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Windows 7: Windows 7 - Mini Fireworks??

30 Dec 2008   #1
NormCameron

Vista X32. Windows 7 32bit
 
 
Windows 7 - Mini Fireworks??

Anybody seen this or is the Christmas Cheer bubbling up his nose?


"Update: even with a critical post, I have just discovered something aesthetically brilliant. Holding the shift key as you click on a taskbar icon opens up a new window, but does it in a mini firework show of vibrant colour. I have yet to discover though what this feature is called, or what it is meant to actually do.







Some minor criticisms of the Windows 7 beta | iGeneration | ZDNet.com


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30 Dec 2008   #2
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

I tried that on mine and it looks much nicer then what I can see on your post, Nice find Norm.
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30 Dec 2008   #3
eleazar

Windows 7
 
 

Very cool! I had just been rightclicking and opening a new window. This is much easier and not to mention, prettier.
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30 Dec 2008   #4
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Hi eleazar,

in addition to the right click, a left click and drag up brings up the context menu
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30 Dec 2008   #5
hethoofd

Windows 7 Build 7100 32-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit
 
 

Good find! I'm gonna use the shift key now.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Hi eleazar,

in addition to the right click, a left click and drag up brings up the context menu
That's also pretty neat.
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30 Dec 2008   #6
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Hi all,

I think there are probably a few more undiscovered "gems" in the Windows 7 UI

The team who put the taskbar together certainly did a great job, of ease of use features, which will be even greater as more taskbar aware applications become available

Update

Middle clicking, (the wheel), on an open application's taskbar button, also opens a new window
Ctrl Left Click - Switches open windows for application.
Alt - Left click - Brings up thumbnails in "stickie" mode
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30 Dec 2008   #7
eleazar

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Hi eleazar,

in addition to the right click, a left click and drag up brings up the context menu

Oh wow, that is sweet. Windows 7 is just getting better and better.
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30 Dec 2008   #8
DiamondNRG

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Hi all,

I think there are probably a few more undiscovered "gems" in the Windows 7 UI

The team who put the taskbar together certainly did a great job, of ease of use features, which will be even greater as more taskbar aware applications become available

Update

Middle clicking, (the wheel), on an open application's taskbar button, also opens a new window
Ctrl Left Click - Switches open windows for application.
Alt - Left click - Brings up thumbnails in "stickie" mode
I don't think that is true, middle clicking on mine brings up flip 3D and I never changed my mouse button settings.
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30 Dec 2008   #9
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Hi ,

It's different for me too. Middle click opens the app. - same as left click . Alt+left click does the same as left click. Alt and right click does bring up the sticky thumbnail.

SIW2
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30 Dec 2008   #10
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Hi guys,

Strange

Have just tried again and it works here exactly as I posted

Anyone know of a 7 compatible screen capture application that will allow me to capture it and post a video?
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