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Add Windows 7 taskbar features to Foobar 2000

Foobar 2000 is a great, lightweight audio player. Since it supports plug-in components, making it even better is as simple as dropping a .dll file in the correct folder.

Those of you running Windows 7 and looking for an alternative player with the same slick taskbar integration Windows Media Player features, Foobar might be just the thing.

Drop in the Windows 7 Shell Integration component, and you'll be able to control playback right from the taskbar via the thumbnail preview. Album artwork is also displayed, as is a progress bar. You can also pin playlists to the Foobar jumplist and access preferences with two-click ease.

One thing I'd like to see added is an area on the jumplist for recent tracks. Maybe we'll see that worked in to a future build.

Tags: foobar, freeware, windows 7, Windows7