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Windows 7: Modify Taskbar Left-Click Behavior

08 Oct 2011   #11

Windows 7 Professional x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Seeing this is going nowhere, could you please explain why you would like to change the default behavior? I mean, both left and right click already have very important functions. What's wrong with the defaults: mouse-over = preview, left click = restore <> minimize, right click = context menu (jump list).

I'm of course not completely 100% sure about this but I think this kind of essential basic functions of Windows can not be changed. Especially when you talk about a program with only 1 open window, I really can see no way to separate the behavior from a program with two or more windows.

Does it really matter WHY I want the functionality?

Maybe this would go somewhere if anyone had an actual answer to the question.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
To do that you'd not be able to open the window, just a preview. Left click can only open, minimize, or bring focus to a window. Right click can only show the jump list. Neither can be changed.
Incorrect, 7 Taskbar Tweaker can change some these, but not in the way I am looking for.

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08 Oct 2011   #12

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit

You can disable the thumbnail preview completely. But as Kari and Britton explained, it's pretty much impossible to make it do what you want. It's just not designed to work that way.

Edit: I had a look at the Taskbar Tweaker app you mentioned - still, to have the taskbar perform different functions depending on how many taskbar buttons are actually there would be pretty difficult to implement. Maybe ask the author of this program and ask him what he thinks?
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08 Oct 2011   #13

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by creeve4 View Post
Does it really matter WHY I want the functionality?

Maybe this would go somewhere if anyone had an actual answer to the question.
Quite often it matters, we have solved a lot of issues here after understanding why user wants something special. Understanding an issue is important.

I regret I tried to be nice and polite with you, to find out more in order to be able to assist you. Maybe this would go somewhere if you changed your attitude.

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08 Oct 2011   #14
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

OK bud, have fun and a good day. I hope you may find someone to help you.
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08 Oct 2011   #15
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Maybe this would go somewhere if anyone had an actual answer to the question.
Have a nice day in somewhere!!!
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