How to fix windows seven jump list left click disabling problem?

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Currently the jump lists in the taskbar have stopped working correctly on a clean install of Windows 7 32bit RC ver. 7100. That came about without installing anything new. I have run with it for the last 4 or 5 weeks but the usefulness of the lists are being lost. The same goes for the jump lists contained in the start menu. 

If I open a jump list for a pined program such as Windows Media Player or the new Zune 4.0 software, any items in the list will do nothing. The same goes for Google Chrome which now supports jump lists. What does still work is Windows Explorer and some of Internet Explorer jump list links. All others fail to do anything when clicked. I have tried to disable and enable jump lists by turning off and on the recently opened docs and programs in the task bar properties.

I have done a system file check. I am not running anything like CCleaner or have WinRar installed which I know can cause an issue with some people. I have tried this with different user. I have tried a system restore to a time when it did work. But I got no good result.

Can anyone help me to fix this?

Thank you

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Answered By 200 points N/A #92277

How to fix windows seven jump list left click disabling problem?


Did you tryout the properties of the task bar.

Right click on the taskbar and select properties in the menu appears. You will get the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties dialog box. Select the Start Menu tab in it and check the options on the Privacy field set.

– Store and display recently opened programs in the Start menu.
– Store and display recently opened items in the Start menu and the taskbar.
I hope this will work for you. If not try this.

Is there any third party software running  on your taskbar now. any tool like ATI tray. Then I would like to recommend you to temporarily uninstall those programs. And then checkout whether the same problem appears again.

If this doesn't work, try to start the computer with a clean boot environment. It will eliminate any software conflict on your machine.

Answered By 200 points N/A #92278

How to fix windows seven jump list left click disabling problem?


And when clicking the customized button in the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties dialog box on Start Menu tab, you will get a Customize Start Menu dialog box.

In the bottom of the dialog box you can see these options in the Start menu size field set

– Number of recent items to display in Jump List.

– Number of recent programs to display

Change them according to your need.

And also from the top pane you can see that many options were not configured

You can select either of these for the items you would like to display on your jump lists.

  •             Display as a link
  •             Display as a menu
  •             Don't display this item

To perform a clean boot.

Follow these instructions. But you must have the administrative privileges to carry out this task.

  • Click Start.
  • Using the Run.
  • type msconfig in the text box provided and click OK.
  • You can get the run dialog box by pressing windows key + R also.
  • System Configuration utility dialog box will appear.
  • Select the General tab.
  • Check the option Selective startup.
  • Uncheck Load startup items.
  • Select the Services tab.
  • Check the Hide all Microsoft services.
  • Check Disable all.

You have to consider that following these steps will lead you to continue to run Microsoft services. It includes Networking, Event Logging, Plug and Play, Error Reporting and many more. If you disable these services it will permanently delete all restore points, so do not follow it if you want to use the System Restore utility with existing restore points. Try to disable half of the services as you guess.

  • Click OK and then click Restart.
  • After troubleshooting you have to configure your machine to boot up normally.
  • To do this, again go to the general tab in the System Configuration utility dialog box.
  • Click the Normal Startup option, and click OK.
  • When it prompted to restart the computer, click Restart.

Hope now it solved your problem.

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