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Windows 7: SuperBar Vs Normal Taskbar

25 Jul 2009   #31
napilopez

Windows 7 Build 7077 x64
 
 

Love the superbar. sometimes I try going back to the old one, but only because I liked how the start orb jutted out of the glass bar =P But I actually prefer the look of the large icons(I like the detail in the larger icons). The new taskbar also makes sense for people with touch computers. The old taskbar simply feels yucky to me now, and its a pain when I'm using a non-7 computer =P. Aero peek and desktop preview are amazing btw.


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25 Jul 2009   #32
jc4gavejc

Windows 7 RC build 7100
 
 

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This is my only annoyance.

The gap from the bottom of the box, and the bottom of the taskbar. It annoying when you click it accidently when trying to click a box.

Can this be changed?
I only get this gap when I have a toolbar set up with large icons, but yes, I admit it is quite annoying. Windows 7 was NOT built very well to support toolbars, one of my lifesavers in all my years of windows since 95! I have not yet found a way to put a separate toolbar anywhere on the screen.. MS also needs to allow the Start button to be placed at the bottom when users opt to dock the taskbar to the side...

EDIT: This problem does not exist with small icons enabled in the toolbar and in the superbar
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25 Jul 2009   #33
jc4gavejc

Windows 7 RC build 7100
 
 

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Aero peek and desktop preview are amazing btw.
Aero peek helps me a bit, but I still don't get the point of desktop preview unless you want to use the fairly useless MS gadgets extensively.

Maybe they'll come out with better stuff, but for now, I disable Desktop Preview. Anybody have any idea how annoying it is to accidentally move your mouse to the bottom right corner of the screen and that article you were reading on the net magically disappears? its incredibly distracting.

I often move my mouse down there to get it out of the way, and then MS interprets that to mean that my MOUSE wasn't in the way, my inconsequential window I happened to be using was in the way, and should be moved out of the way so I can look at my beautiful desktop background.


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25 Jul 2009   #34
DJG

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jc4gavejc View Post
I only get this gap when I have a toolbar set up with large icons, but yes, I admit it is quite annoying.

EDIT: This problem does not exist with small icons enabled in the toolbar and in the superbar
Hmm, I'm using big icons and don't have that space ...
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26 Jul 2009   #35
ExNavy11

Windows 7 RTM
 
 

Someone asked before but it wasnt answered. When you dock your Task bar on the left or right of the screen, is there any tweak that can be done to flip it so the start menu is on the bottom of the screen, vice the top?
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26 Jul 2009   #36
Azural

Windows 7 Build 7229 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jc4gavejc View Post
Aero peek helps me a bit, but I still don't get the point of desktop preview unless you want to use the fairly useless MS gadgets extensively.
I'll occasionally use it if I'm reading something personal and someone comes around quickly. Then again, I also have to due with kids constantly trying to look at what's on my screen and who I'm talking to on MSN.

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I often move my mouse down there to get it out of the way, and then MS interprets that to mean that my MOUSE wasn't in the way, my inconsequential window I happened to be using was in the way, and should be moved out of the way so I can look at my beautiful desktop background.

Move it to the bottom-left?

Edit: Almost forgot, The Superbar is awesome.
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26 Jul 2009   #37
Superleeds27

Windows 7 RTM X64
 
 

i wonder if i get that space because of using the quick launch and having the icons as big?
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26 Jul 2009   #38
ten

XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by copernicus View Post
lol relax dude, I'm just curious.

What do you do btw that you use that many different programs?

Could I see a screenshot of your taskbar too?
You know those guys that hang on the back of garbage trucks? I'm one of them.


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26 Jul 2009   #39
ExNavy11

Windows 7 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ten View Post
You know those guys that hang on the back of garbage trucks? I'm one of them.

Seems like over kill but whatever works for ya.
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26 Jul 2009   #40
DJG

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Superleeds27 View Post
i wonder if i get that space because of using the quick launch and having the icons as big?
I've used the quick launch and no space ...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ExNavy11 View Post
Seems like over kill but whatever works for ya.
I have 87 quick launch shortcuts in my taskbar, grouped into 7 pop-ups:

Monitors
Printers
System
MS Office+
DVD/CD/Home Theater
Photography
Utils & Stuff

Some shortcuts are repeated in some groups, e.g. MS Picture Manager is under Photography and under MS Office+; the Canon iPF6100 and Pixma 9500 Pro printers are under Printers and under Photography, etc. Everybody does different things in different ways. But I'd go nuts with a solid line of 70-80 icons . I gotta have those hover-over shortcut group pop-ups to organize them by use.
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