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Windows® 7 Visual™ Quick Tips by Paul McFedries

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1.7. Display Your Recent Files on the Start Menu

You can make your Windows 7 computer more efficient by displaying a list of your recently used documents on the Start menu.

You make Windows 7 efficient by configuring it to give you easy access to the programs and documents that you use most often. However, sometimes the document you want to open is not necessarily one that you use frequently, but one that you used relatively recently. It does not make sense to pin such a document to the Start menu or to a program's jump list, but it would still be nice to be able to access that document quickly.

You can achieve this by taking advantage of Windows 7's Recent Items list. This is a list of the 15 documents that you have used most recently. By adding ...

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