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Windows 7: Is there a way to scroll between the taskbar pages in Win7?

18 Sep 2011   #1
Cheami90

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Is there a way to scroll between the taskbar pages in Win7?

I want to be able to hover the mouse over the task bar and scroll up to go up a page or scroll down to go down a page. I searched Google, but have found nothing thus far.


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19 Sep 2011   #2
Trucidation

 

I've been looking for something like this too, but as far as I can tell we still need to click the scroll buttons. Would be nice if the mouse scrollwheel does it when we mouseover the taskbar icons.
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19 Sep 2011   #3
Cheami90

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Trucidation View Post
I've been looking for something like this too, but as far as I can tell we still need to click the scroll buttons. Would be nice if the mouse scrollwheel does it when we mouseover the taskbar icons.
Although I don't know how to code or edit registries (or whatever you would do), I would think it would be easy to do. Someone needs to find a way to do this, it bothers me so much!
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19 Sep 2011   #4
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cheami90 View Post
I want to be able to hover the mouse over the task bar and scroll up to go up a page or scroll down to go down a page. I searched Google, but have found nothing thus far.
Cheami,

Does WIN + TAB provide what you want or
does ALT + TAB do the trick?

WIN is the key with the wavy microsoft flag on top.

Another approach that works for the first nine is:
WIN + n where n is 1 thru 9
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19 Sep 2011   #5
Trucidation

 

My problem is that Alt + Tab (or Win + Tab for that matter) scrolls through every single window. If I have 28 apps open, it would be faster to be able to directly click on it's taskbar icon.

Thanks for the Win + n combo tip though, I didn't know that one!

Edit:
D'oh, you can actually click on the icons when you hold down Alt + Tab instead of waiting for the selection to cycle to the program you want. I forgot about this >___> my bad.
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19 Sep 2011   #6
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

You can click on the taskbar icon to go directly to the app.
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19 Sep 2011   #7
Trucidation

 

Yes, but if we have many apps open, only one row of taskbar icons is displayed - together with a pair of scroll buttons. We would like to know if we could just mouseover the taskbar and use the mouse scrollwheel to scroll to other rows, instead of having to click on the scroll buttons.

Edit:
This is what I mean.
Is there a way to scroll between the taskbar pages in Win7?-win7_taskbar_iconrow1.jpg

Only my first 11 apps are visible on the taskbar, the remaining ones are on additional rows which can be accessed by clicking on the scroll buttons (where the painted red arrow is pointing).

Instead of clicking on the scroll buttons, we'd like to know whether the mouse scrollwheel can be used.


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19 Sep 2011   #8
Cheami90

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have all my programs pinned to the task bar, so I have two pages on the task bar. It would save a lot of time and effort to just hover the mouse on the task bar and scroll to the other page. I remember most (if not all) of where the programs I want are located on each page. Having to move the mouse to CLICK to a different page is inconvenient for me. I'm wondering if there was a way to just hover over the task bar and scroll to change pages.
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19 Sep 2011   #9
Imperfect1

 
 

This is not the same, but another similar nice feature that users can use to scroll through unopened files in Windows Explorer --- and that is to enable your Preview Pane in Windows Explorer. Once done, you can highlight any of your files and when they display in the Preview column, you can scroll all the way through each one, without having to open it.
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