agent007bond Posted February 12, 2011 Share Posted February 12, 2011 Windows 7 has a feature whereby you can right-click items in the taskbar or point to them in the Start menu and you get a list of recent documents and such. Programs can control what appears in their respective lists. For example, well-known browsers add a "Tasks" section to it with shortcuts to open a new tab or a new window, or start private browsing. I would like Paint.NET to take advantage of this feature and have a "Tasks" section in its own list. As of now, I only want one task to be added in this section: Paste in to New Image. Usually I copy images from a web page or a document and open Paint.NET to paste and edit them. I find that I have to open Paint.NET then click Edit > Paste in to New Image (or the shortcut). But why spend time opening a blank image and navigate menus or press keys? With the command already integrated into the Windows 7 taskbar, I can do it more quickly and directly from the taskbar or the Start menu, skipping the blank image. As we all know, a picture is worth a thousand words, so I'm attaching a quick mash-up I made using Paint.NET to demonstrate this feature: You can also add "Paste in to New Layer" but I'm not sure how useful it will be. Perhaps these tasks can enable an user to quickly paste copied images in layers or new images without switching focus to Paint.NET (when it is already running) and they would find it useful when they have to paste more than one image in one go. Also, Paint.NET (when not running) could start with a blank image when the clipboard does not contain a valid image. To other forum users: If you like this suggestion, give it your comments. You can also reply and state what other tasks you would like seen in the Windows 7 taskbar. I'm not sure if this had been suggested already, sorry if it's a repeat. Quote ~ADTC CAUTION: This software is super-heated. Keep your hands off the screen while using it. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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