Create Custom Jump Lists
Extend your application Jump Lists with Jumplist Extender ( https://code.google. com/ archive/ p/ jumplist- extender)— despite its age, this open-source tool works perfectly with Windows 10. Simply select your program, then create app-related tasks you can add to the list of options that appear in the program’s Jump List. The best news? Jumplist Extender edits the Registry to create and edit your Jump Lists, so it doesn’t need to be running for them to work.
For example, launch the program, and choose “Start a new jump list.” Type “snipping” into the “Search Programs” bar, and select the Snipping Tool. Click “Open” followed by “Run Snipping Tool” to launch the program. When it loads, click the Snipping Tool window to select it, then click “OK” in the Jumplist Extender window.
Type “Rectangular snip’” into the “Name” box in Jumplist Extender, then hold down Alt and press N— you’ll see “Alt+N” appear in the ‘“Press keyboard shortcuts” window. Now press Alt-M, then press R on its own—it should now read “[ Alt+N] [ Alt+M] R.” You can add other screen-capture options with the right key combo by pressing the green “+” button—for example, “[ Alt+N] [ Alt+M] F” for a Freeform snip, or “[ Alt+N] [ Alt+M] W” for a Window snip.
Once done, choose “File > Save and Apply to Taskbar.” Pin the Snipping Tool shortcut to the Taskbar, and close the program. Now right-click its Taskbar icon, and you’ll see the options you’ve created, enabling you to capture screenshots without having to open the Snipping Tool first.
You can then apply this technique to any other program using keyboard shortcuts to trigger tasks (if no direct keyboard shortcuts exist, see the main text for the Alt workaround). Jump-list Extender can also be used to create a custom list of files to open using the program in question.
Build your own Jump Lists for added convenience.