Posts Tagged ‘windows 7 taskbar’

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.


Quick Launch Control Panel Items from the Windows 7 Taskbar

Friday, November 12th, 2010

It does seem like the Windows Control Panel gets more and more difficult to use with each new version of Windows …

Maybe it is just me but I really do not like the nested structure of the Windows Control Panel. You often have to click multiple times to reach configuration items. While this can be fixed to display the Control Panel items in list form, it is still not as easy to navigate as it should be, especially if only a handful of Control Panel items are used regularly.


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.