How To Customize Pinned Items On The Taskbar Jump Lists In Windows 10

Jump lists in Windows is a feature that has survived the past two versions of Windows. Microsoft knew that this one feature was much loved by its user base. Jump lists are a great way to access both your favorite and frequently used files and folders. Every program you have pinned to your taskbar, and every program that’s currently running has its own jumplist ensuring that frequent and favorite files and folders remain separated by the programs they are accessed in. Windows 10 has kept jump lists unchanged for the most part but it’s done away with the drag & drop feature that allowed you to rearrange items pinned to the Jumplist. Here’s how you can rearrange items on a jump list in Windows 10.

Open the jump list for the program you want to edit it for. You will see a list of pinned items and the items you frequently access from said program. Drag & drop isn’t going to work on any one of them. Their order is defined by the sequence they were pinned in with the most recently pinned item appearing at the very bottom of the list. To rearrange these items you have to unpin and repin them in the order you want them to appear in.




Right-click an item on the jump list and unpin it. Follow suit for all items and then pin them again in the order you want them to appear in. Remember that the most recently pinned item appears at the bottom of the list so you can start pinning them in a 1,2,3… sequence where the first item is the one you want appearing at the top of the list.

There’s no need to point out the obvious i.e. this is incredibly annoying, time consuming, and you’re going to have to do this every time you want to change the order of the items that appear on the list. Microsoft didn’t do much good by removing the drag & drop feature and leaving users to rely on this very archaic method for sort and ordering items.