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Windows 7: making taskbar display open folders or browser windows like XP?


12 Jan 2012   #1

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 
making taskbar display open folders or browser windows like XP?

In Xp for example, if i had 3 browser windows open i would see 3 bars on the task bar with a bit of text about what the page is, each one about a couple inches wide.(till there were too many to display, they they stack up) In 7 they are all small squares stacked on top of each other. Can i change this behavior to work like XP?


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12 Jan 2012   #2

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

nevermind, i got it. "never combine" in taskbar properties.

Taskbar Button Grouping - Enable or Disable
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12 Jan 2012   #3

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

Most people moving from XP to Windows 7 want to make Windows 7 look and behave like XP. I know I did. In my opinion that's a mistake. Take the time to learn to use the enhancements Windows 7 offers and you'll come to like them.

The one you mentioned for instance is a perfect example. Give Always combine, hide labels setting a try. If I have 2 browser windows open for instance. I can point to them on the Taskbar and they popup as small windows with a good amount of detail of what's in each one. I find this much more usable than the XP method of individual bars on the Taskbar.

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As my Graendson would say: "Just sayin"


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13 Jan 2012   #4

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

I just don't like it like that. For one thing i don't want to have to mouse over to see what they are. I do like some 7 things more than XP, but not all and thats certainly not one i like i assure you.
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14 Jan 2012   #5

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

I guess that's the beauty of Windows, that's it's easily customizable to suit many different needs.
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14 Jan 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 

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