Create Custom Windows 7 Jumplists

Martin Brinkmann
Jun 29, 2009
Updated • May 22, 2018
Software, Windows software

Jumplists are a new feature of the Windows 7 operating system. Jumplists provide quick application-specific access by linking to functions and folders that are used frequently. Companies may add custom links to jumplists and may also populate them using a user's recent activity.

Some examples: a right-click on Microsoft Outlook in the Windows Taskbar could display a direct link to the compose email window of the program, and right-clicks on Word or Excel shortcuts the most recent documents and spreadsheets that were open in the programs.

Jumplists are available after a right-click on an icon in the Windows Taskbar.

You may 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.

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

Jumplist Launcher is a free portable program for Microsoft Windows that you may use to create a custom jumplist for programs to start them quickly using the custom menu. The free program is compatible with Microsoft's Windows operating system from Windows 7 to the latest version of Windows 10.

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The program comes as a RAR archive that you need to extract; you can run the application after extraction as it does not need to be installed.

You can create groups to separate entries and add files or folders as you see fit to the application.

Adding files or folders is easy; click on the button to start the process and select the item from the file browser that opens. You can change the order of items easily using drag and drop,  and remove existing items as well.

The file option is very flexible. While you may use it to add applications and executable files, you can also use it to add documents, videos or other files for quick access.

You can change the name and icon of items you add to Jumplist Launcher and add parameters to executable files next to that.

Jumplist Launcher supports drag and drop operations to add files or folders instead of selecting add file or add folder buttons in the interface to add new items to the application.

The program displays ten jumplist items by default. You can increase the number in the program interface so that all items that you have added are shown when you right-click on the program icon in the Windows taskbar.

The maximum number of items that Jumplist Launcher can display is 60. Please note that Jumplist Launcher modifies the global limit for all Windows applications and not just its own limit. If you change the limit, jumplists of all Windows programs that you right-click on to display the Jumplist use the new limit that you select.

Once you are done click on the "create jumplist" button to enable the new jumplist configuration. You may want to pin the application to the Windows Taskbar for quick access to its jumplist.

Just right-click the program executable and select the "pin to taskbar" option to do so. To use the program, simply right-click on its icon in the Taskbar to display the jumplist and launch any file or open any folder that you have added to the application.

Closing Words

Jumplist Launcher is a launcher application for Windows 7 and newer versions of Microsoft's Windows operating system. It provides you with options to add files or folders to the program and launch them from the jumplist menu once you have completed the initial configuration of the menu.

Note: Jumplist Launcher is no longer supported. The author's website is no longer available. We have uploaded the last version of the program that the developer released to our own server. Note that we have done so only for archiving purposes and that we don't support the application in any way.

You can download Jumplist Launcher with a click on the following link:(Download Removed)

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