Navigating Using Jump Lists

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Navigating Using Jump Lists

Navigating Using Jump Lists

Among the new features of the Windows 7 interface are Jump Lists. 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.

Windows 7 features Jump Lists on the Start menu, as well as on the taskbar. The same items will be featured on both Jump Lists.

Opening a Jump List from the Start Menu

To open a Jump List on the Start menu:

  1. Select the Windows Start button.
  2. Scroll to and hover your cursor over the program's Jump List you want to access.
  3. On the right, in the program's Jump List, click the item you want to open.

Opening a Jump List from the Taskbar

To open a Jump List on the taskbar:

  1. Right-click the program in the taskbar.
  2. You will see a list of frequently accessed files or popular tasks.
  3. Scroll to select a file or task.

Pinning an Item to a Jump List

To ensure that a file always appears on a program's Jump List, you can pin that file.

To pin an item to a Jump List:

  1. Select the Windows Start button, point to the program, and locate the item on the Jump List you want to pin. Or if working from the taskbar, right-click the program and scroll to the Jump List of recently accessed items.
  2. Scroll over the item's pushpin icon.
  3. Click the pushpin icon.
  4. The item now appears in the Pinned section, and will remain here until you unpin it.
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