Re: [BCAB] A previously opened document list for Windows7? Xoidarmy 14 Aug 2013 10:16 BST
Hi Ian. Try this. 1. Press windows M to get to the desktop. 2. Tab to the start button and press applications key and choose properties. 3. Press the customise button. You should be focussed on it straight off. 4. There's a tree view of various display items you can change. Press R, and you should jump to the recently opened items option. Press R to select it. 5. There are a couple of other options you can tab to, otherwise press OK. 6. Next time you go into the start menu, there should be a recent items, submenu. HTH. One other thing you might not be used to yet but I find incredibly useful. The search function in the start menu. If you know the name or part of the name of the document, application or control panel item, just type it in. Then you can right click / applications key on the result to find out it's location. Regards Chris Turner -----Original Message----- From: iansubs Sent: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 6:18 PM To: 'BCAB Discussion List' Subject: [BCAB] A previously opened document list for Windows7? Hi, I've just moved over to Windows7 from XP and one of the XP facilities I am already missing is the "Documents" list on XP's Start Menu. This list contained short cuts to the last 15 documents that had been opened regardless as to which program had opened them. It was a really quick way to get to regularly used spreadsheets, doc or txt files etc. without having to either go into the relevant program and use its list of previously opened files, or digging down into the various folders under My Documents. Is there any way of getting a similar facility in Windows7? Thanks for any insights. Kind regards, Ian. -- To find out more about BCAB and the benefits that membership can bring, please visit our website: http://www.bcab.org.uk/ To manage your subscription to the BCAB mailing list, please visit our website: http://www.bcab.org.uk/bcab-discussion-list/ To discuss matters relating to the mailing list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.