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Windows 7: How can I get two taskbars

23 Dec 2011   #1
thepwner224

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
How can I get two taskbars

Hello,
I have been using Ubuntu for a while on my HP Mini when XP got corrupted. I really like how Gnome has two taskbars, one on the top to launch programs and for shortcuts etc. and one on the bottom with the windows that are open. Is there any way for me to get this in Windows? I do not need it to look like Gnome's taskbars, I just want to have two taskbars.

here's a link to what Gnome looks like:
http://tombuntu.com/wp-content/uploa...assic_1110.jpg


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23 Dec 2011   #2
thepwner224

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

again, i only need the two takbars. i am ok with having the start button instead of "applications" and not having "places".
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23 Dec 2011   #3
metalmania31

Windows 7 Pro 64bit build 7601 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thepwner224 View Post
again, i only need the two takbars. i am ok with having the start button instead of "applications" and not having "places".
Only thing I can think of is to use 3rd party software like objectdock or rocketdock.
Stardock Corporation - Software - ObjectDock
About RocketDock - RocketDock.com
Or maybe a skinning solution like Rainmeter Rainmeter, desktop customization tool
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23 Dec 2011   #4
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I think the Rocket Dock idea is a pretty good one. Also I wrote a command line program to set the work area. That way you can use the ordinary Maximize Button on application and Explorer windows without covering RocketDock. It's called Adjust Work Area. You can download from here:
Faves Downloads

The easiest way it to play around with the numbers after you have your second taskbar or dock set up. Then just make a .cmd file with the command and numbers hard coded, put a shortcut into the StartUp Folder or in the Registry Run key (see my RunIt app for putting the app in the Run key. It's available on the same page.)

All the apps on my site are free for you to use at your own risk. I only have English language Windows for testing so if you need Unicode all I can say is try them and see what happens.
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27 Dec 2011   #5
dsk04

windows 7 premium 64 bit
 
 

theres a way in xp i dont know if it works on 7, heres what you do, unlock task bar, add new tool bar, desktop or what not, then drag the adjustable part to the desktop
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30 Dec 2011   #6
Lykho

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

you could probably use Coolbarz for this.

it offers the choice of up to four toolbars in the old Windows style (in stark contrast to the excessively stylized 'dock' programs you'll find) -- you might wish to enable only the 'top' bar. once you've done that, all you have to do is drag-drop the exes (or folders, or other files) of your choice into it, you can then rearrange and rename the links (or disable words altogether and just have the icons appear). The only down side is that they auto-hide, which may not be what you'd prefer.
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30 Dec 2011   #7
Hexile

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I use NeXuS Ultimate myself, it's very handy.

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