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Windows 7: Changing how the taskbar behaves

29 Oct 2009   #1
lizking

 
 
Changing how the taskbar behaves

I've spent the past few hours making 7 act the way I want it to (slapping it around, as my roommate elegantly puts it), but there's still 3 things I would like to know how to do:
1) remove the window preview when I mouseover a taskbar icon. I did some searching and found lots of solutions that said to edit gpedit.msc, but when I searched, I found 4 copies, all of them give the error "MMC could not create the snap-in" when I attempt to open them.
2) fix the alignment of taskbar icons. I often have lots of windows open, as I'm often playing around in GIMP, Illustrator, with a bunch of web browser windows open, so I use a double-thickness taskbar. I also have some serious OCD about stuff lining up properly.
Imageshack - taskbar
It should be easy to see why this just will not do.
3) Remove the superfluous show desktop button on the far right. I have the botton in my quick launch, where it belongs. I don't need another one taking up space.

I really like the Aero theme, so I would really hate to use the windows classic theme to fix these issues. I loved the win98/XP theme, but in windows 7 classic just looks...not quite right. Like when you ask a girl out on a date and she sends her identical twin brother in a wig as a prank.

There's a couple other things I'd like to do, but they aren't as important. It would be nice if I could change the associated program for a filetype without changing the windows default icon for it. I use irfanview to open all jpg/gif/png images, but the irfanview icons are all ass-ugly compared to the windows default ones. I remember in XP I was able to have the default icon with whatever program I wanted, but I doubt that functionality was kept in place.

Thanks.


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30 Oct 2009   #2
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Aero Snap - Turn On or Off

I think this will disable the preview windows.

Dan
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30 Oct 2009   #3
lizking

 
 

that actually isn't any of the issues I had, and I did not know about it until you told me about it.

But thank you, that would have been really freaking annoying if I had found out about it accidentally.
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30 Oct 2009   #4
Minotar

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lizking View Post
that actually isn't any of the issues I had, and I did not know about it until you told me about it.

But thank you, that would have been really freaking annoying if I had found out about it accidentally.
Lol,no problem
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