I blogged in September about a some features of IE9 that I really dug, specifically adding Jump Lists to your website and Pinning WebSites to the Taskbar.
I made a few small markup changes and now you can pin this blog to your taskbar if you're running Windows 7. I also added right-click Jump Lists to this blog as well.
However, I just noticed that the IE9 Release Candidate that just came out includes a little feature where you can drag an image from a website to pin the site to the taskbar.
Clearly this feature was created as an opportunity for me to enable you, Dear Reader, do drag my giant forehead to the Windows 7 taskbar. No question.
All I had to do was add:
to the image I wanted to use. You can set other options as well, like the image that's used while dragging (it uses favicon by default) as well as callouts for mouseovers and stuff.
I just did this, as it was simpler:
<img class="msPinSite" src="http://www.hanselman.com/blog/images/tinyheadshot2.jpg" alt="Scott Hanselman" title="Drag this image to your Windows 7 Taskbar to pin this site with IE9 - Scott Hanselman">
Here I am dragging my headshot to the taskbar to pin it. Of course, you can always pin any site by dragging the favicon from the address bar.
One more very nice browser for my collection of All Non-Released Browsers. Yet.
Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. I am a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.
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