Windows Virtual PC RC and Jump Lists

In the RC release of Windows Virtual PC, one of the key changes was to integrate support for Windows 7 jump lists.  Our jump lists are there to help you to:

  1. Launch common applications inside virtual machines.

    By hovering on the “Windows Virtual PC” icon in the start menu, or by right clicking on Windows Virtual PC icon in the task bar, you will get a list of virtual machines and seamless applications that you have used recently.  You can click on any of these to start them immediately:


  2. Attach USB devices to seamless applications.

    One of the pain points that we heard from users of the beta release of Windows Virtual PC was that there was no way to connect a USB device to an application that was running in seamless mode – you could only do this to full running virtual machines.  With the RC release you can now attach USB devices to seamless applications by right clicking on the application icon in the task bar and selecting “Manage USB Devices” – which will bring up this dialog:


For those of you who are curious – the day I tool these screenshots I was playing around with various web browsers in my Virtual XP Mode system.  In the background you can see the CartoonNetwork site on Safari – where I was watching streaming flash video without a problem.