One of the new features in IE9 is the ability to pin a website to the taskbar and include items in the Jump List. With the new site under construction and IE9 close to complete I decided to add this functionality to the new site. Pinning is easy and doesn’t require any configuration. Just grab the URL and drag it to the taskbar.
To add a Jump List takes a little configuration. The new site is built on WordPress so I will use that as an example but the process is pretty close on any site. On your WordPress site browse to WP-Content\Themes\THEME_NAME\ and open header.php for editing. Add the following code to your header.php anywhere in between the <head> </head> tags.
<meta name=”application-name” content=”YOUR_WEBSITE_NAME“/>
<meta name=”msapplication-task” content=”name=LIST_ITEM_1;action-uri=URL_FOR_ITEM_1;icon-uri=URL_FOR_ITEM_1_FAVICON” />
<meta name=”msapplication-task” content=”name=LIST_ITEM_2;action-uri=URL_FOR_ITEM_2;icon-uri=URL_FOR_ITEM_2_FAVICON” />
Save the header.php file and then clear your browser cache. Launch IE9 and pin the website to your taskbar. Close IE9, right-click on your taskbar icon and you should see your Jump List appear.
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