Saturday, March 31, 2012

Pin a Program or Items To The Windows 7 Taskbar

     You know what would make a great taskbar? One where you could pin your favorite applications or files so that you could open them quickly from any window at any time. Guess what? You can.

     In Windows 7, you can also pin shortcuts for favorite or frequently used files, folders, and websites to the Jump Lists for each of those programs to the taskbar.

Pin a program to the taskbar:
>To pin a program shortcut to the taskbar, do one of the following:
>If the program is already running, right-click the program's button on the taskbar (or drag the button toward the desktop) to open the program’s Jump List, and then click Pin this program to taskbar.
>Or if the program isn't running, click Start, find the program’s icon, right-click the icon, and then click Pin to Taskbar.
>You can also pin a program by dragging the program's shortcut from the desktop or Start menu to the taskbar.

Using Jump Lists in Windows 7:
Jump Lists on the taskbar give you quick access to the things you use most often. You can drag a file, folder, or website icon or a shortcut from the Start menu or the desktop to the taskbar. This pins the item to the Jump List and also pins the associated program to the taskbar. If you drag the shortcut to the taskbar and the associated program isn't already pinned there, then that program is pinned to the taskbar and the item is pinned to the program’s Jump List.

Pinning an item to a Jump List on the taskbar:
To view the Jump List for a program, right-click the program's button on the taskbar. To open an item from a Jump List, open the program's Jump List, and then click the item.

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