Windows 7 Jump List tips for Windows Media Player

Windows 7 introduces Jump Lists as one of the many enhancements to Windows Taskbar. And Windows Media Player takes advantage of this feature for quick access to your digital media. Here’re a few tips for working with the Jump List for Windows Media Player: You can drag most items off of the Windows Media Player Jump […]

Windows 7 introduces Jump Lists as one of the many enhancements to Windows Taskbar. And Windows Media Player takes advantage of this feature for quick access to your digital media. Here’re a few tips for working with the Jump List for Windows Media Player:

  • You can drag most items off of the Windows Media Player Jump List and onto the desktop to create a shortcut that can be used on any computer to do that query and return local items.
  • Doing a search on a view and double clicking one of the result items’ll log the search query to the Jump List. For example, can go to all songs and search for ‘NOT genre:Christmas’ and you’ll get a Jump List item of all your music with no Christmas music (see above screenshot).
  • You can pin any file Windows Media Player’ll play in the Jump List by directly dragging and dropping the file onto the Windows Media Player icon on the Windows Taskbar.
  • Clicking “Play All” or playing a stack view from File Explorer’ll log to the Jump List.
  • If you go to Organize, then Options, and then Player - the last option in Player settings “Save recently used to the Jump List instead of frequently used” toggles what shows on your Jump List.