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Windows 7: Group pinned apps in Superbar?

12 May 2009   #1

Windows 7 RC1
Group pinned apps in Superbar?

If you right-click on a pinned icon on the superbar it show a menu where you can choose either the program itself or to unpin it.

Is it possible to have more than one application in such a popup menu so I'll have lets say a pinned Icon for office. After right-clicking it, the menu pops up and lets me choose either access, powerpoint, word, excel etc.

The explorer has a custom menu so there should be a way to accomplish that right?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 May 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Hedge, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Since those are each individual programs, they would have a separate icon on the taskbar instead.

However, you could create a toolbar for this as a workaround. Here are some examples below. In the Pin Folder option, you could copy shortcuts of all the Office applications into the subfolder to have the expansion arrow to show to select them easily with.

Quick Launch - Enable or Disable


Taskbar - Pin or Unpin a Folder

Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 May 2009   #3

Windows 7 RC1

Ah I think the toolbar thing is good enough for the moment.

I haven't found anything on MSDN regarding these JumpLists (like explorer.exe uses one).
I could write a program which lets the user choose individual folders,files or shortcuts which will appear in such a jumplist if I could only found the documentation for it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 May 2009   #4

XP Pro SP3 x86/Vista SP2 x64/Win7 x64 Triple-boot

You didn't look well enough over at msdn then!
(It's under the Windows 7 Taskbar stuff.)

Have a look here>> Windows 7 taskbar: Developer Resources - Home

I was thinking of doing something simular but havn't got round to it yet. also thought it would be good to know for my other self-made apps.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 May 2009   #5

Vista and 7 Dualboot

A visual nice alternative would be Standalone Stacks. Works like a charm on Seven RC^^
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 May 2009   #6

Windows 7 RC1

I knew the Standalone Stacks from RocketDock and like them.

This is definately a good approach although I have to create directories with shortcuts in them.

Thanks also for pointing me to the right page on MSDN
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 May 2009   #7


I still don't understand the desire to have, what amounts to, multiple start menus.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 May 2009   #8

Windows 7 RC1

It's easy: some people use more than 10 programs on a regular basis (e.g. for web development I need 3 shortcuts alone to start/stop/restart the webserver+6 browsers +...). this would leave only few space for opened stuff in the superbar.

Compare it to the JumpLists. Its a very useful feature in my opinion.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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