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How to Enable or Disable Pin and Unpin Items on Jump Lists in Windows 10

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When you right click or press and hold on an app on the taskbar or Start menu, it will open the app's jump list.

Jump Lists
is a feature that lists app specific tasks or items you can quickly open or get to for every day usage. Jump lists can include recently opened items, frequently opened items, tasks, or websites, in addition to pinned items. You'll always see the same items in the jump list for an app, regardless of whether you view the jump list on the Start menu, taskbar, or File Explorer.

On the taskbar, jump lists appear for programs that you've pinned to the taskbar and programs that are currently running.

On the Start menu, jump lists appear for programs that support having a jump list.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable to pin and unpin items on jump lists for specific or all users in Windows 10.

You must be signed in as an administrator to enable or disable to pin and unpin items on jump lists.

CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Enable or Disable Pin and Unpin Items on Jump Lists in Local Group Policy Editor
  • Option Two: To Enable or Disable Pin and Unpin Items on Jump Lists using a REG file


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Enable or Disable Pin and Unpin Items on Jump Lists in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Enable or Disable Pin and Unpin Items on Jump Lists in Windows 10
To Enable or Disable Pin and Unpin Items on Jump Lists in Local Group Policy Editor
Note   Note
The Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

All editions can use Option Two below.

1. Open the all users, specific users or groups, or all users except administrators Local Group Policy Editor for how you want this policy applied.

2. In the left pane of the Local Group Policy Editor, click/tap on to expand User Configuration, Administrative Templates, and Start Menu and Taskbar. (See screenshot below)

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3. In the right pane of Start Menu and Taskbar, double click/tap on the Do not allow pinning items in Jump Lists policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

4. Do step 5 (enable) or step 6 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


 5. To Enable Pin and Unpin Items on Jump Lists

A) Select (dot) either Not Configured or Disabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

NOTE: Not Configured is the default setting.


 6. To Disable Pin and Unpin Items on Jump Lists

A) Select (dot) Enabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

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7. When finished, you can close the Local Group Policy Editor if you like.






Enable or Disable Pin and Unpin Items on Jump Lists in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Enable or Disable Pin and Unpin Items on Jump Lists in Windows 10
To Allow or Prevent Users to Change or Save a Theme using a REG file

Note   Note
The .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry keys below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer

NoPinningToDestinations DWORD

(delete) = Enable
1 = Disable

1. Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Enable Pin and Unpin Items on Jump Lists for All Users

NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Enable_Pin_Unpin_Items_on_Jump_Lists.reg

download


 3. To Disable Pin and Unpin Items on Jump Lists for All Users

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Disable_Pin_Unpin_Items_on_Jump_Lists.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. Restart the explorer process, or sign out and sign in to apply.

8. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn