Get recent projects to show up in Windows 10 jump list

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At least on my Windows 10 machine, Camtasia 2018, unlike most applications I use, doesn't show recent projects in the taskbar jump list. I can pin projects to the list, and the projects I've recently opened do show up in the Recent Items list, but they don't show up in the jumplist.

It would be incredibly convenient if they did, as this is how I typically access most of my other documents and folders. 

If this is an issue with only some machines, what do I need to do in order to activate the jump list? If it's simply not implemented, consider this a feature request.

David
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David Bookbinder

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Ed Covney

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I have 2019, but 2018 did this also. When launched, all my recent projects are listed (rt arrow). Not there,
select "open project"  takes you to the folder set as default.  Or am I not understanding your Question?

  
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I believe they are referring to what we see when clicking the icon in the Windows Taskbar as shown below, where I've clicked the PowerPoint icon.

  

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Hi Rick - Excel task bar lists the most recent 12 spreadsheets but without the folder name. If I launch Excel, its "File Menu" provides a 30 item list and includes the folder where it resides. Have you seen any advantage to the task bar lists?
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Well, it depends. I think these things come into their own when you have pinned the application to the Task Bar. Then later you want to edit something specific. It would save you the steps of opening the app, then doing the File > Open thing.

In my example that was shared, I have a PowerPoint deck named "FrameSequence" that I edit each week. It has a little over 500 images that are output and copied to SD cards to use in digital picture frames at a yoga studio. So it's kind of handy to just right-click and open the deck I need. But it's not a HUGE advantage. Kind of subtle. ;)

Cheers... Rick :)
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Yes, I am talking about the taskbar jump list, as mentioned in my OP.

As CS now works, I can pin specific projects to the list, which is helpful. But I also find it useful to open the Recent items from the taskbar when I've saved alternate versions and later want to pin them to the taskbar Pinned list. It's something I do all the time with Powerpoint, Excel, Word, Photoshop, etc. and would like to do with CS.

Unlike the Camtasia list inside CS, the number of items in the jump lists is configurable. In my case, I typically have about 25 files divided between Recent and Pinned for the applications I use most often. This has been a feature of Windows since version 7, and I don't understand why CS hasn't implemented it.