1. Right-click an open part of the Taskbar
2. Select Properties
3. Select the Start Menu tab
4. Click the Customize... button
5. Set the value for "Number of recent items to display in Jump Litsts" at the bottom of the window.
The problem in Windows 10 is that is missing. Apparently for most users the JumpListItems_Maximum registry key addresses this.
For whatever reason, this doesn't work on any of my computers. They are members of the same domain (so maybe there's some group policy in effect, though this part of the registry seems to hold whatever values I set there), but other than that they have little in common.
Ah, I was wondering if this max key could be added to get crazy long recent/pinned jumplists, guess not.
Very useful thread. Changing JumpListItems_Maximum worked for me.
I have a related query. I was sure that there used to be a couple of features of jump lists in W10 that have now disappeared, but now I am starting to doubt myself and I'd be grateful if other people could confirm.
i) I thought that hovering over a jump list entry used to display the full pathname, which was useful when there were multiple entries with similar or the same names.
ii) I also thought that the context menu for a jump list item used to show the option to Open File Location.
Have I dreamt this?
I do still see the full path name when I hover over an item in my Jump Lists (on both Start and the Taskbar). I wonder if the ability to display more than 11 items and seeing the full pathname are mutually exclusive. (I'd choose to display more than 11 items, given the choice).
On the other hand, like you, I no longer see an option to "Open file location," which I too recall seeing when I first upgraded to Windows 10. At that time, before I realized about the limit of 11 items, I had thought that Jump Lists in Windows 10 had improved on those in Windows 7.
I also had a new hypothesis about why JumpListItems_Maximum is not working for me. Could it be related to the Start settings (Settings -> Personalization -> Start):
I have everything set to On except "Show more tiles" and "Use Start full screen". What do others have for these?
On "Choose which folders appear on Start", I have everything set to On except for Videos and HomeGroup.
Could any of these settings be forcing the 11 item limit?