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  1.    24 Jun 2017 #11
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    'Notepad has never had this feature.' you say? Well, 'Ignorance more often begets self-confidence than does knowledge', true, and you are talking through your hat.

    How could I possibly miss something I never had? Are you the only one of the people who have so far been kind enough to offer tips and suggested possible solutions to be correctly informed?
    At the moment, I have no machine running Windows 7 and so can not prove you wrong right here, but this link goes some way towards that end:

    https://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/139211-recent-notepad-files-txt-not-displayed-any-more.html.
    Karma, another misguided soul who remembers things that never were...here's another pertinent link referring to Windows 10:

    Show history for notepad by right click - Microsoft Community
    Now, do you have the gall to suggest that the people who posted in these forums as well as those who responded are wrong while you alone are right?

    GOMF already, "guru".
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  2.    24 Jun 2017 #12
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    Here's win7's notepad recent list:
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    And win10's:
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  3.    24 Jun 2017 #13
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    I use the recent and pinned options all the time. Couldn't do without it tbh.

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  4.    24 Jun 2017 #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mooly View Post
    I use the recent and pinned options all the time. Couldn't do without it tbh.Click image for larger version. 

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    I hear you Mooly and agree with the 'usability' of jump lists and especially the pinned items. The only (slight) drawback is that you have to do maintenance since they otherwise grow to be miles long.

    It has to be a daily, somewhat tedious, routine of removing the files that are only temporarily useful but that you have no immediate plan to return to. Should you want to, the notes are always available via File/Open... A tedious and time consuming habit yes, but it can save you lots of frustration - even money and reputation - down the line.

    Quite beside the value of neat, clean jump lists, Notepad is a very useful little app indeed. Case in point: before I start a telephone conversation with, let's say, my ISP's or cell phone providers' support, my health-care provider or whatever, I open a new Notepad document on which type a brief descriptive heading, the date and time.

    During the call I then jot down the name of whoever it is I talk to and memory-notes. After the call I proofread and correct the text. This then is my log which is very handy should there be a dispute. Not conclusive evidence, true, but as James Comey observed during his recent dealings with you-know-who, better than nothing.

    No need to get into the tiresome, unproductive he-said-she-said; you have a log which supports your case should the need arise. Also, it's difficult to remember verbatim what was agreed three weeks or two months after the fact.
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    Another thing I would not want to be without is the excellent search application Everything by Voidtools. If the file you wonder about is anywhere on your system (and I have three external drives in addition to the C:\ drive; all partitioned almost to the full extent of the alphabet;) Everything finds it. It's kind of difficult to keep track of thousands of files on umpteen partitions - Everything to the rescue:

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  5.    24 Jun 2017 #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anak View Post
    Here's win7's notepad recent list:
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    And win10's:
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ID:	140915
    No comment needed, right? Ā propos of that 'guru': 'a little knowledge is a dangerous thing' * because it is necessary for spreading lies and desinformation (I read on Facebook...) among those of us with no critical faculties.
    They are legion, and propagate these 'alternative facts' (as U.S. Counselor to the Clown In Chief Kellyanne Conway expressed it) via the internet until they're well nigh impossible to root out, sometimes ruining careers and reputations**.
    - - -

    * "A little learning is a dangerous thing; drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring: there shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, and drinking largely sobers us again."Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744) in 'An Essay on Criticism'.

    ** "Good name in man and woman, dear my lord,Is the immediate jewel of their souls.Who steals my purse steals trash; 'tis something, nothing;'Twas mine, 'tis his, and has been slave to thousands;But he that filches from me my good nameRobs me of that which not enriches him,And makes me poor indeed."William Shakespeare, Othello Act 3, scene 3
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  6.    24 Jun 2017 #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by cereberus View Post
    location

    Notepad has never had this feature.
    My apologies - I was referring to list from File Open, not Jump Lists.
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  7.    24 Jun 2017 #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kokopelli View Post
    No comment needed, right? Ā propos of that 'guru': 'a little knowledge is a dangerous thing' * because it is necessary for spreading lies and desinformation (I read on Facebook...) among those of us with no critical faculties.
    They are legion, and propagate these 'alternative facts' (as U.S. Counselor to the Clown In Chief Kellyanne Conway expressed it) via the internet until they're well nigh impossible to root out, sometimes ruining careers and reputations**.
    - - -

    * "A little learning is a dangerous thing; drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring: there shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, and drinking largely sobers us again."Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744) in 'An Essay on Criticism'.

    ** "Good name in man and woman, dear my lord,Is the immediate jewel of their souls.Who steals my purse steals trash; 'tis something, nothing;'Twas mine, 'tis his, and has been slave to thousands;But he that filches from me my good nameRobs me of that which not enriches him,And makes me poor indeed."William Shakespeare, Othello Act 3, scene 3
    What a pompous reply for a genuine error. I bet you drone on like that at parties.

    Bye Bye.
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  8.    24 Jun 2017 #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by cereberus View Post
    location

    Notepad has never had this feature.
    Agreed, I've never seen that feature on Notepad in the years I've run Windows. It must be kept in mind that Notepad is not a word processor, just a text editor and as such has very few features. It's main purpose seems to be for coding/programming and for basic HTML creation/editing where some of the 'hidden' features/document formatting of word processors would get in the way. Wordpad is a word processor, 'lite' version of Word but with some of it features.
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  9.    24 Jun 2017 #19
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    There's no need to be rude on a simple mistake. Chill out.

    @ Berton, see post #12. Pretty sure that's what the OP meant.
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  10.    25 Jun 2017 #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kokopelli View Post
    I hear you Mooly and agree with the 'usability' of jump lists and especially the pinned items. The only (slight) drawback is that you have to do maintenance since they otherwise grow to be miles long.
    Ten is the maximum default number of items that are in the list (apart from any pinned items) and tbh I find it self maintaining. If the file is something I'm currently working with then its present, when its not been called up for a while (and other new ones have) then it works down and ultimately drops off the bottom of the list.

    What's not to like It works for me anyway.
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