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Windows 7: Vista taskbar in win 7 ?

19 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7
Vista taskbar in win 7 ?

Okey well this is making me a bit angry.I really hate Win 7 taskbar.I cant get enough room for all my icons and i`m not sure if the developers are retarded over at Microsoft?Are they?

Is there any way to get back the old taskbar?I don`t mean that lame guide which is in every corner on the Internet.I want to decrees the icon size and remove the room between the icons so i can get my 20 other icons to fit in the taskbar which i could in Vista.

Why make it simple when you can ruin it all?thats the MS slogan i think.
Must be a way to shrink the icons in regedit and decrees the space between as well

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19 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

No need. (at least for shrinking the icons)Right click on the taskbar, and go to Properties. In there, click the "Use Small Icons" checkbox. Then hit Apply.

I think that this decreases distance between icons, but I don't know. If you want total customization in distance, size of icons, and many other things, download ObjectDock. It's free, at least for the simple version.
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19 Mar 2011   #3


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by demango View Post
No need. (at least for shrinking the icons)Right click on the taskbar, and go to Properties. In there, click the "Use Small Icons" checkbox. Then hit Apply.
In addition, ensure ' Always combine, hide labels ' is selected.

Vista taskbar in win 7 ?-notretarded.jpg

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20 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 7

Thanks but thats not even close!That guide is everywhere on the internet!
I get a gap between the icons and i need to shrink that space that is between the icons.
I want the old vista look back and if there is a register hack for this i really need it!

It doesn't matter if i shrink the icons ,i need to have open apps in a separate column in the right as in vista.Not as now its the same icon but its just highlighted.
icons on left and open apps in the right side as in this picture
Thanks for the reply guys!
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20 Mar 2011   #5

Windows 7

well i use to press the icon twice as in this picture
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and thats the workflow i still want to use.May be better to go back to Vista and sell this copy of win7.
Find it more and more frustrating!Why have they messed up WIn7? It takes more time to do something simple in win7 then in the older OS!
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20 Mar 2011   #6

Windows 7 64bit RTM

Just because you don't like it doesn't mean they have messed it up!! Most other people seem to get on just fine , but no one is forcing you to use Win 7 if you don't want to ..
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20 Mar 2011   #7


It would be easier to just turn the quick launch bar on - Quick Launch - Enable or Disable
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20 Mar 2011   #8


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20 Mar 2011   #9

Windows 7

Ohh sorry ! yes of course there is people who like to click 7 more times then they should!
I dont!
And yes this is a failure! I will sell this stupid OS for sure!It has nothing thats better compare to Vista.If you like eye candy sure Win7 is the way to go but i work with my computer!
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20 Mar 2011   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium

Besides the ability to show just icons, there isn't all that much difference in my taskbar than there is on my Vista machine. I have just as much room on it.....I don't see the issue.
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