but I'm not accustomed to look in the right corner to start my programs. I'll set one up and try it out over the next few days.

    Thanks a lot for the fast help! I really appreciate it!

    rgds
    RIPsumCT
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  9. Posts : 8,304
    Windows 10 Professional
       26 Jul 2015 #9

    RIPsumCT said: View Post
    ......The custom toolbar solution is also interesting but I'm not accustomed to look in the right corner to start my programs. I'll set one up and try it out over the next few days.
    Here it is on the left, at least as close to the left corner as I can get it!

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  10. Posts : 116
    Windows 10 Home Insider Preview
       26 Jul 2015 #10

    RIPsumCT said: View Post
    I tested out Jumplist Launcher but the program needs to run the entire time in order to use the new jump lists created by it

    wzor's suggestion was spot-on! Though the program is almost 5 years old (you can download it here: https://code.google.com/p/jumplist-extender/) it works like a charm and is easy to set up Thanks a lot!

    The custom toolbar solution is also interesting but I'm not accustomed to look in the right corner to start my programs. I'll set one up and try it out over the next few days.

    Thanks a lot for the fast help! I really appreciate it!

    rgds
    RIPsumCT
    Glad to help!
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