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Windows 7: Should the taskbar be changed in 7 final?

11 Aug 2009   #1
StephenJay

Windows 7
 
 
Should the taskbar be changed in 7 final?

Does anyone else think the taskbar should be changed in the final of Windows 7?
I don't mean the way it works, I love the new "icon only" thing going on.
But the appearance of it is too blocky in my opinion.
I think it should be smoothed off a little, because it looks squarish.
But yeah, I'm picky & fussy


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11 Aug 2009   #2
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stephenjay View Post
Does anyone else think the taskbar should be changed in the final of Windows 7?
I don't mean the way it works, I love the new "icon only" thing going on.
But the appearance of it is too blocky in my opinion.
I think it should be smoothed off a little, because it looks squarish.
But yeah, I'm picky & fussy
It too late to ask now...Windows 7 is FINAL...this is what you are going to get
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11 Aug 2009   #3
StephenJay

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
It too late to ask now...Windows 7 is FINAL...this is what you are going to get
The same as the RC?
Damn.
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11 Aug 2009   #4
Cam

 

MS half-assed it. For starters, they could add more ways of making people notice active windows, like magnification/zoom, dimming/brightening icons, etc. Also, the icons should be centered. I'd actually be happy if MS just ripped off Mac OS X's dock by default.
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11 Aug 2009   #5
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cam View Post
MS half-assed it. For starters, they could add more ways of making people notice active windows, like magnification/zoom, dimming/brightening icons, etc. Also, the icons should be centered.
Or they could make an OS that works well, stable, and gets things done. Honestly launching complaint after complaint about how icons are implemented or how an active windows is being shown is getting old. I am sorry for being offensive but those details in software development are not a forefront...having the product works as intended without fail is far more importaint
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11 Aug 2009   #6
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cam View Post
MS half-assed it. For starters, they could add more ways of making people notice active windows, like magnification/zoom, dimming/brightening icons, etc. Also, the icons should be centered. I'd actually be happy if MS just ripped off Mac OS X's dock by default.
BTW if your looking for the pretty looks of OSX than just go to OSX...simple as that. OSX is OSX...Windows is Windows
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11 Aug 2009   #7
copernicus

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cam View Post
MS half-assed it. For starters, they could add more ways of making people notice active windows, like magnification/zoom, dimming/brightening icons, etc. Also, the icons should be centered. I'd actually be happy if MS just ripped off Mac OS X's dock by default.
It initially was more evident, and it turned out to be distracting apparently, so they subtled it down.

Having the icons centered goes against the idea behind the taskbar. If you added something else everything would shift. I idea behind 7 is to have everything in the same place.
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12 Aug 2009   #8
StephenJay

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by copernicus View Post
It initially was more evident, and it turned out to be distracting apparently, so they subtled it down.

Having the icons centered goes against the idea behind the taskbar. If you added something else everything would shift. I idea behind 7 is to have everything in the same place.
I like how it is not centred myself, I just think the taskbar seems blocky, and when I swich to basic mode is reminds me of a chunky Win95 bar.
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12 Aug 2009   #9
garbanzo

7600 x86
 
 

i love the new taskbar myself. yes they're chunky - but on today's high-res screens, they have to be. they're easy to see, easy to recognize, and easy to click. and i like the fact that they're nice and square. in fact, i don't think the buttons are square enough, and i'm in the process of making the corners sharper...
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12 Aug 2009   #10
Orbital Shark

 
 

OMG!! Windows 7 is now final & people are complaining about the taskbar. There's nothing wrong with it IMHO, it's simple, user friendly and shows you what you need to see regarding running apps/windows.

If anything MS could offer small 'Updates' for icons etc. as the bland notification area icons are just that.....bland.....but they do the job
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