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Windows 7: How can I move the menubar onto the taskbar?


20 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 
How can I move the menubar onto the taskbar?

Hello,
I have just came from Mac OS X to windows 7.
The problem I am having is the Menu bar, since I am a 3D Artist. I am use to having it on the task bar, as it gives me more room on the program I am using. I am using Windows 7, mainly for the speed and the programs. But what I am asking it there anyway you can have the menu bar moved and placed on the task bar?

I know their is a fake finder bar, but I am not asking for a finder bar. Just is their a way for it to be moved onto the task bar, so I have more room. I know this might include third party software. But any help would be most appreciated.

Thank you,
Sean.


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20 Apr 2012   #2

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

I have a friend that recently switched from mac, and absolutely loves this little launcher tool said it reminded him a lot more of his mac.
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I don't know if this is what you are really looking for, but your problem seems similar so I thought I would throw it out there.
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20 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

I have a better version Called object Dock, it does the same thing but works better. But no that is not what I am looking for. I am looking for a way to move the menu bar, which is found at the top of your program. That has drop downs: File, Edit, Etc. Which is what I want to be able to move onto the taskbar and have it work. Not a Fake one.

Thanks,
Sean.
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20 Apr 2012   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

You cannot. The Menu bar is part of the application's UI code. Its not a global API that an application plug into like on Mac OS. Thus you cannot remove it, or change it unless the application allows you to. You should see if the application allows you to hide the menu bar and be accessible with the "ALT" key like most newer Windows 7 application let you. (Windows Explorer/Internet Explorer for examples uses that convention)
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20 Apr 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Hmmm, Windows may be good for speed and preformance, but they lose against the mac, when the UI is involved. As Mac Is well know for it's sleek Visuals.

Well Thanks anyway.
Sean.
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20 Apr 2012   #6

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You are just used to doing it one specific way. For the record I can barely launch a web browser on a mac while I know pretty much everything there is to know about pc's mac's make absolutely no sense to me.

Have you considered the lion skin pack?
It will at least make it look a lot more like a mac if it makes you feel any better.
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20 Apr 2012   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

The UI is just different Sean. You are just not used to it. That is all.
Microsoft is actually wanting to get rid of or at least hide the menu bar.

Either way, Windows/Microsoft in not in charge of the menu bar UI applications use.
You want a better UI for the menu bar, you'll have to talk to application developers.
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20 Apr 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sean Hall View Post
Hmmm, Windows may be good for speed and preformance, but they lose against the mac, when the UI is involved. As Mac Is well know for it's sleek Visuals.
I wouldn't say that at all, to be honest. Typical for a Mac user, but you have to learn to separate what's better from what your used to. Just because you are used to something doesn't make it better. As a Windows user, when I work on any of my company Macs, I am not the least bit impressed with the UI or the performance of their systems...especially knowing that they've cost me 2 to 3 times what an equivalent PC cost.
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20 Apr 2012   #9

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sean Hall View Post
Hmmm, Windows may be good for speed and preformance, but they lose against the mac, when the UI is involved. As Mac Is well know for it's sleek Visuals.

Well Thanks anyway.
Sean.
Welcome to the Seven Forums!

You did step into a bit of a hornet's nest didn't ya... I do understand where you are coming from. Well, all but the speed thing. Videographers tend to like the mac's speed... but I've been away from that for a while, maybe things have changed.

I recall a presentation at the company where I work - they were showing us this new fangled thing called Windows and a funny little thing called a mouse. I tend to work with lots of windows open - each just big enough to get the task done. I would not like to "travel" to the upper left of the entire desktop each time I needed to get to an application's menu bar.

On the other hand - I'm not a fan of the ribbon style menus in Office 2007 and above. They are especially obnoxious on a widescreen monitor... very little area to work in. Unfortunately, I cannot hide/modify/customize these Office app menus since most of the computers that I have to work with must stay logged on to one user but are used by lots of folks.

Good luck with your transition to Windows!

...and don't be a stranger to the Seven Forums :-)
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