Windows only: Winamp plugin Win7shell enables support for Jump Lists when using the media player under Windows 7—now you can quickly access frequently used music right from the taskbar.
Once you’ve downloaded, installed the plugin, and pinned Winamp to the taskbar, the Jump List should immediately start tracking your recently played media files. You can pin the recent songs to the list easily, but to pin a playlist you’ll need to actually drag the .m3u file onto the taskbar button. If Winamp is open on your screen (or docked), you’ll also see that the Aero Peek thumbnail is updated—whether you hover your mouse over the icon or just use Alt+Tab, the thumbnail will be updated with now playing information and album art, which you can configure in the plugin settings panel.
It’s an excellent addition that takes advantage of one of the best underhyped features in Windows 7, but it’s not the only media player with this capability—Windows Media Player users have it by default, and iTunes 9 added Jump List support in the latest build. Win7shell is a free download for Windows 7 users only.