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taskbar icon jumplist (windows 10)

Posted: 2020 Apr 18, 15:33
by davek
When I right click the icon on the taskbar in W10, I get the task list (jumplist?) which lists a number of folders. If I right click a folder in the list I only get the option of opening it. How can I delete folders in the list or clear the whole list - several folders present are way out of date and don't exits any more!

Thanks :)

Re: taskbar icon jumplist (windows 10)

Posted: 2020 Apr 19, 09:15
by nikos
these folders are those that you are using most frequently, the top 10. As you use other folders more, they will climb up. If you want to remove them manually, you must edit the registry while xplorer2 is not running
HKCU\Software\ZabaraKatranemia Plc\xplorer2_UC.global\FrequentDir

you cannot remove individual folders, the lot must go!

Re: taskbar icon jumplist (windows 10)

Posted: 2020 Apr 23, 16:48
by davek
Hi Nikos

Thank you!

There are a couple of reasons why I am grateful for having discovered your programmes a couple of decades ago! Firstly Explorer2 and secondly the level of support you offer!

:) :beer:

Re: taskbar icon jumplist (windows 10)

Posted: 2020 Apr 23, 17:54
by davek
Hi

Sorry to be a wuss but I've opened the Reg Editor and jumped to Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ZabaraKatranemia Plc\xplorer2_UC.global\FrequentDir


The Data value is (value not set). If I click on Data I get the option to create a 'New' 'Key' or a choice of from 6 'values' headed by 'string'

Basically I'm stuck... :?

Going up a level, I can delete the FrequentDir folder but I don't want to screw up the registry entry!

How do I make the statement 'you cannot remove individual folders, the lot must go!' happen?

Dave :)

Re: taskbar icon jumplist (windows 10)

Posted: 2020 Apr 24, 08:15
by nikos
select the FrequentDir branch on the left (tree) pane and press delete key. Make sure xplorer2 is not running

Re: taskbar icon jumplist (windows 10)

Posted: 2020 Apr 24, 10:13
by davek
Hi - I did that and the folder has disappeared in RegEdit and is recreated when I open xplorer2 but the folder list under tasks is still there.

I've tried rebooting before opening the program - the FrequentDir folder has been recreated but the list is still there on the W10 taskbar :(

I've searched the Registry for FrequentDir (desperation!) and it only finds the one :?

Am I missing something?

Re: taskbar icon jumplist (windows 10)

Posted: 2020 Apr 24, 15:02
by nikos
I see what you mean. The taskbar must be storing the old folders somewhere else!? However, as you start using xplorer2 with your new existing folders, after a couple of restarts the list will be updated

Re: taskbar icon jumplist (windows 10)

Posted: 2020 Jun 22, 13:04
by davek
Despite numerous reboots and opening and closing the program the task list on the taskbar isn't changing. I wonder if anyone else is having a similar issue. I guess I could try uninstalling and reinstalling but since it seems to be controlled by Windows I suppose it won't work. :x

Re: taskbar icon jumplist (windows 10)

Posted: 2020 Jun 22, 16:24
by nikos
do the folders that show up in the taskbar list agree with GOTO > FREQUENT submenu? The top 10 entries?

Re: taskbar icon jumplist (windows 10)

Posted: 2020 Jun 24, 16:52
by Manyx
nikos wrote: ↑
2020 Jun 22, 16:24
do the folders that show up in the taskbar list agree with GOTO > FREQUENT submenu? The top 10 entries?
For me : no. Some are missing is the taskbar

In the taskbar I see: 0 ; 1 ; 2 ; 3 : 4 ; 5 ; 9 ; 13 ; 14 ; 15

Is it really the most frequent used? I find it hard to believe :shock: :)

Re: taskbar icon jumplist (windows 10)

Posted: 2020 Jun 25, 04:32
by nikos
you must compare the lists when you first start xplorer2. Once you start using the program and browse folders, the frequent folders list changes dynamically, so differences may arise, until the next time you restart xplorer2

Re: taskbar icon jumplist (windows 10)

Posted: 2020 Jul 11, 09:31
by Manyx
OK, here is the result. The numbers are the numbers of "Frequent" ; the above order is the order in "richt click in taskbar.

0 ; 1 ; 2 ; 3 ; 4 ; 6 ; 5 ; 7 ; 8 ; 9

Re: taskbar icon jumplist (windows 10)

Posted: 2020 Jul 11, 11:22
by nikos
it is almost the same though, no? :)

Re: taskbar icon jumplist (windows 10)

Posted: 2020 Jul 13, 14:42
by Manyx
yes! :)

Re: taskbar icon jumplist (windows 10)

Posted: 2020 Jul 16, 17:41
by EMathews3
The windows task bar is not an xp2 issue, I believe. Don't even fool around - just try out these two utilities that do taskbar management:
https://rammichael.com/7-taskbar-tweaker
https://www.moo0.com/software/WindowMenuPlus