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Windows 7: Sidebar customization

13 Mar 2009   #1
Compaker

Windows Seven 64-bit
 
 
Sidebar customization

I would like to know if It would be possible to cut the taskbar off the sides and center it in the middle. Like the mac dock.

Like this: http://www.kuanhoong.com/wp-content/...2/mac-dock.jpg

If someone could figure this out, try and make sure it works with the small icons. (I has so many icons!) Thanks guys, keep up the good work on this windows seven stuff.


EDIT: Srry for saying sidebar, meant taskbar.


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13 Mar 2009   #2
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

The taskbar is part of the Start that continues across the screen unless set to auto hide. Basically that's a new version of the quick launch bar also seeing the option to show the entire desktop as well as previewing multiple programs or windows open.

So far I haven't seen one method for clipping the ends off of any version's taskbar for XP, Vista, and now 7. The option to grouping icons seen in the taskbar properties is the usual method when you run out of run for having each icon side by side with others.
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14 Mar 2009   #3
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

try out rocketdock
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14 Mar 2009   #4
Compaker

Windows Seven 64-bit
 
 

Ive used rocket dock before. I just wanted to have it without memory using programs..... thanks
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14 Mar 2009   #5
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

suprisingly rocketdock doesnt take up many resources, i have set to medium.... uses about 9k K... also have yet to have it crash on me, which... am a lil amazed
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14 Mar 2009   #6
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

I tokk rocketdock off of 7 here while still seeing used on XP and Vista rather then the quick launch. That was done while trying to find out why it was taking a long time for Windows to shutdown or simply restart. http://rocketdock.com/

For shrinking the taskbar itself in length you would have to kind of reverse engineer the programming to see the alteration in appearance in order to have a shorter bar to begin with there. The taskbar has always reached side to side or top to bottom by design there.
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14 Mar 2009   #7
SqdnGuns

Slackware / Windows 7 x64 7100
 
 

Too bad RocketDock does not support x64.
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14 Mar 2009   #8
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SqdnGuns View Post
Too bad RocketDock does not support x64.
I am using Rocketdock on x64 and always have on every build and on Vista x64.
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14 Mar 2009   #9
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

That's an older 32bit deal for 2000/XP/Vista seen there to replace the annoyance of the cramped space seen on the quick launch bar. For making the attempt to install on 7 64bit you could try the right click troubleshoot compatibility option to see if you got anywhere with that.

For the 32bit 7 here it was getting in the way while much needed in XP and Vista for sure.
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15 Mar 2009   #10
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Neither Rocketdock or objectdock are supported on x64 by the developers. All this really means is if you try it and it doesn't work then your on your own

As Mr GRiM rightly said they do work on x64 - although that is not a guarantee that they will on any particular system.
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