[Feature Request] Windows 7 Jump Lists

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[Feature Request] Windows 7 Jump Lists

Postby bedrock » 16. Feb 2010, 12:09

I have searched for "jumplist" and "jump list", but didn't find anything.

I think it would be a nice idea to support Windows 7 Jump Lists, when you are running VirtualBox on a Windows 7 host, it would be really cool to be able to launch a specific VM straight from the Windows 7 start menu jump list.

Any thoughts?
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Re: [Feature Request] Windows 7 Jump Lists

Postby dmcgraw » 16. Feb 2010, 16:57

I have not used Windows 7 very much, but it should be possible to write a command script or shortcut to use VBoxManage to start any VM you want.
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Re: [Feature Request] Windows 7 Jump Lists

Postby bedrock » 17. Feb 2010, 13:21

I don tunderstand how a script is going to help creat a jump list?

Yes I could create a shortcut to VBoxManage for each VM, but then I would N shortcuts, i only want one in my start menu.

Anyway, from the little research I have done it appears it would be quite simple

Add an OpenWithProgID entry for the .xml file type
Create a ProgID for VirtualBox.exe
Modify VirtualBox.exe GUI to call SHAddToRecentDocs each time a particular VM is started
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Re: [Feature Request] Windows 7 Jump Lists

Postby enalposi » 19. Feb 2010, 17:36

I just wanted to request this feature myself but saw this topic. So here is a +1 from me.

@dmcgraw - this is a new W7 feature. Very convenient and widely used.
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Re: [Feature Request] Windows 7 Jump Lists

Postby bedrock » 19. Feb 2010, 21:03

I've created this as a proof of concept, this is the type of thing I am looking for, but built directly into the VirtualBox GUI app

http://nicbedford.co.uk/2010/02/18/vboxlaunch/
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Re: [Feature Request] Windows 7 Jump Lists

Postby enalposi » 20. Feb 2010, 02:33

bedrock wrote:I've created this as a proof of concept, this is the type of thing I am looking for, but built directly into the VirtualBox GUI app


Very nice! This works just fine. Thanks! :)
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