Task-specific icons for Windows 7 jumplists

1 May, 2012 § 11 Comments

With the help of Stephen Horlander, Brian Bondy, and Tim Abraldes, I landed task-specific icons for the Windows 7 jumplist over the weekend. Previously we used the application icon for the task icons of “Open new tab”, “Open new window”, and “Enter private browsing.” To see this, right-click on the application in the taskbar and the jumplist will appear.

The new icons might not show up right away, as the icon cache is only reconstructed every 120 seconds by default. You can also restart explorer.exe to clear the icon cache. And if you still can’t see the icons, try changing browser.taskbar.lists.refreshInSeconds to 10 in about:config.

These new icons will reach our release channel at the end of August. You can try them today by using Firefox Nightly.

This is a part of our larger platform integration work. Brian has been posting updates on getting Firefox running on Windows 8 Metro, and Tim has been recently working on native support for Web Apps. I started last week on some parts of the Windows 8 Metro theme and hope to spend some more time on it this week.

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