Here is a Complete listing of Window7 "how to" (very nice) Windows 7 - Tutorial Index
There is a whole section under T for Taskbar.
and Don't forget this especially useful one (this keeps the My Computer from disappearing into the 'taskbar folder'...although once you learn to right click on the taskbar folder it is pretty useful);
(Much to my Chagrin--I cannot locate the "Add My Computer to the Taskbar" trick at this time..but it is there..somewhere...Honest...I am at work now, when I get home I will try to find it and stick it here
Ahhhhh..YES!!! Here it is: Computer - Pin to Taskbar
Here is the "show Desktop" on taskbar, should you really need it : http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...n-taskbar.html
Basically, take the time to learn how the taskbar works first. (it really is improved over the older quicklaunch). Learn to use Jumplists and how to tweak them (turn recent items on/off, etc). Then determine what would work for you and "Make it Yours".
Jumplist Tutorials: Jump Lists Jump Lists - Change Number of Recent Items to Display Jumplist Launcher - Create Custom Jump Lists
WARNING: Go Luck going back to XP after getting used to this nifty new Windows 7 taskbar.
Browse through all the Tutorials..there are lots of useful items there..and a big THANKS to everyone who Contributed to those.