Navigating Your Way Through Jump Lists in Windows® 7
Isn’t it easy to find things right in front of you? Just like when you go to order pizza in a restaurant, you have a menu in front of you that lets you immediately choose your favorite pizza. You don’t waste any time as you know the pizza that you like while going through the menu. Well, Windows 7 has a similar feature that lets you act on sight-in terms of choosing the document on your PC. This feature is called “Jump Lists” and it lets you choose the file that you are looking for, right from the desktop.
Jump Lists are really “no brainers” as they are just a list of recently opened items from your computer. Think of it in terms of the most favorite track in your playlist. The favorite track will always be displayed on top as it is the most played item. Similarly, Jump Lists in Windows 7 allows you to get access to recently opened items that are displayed in the bottom menu of Windows 7 next to the “Start” button.
Some of the features of Jump Lists can be seen as follows:-
- Ease of navigating to recently used files: Files are convenient to locate as they are present on the desktop itself. Lists of icons are lined in the bottom menu of desktop next to the “Start” button. By just clicking on the file or icon you can be able to view the latest version.
- Icons: The Jump Lists stores a series of icons such as Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player, and desktop shortcut of other applications. Once you click on any icon, you will see a list of sites, music, or files depending on the icon that you click on.
- Instant startup of applications: Once you have booted your Windows 7 operating system, you don’t have to go to any computer drive to access any files. You can have an instant startup by accessing the Jump Lists.
These are just some of the features which will enable you to directly navigate to the document or application. With these shortcuts, you can easily get access to the document or music file that you were recently working on in order update them.