Windows 7 added support for customizing the taskbar at the bottom of your screen.
You can “pin” and re-arrange your application icons on it however you want.
Most developers using Visual Studio 2010 on Windows 7
probably already know that they can “pin” the Visual Studio icon to the Windows
7 taskbar – making it always present. What you might not yet have
discovered, though, is that Visual Studio 2010 also exposes a Taskbar “jump
list” that you can use to quickly find and load your most recently used
projects as well.
To activate this, simply right-click on the VS 2010 icon in
the task bar and you’ll see a list of your most recent projects. Clicking
one will load it within Visual Studio 2010: