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Windows 7: Browser Window option/tweaks ?

08 Dec 2009   #1

Win 7 and Win XP
Browser Window option/tweaks ?

Hello everyone. I'm glad I located this website via a web search and am hoping someone can offer a suggestion or help.

I installed Windows 7 and was generally pleased with its performance and look. I disliked the fact there was not a "classic start menu" but have already located fixes/tweaks within this forum (thanks!).

My question is this: I'm used to having a number of browser windows open while on the internet. What I don't like about Windows 7 is the fact that in order to jump from one browser window to another I have to hover my mouse in the lower left hand portion of my screen untill I land upon a window which pops up and displays all browsers currently open. I then have to locate the browser I want to switch to and click on it.

Is there any current fix/tweak that could position the browser windows down at the bottom of the screen next to one another like in Windows XP?

I sould also add that I skipped Windows Vista altogether so I cannot compare it to Windows 7.

Thanks so much for any help you can offer !
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08 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64

Welcome! I am not quite sure what you mean. Try right-clicking on the taskbar and clicking Properties. You can then set it to Combine windows.
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08 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium

Don't know whether you're interested, this is by far the best classic shell replacement available,
Here ya go:

For the past month I've been working in my spare time on this Classic Shell project. It has:
  • full-featured start menu (keyboard and mouse support, drag and drop, recent documents list, localized in 35 languages)
  • Up button for Explorer
  • and other features
Check out the screenshots.

It is free and open source. I just added it to Source Forge: Welcome to Classic Shell
and Code Project: CodeProject: Classic Shell. Free source code and programming help

The project is still in beta, so glitches and compatibility problems are expected.

Please, give it a try. If you find a problem you can report it here or on the Source Forge help forum.

Ivo Beltchev
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