Monday, April 13, 2015

How to Turn Off "Frequent Places" (Visit History) in Windows 7, 8 and 8.1

A lot of people start to have privacy concert on "Recent Items" and "Frequent Places" in Windows 7 and Windows 8 or Windows 8.1. Since someone else might be able to find out what was the last folder or file you accessed on your computer if someone gain the access to your computer. Here are some examples:

If you need to turn them off, here is the solution


1. On the desktop, right click on a empty area on the Taskbar, then click on "Properties"

2. In the newly popped up windows "Taskbar and Navigation properties", Uncheck "Store and display recently opned items in Jump Lists" or you can change "Number of recent items to display in Jump Lists:" from default "10" to "0". Then, click "OK" to finish and close. 

3. Now, check again, your jump list will be disappeared. Hopefully, this will help.

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