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Windows 7: Taskbar

12 Jan 2011   #11
ie9

Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
I'd normally never know that, I usually program my middle button/ scroll wheel as a back button. My new trackball has a dedicated back button so thats nice to know, thanks.
Same thing when inside your browser. When you click on a link it'll either open in a new tab or window


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12 Jan 2011   #12
James Colbert

 
 

Two more methods:

1) Right click on the 'active' icon and choose Internet Explorer. A new window will open.

2) Left click on the icon, and, holding down the left mouse button, drag upward. The jump list will appear and you can, again, choose Internet Explorer for the new IE to open.

James
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12 Jan 2011   #13
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Great advice, James!

A lot of people forget about, or don't know about, the "click and hold the left button and drag up" functionality when it comes to the task bar.

Again, thanks!
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12 Jan 2011   #14
ie9

Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1)
 
 

If we really want to get fancy press and hold shift, then win key, then whatever number your icon appears in to launch a new window.

So if IE is my first icon on my taskbar it's: shift + win key + 1



Edit: To launch a program that isn't open you can press win key + the number of spaces your icon is from the start orb
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12 Jan 2011   #15
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks, ie9!

It really is amazing how much utility is built into the Win 7 task bar.

I appreciate the information that you and others are presenting about it. Hey, we all started somewhere and none of us have our brains wired to the code in Win 7 ... well, except maybe ... Brink and John (among others).
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12 Jan 2011   #16
ie9

Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikedl View Post
Thanks, ie9!

It really is amazing how much utility is built into the Win 7 task bar.

I appreciate the information that you and others are presenting about it. Hey, we all started somewhere and none of us have our brains wired to the code in Win 7 ... well, except maybe ... Brink and John (among others).
You're welcome Mike.

I've been playing with Windows 7 for two years and some change now and there is still plenty to learn!
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12 Jan 2011   #17
mikedl

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Indeed, ie9, your advice is evident you have much experience. What took you so long to get here?

I'm very happy to have you aboard!
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12 Jan 2011   #18
ie9

Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mikedl View Post
Indeed, ie9, your advice is evident you have much experience. What took you so long to get here?

I'm very happy to have you aboard!
Glad to see I've helped someone with my useless rambling

And I may have been around in a previous life Taskbar-shiftyninja.gif


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