Pin and Jump Lists in Windows® 7
You can now switch between windows with the help of the new Windows 7 taskbar.Â Windows 7 provides easier and more flexible and powerful options with the help of Pin and Jump lists to give quicker access to your favorite programs and files.
The following links contain more comprehensive information about the unique feature of Pin and Jump Lists:
- Using Pin in Windows 7
- Using Jump Lists in Windows 7
- How to Pin, Unpin or view Jump List for a program
Using Pin in Windows 7
With the help of the Pin option, you can tag the programs and files that you use frequently to your Start menu and keep them handy. You can just drag the icon or pin it wherever you want it on your taskbar. You can also pin specific documents or websites to Jump Lists on your taskbar.
Using Jump Lists in Windows 7
Jump Lists take you straight to the file, documents, pictures etc. that you want to use frequently. You only need to right-click a program button on the taskbar. Jump Lists are also found on the Start menu by clicking the arrow next to the program name. They appear for the programs that you have pinned to the taskbar and the programs that are running currently. Jump Lists also appear for programs that you pin for the 'Start' menu and the programs that are opened recently. These include recently opened files, tasks or websites or any other item that you have pinned.
To pin an item to a Jump List, you can click Start, open the program's Jump List, Press the shift key, right click on the item, and click the 'Pin to start menu' icon.Â To unpin a program you can follow the same procedure and click 'Unpin from start menu' from the list.Â To view the jump list for a program click 'Start' for the 'Start' menu/ program button for the taskbar, then point to a pinned program near the top of the 'Start' menu and click on the arrow next to the program.
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