Steam Integrates with Windows 7

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PC gamers are probably already familiar with Steam, the gaming community site whose software program delivers downloadable games directly to your desktop. If you’re a Steam user and have upgraded to Windows 7, there’s a nice feature available for you from the new Windows taskbar, as DownloadSquad just noticed – Jump Lists for Steam!

Jump lists are one of the best features in the new Windows OS. From any program pinned to the taskbar, a right-click on the program’s icon will display links to quick tasks, recently accessed files or recent actions, and so on. Of course, jump list-enabled programs have to be designed that way, but many already are – and not just those from Microsoft, either.

In Steam’s case, the jump list shows recently planed games, your online status, and lists links to various parts of the Steam website like the Store or the “My Games” section. You can also pin your favorite games to the top of the list for easy access.

If you’re not seeing these options yet, make sure you have the latest version of the Steam software on your computer. New users can download the application for free from here.

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Gaming, Windows 7

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