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Windows 7: Query about Taskbar

09 Jul 2009   #1
almsafer

Windows 7
 
 
Query about Taskbar

Hello there..

I've installed win 7 successful and I have some questions:

The Icon of Desktop which in windows xp it's in the left side of taskbar, but in win 7 it's locate in right side , so can be move to left??


second thing: can be modify icons which on taskbar?? it's big I need to make them smaller


thank for every body


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09 Jul 2009   #2
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by almsafer View Post
Hello there..

I've installed win 7 successful and I have some questions:

The Icon of Desktop which in windows xp it's in the left side of taskbar, but in win 7 it's locate in right side , so can be move to left??


second thing: can be modify icons which on taskbar?? it's big I need to make them smaller


thank for every body
For the show desktop button it can't be moved unless a reg hack is done (if someone knows otherwise please post) and for the large icons just right click on a empty area of the taskbar->Properties->Check the box for small icons->ok!


Taskbar - Use Small or Large Icons
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09 Jul 2009   #3
almsafer

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane2424 View Post
For the show desktop button it can't be moved unless a reg hack is done (if someone knows otherwise please post) and for the large icons just right click on a empty area of the taskbar->Properties->Check the box for small icons->ok!


Taskbar - Use Small or Large Icons
Thanks dear
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09 Jul 2009   #4
OEM

OS3.5
 
 

You can reactivate the Quick Launch and with that the show desktop will be apart of the ql. Follow instructions on how to move the quick launch to the left (step 8) after you turn it on. Its all in the tutorial:


Quick Launch - Enable or Disable

Added:

Here's a picture of the quick launch turned on, with the "Show Desktop" Icon highlighted.

Attachment 17280

As a side note:

You can use the keyboard shortcuts ("windows key" + D) or (windows key + Spacebar) to show the desktop. The ("windows key" + d) works just like clicking on the "show desktop" icon, where as the ("windows key" + Spacebar) is like desktop "peek".
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10 Jul 2009   #5
almsafer

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks a lot , I tried but I couldn't
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10 Jul 2009   #6
Legacy Code

 

If you press the Windows button + space bar together , that will show you your desktop .

Hope that helps ?
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10 Jul 2009   #7
copernicus

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

Think about the usage of the show desktop button. It's usually when you want to get to the desktop quickly right? Isn't it better to blindly throw your mouse to the corner of the screen instead of pecking at a shortcut on taskbar?

That's the reason for it's location. Same reason the bottom left area that doesn't contain the actual orb for the start menu still activates the start menu. They're called zero pixel points.
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10 Jul 2009   #8
commons

win 7 rc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by almsafer View Post
Thanks a lot , I tried but I couldn't
i'm not sure if i understand na...

a) "show desktop" w win7 is part of "quick launch"; an app. that's _disabled_ by default. but there's a tutorial around that shows how to enable it.

(search "enable quick launch")

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b) as u say, by now there's an area to the right end of taskbar that provides same feature. no u cannot move that.

but u can move an "'enabled' quick launch" to the left.

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c) re keyboard shortcuts. i've disabled most of "convenience features" --- & i find "win"-spacebar doesn't work. but "win"-d _does_ work.


hope it helps :-)
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