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Create Custom Windows 7 Jumplists

Jumplists are a new feature of the upcoming Windows 7 operating system. They provide quick application specific access by linking to functions and folders that are often used. This could for example be used to open the write email window in Microsoft Outlook or the most recent documents in Microsoft Word or Excel. Jumplists are available after a right-click on an icon in the Windows Taskbar.

It is furthermore possible to drag folders into the jumplists which can be a very comfortable way of linking folders to specific applications. This could for example link download folders and P2P applications, document folders and word processing applications or movie players and movie folders.

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While it is possible to drag folders into the jumplists menus it is not possible to do the same with applications. This would also be interesting in cases where applications are used together. It could for instance be useful for webmasters and bloggers to link a web browser like Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome with software programs that can take screenshots or upload files to ftp servers.

Jumplist Launcher has been designed for this purpose. While it does not provide the means to drag and drop applications into existing jumplists it offers its own jumplist that can be used to add programs to it. These computer programs can be grouped for quicker access. The Jumplist Launcher can list up to 60 different applications in its interface. Names and icons are customizable giving the user full control over how and where the applications are displayed.

Jumplist Launcher is compatible with Windows 7.

Update: The latest version of the program adds an interesting feature to it. You can now select a default entry that will be opened when you click on the superbar icon. The new version features a revised interface as well and issues have been fixed where people were not able to create jumplists.

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