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Windows 7: Is it possible to set sidewards windows upper stripes?

17 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32-bits
Is it possible to set sidewards windows upper stripes?

Hello everyone.

I have always thought the windows upper stripes are a bit useless because it's a waste of screen space just for the maximize, minimize and close buttons and program names. This issue is even more annoying (at least for me) nowadays with the current 16:9? screen proportion, which is, on the other hand, very good for other purposes.

Add to it the fact that menus bars are located right beneath it and the result is a very horizontal proportion of screen effective area. This becomes not very advisable running some programs in which a more vertical one would suit better.

It's possible to set menu bars vertically at the sides of a window in some programs, as Autocad, and actually it's so easy as to click on them and drag them towards the side you want to.

I don't remember seeing them vertically at the right or left of a Window's window. I'm browsing the internet looking for something to do it but I have found nothing thus far, neither in Windows help.

Well, I know F11 and the a sliding task bar partially solves this issue but I think that not in case you have two windows at the same time.

Is there a way to set either the window upper stripe and menu bars at the side of a window?

Thanks in advance.

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17 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium


If the white stripes you are referring to is the title bar (with the menus underneath( there is no way in Windows to change this.

Sure some programs allow you to drag things around, but not Windows 7.

The only program in Windows 7 that I can think of that you can move toolbars around is Internet Explorer if you choose unlock the toolbars, but it does not allow vertical alignment.
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17 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Professional 32-bits

Hello and thanks for your answer, reghakr.

Yes, I meant the title bar. Sorry, I didn't know its proper English name.

It seems to me a bit poor that this option is not available in Windows and it is in other programs. Perhaps someone had developed an script or something to do it. I'll keep searching on the web and if I find something I'll report it here.

I wonder if at least there's a way to take advantage of the F11 function with the screen split in two windows simultaneously.

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