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Windows 7: New, couple questions


20 Sep 2009   #1

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New, couple questions

I'm working through a couple laptops and reinstalling operating systems. I decided to use Windows 7 on a few of them, including a unit that I am using on my own. I've been fiddling around with it for an hour or so and have some questions, a list which I'm sure will be added to later:

1) I have firefox 'pinned' to the taskbar, but when I have a FF window open, the icon in the lower left disappears and is replaced by the firefox window bar. I would like to keep the small icon there as a quick way to open an entirely new window. Can/How do I do this?

2) Again in firefox, when the window is maximized, there is still a small gap between the taskbar and the bottom of the FF browser window. Can/How do I fix this?

Thanks


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20 Sep 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tygerrr View Post
I'm working through a couple laptops and reinstalling operating systems. I decided to use Windows 7 on a few of them, including a unit that I am using on my own. I've been fiddling around with it for an hour or so and have some questions, a list which I'm sure will be added to later:

1) I have firefox 'pinned' to the taskbar, but when I have a FF window open, the icon in the lower left disappears and is replaced by the firefox window bar. I would like to keep the small icon there as a quick way to open an entirely new window. Can/How do I do this?

2) Again in firefox, when the window is maximized, there is still a small gap between the taskbar and the bottom of the FF browser window. Can/How do I fix this?

Thanks
1-If firefox is one of the first five buttons on the taskbar (from the let) win key + # key launches a second instance of it.

1-Screenshot please

thanks

ken
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20 Sep 2009   #3

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tygerrr View Post
I'm working through a couple laptops and reinstalling operating systems. I decided to use Windows 7 on a few of them, including a unit that I am using on my own. I've been fiddling around with it for an hour or so and have some questions, a list which I'm sure will be added to later:

1) I have firefox 'pinned' to the taskbar, but when I have a FF window open, the icon in the lower left disappears and is replaced by the firefox window bar. I would like to keep the small icon there as a quick way to open an entirely new window. Can/How do I do this?

2) Again in firefox, when the window is maximized, there is still a small gap between the taskbar and the bottom of the FF browser window. Can/How do I fix this?

Thanks
1. press ctrl + N fastest way to open new window.

2. press the maximize icon on the top right?
(maybe I don't get it. . screenshot?)
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20 Sep 2009   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Here's a screen shot if I did it right. You'll notice that there's a clear strip of the background image in between the taskbar and the firefox window even though the firefox window is maximized.

You will also notice that in the lower left near the start menu there is no small firefox icon because there is already a firefox window open. I would like to make it so the firefox icon remains there regardless or whether or not there is a firefox window open. I'm just used to it that way from vista and I'd like it to remain that way if at all possible.


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20 Sep 2009   #5

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

thanks I see exactly what you mean.

what resolution?

It look like you have icons and passwords to the right corredct?
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20 Sep 2009   #6

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tygerrr View Post
Here's a screen shot if I did it right. You'll notice that there's a clear strip of the background image in between the taskbar and the firefox window even though the firefox window is maximized.

You will also notice that in the lower left near the start menu there is no small firefox icon because there is already a firefox window open. I would like to make it so the firefox icon remains there regardless or whether or not there is a firefox window open. I'm just used to it that way from vista and I'd like it to remain that way if at all possible.
I think you mean like pic 1 or 2. which?
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20 Sep 2009   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

The icon issue is because he has it to "Not Combine Windows" under Start Menu settings

As far as the maximize problem I am not sure...
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20 Sep 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

You can also set up the quick launch toolbar for another little icon (I use quicklaunch EVERY day).

As for 2, does this still occur if you extend the taskbar up another space? As in unlock it and drag it bigger, then maximize it.

~Lordbob
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20 Sep 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

when you are not in maximize but in a small window can you stretch it to cover your space?
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20 Sep 2009   #10

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
You can also set up the quick launch toolbar for another little icon (I use quicklaunch EVERY day).

As for 2, does this still occur if you extend the taskbar up another space? As in unlock it and drag it bigger, then maximize it.

~Lordbob
OK that was weird. The instant I unlocked the toolbar the window jumped to actually maximized. I guess that takes care of that problem.

What do I do to set up the quick launch toolbar?
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