Windows® 7 Jump Lists
Microsoft Windows 7 includes a useful new feature called Jump Lists that is designed to offer you quick access to documents and tasks related to your applications.
Jump Lists - which appear on the 'Start' menu as well as on the Taskbar when a user right-clicks on an icon - are like little application-specific Start menus. They can also be found on the icons of applications specifically pinned to the Taskbar or the 'Start' menu.
The appearance of Jump Lists on the 'Start' menu is a little different than those on the Taskbar, although they provide the same functionality.
The feature can by default contain the application’s shortcut, the ability to toggle pinning, the ability to close one or all windows, and access specific tasks related with the application, and once you start using the application, a list of recent documents or destinations depending on the application.
Windows 7 does not have a Quick Launch bar, with the Taskbar itself serving as a platform to both launch applications as well as access running tasks. Internet Explorer is by default pinned to the Taskbar and has Jump Lists.
The Jump Lists pops up when you right-click on the Internet Explorer icon. It displays two sections, which are termed the 'Tasks' section and the 'Destinations' section. The latter includes the 'History' category, while the 'Tasks' section has the 'Taskbar' tasks, which enables a user to launch Internet Explorer and remove the application icon from the Taskbar.
A 'Close Window' task is added to the 'Tasks' section when you launch the Internet Explorer. This new task enables you to shut down Internet Explorer in Windows 7.
Jump Lists Display
The items displayed in the 'History' category are cycled out of the list as new items are added. You can pin a specific item from the 'History' category on the Jump Lists, if you want to do so. That item will be pinned to the 'Destinations' section of the Jump Lists in the 'Pinned' category, if you click the thumbtack icon.