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Google Chrome extension lets you use IE9 pinned site actions on supported sites

One of the ways Internet Explorer 9 seeks to "bring the Web to your desktop" is by allowing sites to be pinned to your taskbar, and use jump lists to quickly and directly access specific parts of a website. A handful of big-name sites already offer Windows 7 integration, including Facebook, Twitter, CNN, Flixster, and IMDb. Microsoft has also shared how this works (and Scott Hanselman has...

CCleaner version 3 goes 64-bit, adds secure disk wipe, Windows 7 integration

When it comes to system cleanup programs, CCleaner is pretty much the hands-down favorite with Download Squad readers. It's been a trusted tool for years, and the newly-released CCleaner 3 is better than ever. What's new in v3? To start, there's now a native 64-bit version in both the installer and portable CCleaner. Windows 7 users also get the benefit of a handy jump list, which offers quick...

RecycleBinEx is an awesome recycle bin app for your Windows 7 taskbar

I admit it -- I'm not much of a Recycle Bin user. Usually if I press the delete key on my Windows system I'm also holding down the shift key for instant vaporization. If, however, you enjoy the safety net that the Recycle Bin provides and you're using Windows 7, you really should check out RecycleBinEx. It's made by the same developers who created FCleaner -- a very capable CCleaner...

Jumplist Extender adds Windows 7 jumplists to programs which don't have 'em

Windows 7's Superbar (what used to be the taskbar) is packed with useful features -- like Jump Lists, for example. Unfortunately, there are plenty of programs out there which I really wish made use of Jump Lists but don't. Wouldn't it be great if there was a way to bolt on that functionality? As it turns out, there is! Over on the NeoWin forums, they've posted Jumplist Extender. It's a free,...

Firefox 3.7's Windows 7 shell features continue taking shape

While Mozilla's release schedule may have hit some snags lately, Firefox developers keep chugging along. Though Windows 7 shell integration features have taken a back seat in 3.6, they're alive and kicking in the 3.7 pre-alpha. Jump List support is much more complete now, and it's also highly customizable. The about:config page now includes preferences for each group on the list -- tasks,...

JumpLaunch turns your Quick Launch folder into a Windows 7 Jump List

Plenty of people were thrown off by the Quick Launch toolbar's disappearance from Windows 7. It hadn't actually disappeared, per se - it's just hiding where you're not likely to notice it. You can handle this a couple of different ways. The Superbar still supports toolbars, so you can right click it, choose toolbars -> new toolbar and paste "\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick launch" in the...

Firefox 3.7, now with Windows 7 jumplist support

Now that Windows 7 is just weeks away from hitting retail shelves, more and more applications are beginning to take advantage of the new shell integration features. A while back, Google added jumplist support to Google Chrome. Just days ago, a build offering the same functionality finally appeared on Mozilla's Tryserver. Yes, Firefox fans, you now have the opportunity to test jumplist support in...

Add Windows 7 shell integration features to Winamp with a handy plugin

Winamp has always been one of my favorite media players. One of its best features is its extensibility. Thanks to an enthusiastic developer community, there are tons of great plugins that let you personalize Winamp to your liking. Like many mainstream apps, Winamp doesn't yet take advantage of Windows 7 shell enhancements like jumplists, thumbnail preview player controls (a la Windows Media...