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jump lists 3 What are Jump Lists and How Can They Help Me?

What Are Jump Lists?

According to Microsoft, a jump list:

take[s] you right to the documents, pictures, songs, or websites you turn to each day

In this guide, I’ll show you how to get the most out of this new Windows 7 feature.

How Can Jump Lists Help Me?

Jump lists help you get to commonly-used files and program functions with minimal effort. Here’s a few examples of how they work:

If you click the arrow next to programs in your Start menu, you can see the most recently opened files with that program.

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If you don’t want to open the Start menu, you can pin a program to your task bar so it’s even easier to get to recently-opened files:

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Now you can click on a pinned program to access recent files or folders:

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Many programs are starting to add custom features to jump lists like Internet Explorer. From the jump list, you can open a new tab or start InPrivate Browsing.

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What do you use jump lists for? What tips did I miss?



 What are Jump Lists and How Can They Help Me?

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  • Shalan Ali

    Assalam-o-Alaikum,
    What r jump lists

  • Shalan Ali

    Assalam-o-Alaikum,
    What r jump lists

  • Rich

    Assalam-o-Alaikum,
    Jump up (forgive the pun) the page just a little and you’ll see ;)

  • Rich

    Assalam-o-Alaikum,
    Jump up (forgive the pun) the page just a little and you’ll see ;)

  • Shalan Ali

    Assalam-o-Alaikum,
    What r jump lists

  • Shalan Ali

    Assalam-o-Alaikum,
    What r jump lists

  • Rich

    Assalam-o-Alaikum,
    Jump up (forgive the pun) the page just a little and you’ll see ;)

  • Rich

    Assalam-o-Alaikum,
    Jump up (forgive the pun) the page just a little and you’ll see ;)


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