Pin items to jump lists: Lists appears when you right-click program shortcuts on the Taskbar or hightlight items in the left-hand pane of the Start menu. By default, recently opened items are shown, but you can pin your favorite documents so they alwasy appear. Either click the pin item next to one of the Recent items to make it a permanent fixture, or simply click and drag a file from a folder on to the programs taskbar icon. Remove pinned items: If you fall out of love with something, simply roll your mouse over the unwanted item in the pinned list and click on the pin icon that appears to remove it from the list. Remove Recent List: If you don't use the Recent List or have privacy concerns, it's easy to disable it. Click Start, right-click Computer and select Properties. Untick Store and display recently opened items on the Start menu and Taskbar and click OK. Change number of recent items: Alternatively, click Customize insted and chage the "Number of recent items to display in Jump Lists" from the default value of 10- it can be as low as one, or as high as 60. I suggest no more than 15.