Windows – limit on pinned taskbar items

windows 10

I just upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10, and there seems to be a limitation on the number of items I can add to the "pinned list" for taskbar items:

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Before I upgraded, my list of pinned items was significantly larger. Once I upgraded, it just chose to display the first 12 of the items that were formerly pinned there in Windows 7.

If I unpin an item in the Pinned list, it does then allow me to pin another one, but I'm still stuck at a max of 12 pinned items.

Is there any way to pin more than 12 items to the list? I have a lot of machines I need to remote into, and being able to pin them all is a big time-saver.

Best Answer

When you increase the size of a jumplist, the number of pinnable items on that jumplist increases accordingly. To increase the size of all jumplists (and thereby increase the maximum number of pinnable items):

  1. Open regedit
  2. Browse to the following key


  3. Add a new DWORD (32-bit) entry named JumpListItems_Maximum

  4. Set the value of JumpListItems_Maximum to the number of items you want to see in your jumplists (e.g., 19 (if hex) or 25 (if decimal))

Alternatively, you can make the registry change by saving the following text into a file named jumpList.reg and then importing it into the registry using File > Import... within regedit:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


Sometimes the change takes effect immediately, but if not, don't forget to restart/new login!