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Windows 7: Programming idea I got for the taskbar


10 Oct 2009   #1

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Programming idea I got for the taskbar

Hey there.
I've been thinking about this for some time now. Since I'm no good in app developping, I want to share my idea here so maybe someone here with good skills make this up.

You know, the default taskbar has those settings :
- Big Icons
- Don't show text
- Always combine

But... has you start to pin stuff and use them you see the big disaventage : everything that is open and not are all mixed up altogether. You can move beside each other and all but doing it all the time should be anoying right?

So here is the idea.
Let a little customization app do the work! It will split the taskbar in 4 parts :
- Non-running pinned softwares
- Running & minimized software
- Running & shown software
- Shortcut to files.

A software that is not pinned and running is shown in either "Running & Minimized" or "Running & Shown". Then, disappears when closed. Pinned programs goes back to the "Non-running pinned softwares" section.

In-between each section there are a line splitting the categories. If there are too much programs running (with those that are actually non-pinned) there is a little arrow like beside the Notification Area. It shows the icons of the extra softwares open. Same with files & non-running softwares.

Share your thoughts!

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10 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7
 
 

Ya I noticed that I kinda get confused on which programs are opened and pinned to my taskbar and which are open and not pinned, so I was thinking of a seperator of just the pinned programs and the note, that would make sense =P

Great idea man!
Thanks,
Kukag
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