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The following tutorial demonstrates how to enable and disable pinned and unpinned items on Jump Lists when using a version of the Windows 11 operating system.

Jump Lists are a feature that has been with Windows well before Windows 10 came out. They’re certainly a niche feature but lots of Windows enthusiasts use them, including me.

Before Windows 10, you could change the number of items to show up on the Jump List. Once Windows 10 arrived, however, you could only make that tweak via the Registry Editor, aka Microsoft has clearly not intended for the average Windows user to choose their own Jump List numbers anymore. Windows 11 follows on from the Windows 10 tradition of not allowing much customization surrounding these Jump Lists, but one of the things you can do is pin as many items as you want to them. If you don’t want anyone to be able to pin or unpin items on the Jump Lists anymore, Microsoft has made it possible to take that ability away via the Registry Editor as well.

An example of a Jump List in Windows 11:

How to Enable/Disable Pinning Items on Jump Lists for All/Individual Users in Windows 11

You can enable and disable the option to pin and unpin Jump List items via the “Do not allow pinning items in Jump Lists” policy in the Local Group Policy Editor. Here is how you can do that:

1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor. See this tutorial for all the different ways in which you can open the Local Group Policy Editor in Windows 10/11: How to Open Local Group Policy Editor in Windows 10/11 [Tutorial].

2. Using the Local Group Policy Editor’s left pane, navigate through to the following policy location:

User Configuration/Administrative Templates/Start Menu and Taskbar

3. With Start Menu and Taskbar selected, double-click on Do not allow pinning items in Jump Lists in the right pane of the same window.

Local Group Policy Editor: Do not allow pinning items in Jump Lists policy setting

4. From the Do not allow pinning items in Jump Lists policy window, click on either Not Configured (to enable pinning items), Enabled (to disable pinning items), or Disabled (to enable pinning items), and then click on the OK button at the bottom of the policy window.

Do not allow pinning items in Jump Lists policy window

In conclusion, that is how to enable and disable the pinning and unpinning of items on Jump Lists in Windows 11.

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