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Windows 7: SuperBar Vs Normal Taskbar


24 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 RTM X64
 
 
SuperBar Vs Normal Taskbar

Just a thought:

Who uses the old style taskbar still? Like the one in vista, thin strip...

And who uses the new 'Superbar'

Advantages of one over another?


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24 Jul 2009   #2

Windows 7 RTM X64
 
 

This is my only annoyance.

The gap from the bottom of the box, and the bottom of the taskbar. It annoying when you click it accidently when trying to click a box.

Can this be changed?


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24 Jul 2009   #3

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Heh I love the new task bar. It could use some work to be even better (like allowing more than one!!!) but it took me a surprisingly long time to "grok" it.

So mired in the old task bar way of doing things I was really peeved that you couldn't make a new menu bar and attach it to the top or side like before. That's where I stored all my icons!

FINALLY I realized that you just stored them on the main task bar now (duh). Whether a program was open or not didn't matter! No more space was used either way. When you clicked on an icon it either launched or switched to it. Brilliant.

Now there are a couple of weird problems with that and multiple instances but I've already forgotten what they were so it must not have been critical. Actually still easier than dealing with an over crowded old style task bar.

I just wish... that you could pin a folder to the task bar and have it be a popup menu for other less used shortcuts or lists of common documents or whatever you wanted to throw into it...
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24 Jul 2009   #4

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Superleeds27 View Post
This is my only annoyance.

The gap from the bottom of the box, and the bottom of the taskbar. It annoying when you click it accidently when trying to click a box.

Can this be changed?
I think if you right click on taskbar and go to properties and choose use small icons, it should fix this.
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24 Jul 2009   #5

Windows 7 RTM X64
 
 

That halfs the size of the box.

If anything i would like the box to touch the bottom of the taskbar, fill that little ciupple of mm gap that there is.
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24 Jul 2009   #6

Windows 7 RTM X64
 
 

Im guessin one of these figures changes the height of the taskbar boxes?


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24 Jul 2009   #7

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
Heh I love the new task bar. It could use some work to be even better (like allowing more than one!!!) but it took me a surprisingly long time to "grok" it.

So mired in the old task bar way of doing things I was really peeved that you couldn't make a new menu bar and attach it to the top or side like before. That's where I stored all my icons!

FINALLY I realized that you just stored them on the main task bar now (duh). Whether a program was open or not didn't matter! No more space was used either way. When you clicked on an icon it either launched or switched to it. Brilliant.

Now there are a couple of weird problems with that and multiple instances but I've already forgotten what they were so it must not have been critical. Actually still easier than dealing with an over crowded old style task bar.

I just wish... that you could pin a folder to the task bar and have it be a popup menu for other less used shortcuts or lists of common documents or whatever you wanted to throw into it...
Look for 7 stacks here on the forum.
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24 Jul 2009   #8

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I actually tried 7 stacks but it wasn't quite right, it sort of half worked for what I wanted. (though I forget the details of what didn't work the way I expected atm)

I'm thinking I might make it a programming project, but it should work basically just like the program menu with multi level flyouts for any sub folders in the pinned folder and work justlike a launch menu. Super simple fast and easy.
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24 Jul 2009   #9

Windows Vista 64bit
 
 

I like the new taskbar. It used to have alot of quick launch icons so they would take alot of space.
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24 Jul 2009   #10

7600x64 RTM
 
 

I use the regular bar, looks cool and I don't need to have GIANT icons.
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