Activate Windows 7 Jumplists With The Left Mouse Button

Reader Dan writes in with a small, but interesting tip: You don't have to right-click on the taskbar buttons to activate the Jumplist—you can hold the left mouse button and drag upwards.

At first glance this tip might seem like we're trying to teach you how to use the mouse, but laptop or touchscreen users might want to take a closer look—on a touchscreen all you need to do is tap and swipe your finger up to activate the jumplist, but if you have a laptop touchpad you can mimic the same action with a double-tap and swiping your finger upward. Once you get used to it, being able to access the menu without clicking a button might just come in handy—and even if it doesn't, it's always fun to know more tricks for controlling your computer.

For more, check out how Windows 7 creates new folders with a hotkey, maximises windows vertically with a double-click, and closes applications with a middle-click. Thanks, Dan!


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