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      • #2286375 Reply
        AskWoody Lounger

        Following an Office 365 update on my Surface Book the number of files that can be included on the Word and Excel jump lists has fallen from the 50 that I set to a maximum of about 20. Acrobat DC still has 50. Computer has Windows 10 Pro 1909 Build 18363.959.

        I use:
        To change number of Jump List items, open RegEdit and navigate to:
        Click on Advanced key. On menu, click Edit > New > DWORD (32 bit) Value.
        Name it: JumpListItems_Maximum
        Right click it, select Modify and set Hexadecimal Value to the number of files you want.

        This no longer seems to be working – ideas welcome.

      • #2286948 Reply
        AskWoody MVP

        Have you tried setting the W10 settings to the required jumplist settings?
        My thinking behind this is, W10 may possibly over-ride the O365 settings.
        see: howtogeek article on how to achieve this.
        Let us know if this works or not. TIA

        Win8.1 Pro x64 + Linux Hybrids x86/x64 + Win7 Pro x86/64 O/L
      • #2287112 Reply
        AskWoody Lounger

        Thanks Microfix – that is the system I have always used, but now not working. But when I set decimal, it automatically changes to hexadecimal, but I think that means the article is wrong. My jumplist is now 23, but will not get any larger – ie, won’t scroll. Any further ideas welcome. I do need at least 30 files on each jumplist.

        • #2287118 Reply
          Da Boss

          I wondered if your change from decimal to hexadecimal wasn’t actioned as a result of account permissions. Are you doing this as administrator?

          From a quick investigation, it appears there is a limit of 54 (or there was at one point – may not still be).

      • #2287128 Reply
        AskWoody Lounger

        Hi Kirsty – nice butterfly! I logged in to Regedit as administrator. If I select Decimal, it changes automatically to Hexadecimal – no idea why. Curiously my Acrobat jumplist has 60 files, even though I have now set JumpListItems_Maximum to 50. Again, no idea why. Looked online and found

        This suggested setting or adding:


        This worked, or at least I hope it did – my Word jumplist immediately reset to 40, but doesn’t seem to want to go to 41 – I will check and advise. But 40 is ok. My Reg Editor uses reg-dword not just dword, but makes no difference. Microsoft needs to look into this IMO – if it was due to an Office update, it will be causing many problems!

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