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Windows 7: How many of you combine taskbar buttons on Windows 7?

View Poll Results: How is your taskbar buttons set on Windows 7?
Always combine 19 50.00%
Never combine (or Combine when taskbar is full) 18 47.37%
I don't use Windows 7 1 2.63%
Voters: 38. You may not vote on this poll

30 Dec 2011   #11
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

This is my current setup.

1. Two pinned apps that I always launch.
2. A toolbar that groups and expands 7Stacks with my most used Apps
3. An Objectdoc that contains links to libraries, the file system and some tools

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01 Jan 2012   #12
M1GU31

Windows 10 64bit Technical Preview
 
 

combined i don't like a messy taskbar
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01 Jan 2012   #13
problemo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I guess because I have a 1080p resolution, I don't see I will ever run out of space, and never have, so I never combine taskbar buttons. It's much easier for me to see what I have open rather than have to hover over each tab button. But I do understand combining taskbar buttons looks much more sexier.
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01 Jan 2012   #14
MWRed

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I don't bother....I never have that many open at once that I need to do that.
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09 Jan 2012   #15
lehnerus2000

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.2 MATE (64 bit)
 
 
Combine ...

I use "Combine when taskbar is full".
I like to see what I actually have open and to be able to go directly to it.

I'm also using VirtuaWin + KvasdoPager, set to 4 Desktops.
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09 Jan 2012   #16
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Even with Combine, I get the arrow for having too many items open to switch between even more programs.

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09 Jan 2012   #17
Qdos

 

I'd like it if W7 offered the option to stretch the whole taskbar over multiple horizontally aligned monitors, as that would save me from combining at the point of overflow, and would really make multi-displays better to run - alas it's not been something which MS have considered implementing.

Yeah. I know, some would argue that could mean a lot of mousing back and forth to the start orb, however isn't that what the Windows Key is for?

So I choose to combine when the taskbar is full, and voted accordingly. I really do think MS should have a bit of a rethink on improving their next incarnation of Windows in this respect though.
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09 Jan 2012   #18
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
I'd like it if W7 offered the option to stretch the whole taskbar over multiple horizontally aligned monitors, as that would save me from combining at the point of overflow, and would really make multi-displays better to run - alas it's not been something which MS have considered implementing.

Yeah. I know, some would argue that could mean a lot of mousing back and forth to the start orb, however isn't that what the Windows Key is for?

So I choose to combine when the taskbar is full, and voted accordingly. I really do think MS should have a bit of a rethink on improving their next incarnation of Windows in this respect though.
Try UltraMon or MultiMon
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10 Jan 2012   #19
bobtran

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qdos View Post
I'd like it if W7 offered the option to stretch the whole taskbar over multiple horizontally aligned monitors, as that would save me from combining at the point of overflow, and would really make multi-displays better to run - alas it's not been something which MS have considered implementing.

Yeah. I know, some would argue that could mean a lot of mousing back and forth to the start orb, however isn't that what the Windows Key is for?

So I choose to combine when the taskbar is full, and voted accordingly. I really do think MS should have a bit of a rethink on improving their next incarnation of Windows in this respect though.
I use this one (free): Dual Monitor Taskbar Adds Workable Windows 7 Taskbar To Second Monitor

See post# 6 of this thread for visual (Dual 24" monitors).
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10 Jan 2012   #20
Trucidation

 

I never combine the stuff on my taskbar; even though I rarely look at them (I use winkey/alt-tab for everything) I just like knowing I have X items open, without having to worry whether X = X or not.

My taskbar could disappear and the only thing I would care about is not seeing the various gizmos I have docked in the system tray :P (which, naturally, I have set to show everything instead of the default hide inactive icons). Come to think about it, my system tray stretches nearly half my screen width...
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