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Windows 7: Taskbar

12 Jan 2009   #1
tdk08

Windows 7 Ultimate Beta 7000
 
 
Taskbar

I know this is only a beta but compare Vista and W7's taskbar and I think, aesthetically, Vista's wins by a long shot. First of all, the start button in Vista just looks like it fits perfectly right into its little slot and in 7, it's just kind of "there". The other thing, is that Vista's looks so sleek and 3D while 7's is flat and quite boring. I don't like Vista much but, it hands down wins the best looking windows award.

EDIT: Another thing is the show desktop button at the far right. I think it either should have an option to remove it or make it stand out less and go along with the look of the rest of the taskbar.




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13 Jan 2009   #2
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

So you mean something more like this!!

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13 Jan 2009   #3
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

eww no, Vista's was ugly and didnt fit in with the rest of the design at all. I'm loving the new style taskbar.
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13 Jan 2009   #4
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

When you use seven for a while and then switch back into Vista, it does look pretty ugly. LOL
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13 Jan 2009   #5
smarteyeball

 
 

lol, yeah it does. Not to mention I keep trying to 'snap' windows in Vista
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13 Jan 2009   #6
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

I have a 3rd party app now in vista that does that AeroSnap BETA | Download
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13 Jan 2009   #7
garysgold

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
I have a 3rd party app now in vista that does that AeroSnap BETA | Download
I have that installed too, but I still try to make windows the full height of the monitor by dragging one edge. LOL.

Gary
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13 Jan 2009   #8
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

True that is a nice feature that this doesn't do, I guess they hadn't discovered that when they made the program.
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13 Jan 2009   #9
ArXiLaMaS

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
eww no, Vista's was ugly and didnt fit in with the rest of the design at all. I'm loving the new style taskbar.
+1

I hope they release 7 right after summer cause i don't wanna use vista again
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13 Jan 2009   #10
tdk08

Windows 7 Ultimate Beta 7000
 
 

I can't believe no one else thinks the start button looks like it was just stuck on there without a slot like vista to make it look decent when you are not using the small icons option. i wish there was a way to get the start button to stick up a bit above the taskbar like vista without making the icons microscopic.
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