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Windows 7

The previous client version of Windows and successor to Windows Vista. Introduced in 2009, Windows 7 was superseded by Windows 8 in 2012 and Windows 10 in 2015. Although Microsoft offered Windows 7 users a free upgrade to 10 for an entire year, many people retained Windows 7 because they feel it is a solid operating system, and support is expected until January 2020. See Windows 7 versions, Windows 8 and Windows 10.

Enhancements to the User Interface
Multitouch capability was added, but compatible touchscreens are required to take advantage of the feature. Windows 7 introduced the "Superbar," a taskbar somewhat like the Dock in the Mac. The Superbar is used to show open applications as well as launch new ones, and icons can be rearranged, whereas they were fixed in previous versions.

Jump Lists and Snap Placement
Jump Lists provide a "most recent file" capability. When an application is open, right clicking its icon in the Superbar displays a list of the last files worked on. Developers can also add Jump Lists to their apps to display commonly used functions. Another improvement was quick window placement. Application windows snap to the top and sides of the screen by just moving them to the edges.

Library Metafolders
Folders and files can be grouped together in a high-level "Library" structure and indexed for fast searches (see Windows Libraries).
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THERE are plenty of additions to our new jump list following an eyecatching couple of days at Cheltenham.
By default, if your visitors pin your website to Windows 7 or 8, they won't see any Jump List shortcuts or tasks unless you've added code to your site for this purpose.
This allows users to get to their favorite sites and content quickly and carry out common tasks for each site right from the Windows 7 jump list
icon to your task bar, for instance, and a right-button mouse click opens a menu called a jump list that lets you go directly to the site's widely used mail, finance and sports services.
Users can also check the latest news from Dubizzle via the taskbar jump list that provides access to its popular social networking destination on Facebook and its Twitter account.
This allows users to get to their favourite sites and content quickly and carry out common tasks for each site right from the Windows 7 jump list
Jump List will feature items recently opened in that program.
lt;p>Other additions to the beta include a revamped interface that reduces the space allotted to menus, support for Windows 7's Aero Peek and Jump List features, an address bar that brings the history and bookmark search of Firefox's Awesomebar to Opera, and the ability to mark any tab as private so there's no record kept of sites visited or actions taken within that tab.
Depending on the program, the Jump List can let you access recently opened files, start composing an email right away, or go straight to your favorite website.
The new version of Windows has a cleaner taskbar, a jump list that makes navigation easier, thumbnail previews of minimized documents, a more useful warning system for risky new software and a nifty file organizer called Libraries.
Alice Jennings established eighth position in the girls' high jump list after achieving a clearance of 1.
Nathan Morgan and Greg Rutherford, ranked equal second on the UK all-time long jump list, finished fourth and fifth with clearances of 7.