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I was wondering if anyone has figured out how to do jumplist support for different putty sessions sessions on the windows 7 taskbar?

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My research, posted in the comments to Diago's answers, led me to this blog entry: PuTTY with Windows 7 jumplist support

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It's by the same guy(s) who submitted the wish list entry and the patch.

There is a pre-compiled version of Putty with jumplist support at the bottom of the post. Works fine for me on Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bits.

Support for Windows 7 jumplists has been added to the official version 0.61 (released on 2011-07-12, more than 4 years after the 0.60!).

Support for Windows 7's new user interface features. The new Aero window management should now play nicely with PuTTY's complicated window resize handling, and Windows 7 jump lists are now supported so you can launch saved sessions directly from the taskbar.

The Release Notes can be read here and the binaries can be downloaded here.

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ya for pre-compiled – Roy Rico Feb 22 '10 at 18:33
I read the wish list entry and it seems to be fixed in r9046. So it is now in the trunk, but not in the official binaries. – guerda Jun 30 '11 at 9:28

Jump-list support is a feature of the application and therefore can only be implemented by the developers. The application needs to have the ability to keep track of recently used files, and there is a specific developer API set that can be used to support the feature.

I can't recall if Putty is still actively being developed however you will most likely need to make a feature request for this. As pointed out by Snark there is a request for this here already, and the actual code is available here if your willing to compile yourself.

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This request in the Putty Wish List: – Snark Feb 22 '10 at 8:00
Actually the code already exists, see here: . Someone who can compile the Putty source code could generate an executable with jumplist support. – Snark Feb 22 '10 at 9:05
guess this will have to do until it's officially released... – Roy Rico Feb 22 '10 at 16:48

Actually, there is a fully pre-compiled version that works with Windows 7 that you can find here and I've been using it for months with no issues. It hasn't crashed or failed to provide a JumpList.

The jump-list is opt-in and rather unobtrusive.

(Disclaimer: I wrote the page)

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