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:
- Select the Windows Start button.
- Scroll to and hover your cursor over the program's Jump List you want to access.
- 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:
- Right-click the program in the taskbar.
- You will see a list of frequently accessed files or popular tasks.
- 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:
- 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.
- Scroll over the item's pushpin icon.
- Click the pushpin icon.
- The item now appears in the Pinned section, and will remain here until you unpin it.