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Jump Lists Not working for Word 2016 or Excel 2016

Q: Jump Lists Not working for Word 2016 or Excel 2016

so jump lists via my taskbar and windows 10, I'm not having much joy :-(

I've just got a new desktop (Jan 2016) with windows 10 pre-loaded and I installed office 2010 - jump lists didn't work - so I thought I'll uninstall and install office 2016 64bit - jump lists still don't work arrggggg!

But they work for IE and notepad and file explorer but not for firefox or photoshop elements.

I've tried deleting the files from:
and rebooting but to no avail

any ideas anyone????

I really need jump lists working for Excel & Word.


A: Jump Lists Not working for Word 2016 or Excel 2016

Hmm, jumplists work perfect for me with office 2007. You aren't the only one having this issue

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so jump lists via my taskbar and windows 10, I'm not having much joy :-(

I've just got a new desktop (Jan 2016) with windows 10 pre-loaded and I installed office 2010 - jump lists didn't work - so I thought I'll uninstall and install office 2016 64bit - jump lists still don't work arrggggg!

But they work for IE and notepad and file explorer but not for firefox or photoshop elements.

I've tried deleting the files from:
and rebooting but to no avail

any ideas anyone????

I really need jump lists working for Excel & Word.


A:Jump Lists Not working for Word 2016 or Excel 2016

Hmm, jumplists work perfect for me with office 2007. You aren't the only one having this issue

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I'm going to buy a new license of one of these product, so any suggest please?
I have used Bitdefender, Avast, Kaspersky ( about 3 years ago), I haven't used Norton and Trend Micro.

A:KIS 2016 vs NIS 2016 vs BIS 2016 vs Avast IS 2016 vs Trend Micro IS 2016

Out of all these,and your prerequisites,I would go with Kaspersky!
PS:This is from personal experience,and other members may have varying opinions!!

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Now! ESET has just released their newest security suite: ESET Smart Security 9 (2016 Edition). These products are on the top of security suites which are produced by giants on security companies. Most of them released 2016 editions of their products. I want to compare on their newest products with new features (such as on ESET: Banking Protection, Bitdefender: Ransomware Protection and new Firewall, etc...) and some enhanced features.

And now, which is your choose for your security? Please let me know your opinion!

A:Battle: Kaspersky IS 2016 vs ESET Smart Security 2016 vs Bitdefender IS 2016 vs Emsisoft IS 10

its hard choice choose between Eset,Kaspersky and Emsisoft.
in fact i never test Eset 2016, but i tested kaspersky and Emsisoft, Kaspersky 2016 really go lighter than Emsisoft(now i am Emsisoft useres)
by your budget and your interest u can choose Emsisoft or kaspersky.

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I have 6 months trial license all of them. Which one do you recommend?

Thank you in advance.

Best regards.


A:Avast IS 2016 / Panda IS 2016 / Bitdefender IS 2016

What kind of system do you have?
Panda and Avast are the lightest while Bitdefender can be heavy.

All 3 offer excellent protection (Avast requires tweaking; Bitdefender and Panda works out of the box), while Bitdefender is mainly known for its detection rate (signatures).

Try the 3 of them (trial versions, not the 6 months) and see which one you prefer.

In terms of UI, all 3 are user friendly.

Have a look here for Avast and Bitdefender info:
KIS 2016 vs NIS 2016 vs BIS 2016 vs Avast IS 2016 vs Trend Micro IS 2016

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If I enter a font type in Word 2016 and press Tab, it doesn't jump to font size, like it used to.
Anyone else has the same problem?

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Can Excel 2016 find and replace a word's (character string) font color?I need the capability to search a spreadsheet for a word and change that word's font color. For example, find all instances of the word "ANALYZE" and change the font color to BLUE (0000FF). Similarly, find all instances of the word "DESIGN" and change its font color to GREEN (009900), and so on.I'm doing it manually now. Would like to run a macro (?) that does it. It would save me 15 minutes of keyboarding time, 10 times a week.Thanks, Roseymessage edited by RoseyProcessTraige

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Hello Team,
Installed Office 2016 64 bit on Windows 8.1 64 bit 
Installation was successful but soon as we try to launch Excel,Word etc this error (api-ms-win-crt-heap-l1-1-0.dll is missing ) pops up
Is it the issue with VC++ REDIST 2015 update1 not getting installed correctly? along with MS Office 2016?,but installation was fine without any errors
We tried reinstalling VC++ REDIST 2015 ,it can an option to repair and uninstall as if its already there and so we removed and tried installing again and got "Unspecified error "
Came to know for installing VC++ REDIST 2015 need to have a patch installed (Windows8.1-KB2999226-x86.msu),which is already available in MSOffice 2016 installation folder under hotfixes.
Tried manual installation of Windows8.1-KB2999226-x86.msu and it said this is not applicable to your machine
So forcefully installed this Windows8.1-KB2999226-x86.msu using DISM.exe command and it got installed.
And after the above patch installation installed VC++REDIT 2015 update1 successfully,
Tried launching Excel got the same error as mentioned earlier
Uninstalled Office and Reinstalled with REDIST already installed ,still same error on opening Excel etc
 but only this VC REDIST will get installed, if we try VC++ REDIST normal setup without update1 it will give error ( we tried after removing the existing VC++ REDIST with update1)
Please suggest help how to fix ?,is it a com... Read more

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I understand its Free vs Paid product comparision but anyway

A:F-Secure Internet Security 2016 vs Panda Free Antivirus 2016

If a security soft ranks amongst the top performing AVs, it won't matter much if it does function correctly or causes problems on your specific system.

From lab test results F-Secure has an edge over Panda during testing the past few years in terms of detection (although higher false positives).

From users, it seems more prefer Panda - which is one of Neil Rubenking's (PCMag) favs (that don't mean much - but that is just my opinion).

I'd say, in terms of overall protection, Panda has a slight edge; it might protect your system in a few instances that F-Secure will not.

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Hello there everyone,

I'm actually on Kaspersky Antivirus v2016, and i was wishing to go to the freeware side. But i definitly do not want to sacrifice security. Does Panda offer same or even better security than Kaspersky, or shall i rather stay where i am?

Any opinions are welcome.. Thanks in advance

A:Panda 2016 Free vs Kaspersky Antivirus 2016

without doubt, i'd choose kaspersky antivirus

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Which av is best ?

BD Free is not compatible with Windows 10

A:Bitdefender free 2016 vs Panda free 2016 vs Avira free 2016


This is my Top from what you listed.

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"Patch Tuesday" broke our install of Outlook 365. It was working fine on Monday and on Tuesday it was hanging on "Processing." So I restored back to the last restore point before the update and it worked great after that. Yesterday it re-installed the updates, and again Outlook didn't load. Restoring again today "fixed" it. Now it wants to update again, so I will disable updates until the problem is fixed. I don't know which particular "patch" is causing the problem; there were about 22 of them that installed.

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All of a sudden, I'm having a problem with word and how it opens. My word software would always open in a normal sized window so I could see the desktop behind it from the left, right, top and bottom of the page. Now word is opening up in a maximized window and I cannot see the desktop. I need my word document to open back in a normal window so I can flip back and forth between windows. I'm a college student and do this a lot when I'm writing papers.

A:Microsoft Word, 2016

Usually, things like word and notepad will open in the same size as it was last closed. Are you resizing it and then closing it? Does it reopen in the last size?

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I have couple word files on my pc. One of them didn't open and viewed a message: Word cannot open the document. I tried to apply open and repair function, but no result. Please, could someone suggest word repair resolutions?

A:Word 2016 file

Are these files you were working on and mysteriously now the file doesnt open or did they come from someone else?

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does anyone know the difference between exce l2013 and excel 2016

A:excel 2013/2016

Google has info on this: guy even made a youtube video showing differences

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I use jump lists all the time, as I cannot remember file names or locations.
I use Office Pro 2007 with Windows 7 on a laptop.
A week or so ago my jump lists in MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint stopped working. The lists were there, but contained old files, no new ones.
I deleted %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations and \CustomDestinations but the lists remained.
I then went to the programmes, Options, Advanced, set the lists to 0. They disappeared. I reset to 20. The won't reappear when I open and close files, so now I have no lists at all.
I have tried to find registry folders suggested by other threads, but they are not there.
I have rebooted, and even repaired Office using the original discs, all to no avail.
I guess there's a corrupt file somewhere...?

A:Jump lists in MS Office stopped working

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Hi I am new here so forgive me if this topic has already been covered. I have looked through many posts but cannot find the answer to my problem. Until recently I had jump lists appearing in my start menu but about a month ago I noticed that they had disappeared, also when I tried to restore to an earlier point to fix this problem I found that all my restore points had disappeared except one and this was from my last windows upgrade. I have tried the suggestion at one of the posts to delete any large files above 2MB found at
"%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations" but this did not work and when I checked my file string it is the same to Recent but there is no AutomaticDestinations folder?
Under privacy in the properties of start menu and taskbar, the Store and display in Start and taskbar checkbox is grayed out, also in the customize window the "Number of recent items to display in jump lists" is also grayed out. If there is an answer to my problem I would be very thankful. I am including a copy of the Taskbar Properties and Customize Start Menu windows from my desktop.

A:Jump Lists not working on Start Menu

Hello Dave, and welcome to Seven Forums.

It looks like your recent items has been disabled. You could use an option in the tutorial below to enable and turn back on recent items. Afterwards, your Jump Lists should start repopulating with recent/frequent items again as you open and close them.

Recent Items - Enable or Disable

Hope this helps for now,

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A recent cumulative update for Exchange 2016 was intended to add support for Windows Server 2016. But, after numerous reported issues, Microsoft has acknowledged a problem exists.

According to the release notes?

If you attempt to run Microsoft Exchange 2016 CU3 on Windows Server 2016, you will experience errors in the IIS host process W3WP.exe. There is no workaround at this time. You should postpone deployment of Exchange 2016 CU3 on Windows Server 2016 until a supported fix is available.

Once again, Microsoft?s testing of its own patches seems to have taken a backseat to accelerated release deadlines.

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With the new Microsoft Word 2016 if you insert an equation through the Equation button within the Insert menu you get this new-looking editor.

Equations created in such a way can be viewed in inline, professional or linear mode and offer advanced options.

But if you use a keyboard shortcut (Alt+= or any user defined one) instead you end up getting this old-fashioned editor:

And if you edit equations from documents made by other people sometimes they are opened with the new editor, sometimes with the old one.

Can anyone explain the difference between them and how to force Word to always use the new one, please?, I would like to get it with a keyboard shortcut.
And also how to convert an equation made with the old editor onto the new format?


A:Different Word 2016 equation editors

Cross-posted at: Different Word 2016 equation editors
For cross-posting etiquette, please read: Excelguru Help Site - A message to forum cross posters

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I was having trouble with Microsoft Word 2016. I wanted to have no jagged sides, so I fixed it to do that. But now there are unusually large spaces between words. I tried to do I forced space like I did in Windows 8 but it didn't work. Any suggestions for Windows 10 forced spaces?

A:Forced Spaces on Word 2016

When you justify paragraphs, MS Word will equalize the spacing between words that are on the same line.  If you think about, this is the only way your paragraphs can end up being aligned to both the left and right margins.  Obviously, there are times when this can result in large unsightly spaces.  The only way to avoid these unsightly spaces is to hyphenate some words.  I don't use MS Office, but there should be a setting somewhere that will apply hyphenation for you automatically.  You can check to see if this setting is on.  Also, it's possible that "hyphenation" dictionaries may be available for you to install to help with this.

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I was able to pin the Word shortcut to Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 task bar. But I am unable to do so with the 2016 edition of the Word. On the other hand, I could pin the Power Point 2016 to the task bar! Why this difficulty with the Word only?
Thanks for helping

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I just had a very strange result when converting a Word 2016 docx, with headings and Table of Contents, to pdf. I've got Adobe Acrobat Pro and attempted to both "print to pdf" and Save As pdf. Each time I got a popup to update the Contents index. Even if I canceled, the pages would reorder such that one of the images and captions of page 16 would show up on page three. I tried deleting and reinstalling the index; saving as a doc file then attempting pdf; uploading to a free pdf converter. Nothing worked. Eventually I saved as RTF, then converted to PDF. Yay. That worked. When I then saved the rtf as docx, it again successfully converted to pdf. Took me about an hour to troubleshoot.

Any ideas out there? Seems like there must have been some gremlin in the TOC code that got stripped out converting to RTF. Weird. Any thoughts or suggestions would be welcome.



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I was given a new Windows 7 laptop at work today. Came with Hope Premium. Performed an Anytime Upgrade to Professional.

I've discovered that the taskbar is not working properly, and I don't know if it's a problem with the taskbar, or aero.

1. Can't move/rearrange shortcuts on the taskbar, even when the taskbar is NOT locked.

2. Left-click & Drag-up for Jump Lists does not work properly. The jump list appears, but as soon as I move the cursor off the shortcut, the jump list disappears. (Right-click on short cut does make jump list work)

3. When more than one instance of a program is running (ie. Windows Explorer), and I hover over the shortcut on the taskbar to see the open window thumbnails, Ican not move the cursor to select the window I want. Instead, like with jump lists, as soon as I move the cursor off the shortcut, the thumbnails disappear.

I have tried rebooting, and hard booting.

Has anyone else had a similar problem? Has anyone seen a solution?

A:Windows Taskbar jump lists, thumbnails not working

I found the solution on these forums. Guess I just needed to do a better job of searching. It appears to be specific to Dell computers (including Alienware, which is owned by Dell now).

Solution is in this thread: Taskbar thumbnail preview disappears quickly

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The original file had lined separation of cells but, for some reason, all the cells are now separated by gridlines. This wasn't the case when first used this file and I must have done something to create this but now I can't see a way of undoing it. My other Excel 2016 files have cells separated by lines not gridlines so something had happened with this file.

A:Excel 2016 lines have all become Gridlines

Hello godzilla1347. 
I realise that it's some time since your post, but I thought I would offer this suggestion anyway:

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I am in the process of upgrading from Win XP & Office 2007 to Win 10 & Office 2016. I have everything installed and it seems to be running. I copied all of My Documents over using a thumb drive. Now I need to copy several folders of user templates.
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C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates\...
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I was rather upset to see that Microsoft, in its wisdom, has removed the Passive Grammar checker in word 2016. Basically I use it in writing, as do many others, so why was it removed. It seems the last version is in 2013,so that means I have to go back 3
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Hi All. I've tried all of the border/shading tweaks, table tweaks, playing with some advanced options, etc., but the dreaded dotted border persists. Easiest thing to do is show you an image of what I mean. This is a resume, and I don't want anyone opening up to find the ugly dotted border around the header information. Please see attached.

Note that it does print without a border, and I convert it to a PDF without the border appearing??

I appreciate any help. Again this is Microsoft Word 2016 on Windows 10 64-bit.


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Whenever I click on the file tab in Word or Powerpoint 2016 (doesn't happen for Excel) the programme crashes. The tech support at Microsoft are unable to resolve so I'm wondering if it is a HP conflict with Office or Windows 10. Has anyone else experienced this and found out how to resolve the problem?  

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I have tried the following to display the formulas in their cells: Ctrl `, Show Formulas tab in the Formula Auditing group, and Excel Options>Display options for this worksheet (checked the box for "Show formulas in cells instead..."). When I use either one of these, the cells expand but no formulas appear. I found these functions on this website:

So it's strange that I can't get the formulas to display by issuing those commands. But all I want is to display the them in the formula bar and that should happen automatically when I select the cell. Is there a way I can fix this?

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I have piece of text in a series of merged cells in an Excel 2016 file. I want that message to be a reminder to do something any time I am using the spreadsheet. Is it possible to have the background colour "blink" on/off while the spreadsheet is open?

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I am not a VBA user, but can follow detailed instructions.


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Column G has a date ex: May 01/2015(last calibrated) and Column I has a date of May 01/2016 (next calibration due). Since this date is past I need the cell to turn red. I am doing calibration workbook of hundreds of tools. I need all past to go red, all one month away yellow and within the existing month orange.all other cells A,B,C etc have information filled in according to tool, number etc. How can i apply conditional formatting to workbook for the 3 colours?message edited by customgirl

A:How to apply conditional formatting in excel 2016

Look at this HOW-TO:, Excel questions are best asked in the Office Software forum.MIKE

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I want to increase the size of the check box but the only thing that increases in size is the box that has the check box and label in it.  I just want the check box itself to be bigger.  Also, is there a way to easily add or copy the check box down a column?  I don't need any labels.  I just want to have a column in a spreadsheet that I can click if certain bills are paid.  This way I can know which bills still need to be paid.  Thanks.I am new to this forum and can't find Microsoft Office as a category.  I posted this in Windows 10 but was looking for a sub-category for Excel.  I didn't see it under software.  Am I missing something but it just seems that there isn't much organization for categories and sub-categories.  This means you have to search thru hundreds of posts to find anything that might be vaguely similar to what you are looking for.  Again, I am a newbie here and don't want to ruffle any feathers.  I just want to know where to find subcategories I am looking for, like MS Office ->Excel ->2016.

A:How do I increase the size of a check box in Excel 2016

Early version s of Excel will work the same way for basic settings.Here is a starting place: this is the official Microsoft  guide: is a video specific to your needs: to put a tick  box in a cell, watch this:, how to resize it: that helps.   

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I have set up a new Dell Laptop which is only 2 weeks old, got it with Windows 7 Pro installed but upgraded it to Windows 10 straight away (Dell got the order wrong and shipped it with a Win 7 Downgrade), installed Office 2016 Home and Business the every few days the icons and menus disappear in Excel 2016 (screenshot below), the only way to get them back is to, shutdown excel and then restart Windows 10, it then works for a couple of days then the corruption comes back, and the user has to restart the laptop again.
Very frustrating as we replaced the users previous Windows 7 laptop running Office 2010 with this new one to speed things up, infact its actually slowed the user down with all these restarts.
Does anyone have any ideas how to fix this?
Thanks in advance!

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Good morning,
I have a style setting for a user-defined style called Front Matter: Heading that I want to start on a new page and about 87 pt down the page. So, in the style paragraph dialogue box, in "Line and Page Breaks," I clicked "Page break before,"
and in "Indents and Spacing," I set "Spacing: before" at 87 pt.
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This is happening in documents I've converted over from Word 2010 and in the template that these documents are based off.

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Another Windows 10 update causes trouble, this time with Word 2016

By Darren Allan,

It's a minor issue, but an annoying one for some

Microsoft hasn't had much luck when it comes to tweaking its various bits of software of late, and the Redmond truck has suffered another update fender-bender, this time affecting Microsoft Word 2016 users running Windows 10.

The problem has been caused by a Windows 10 update unleashed late last week, namely Cumulative Update KB3124200, which Microsoft noted made some tweaks and offered "improved functionality" for the OS (yes, a typically vague patch description).

Except it didn't improve Microsoft Word's functionality, and as The Register reports, it caused Word's Normal.dotm template to be renamed, then recreated and reset to its default settings (losing the user any customisation and macros saved in the template).

Not normal

As 'Rob L', Group Engineering Microsoft Word, posted on the thread regarding this issue, what's happening is that the existing Normal.dotm is being renamed to Normal.dotm.old during startup.

So the good news is that this is simple to cure, as all the settings are still saved in this file, which is easy enough to recover from the Templates directory. If you're affected by this problem, check out the full instructions on the link posted below

Redmond suffered a substantial number of complaints over missteps with the major November update for Windows 10, plus it ha... Read more

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If you had to choose an antivirus, which you will take between two? And why ?

Thank you and good holidays!

A:F-Secure Internet Security 2016 VS Norton Security 2016

In my opinion, Norton gives you a better protection. He has SONAR( Behavior protection), very good feature.
Fsecure uses Bitdefender engine but isn't the best AV according AV Comparatives.
Norton is light, has strong firewall, good signatures and cloud reputation + Sonar protection for zero-day threats.

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I'm using Office 365 and have just upgraded to Office 2016.

Now, if I double-click on an excel spreadsheet from within Windows explorer, the file opens, but also a second, blank instance of Excel opens (no worksheets, just an instance of Excel)


A:Excel 2016 - Additional Spreadsheet Opening By Default

Double click from file Explorer is the correct method of opening file. Might just be a quirk in your system and might go away, however slowing your mouse "Double Click Speed" might make a difference.

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Hi there

Trying to download data from web into a spreadsheet I keep getting Script Error. This worked perfectly in EXCEL 2010 (and still does). Get external data -->web

The query simply takes the components of the London FTSE 100 (like the Dow jones / S&P) and downloads into a spreadsheet -- all text so no complicated conversions or formulae.

Any ideas -- did I install Office 2016 missing some option.

I use this type of data gathering quite a lot so this is a very annoying problem.

as an aside I notice that the web access via EXCEL is still IE based rather than using Edge !!!! so maybe even Ms doesn't know how its own products are supposed to integrate with Edge yet !!!!


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So from the title itself. I have a G502 Proteus Spectrum and it has the latest drivers. The sides scrolling works on Browsers, Task Manager, Notepad/++, Visual Studio 2012. The side scroll also doesn't work on my laptop (W8.1, Excel 2013). If there's anything that could enable this, it would be a big help for me.

To clarify, the G502 has a feature where you can click the mouse wheel to the sides so that the program can scroll horizontally.

A:Can't horizontally scroll via mouse wheel in Excel 2016

Give this a shot as found here. You can also try holding shift then scroll down and it might just go horizontal doing that.

Right-click on the status menu in Excel (bottom left corner of Excel window, normally says "READY") and de-select "Scroll Lock" option.

Horizontal scroll by mousewheel not working - Microsoft Community

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I am at my wits end. Everytime I use Microsoft Word, the cursor jumps around and acts very erratically. I thought this might be due to this being the first year for this new model of Word. However, with the last year model, 2015, it did the same thing. It's
not because of the computer because I used a different computer than the I have now and the same thing happens. Right now, I'm using a Dell and the last computer was an HP. Similar instances occur each time.

I start using the application and then, Bam, there goes the cursor, moving about like it has a mind of it's own. I addressed the situation with Dell and they told me to contact you guys because it seems like a software problem.
So, what can I do? I thought about reloading Windows 8.1 and then re-load the Word 2016 and see if that works. I also thought that maybe I need to clean something. Right now, I'm at my wits end.
What's up?

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Dear MS community
I have a Surface 4 Pro with the belonging pen. On it I use Word 2016 from (Office 360 Home).
I can draw with the pen straight on a word-document - a very nice feature - but it appears that the line I'm drawing isn't beeing smoothened? Smoothening, to make any drawing look more professional, is very well-working in the ink-environment on the Surface, but not as well in Word. Some degree of smoothening seems to happen, but very little and not enough to avoid uggly "hinks" on the drawn lines.
There doesn't seem to be much help in the "Draw" tab in the Word menubar - there are very limited settings to adjust upon in there.
Is there a method for acheiving the same degree og nice smoothening of pen drawings as in the ink-environment? It is a bit tidious to have to open the screenshot in the ink-environment, drawing and then inserting as an image.
This might be a tiny detail, but this detail matters for nice and quick design in this case. Thank you for your time.

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I noticed an issue when saving Word docx files on Office 2016. It's slow, I see a progress bar at the bottom right when it saves and it takes about 30 seconds to save. Okay it's large file with a couple hundred pages and a few hundred kb in size but surely it shouldn't take this long? If I save files on older 97-2003 doc format the saves are more or less instant. It's worth noting that opening the docx file up is instantaneous, no lag. As a test I created another docx file a couple hundred pages large and just filled it with gobbledegook. The same issue when I saved it! I tried switching to my wife's user account to test further and same issue, so it's not user account specific. It may also be worth noting that although it's 365 I default my save location to be local.

Now a caveat, this happens only on manual saves within word. If I finish editing and close word it prompts me to save on exit. The file will then save in a milli second!!!

I tried the same docx file on my older (much weaker) laptop and saved it locally and it saves it much quicker (1 sec approx.). The older laptop runs Office 2010.

Is this a common problem? Maybe I have a setting in office causing this but I wouldn't know what to start on. There's nothing obvious and the setup of Word that I have is pretty much default. I am not noticing same issue on other office applications such as excel. It seems to specifically relate to docx files!

EDIT looks to be a big issue, see Read more

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OneNote per Word 2016 will not allow me to access my Xerox 7760 printer.  To attempt to access the printer must I uninstall OneNote?  What am I doing wrong?  Note: I have Windows 7, not Windows 8.

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Anyone having problems opening word docs from One drive using MS office 2016?

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Word 2016 - Vertical cursor speed while typing (the speed of the cursor moving horizontally) - Not the blink rate

As the title states, I want to change the rate of the cursor moving horizontally while I am typing.

At default its a little to slow for my liking

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So working with custom formats for cells (under Right Click Cell > Format Cells...> Number Tab > Custom), Excel will list a few default custom formats like this (I'm talking about the right side that starts with General, 0, 0.00, etc.). When I enter my own custom formats  they will appear at the bottom of the list.  I'm noticing Excel adding random formats to this list, about several minutes or more after I start a workbook. If I close Excel and re-open it the random formats are gone, but they sometimes return after working on the workbook for some time.  Right now these are the five formats that are consistently appearing without me entering them:
[$€-x-euro2] #,##0.00_);[Red]([$€-x-euro2] #,##0.00)
They don't show up in this list when I start Excel, so I know they aren't default custom formats and I'm not adding them in myself. I wasn't even using formulae in one of my workbooks and they appeared, so even if a formula caused Excel to automatically generate a custom format, I'm still experiencing the problem even when I haven't used a single formula on a workbook.
What is going on with this?

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One of my systems (out of four) that all have recently ( about 3 weeks back) been completely reloaded for Office 365 including a full run of the MS uninstaller app first, now has a feature that many people have asked for but MS has yet to restore. On this one system spellcheck works in a way I have never seen and I would LOVE to get the same functionality onto the other systems if possible.

In our office, ONE other person out of 30 also seems to have lucked out and gotten the same setup but no one else has.
This is Office 365 Business installing the 2016 App package. All users have the same option which is Office Insider Slow.
Ver. 1610 build 7466.2023. The spellcheck feature I am seeing like this is in the desktop software not the Cloud version.

On the one "special" copy Spellcheck has become a much More useful and handy option. Any misspelled word is underlined in the usual red squiggly line but after that, right clicking it brings up many new options to correct.

It has the usual suggested correct spellings - but - now each of them is accompanied by a short dictionary-like definition of the word when spelled that way. PLUS they each have another black arrow that if clicked offers to read the word aloud and more important offers to make that spelling of the word into an Auto-correct option.. Right There!. No need to jump through all the usual hoops to get it added.

This same 'feature' also works in Word and all the other Office Desktop Apps on that o... Read more

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I want to be able to drag a file from explorer, desktop, web browser link, etc; into Word 2013 and/or 2016.

Software of importance
Windows 10 x64
Office 2013 x64
Office 2016 x64

So to start off after upgrading from Windows 7 Ultimate to Windows 10, I was no longer able to drag and drop files from one app into an open Word window and load them. Single files or multiple files, drag and drop no longer worked.

Ohkay; so first I tracked down the registry hack to totally disable UAC. That was fine but Word no longer was able to load/convert PDF files, giving me the Word cannot load filter PDF... issue. And of course most Microsoft base software suddenly no longer works.

I turned UAC back on and now I can once again load/convert PDF files in Word (and use calculator and Edge etc), but again can not drag/drop multiple files.

I've got the sole account (excluding "special") set as an Administrator with UAC set to the lowest possible setting.
I have also set a custom shortcut on the taskbar loading the program with full elevated privileges.

Any thoughts on how to leave UAC set to 1 in the registry AND be able to drag and drop files from A to B?

A:Windows 10 Drag/Drop any file to Word 2013 and 2016 fails

Problem solved, needed to switch to x64 version of office. X32 and X64 are not exchangeable via explorer.

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Problems opening word docs from one drive path using ms office 2016

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I know how I'm supposed to do it, SETTINGS==>DEFAULT APPS==>CHOOSE THE DEFAULT APP BY FILE TYPE, but Excel 2016 is not an option. Instead, it tries to send me to the App Store. I think I have tried everything except reinstalling Office.

A:How to make Excel 2016 the default app to open xls and xlsx data files

Originally Posted by socklosk

I know how I'm supposed to do it, SETTINGS==>DEFAULT APPS==>CHOOSE THE DEFAULT APP BY FILE TYPE, but Excel 2016 is not an option. Instead, it tries to send me to the App Store. I think I have tried everything except reinstalling Office.

Use Control panel, default programs, associate a file type - you have more options to select version.

If your 2016 is the desktop version, you have to bury into menus by clicking more apps and scrolling until you find "look for another app on this pc", and then navigate to the 2016 excel executable.

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I hope i can get help here since i have been lucky before. I had to reformat my win 10 Pro 64 bit system. I installed office 2016 and every time i try to open it says it wants to update, and it crashes. I uploaded two screenshots. Very annoying. I tried 4 times uninstalling cleaning registry, also repair, no luck. But if i open an excel file or word file it opens no problem. But if i want to just open excel and choose new workbook, bingo it crashes. Please help anyone.

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Outlook is crashing immediately after startup. On my PC AND laptop at the same time. This might be an important indication for you specialists. Buggy mail?
I applied old system restore points and registry backups, to no avail.
Then used both quick and full repair of the entire Office suite.
Same issue persists.

Now I found out that Outlook works in safe mode.
I have eliminated the only COM add in, but this had no positive effect.

SOLVED: latest email was a bug. Deleted it through

Error report:

Gebeurtenisnaam van probleem: BEX64
Naam van de toepassing: OUTLOOK.EXE
Versie van toepassing: 16.0.6868.2062
Tijdstempel van toepassing: 5727d002
Naam van foutmodule: ucrtbase.DLL
Versie van foutmodule: 10.0.10586.9
Tijdstempel van foutmodule: 5642c48d
Uitzonderingsmarge: 0000000000068528
Uitzonderingscode: c0000409
Uitzonderingsgegevens: 0000000000000005
Versie van besturingssysteem: 6.3.9600.
Landinstelling-id: 1043
Aanvullende informatie 1: 81bd
Aanvullende informatie 2: 81bd46c2f8da67a072f5311074c8158c
Aanvullende informatie 3: c068
Aanvullende informatie 4: c0683807bb8b820a42d8aaf9596f43de

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I installed Outlook 2016 on my Windows 10 pc.  I have contact lists saved by google mail and mail.  How do I copy those contact lists into the Outlook 2016 desktop client?

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Ransomware Protection ? is a new module included in all Bitdefender 2016 classic line products (Antivirus Plus, Internet Security and Total Security) and it is designed to protect certain folders from ransomware malware that infects client?s PC?s, encrypts personal files, making them unusable and demand money in exchange.

Ransomware malware - is a malicious software that attacks vulnerable systems by locking them, and asks for money to let the user take back the control of his system. The malicious software displays false messages to panic the user, urging him to proceed with the asked payment.

Ransomware can have one of the following behaviors:

Encrypts sensitive and personal files without giving the possibility of decryption until a ransom is paid by the victim.

Locks the computer?s screen and displays a message asking for money. In this case, no file is encrypted, only the user is forced to proceed with the payment.

Blocks applications from running.

Using the latest technology, Bitdefender Ransomware Protection ensures system integrity by protecting critical system areas against damages without impacting the system.

Boot time Protection
Given the fact that many malware applications are set to run at system start-up, Boot time protection scans all critical system areas before all files are being loaded, with zero impact on the system. At the same time, protection is provided from certain attacks that rely on malware code execution, code injections ... Read more

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am too facing the main camera problem, I tried all the possible way like soft reset , hard reset, downgrade to 8.1 and also tried different country variant firmware. Now I have one last option remaining is to change the camera module, but am afraid will it solve the problem or not.
Now I have a question.... Is it possible to FLASH lumia 830 with lumia 930 FIRMWARE ?
Please help me ....
waiting for the reply.

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Hi Everyone,

I have just installed Office 2016 Professional Plus and I am attempting to access an email account that was originally using Outlook 2007.

The email Server that I am connecting to running Exchange Server 2007 SP1.

Whilst I was able to add the account in Outlook 2016 as Outlook opens it presents the error messages below (in the order shown).

If anybody can offer any advice on how to get around the issue above it will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,


A:Outlook 2016 not working with Exchange 2007 SP1 Server

Exchange 2007 is not supported to work with Office 2016. You will need to downgrade Office or upgrade your Exchange server. I recommend you upgrade the Exchange server to 2016. Or swap to a full Office 365 solution.

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I recently installed the OCTOBER 2016 update for WINDOWS 10 on my laptop but now the internal DVD drive is not working. It is not playing any discs but strangely is recognizing any empty disc i put in. Have tried uninstalling & restarting the computer,
have tried the registry solution, have tried troubleshooting but it says that no problem is detected, have tried updating the drive but it says that i have the latest drive already installed. Nothing has worked so far. IS there a solution for this???

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This is most impotent subject for every one . you at first stop your  automatic updating . Andre you loss system file .so this link and follow this video.  Thaanks

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This morning my X1 carbon Touch Screen stopped working for no apparent reason. Everything that I can see is updated.  Lenovo Chat has been a pain. Anyone have any idea how to fix this?

A:2016 X1 carbon Touch Screen Stopped working abrupt...

Are you saying the machine won't start, or that the touch function doesn't work?

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I am using HP Envy 27, windows 10. The latest updates on Oct 16-19 had caused problems with internet connection. I restored the computer to the date before Oct 16, 2016. It was working fine for few hours, but now Edge and Cortana stopped working. I have tried clear the browsing history, cookies, form data, etc, but it isn't working. Any suggestions to solve the problem?


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OK I have read many threads and posts about the solution "ZeroConfigExchange". But it does'nt work for my Windows 10 clients.

Windows 10 x64Office 2016Office 365 / Azure AD accountsClient computer is join with Azure AD so the users login with Office 365 accountsNo On-promise AD, only Azure ADAutoDiscover and modern authentication works with sharepoint and Outlook 2016Dword "ZeroConfigExchange" = 1 is created in both regkeys for all users
When I start Outlook 2016 for first time users it still prompts the "Welcome to Outlook 2016" setup wizard where I have to create a profile.

What am I doing wrong?
Best regards

A:Outlook 2016 skip "Welcome to Outlook 2016" setup wizard

It will be best for you if you ask this question in a forum dedicated solely to MS Office Outlook 2016.
I recommend that you use this forum :

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Recently, when I open either my MS Word or Excel programs, and click on the yellow "Open" folder, whereas previously a list of my saved documents came up, now sometimes the page is blank! If I leave it for, say, ten minutes, they appear and I can open and work on them, but I wondered whether anyone had an idea as to why this is happening? I am running Windows 7 (64 bit). Many thanks.

A:Word and Excel File lists not appearing

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This is a really "stupid" question... must be late on a Sunday night after a long holiday...
How do I change the number of previously opened documents at the bottom of the file menu in Word/Excel etc...

I'm running Windows XP Pro on a brand new Toshiba. Trying to "reset" all of my defaults.


A:Previous Document Lists for Word/Excel etal

Tools - Options - General

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Reinstalled operating system using Vista Ultimate.  After Service Pack 2 is installed, I am no longer able to get Windows Updates.  Internet Explorer 9 was installed June 2016.  Is there a fix to this problem?  Thanks.

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I have some sensitive material on my computer which I would not like others to see. So, I'd like to know how to exclude some folders and files from lists like recent items, jump lists, etc. Is it possible?

A:How to exclude files and folders from "Recent" lists and jump lists

Welcome to Seven Forums Stawan. It's possible to turn off the recent items in the jumplists of specific programs. But it's a laborious process. I will describe it, but you'll have to do the legwork.

The Jump lists for each program are stored in

C:\Users\(User name)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations

as automaticDestination-ms files with random names.

To figure out which file belongs to which program , you'll have to do some detective work.

For instance, you could open a video with your media player program.

Change the AutomaticDestinations folder into Detail view and Sort by Date Modified.

Only one or two of the files should be showing as modified in the past minute. One may be a list of recently viewed folders, the other should be your program.

Delete one of the files then try to open your program's jump list. If it is gone, you have the right file.

Once you have identified the right file, restore it from recycle bin and set the file properties to Read-only. This will disable the jump list for that file. You'll need to do this for all the programs you want to exclude from jump lists.

As you can see, this would be a long and lengthy process, you'd be better off creating a password protected user. Good luck. A Guy

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A:Kaspersky Internet Security 2016 vs Avast! Internet Security 2016

If you have the money to purchase it, I would strongly recommend Kaspersky Internet Security 2016.
Overall, Kaspersky might not be as user friendly (many alerts when properly configured) and as light as Avast (Kaspersky always was a little hoggy, although that has been mostly fixed in the recent versions), however the security components of KIS are much more mature and powerful (when properly configured) than those of AIS.

In conclusions, if you have capable computer hardware and you don't mind a little bit of configuration and quite a few alerts, I would definitely recommend KIS.
If you believe that KIS might be too heavy for your system, and that you do not really visit suspicious sites and download suspicious applications, then I'd recommend AIS.

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I've tried many free antivirus over the years, but these two have always consistently been the ones I liked the most.

After some issues with Windows 10 last year, I had to briefly switch to Avira but after the issues were fixed I got back to Avast because it was the one I had learned to rely upon in the last few years. However, I'm open to reassess my position between these two excellent products. Something that has also spurred me to reassess the situation was the fact that LifeHacker has recently changed their recommendation from Avast to Avira as the "The Best (Free) Antivirus App for Windows".

On one hand Avast offers a more complete feature set:

File System Shield
Web Shield
Mail Shield
Behavior Blocker (DeepScreen)

Still, I disable the E-mail blocker because I solely use Web mail. I also disable the Web shield because:

It seems to slightly slow down my browsing
I don't like to have all my HTTP traffic analyzed by the AV or any other program
Sometimes it doesn't play well with HTTPS because it internally to scan the encrypted traffic which changes the original website's certificate (I know I can selectively disable the Web Shield for HTTPS only)

So, in practice, I have been using the File System Shield and the Behavior Blocker at default sensitivity settings (no Hardened Mode) to avoid too many False Positives and issues with less known software. I've had no problems with this set up for a long time.

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A:Avast Free Antivirus 2016 vs Avira Free Antivirus 2016

I vote for avast free more options more tweaks u can do in any option, and good deleting " dangers ". ofc software updater desactivate.
avira is anoying when detect some " infecction". run quick scan then many times ask fot reset pc not really good deleting real "dangers".
another thing is " the cloud " based.. oh common without internet cant do nothing really ?..
Abouth resources 50/50 both are good in this, ofc more " shields " u active and more " grade of detection " u activate more cpu/ram uses.

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Just threw this article together, I want all the brain's in this forum to chip in and if there is anything missing from this article (at all!) let me know ASAP, in this thread.

A top quote :

Previously we wrote a long post about Best Laptops for Hackers, which included a run-down on the best laptops for programming and penetration testing (pen-testing). This article turned out to be very popular even though it wasn't exactly intended to be that, now we are proud to finally publish the long-requested article of 'Best Laptops for Video Game System Emulation'.

The idea of this post is to give an accurate summary of which laptops are suited for, or adept at emulating various consoles and their games, and which ones also can easily perform these duties, at the lowest possible cost.

Now obviously, the better hardware you have the better your system will be at emulating other hardware/software. That doesn't necessarily mean a more expensive laptop. Where the demands of hacking and pen-testing demand vital and significant internal storage, the prerequisites for game emulation are generally just a good graphics processor, and good RAM/CPU.

Your laptop should also be in good working order and not muddled with high-risk pirated downloads and large bits of video. To emulate efficiently, you should also have as little processes and programs running in order for the emulator to run smoothly.

These are all common sense tips but...
If you are lo... Read more

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Hello all,

I have no idea why but all of a sudden my jump lists for photoshop and all other programs in the Creative Suite 5 no longer work. Doesnt show pinned items, or recently used, etc. Any ideas?

A:Jump lists and CS5

Can you type the name in search, and when it comes up pin again. There may have been corruption. If the name does come up in search, unpin, before trying to pin, again.

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Hi All

Having a recurring problem with my jump lists which is really annoying!!

I pin things to the jump lists, have them all nicely sorted out. Then i come to use the computer one day and there is nothing in the jump list. No pinned items and no recent history?!?!?

Really annoying, any ideas??
Thanks in advance!

A:Jump Lists

Hi there digitalbiscuit, do you use any Disk Cleanup Utilites such as Ccleaner?

I find that when I do a cleanup with Ccleaner it wipes out my jumplists too, possibly the same problem is occuring with you?

Windows built in Disk Cleanup might do the same thing, to be honest I haven't checked

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I installed the new Chrome beta on 2 new computers today and it has jump lists. However, my Chrome beta does not have them. I am using Windows 7, 32-bit, just like the other two computers. I am also running the exact same version of Chrome as the other two computers. Why doesn't my Chrome have jump lists but the other two do? It is quite upsetting :'(

A:Chrome jump lists. Please help.

Quote: Originally Posted by wyldstallyns258

I installed the new Chrome beta on 2 new computers today and it has jump lists. However, my Chrome beta does not have them. I am using Windows 7, 32-bit, just like the other two computers. I am also running the exact same version of Chrome as the other two computers. Why doesn't my Chrome have jump lists but the other two do? It is quite upsetting :'(

Hi wyldstallyns258, Welcome to SF,

Unfortunately Chrome won't support Aero Peek Preview in Chrome. It would just show one Tab even you have multiple tabs are open. According to Google Chrome they might have a release soon. If you have Chrome 4.0.266 it would show the preview for one Tab.

Hope this helps

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This may be a stupid question, but how do you clear the jump lists in Windows 7? Before, one would clear the "Recent" folder under

Documents and Settings > USERNAME > RECENT

Or the equivalent in Vista.

How can this be accomplished in Windows 7?

A:clearing jump lists


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Okay, here's a new problem. Couldn't find it by googling, may I'll have better luck with you guys. My jumplists have gone kinda wonky. Since yesterday they are suddenly "cut off". What I mean is that they are a few pixels narrower than they should be. As a result any icons that normally appear on the sides are now gone. In some cases half the icon will be visible. This is happening on every jump list for every program I've tried. Someone please tell me there's a fix because it's really really annoying.

A:Jump lists shrunk?

Oh wow. Okay nevermind . I toggled "use small icons" on and off in the properties and it fixed it. Strange. Well anywho if anyone else encounters the problem that seems to be the solution

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I am presently at my wits end, All I want is to get my jump lists to work and display pictures in folders.
Problem 1 : If I right click on file explorer or the hidden icons arrow on the task bar the following occurs; I right click, Window appears, I move my mouse to the pane and it disappears. This is usually accompanied by several expletives!
Problem 2; I navigate to my pictures folder, click on a folder, and up come the pictures as Icons showing a
cloudy Scene. F*** what ever I try nothing works. Last week the pictures were viewable, this week crappy icon!
I am not a Geek nor a novice, but how the F*** do I cure this??? I will be eternally grateful for a solution.

A:Jump lists and pics

Hello Micky, and welcome to Eight Forums.

P1) Usually you would need to right click on an icon on the taskbar to see it's jump list. If you click on anything outside of the jump list frame, then it will close.
P2) It sounds like you may not have thumbnail previews turned on. Double check using the tutorial below to make sure you have it turned on (enabled).
Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums
Hope this helps some,

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I have upgrade 4 computers from Windows 8 to 8.1. On two machines I have problems with the jump-lists. They appear as they should and contains the right stuff, but when I click on an item nothing happens. And the Windows-X menu behaves the same, ite appears, but nothing happens when I click on any item.

Any ideas?

One machine is upgraded with the RTM-version from MSDN, and the other via Windows Store.

Thanks, Jesper

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Does anyone know where the jump lists are stored? It's got to be in the registry somewhere, but I can't find it.

A:jump lists location

They're stored in C:\Users\[Username]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations

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Hi, anyone who knows if jump lists in IE9 are supposed to be supported in vista? I can pin sites to the task bar and start menu but I can't get that little menu to open if I try to right-click the icon...


A:IE9 jump lists on vista

As far as I know it is supported; but this is a beta. Users, like yourself, are suppose to report the bugs, so that they can be eliminated before the official release.

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I recently downloaded Firefox 5.0, and have tried the "jump list" feature of Windows 7 (i.e. -- Firefox icon pinned to taskbar, right click and open a "pinned" site)...but the links won't open. IE 9 works fine (no surprise there.) Is this a problem w/Windows, or something with Firefox?

A:Firefox 5.0 and Jump Lists


Here's a screenshot of my Firefox 5.0 icon on my taskbar, right-clicked to show my "pinned" list -- but clicking on any of those items in the "pinned" list doesn't open FF 5.0, like works w/IE 9. Is that a Firefox bug, or something wrong w/my Windows install?

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I've recently (yesterday) installed a clean copy of Win 7 HP (x64). I've been installing this and that, but I've noticed that the jump lists for my apps (Office 2007, WMP12) aren't populated with recent files. I've been using Win 7 since 6801, and I've been using the RTM since it was leaked. Is it simply due to the fact that it takes time to populate the lists (as in has to be used over a few days)? Surely "recent files" as it used to display would just show the last few opened files... but I get nothing for Office (only the normal actions), and WMP only gives me the "play all music" task; no recent files.

Is there perhaps a setting somewhere making it store frequent files instead of recent? and if so, could it be that I'm having to wait for it to collect enough info to populate "frequent" file lists? Or is there another reason that I'm not getting any recent files with any pinned app?


A:[SOLVED] Jump Lists?

OK So I solved it;

Basically in the Start Menu Options, there's a checkbox for "store recently open files..." or similar. Now I assumed this was the same as in the past 2 editions of Windows and unchecked it thinking I'd be getting rid of the "Recent Items" on the right pane of the start menu. As it turns out, that's simply the option for recent items everywhere, and the "Recent Items" start menu item is in the Customize Start Menu list, and can be disabled seperately!

Sorted! :D

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I still want to leave recent items enabled but the jump lists constantly popping up every time my cursor moves across the task bar is driving me nuts!

A:How do you turn off jump lists?

Hi Bonzai - You can unpin an item from the taskbar - Open the program's Jump List > point to the item > click the pushpin icon > and then click Unpin from this list. Using Jump Lists to open programs and items

Microsoft Windows Outreach

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I recently downloaded Firefox 5.0, and have tried the "jump list" feature of Windows 7 (i.e. -- Firefox icon pinned to taskbar, right click and open a "pinned" site)...but the links won't open. IE 9 works fine (no surprise there.) Is this a problem w/Windows, or something with Firefox?

Specs --

AMD Sempron 2.0 Ghz processor
320 GB HDD

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I've been using Windows 7 since the public beta release, now running Windows 7 Ultimate x86. In the last day or two I noticed that at some point, Explorer became unpinned from the taskbar. I re-pinned it, but noticed that Jump Lists for Explorer are not simply not displayed at all. When I right-click on Explorer's icon, I get the options to open Explorer, unpin from Taskbar, and (if a window is open), close window. Native apps which support jump lists like Notepad are still working, and I'm running the Minefield Nightly version of Firefox and that displays jumplists just fine as well. The problem is isolated to just Explorer, the main program I actually use Jump Lists on...

I have had little luck in Googling this up. I had found that some people had some issues with CCleaner causing Jump List problems. I DID actually have CCleaner installed on this machine but never really used it. Fiddling with CCleaner's jump list settings and even uninstalling it both had no effect, the issue persists.

Anyone have any hints for stuff to look at? I imagine this is as simple as a registry tweak to turn the feature back on.

A:Explorer Jump Lists Are Broken For Me :(

Hello DivinityCycle, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Jump Lists will require that you have Recent Programs and Recent Items turned on for it to work. Do you have these turned on?

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1. Live Messenger
2. Windows Media Player
3. Internet Explorer 8
4. Control Panel
5. Windows Explorer
Anything else?

A:Programs with support for Jump Lists

Hmm, every programm supports Jump Lists, if you point to the right click list on the superbar. Under pinned every file type that is associated with the pinned application can be linked to. But remember: The file or shortcut must be physicaly present somewhere.

I'm using this with Winamp and WebRadio shortcuts to shoutcast playlists. I simply save a station in my user folder under a subfolder Toolbars/Pinned and drag it to the superbar to pin it. Really handy imho.


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I'm running Windows 8.1 and I would like to CLEAR all jump list for all icons on the Taskbar. I can clear the jump list one at a time for each icon on the Taskbar but how to do clear all at once ? I also would like to disable the Jump list for all icons on the Taskbar. How can I do this ?Th


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If you remove a folder feom the Windows Explorer taskbar jump list, the folder never appears in the list again. That indicates there must be a file that remembers the names of the folders removed. Does anyone know what file that is?

I want to permit folders I previously removed to appear in the jump list again.

A:Which File Controls Jump Lists?

Quote: Originally Posted by cyberbiker

If you remove a folder feom the Windows Explorer taskbar jump list, the folder never appears in the list again. That indicates there must be a file that remembers the names of the folders removed. Does anyone know what file that is?

I want to permit folders I previously removed to appear in the jump list again.

Its probably in registry but what setting is unknown. Cant you put a shrotcut instead and rename it if nec??
ken J

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Good day!

I need to understand if there's something wrong with my notebook:

On the task manager:Nothing happens when I click "open file location" (works fine in safe mode)
How many rundll32.exes should I see? I got 5: 2 "rundll32.exe *32" and 3 "rundll32.exe"

On the jump lists and recent items: it clears after every reboot.ticked recent items under taskbar properties>start menu
ticked recent items under taskbar properties>start menu>customize>recent items
cleared all recent items under: %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations

I ran Avira and MBAM (quick scans) in safe mode with no detections. Is there anything I missed?

Thanks in advance!

A:On the Task Manager & Jump Lists

Try full scans.

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So I bought the Asus T100 back in March, and so far it has been great. However, I recently updated to Windows 10, for the improved touchpad & touchscreen controls and (alleged) better battery. However, everytime I disconnected my tablet from the keyboard, I got a BSOD: Kmode exception not handled.

So I reverted back to Windows 8.1. For some reason, however, the revert didn't go as smoothly, when I saw some things missing in the charms menu. In order to fix this, I thought a Windows 8 reset would work.

Unfortunately, when the reset finished, my jump lists look like this:


depending on what the Personalised colour is.

What I've tried:
Creating a new user account
Deleting the jump list files in %AppData%
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Jump lists corrupt textures

I upgraded to Windows 10, which solved my issue. A recent Windows 10 update also solved the issue of BSOD occurring after disconnecting the keyboard dock.

To anyone else having a problem, I recommend using the media creation tool from Microsoft to reinstall Windows 8 if you have an OEM copy of Windows.

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Windows jump lists in my user get automatically deleted every time I restart (or logoff/logon, not sure about the logoff/logon, but I'm sure it happens when I restart). I have another user account in my computer (Guest) and its jump lists are working fine.

I have tried resetting the lists by clearing everything in the folders %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations and %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\CustomDestinations. I also have checked the Group Policy. And tried disabling and re-enabling recent programs and recent items in Taskbar and Start Menu Properties.

I think I know when this problem started. I installed trial version of Kaspersky Internet Security 2014. It has a privacy cleaner wizard. It had an option of removing data in jump lists. I ran the privacy cleaner, and as far as I remember that was when the problem started. I thought that uninstalling Kaspersky would fix the problem, but it didn't.

Now, I don't have Kaspersky (I use Microsoft Security Essentials instead) and I don't use any registry cleaner programs. And I don't want to make a new user account.

There is a solution I found on the internet that puts shortcut symbols with your icons on the taskbar (at least that what I think it does). I haven't tried it, because I don't want white arrow symbols with my lovely icons.

Could you please help?

P.S. For some odd reason, my Recent Places are always empty.

P.P.S I have run sfc /scannow and it reports no problems.

A:Jump lists get automatically deleted

Hello DXM,

Depending on how long ago this started, you should also be able to do a system restore using a restore point (if available) dated before this started to hopefully undo and fix it.

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As title says I'm wanting to know if there's a way to increase the amount of items can be stuffed into a taskbar jumplist.

My reason is, I've used the jumplist feature in Windows 7 for Steam to give quicker access to some of the options you can only access by right-clicking the tray icon (i.e., set friends status to online/away/offline, open settings, server browser, screenshots, etc.) using these settings:

In Windows 7 all of these options were displayed in the jump list with the last launched game at the top, in Windows 8/8.1 it seemed that they lowered the number of jumplist items by 1, as I no longer had the most recent game at the top, in Windows 10 Tech Preview, it was the same as Windows 8 until a recent build which redecorated all of the jumplists.

Now I'm left with these options:

A:Increase Number of Items in Jump Lists

Yeah, its a shame, they seem to have removed the feature for customizing the number of items in the jump list. In 7 and 8 you could do it from the taskbar settings or directly in the registry. The same registry mod didn't work for me in 10:

Manually in Registry Editor
1. Open the Start Menu, then type regedit in the search line and press enter.

2. In regedit, navigate to: (See screenshot below)HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced3. In the right pane of Advanced, right click on Start_JumpListItems and click on Modify. (See screenshot above)

4. Select (dot) Decimal. (See screenshot below)5. Enter how many (0 to 60) recent items you want displayed in Jump Lists, then click on OK. (See screensho above)
NOTE: The default number to display is 10.

6. Close Regedit.

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Recently, when right clicking on the explorer icon in my task bar I noticed that all of my pinned folders and recent places had disappeared. I looked in my recent places folder and found that that was empty.

I also realized that other programs had lost their extra jump list options, for example Skype, which when right clicked should give the option to quit Skype, but instead only had the basic 'close window' and 'unpin' options.
The Skype jump list reappears once I restart Skype, however the explorer jump list is still missing when I restart my PC or explorer.exe

I have tried deleting the files in C:\Users\%USER%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations.
Then when I restart explorer.exe and pin things to my explorer task bar icon, everything is fine...

Until a little while later (for reasons I cannot explain) the jump lists disappear, even though their files in \AutomaticDestinations still exist!

This is really bugging me, as I often use jump lists to quickly navigate to different areas on my PC. If anyone could shed some light on the problem for me, that would be great!

ps: If the above explanation was a bit confusing, please tell me and I'll try to rephrase it and explain it better

A:Recent places and jump lists resetting

Originally Posted by Edwin

All I can see is the blank image symbol

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