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Windows 7: Taskbar Right Click? Classic way?

03 Jun 2009   #11
Necroman

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Seith View Post
That's not really a great solution is it? I mean, let's say you go to buy a car that's had the pedals changed around... everything is great about the car, it's efficient it runs better takes less fuel, but those damn pedals. You'd just tell them to get an older car?
Exactly man!
But we all know the guys in Microsoft - they "know, what we want", don't they
We can hope to RTM Windows 7, that there'll some switch for "classic" right click menu.


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03 Jun 2009   #12
copernicus

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

If the pedals bothered me that much, yea, otherwise, I welcome change. =)

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You example seems wonky, you want to not group the windows of a program, but you still want them to function as a group whenever you want it to?

Can't have one without the other.
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03 Jun 2009   #13
Seith

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Necroman View Post
Exactly man!
But we all know the guys in Microsoft - they "know, what we want", don't they
We can hope to RTM Windows 7, that there'll some switch for "classic" right click menu.
The problem is that there probably won't be, because of the way Windows 7 has been designed, the new one is supposed to be most effective. They phased out classic start menu but I don't think they'll phase out the right click menu or give the option for it. Really, a hack is needed to fix it. The real question here is how can we make it permanent by force and not moaning about the way it is.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by copernicus View Post
If the pedals bothered me that much, yea, otherwise, I welcome change. =)

edit:

You example seems wonky, you want to not group the windows of a program, but you still want them to function as a group whenever you want it to?

Can't have one without the other.
No, you used to be able to select multiple taskbar items, right click them and click 'close group' it could be a number of different programs, I think it was with Shift+Click but now when you shift click it kind of acts like CTRL+N (for example on Firefox it makes a new firefox window, on Windows Explorer it opens a new explorer window, like middle clicking it)
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19 Jan 2010   #14
eulogy

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I wasn't expecting so many people to share in my missing of the normal right-click menu.

I poked around the registry but didn't find anything... Someone definitely needs to hack this. Wish I had the time to learn how.
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19 Jan 2010   #15
Seith

 
 

I guess you could make a program which monitors the mouse all the time and if it mouses over your task bar you simulate shift being pressed if the right click button is pressed... as a posed to an actual OS hack. This could even be done in VB...
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19 Jan 2010   #16
Ivo

Windows 7 Home 64, Vista Ultimate 64
 
 

I am using this little program: 7 Taskbar Tweaker - RaMMicHaeL's home page
Works great. One small problem is that it doesn't like it when the Explorer process crashes and restarts. But Explorer has been pretty stable for me, so can't complain.
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19 Jan 2010   #17
Seith

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivo View Post
I am using this little program: 7 Taskbar Tweaker - RaMMicHaeL's home page
Works great. One small problem is that it doesn't like it when the Explorer process crashes and restarts. But Explorer has been pretty stable for me, so can't complain.
This is perfect just what we need thank you Ivo this topic truly is solved now!
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06 Apr 2010   #18
nightfighter

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivo View Post
I am using this little program: 7 Taskbar Tweaker - RaMMicHaeL's home page
Works great. One small problem is that it doesn't like it when the Explorer process crashes and restarts. But Explorer has been pretty stable for me, so can't complain.
Thanks for the link, now i can easily use Powermenu with Win7
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07 Apr 2010   #19
webulator70

windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Seith View Post
I think it was with Shift+Click but now when you shift click it kind of acts like CTRL+N (for example on Firefox it makes a new firefox window...
Shift + right click
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14 Sep 2010   #20
natong

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