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In Windows 7 Essential Training, David Rivers helps users of any level feel comfortable with the improvements and enhancements found in Microsoft's operating system. From simple navigation through the updated graphic user interface, David shows how to install or upgrade and get the most out of Windows 7. He covers using the new Internet Explorer 8 and boosting a computer's memory with the ReadyBoost tool. He also highlights hardware configuration options and explores the advances made connecting a home or work system with Windows Live, the cloud-computing environment made available for Windows 7 users. Exercise files accompany this course.
If you find yourself connecting to remote computers or FTP sites and the like on a regular basis, you can actually save a lot of time and effort by pinning those locations to a jumplist. So you can see here in Windows Explorer, I have connected to an FTP site, and you can connect to a folder. You can connect to a remote computer or an FTP site if you would like to follow along. And once you've opened it up in Windows Explorer and you know what you have to go through manually to connect to that site, you'll never have to do it again if you pin the location in Windows Explorer to a jumplist, and that's what we are going to do right now.
So if we go down to the taskbar and right -click, you're going to see some of the recent sites you visited. Now it happens to be there, and it will stay there until you start visiting other sites and other locations, even if they're on your own computer, and eventually it gets bumped off the list. So if you want to keep it here, all you need to do is click the pushpin that appears on the right-hand side. Now when you pin it to the list, it appears in a new category called Pinned. And it will always stay there, no matter how many different sites, and locations appear in the Recent section, and get bumped out, your FTP site, your remote computer, whatever you've pinned, will always appear here at the top of this pop-up menu.
So even if I close up this Windows Explorer window and go down to my shortcut icon, and right-click, notice I can always access that particular location on the FTP site by clicking the link on this jumplist. Now at any time if you want to remove it from the list no problem. Let's go down to recently visited location, for me you can see it's a folder called Movies, and I've got the pin on the right-hand side. But you can also right-click there as well. So from here you'll notice you've got some options like opening up the folder.
That's the same as clicking once. We can copy this location. There is the pin, and we can also remove it from the list. So when we choose Remove from list, you can see all I have got now is a single pinned item. That will always appear here, on my jumplist. So it's good to know that for remote desktop connections, specific folders any location you access on a regular basis, you'll never have to waste time connecting manually with jumplists.
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