Posts Tagged ‘taskbar’

Tweak the Windows 10 Taskbar

Monday, September 12th, 2016

The part that surprises me is that a Windows 7 taskbar management app still works on Windows 10.

You may tweak the Windows 10 taskbar to change or remove functionality using a program called 7+ Taskbar Tweaker. The Windows 10 Taskbar offers nearly identical functionality as the taskbar in Windows 7. As you may know, Microsoft made several important changes to the taskbar behavior when it launched Windows 7. One primary change was the ability to pin programs and other files to the taskbar.


You can Launch Chrome OS Mode in Chrome on Windows 7 as well now

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

I’m still not exactly sure why one would want to do this, but it’s sort of an interesting trick anyway.

When Google released the Chrome browser for Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system it included a basic version of Chrome OS in the browser. Whenever you would run Chrome in Windows 8 mode, it would display a Chrome OS-like bar at the bottom of the screen that acts as a taskbar in the operating system.


Easiest Way to Show Windows Side by Side in Windows

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Here’s a very helpful-yet-obvious Windows trick that many of us have probably overlooked …

When I’m working on a computer that is connected to a single monitor, I often like to display two windows side by side, especially when writing a new blog post. I usually display the WordPress admin interface where I write the post in one window, and the developer web page or another source in the second window. This allows me to access information directly and without having to juggle around with open windows or tabs in a single browser window.


Ultimate Taskbar Controller for Windows

Friday, May 20th, 2011

I don’t know what to think about this one; on one hand, third party add-ons for Windows always make me nervous … but on the other hand, I do have my gripes with the layout of the standard Windows taskbar.

You cannot make many changes to the Windows taskbar. Sure, you can move it around to place on another edge of the screen. You can also add some items to it and remove some others, but controls are still very limited, even in Windows 7 which offers more taskbar options than any other Windows operating system.


Windows 7 Taskbar Tweaker – Modify Taskbar Behavior

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Here’s a cool application that allows you to custom tailor the Windows 7 Taskbar to fit your needs …

7 Taskbar Tweaker was one of the first applications that came out to tweak Windows 7′s new taskbar. I reviewed the application back in November 2009. The developer has continuously improved the software since that first release which becomes immediately clear if you compare the screenshot of the first release with the new version that has just been released.


How to Center Windows 7 Taskbar Items

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

It’s great when a new version of Windows adds useful new features, but it seems pointless to keep rearranging the interface like this …

Many of you are aware that Microsoft changed the taskbar in Windows 7 quite a bit in comparison to Vista and Windows XP. The taskbar is by no means a perfect solution, but it offers several improvements that make sense to the majority of users. I for myself like the ability to pin programs, folders and files to the taskbar as it is a very comfortable option to open the items in the operating system.

The pinned and open items on the other hand are always located on the left side of the taskbar, on the right side of the start menu orb. Some users may want to change the location, especially if they have a widescreen monitor with lots of space on the taskbar.


Remove Skype From The Windows 7 Taskbar

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Here’s a handy tip for Windows 7 users …

Skype users who have switched from Windows XP or Windows Vista to Windows 7 recently may have noticed that the Skype icon remains in the Windows 7 taskbar even if Skype is minimized. This was not the case in the other two operating systems, and frankly it should not be that way.


How To Place Drives In The Windows 7 Taskbar

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

Another helpful hint for Windows 7 users …

Only specific programs can be pinned to the Windows 7 Taskbar by default, there is no option to pin files, folders or drives to it. We have already demonstrated how to pin files and folders to the windows 7 Taskbar, and today we are going to explain how to add drives to the taskbar as well.