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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...

iTunes 9 continues to suck on Windows, makes halfhearted attempt at Windows 7 integration

I make no bones about the fact that I'm not an iTunes fan. With Apple's usual trumpeting of a new release of version 9, I was hopeful that things might be different this time around. Really, we all know better. Apple apps on the Windows platform are kind of like that Christmas present in the fancy wrapping that turns out to be a pair of work socks or plain white briefs. So off I went to download...

Latest Google Chrome dev build adds Windows 7 jumplist support

Though the recent release of Firefox 3.6 alpha 1 didn't prioritize support for Windows 7's jumplists, Google has flicked the switch in the latest developer channel build of Chrome. As you can see in the screenshot above, Chrome's jumplist works just like any other in Windows 7. Recently browsed sites are listed below those you pin to the list. Space is also reserved for quick access to...

7stacks lets you pin multiple folders to your Windows 7 taskbar

One feature of the Windows 7 taskbar I don't quite agree with is the inability to pin folders somewhere other than Windows Explorer. I have two or three key folders that I'd like to access from my taskbar - and I'd rather not have create new toolbars to do it. Alastria software's 7stacks has the solution. It's a small (about 800Kb) program that creates OsX-like stacks as standalone shortcuts....

Create a custom launcher using a Windows 7 jumplist

Windows 7's jumplists have a lot of untapped potential. Very few applications are taking advantage of them yet, though that's sure to change once the RTM has dropped. One slick use I discovered (thanks to Shell Extension City) is Hedgehog's Jumplist Launcher. The free program allows you to create a customized menu with links to your favorite applications and folders which you can access by...

Stupid Windows 7 tricks: pin control panel to your taskbar

Running Windows 7? If you constantly fiddle with settings and install and uninstall as many apps as I do during the course of a week, do yourself a favor: pin the Control panel to your taskbar. Doing so gives you two-click access to system tools you've probably been utilizing frequently, like Programs and Features, system properties, Action Center, and Notifications. Since jumplists...