Create Custom Jump Lists in Windows 7

by Eric Geier [Published on 4 April 2011 / Last Updated on 1 Feb. 2010]

With a third-party tool you can edit and/or create these new shortcuts.

One of the many new features in Windows 7 is Jump Lists. These menus are shown, for instance, when right-clicking icons for pinned or opened applications on the Taskbar or when hovering over icons for pinned or recent applications on the Start Menu. These menus vary, listing shortcuts for popular tasks of the particular application and recently opened files.

Microsoft doesn’t provide a way to create or customize these Jump Lists. However, you can use third-party tools, such as the Jumplist-Launcher. You can edit the Jump Lists of existing programs and/or use the icon for Jumplist-Launcher as a universal Jump List location.

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The Author — Eric Geier

Eric Geier (Dayton, Ohio) is a Freelance  Tech Writer and Author specializing in computer networking. He's also the Founder and Owner of NoWiresSecurity, which provides a hosted cloud-based RADIUS service to help businesses easily secure their Wi-Fi networks with the Enterprise (802.1X) mode of WPA/WPA2 security. He’s also the Founder and Owner of On Spot Techs, which provides on-site computer and technology services.

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