How to Open a Jump List from the Taskbar in Windows 7

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In Brief...

Jump Lists allow you to quickly go right to a document, such as a PowerPoint file or a Word document, or a photo, song, or even a website. Jump Lists also provide easy access to some common Windows tasks, such as opening a new tab in a browser or creating an email message. To open a Jump List from the taskbar in Windows 7, follow these three steps.

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  1. Right-click the program in the taskbar.
    Program in Taskbar

  2. You will see a list of frequently accessed files or popular tasks.
    Frequently Access Files

  3. Scroll to select a file or task.
    Selected File

Author: Margaux Judge

Margaux Judge has worked as an e-learning editor and instructional designer for over ten years, writing and editing a wide variety of courses, from technical topics to soft skills. She has a Bachelor's degree in English and Textual Studies from Syracuse University and a Master's degree in Television Writing from Boston University.