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Windows 7: Taskbar Right Click? Classic way?

06 May 2009   #1

Windows Vista
 
 
Taskbar Right Click? Classic way?

Anyway I can get this back to the old style of right clicking to see maximise, minimise, size move restore and not the way they have done it in Windows 7?

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06 May 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64
 
 

i don't think you can.. you can change how it combines the icons.. you can click taskbar, properties, and choose Only Combine when taskbar is full.

but the right click will stay the same i think.
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06 May 2009   #3

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

Hold down shift.
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06 May 2009   #4

 

Bingo - Copernicus gets the star....
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13 May 2009   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by copernicus View Post
Hold down shift.

Anyone know a way to possibly switch SHIFT to current way?

And have not holding shift the classic?
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17 May 2009   #6

 
 

I've been hoping to get a permanent way to keep the classic right click menu also. When you've got it to never group, the new right click menu becomes slightly useless... time to get Googling me thinks!
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03 Jun 2009   #7

Windows 7
 
 
Same problem

I'm also looking forward for a solution of this problem. Maybe there might be a registry fix, but who knows
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03 Jun 2009   #8

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Necroman View Post
I'm also looking forward for a solution of this problem. Maybe there might be a registry fix, but who knows
Hopefully, I'm not sure why this is marked as solved...
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03 Jun 2009   #9

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

The other solution is to stay on vista or xp.

Btw, this isn't a "problem" this is a preferential like.
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03 Jun 2009   #10

 
 

That's not really a great solution is it? I mean, let's say you go to buy a car that's had the pedals changed around... everything is great about the car, it's efficient it runs better takes less fuel, but those damn pedals. You'd just tell them to get an older car?

For folk, like myself, who have it set to never group, using the new right click does not work. Even though it's not grouped, it's still "grouped" by program. So say I want to close all my firefox windows, I need to right click one and click close (not to mention I need to move my mouse a further distance to get to close which is awkward) then the close menu will stay there, BUT, clicking close won't close the next window, so I need to go back down to the task bar, reclick on firefox (which sometimes only closes the previous one so I'm right clicking twice) then go back to close and keep doing that.

With the classic right click menu, which has been unchanged since 95 I believe, you could right click shift a few pixels to the upper right click then just keep going, or even multi-select taskbar buttons, which I can't seem to do now to close a group of items.

For me, because I like the efficancy of 7 but not the new 'task driven' right click menu... having a perminant classic right click would be fixing a problem for me, and not just a prefrence.
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