iTunes 9 Sports Windows 7 Taskbar, Jump List Enhancements

iTunes 9 Sports Windows 7 Taskbar, Jump List Enhancements

Reader Ted points out one feature we missed in our roundup of Windows 7’s best new features: basic player controls when its taskbar icon is hovered over, and even more Jump List controls when the iTunes icon is right-clicked.

If you were waiting on a reason to go ahead and upgrade to iTunes 9, even if you lack an iPhone/touch, this one’s quite useful, at least if you’re planning on upgrading to Windows 7 come Oct. 22. We’re only seeing iTunes Store tasks in the Jump List controls, so tell us if you’ve already figured out how to make iTunes 9 work better for you in Windows 7 in the comments.


  • Alternatively you can also right-click the taskbar and add the iTunes toolbar. When you minimize iTunes controls will appear on the right side of the toolbar. Same thing pretty much, just different execution.

  • the other cool thing you can do is have itunes ‘pinned’ to the taskbar. this mean that you only have one itunes icon in the task bar and hover functions work.
    Dont just ‘pin’ the itunes icon from the startmenu or desktop, but once you are running itunes, pin that icon that comes up. this makes it possible for the hover function to work even before you open up itunes!

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