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how can i remove the jump list (with "frequent", "tasks") that comes with firefox shortcut in the start menu?

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im using windows 7. when i tried adding a firefox shortcut to the start menu (above the recently opened programs) it added some kind of a side menu that stores the frequent sites i visited, and have some "tasks". i dont want it and i want to remove it. plz help.

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Try to disable some browser.taskbar.*enable prefs on the about:config page.

browser.taskbar.lists.enabled;true
browser.taskbar.lists.frequent.enabled;true
browser.taskbar.lists.maxListItemCount;7
browser.taskbar.lists.recent.enabled;false
browser.taskbar.lists.tasks.enabled;true
browser.taskbar.previews.enable : Tools > Options > Tabs > "Show tab previews in the Windows taskbar"

To open the about:config page, type about:config in the location (address) bar and press the "Enter" key, just like you type the url of a website to open a website.
If you see a warning then you can confirm that you want to access that page.

  • Use the Filter bar at to top of the about:config page to locate a preference more easily.
  • Preferences that have been modified show as bold (user set).
  • Preferences can be reset to the default via the right-click context menu if they are user set
  • Preferences can be changed via the right-click context menu: Modify (String or Integer) or Toggle (Boolean)
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Chosen Solution

Try to disable some browser.taskbar.*enable prefs on the about:config page.

browser.taskbar.lists.enabled;true
browser.taskbar.lists.frequent.enabled;true
browser.taskbar.lists.maxListItemCount;7
browser.taskbar.lists.recent.enabled;false
browser.taskbar.lists.tasks.enabled;true
browser.taskbar.previews.enable : Tools > Options > Tabs > "Show tab previews in the Windows taskbar"

To open the about:config page, type about:config in the location (address) bar and press the "Enter" key, just like you type the url of a website to open a website.
If you see a warning then you can confirm that you want to access that page.

  • Use the Filter bar at to top of the about:config page to locate a preference more easily.
  • Preferences that have been modified show as bold (user set).
  • Preferences can be reset to the default via the right-click context menu if they are user set
  • Preferences can be changed via the right-click context menu: Modify (String or Integer) or Toggle (Boolean)
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Thanks, this worked for me to remove task list: Change "browser.taskbar.lists.tasks.enabled;true" To: "browser.taskbar.lists.tasks.enabled;false" as above