How to Use Taskbar Jump Lists in Windows 10

By Andy Rathbone

The Windows 10 taskbar doesn’t limit you to opening programs and switching between windows. You can jump to other tasks, as well, by right-clicking the taskbar’s icons. Right-clicking the Edge icon brings up a quick list of your recently visited websites, as shown. Click any site on the list to make a quick return visit.

Jump List for Microsoft Edge.
Jump List for Microsoft Edge.
Jump List for File Explorer.
Jump List for File Explorer.

Called Jump Lists, these pop-up menus add a new trick to the taskbar: They let you jump quickly to previously visited locations, letting you work faster.

Jump list items work any time. Even if you haven’t opened Internet Explorer, for example, you right-click its taskbar icon and jump to a listed website.