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Windows 7: 2 Row Taskbar Items Don't Line Up

28 Oct 2009   #11
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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No I haven't had any pinned programs at all.

here is a scren shot:

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b3...12/Capture.jpg


Just really weird why they would change something for the worse from XP it just doesn't make any sense to me.
Well, for starters, you're not going to have this problems if you switch back to the default Windows theme (preferably with Aero turned on). From your screenshot, you're on Classic, which doesn't work very well with the newer features of Windows 7 Taskbar...
I obviously don't like the new taskbar or aero or I would be using it already obviously.
With all due respect, if it's the classic start menu you want, and the classic taskbar, then i am forced to ask the questions:
  1. Did you research Windows 7 properly before making the change?
  2. And if Yes to the above, then why the hell did you change to Windows 7 in the first place when you could have stayed with Vista or XP??
It is, of course, your right to use whatever interface you choose, but surely if you learned more about Windows 7 before making the change, you'd have known beforehand that the new OS works best with the default settings, be it either with or without Aero?

You remind me of my brother, who bought himself a new BMW about 4 or 5 years ago, simply because of the name and prestige associated with it. A few months after he bought it, he sold it again, and I asked him why: His answer was that he didn't know it would cost so much to maintain it, so he went with a Honda instead. The moral of the story is this: If you researched Windows 7 properly from the startm you'd have known that it isn't for you, and you would not have wasted your money.

Although my advice you to still stands: Use Windows 7 a bit with it's default settings, and give yourself time (a couple of hours at least) to learn the new features and interface. You'll eventually end up asking yourself how you ever got any work done on the classic interface.

Moving back to XP or Vista (which I am forced to at work - for the time being) is a real chore after having used Windows 7 since January...


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28 Oct 2009   #12
phaze3131

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Well, for starters, you're not going to have this problems if you switch back to the default Windows theme (preferably with Aero turned on). From your screenshot, you're on Classic, which doesn't work very well with the newer features of Windows 7 Taskbar...
I obviously don't like the new taskbar or aero or I would be using it already obviously.
With all due respect, if it's the classic start menu you want, and the classic taskbar, then i am forced to ask the questions:
  1. Did you research Windows 7 properly before making the change?
  2. And if Yes to the above, then why the hell did you change to Windows 7 in the first place when you could have stayed with Vista or XP??

Simple, because windows 7 flies! I have like 15 browsers open while running a virus scan and tons of other stuff it just manages memory like 10 times better! Windows 7 rocks and I would hate to go back to my sluggish xp system. And why in the world would I switch back to XP just because of the unaligned taskbar "bug" lol. 7 rocks, I love it.


Yea I do use the aero theme for when I am doing work related things but some programs I use for internet marketing require many (20+) windows to be open and I need to quickly glance down and see which ones need attention (flashing) without having to move my mouse over the grouped list.


Having the unaligned taskbar gui just makes it so hard. I mean you make some good points but the fact still stands why in the world would they not even make it an option to be like it used to be, clean and aligned.


I could even provide the psuedo code for aligning the taskbar, or they could just take it from hmmmmm... a previous version of windows.
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30 Oct 2009   #13
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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I obviously don't like the new taskbar or aero or I would be using it already obviously.
With all due respect, if it's the classic start menu you want, and the classic taskbar, then i am forced to ask the questions:
  1. Did you research Windows 7 properly before making the change?
  2. And if Yes to the above, then why the hell did you change to Windows 7 in the first place when you could have stayed with Vista or XP??

Simple, because windows 7 flies! I have like 15 browsers open while running a virus scan and tons of other stuff it just manages memory like 10 times better! Windows 7 rocks and I would hate to go back to my sluggish xp system. And why in the world would I switch back to XP just because of the unaligned taskbar "bug" lol. 7 rocks, I love it.


Yea I do use the aero theme for when I am doing work related things but some programs I use for internet marketing require many (20+) windows to be open and I need to quickly glance down and see which ones need attention (flashing) without having to move my mouse over the grouped list.


Having the unaligned taskbar gui just makes it so hard. I mean you make some good points but the fact still stands why in the world would they not even make it an option to be like it used to be, clean and aligned.


I could even provide the psuedo code for aligning the taskbar, or they could just take it from hmmmmm... a previous version of windows.
Ah! Now I get it!

I'm not at my Windows 7 right right now, but have you tried setting it to not group icons, and never combin or always show labels?
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31 Oct 2009   #14
phaze3131

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by phaze3131 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post

With all due respect, if it's the classic start menu you want, and the classic taskbar, then i am forced to ask the questions:
  1. Did you research Windows 7 properly before making the change?
  2. And if Yes to the above, then why the hell did you change to Windows 7 in the first place when you could have stayed with Vista or XP??

Simple, because windows 7 flies! I have like 15 browsers open while running a virus scan and tons of other stuff it just manages memory like 10 times better! Windows 7 rocks and I would hate to go back to my sluggish xp system. And why in the world would I switch back to XP just because of the unaligned taskbar "bug" lol. 7 rocks, I love it.


Yea I do use the aero theme for when I am doing work related things but some programs I use for internet marketing require many (20+) windows to be open and I need to quickly glance down and see which ones need attention (flashing) without having to move my mouse over the grouped list.


Having the unaligned taskbar gui just makes it so hard. I mean you make some good points but the fact still stands why in the world would they not even make it an option to be like it used to be, clean and aligned.


I could even provide the psuedo code for aligning the taskbar, or they could just take it from hmmmmm... a previous version of windows.
Ah! Now I get it!

I'm not at my Windows 7 right right now, but have you tried setting it to not group icons, and never combin or always show labels?
I have it on Never Combine because I need to see each individual window and be able to locate one quickly by using my mouse to activate it (make it on top).


Sure maybe they didn't want to make this default (not sure why) but where is the option to clean up this mess?

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31 Oct 2009   #15
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

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I have it on Never Combine because I need to see each individual window and be able to locate one quickly by using my mouse to activate it (make it on top).


Sure maybe they didn't want to make this default (not sure why) but where is the option to clean up this mess?

There is no option because as far as Microsoft is concerned, you are an edge case. Edge cases are not worth the development cycles to solve. Software development is all about trade offs, sticking a balance between two cases. Either way there is going to be disappointment.
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29 May 2013   #16
knoxg

winxp, win7-32 bit, win7-64bit, ubuntu (various), macos (various)
 
 
2-row tasks don't line up

I have this issue as well.

The comments above about choosing to switch to Win 7 is irrelevant, since XP is being phased out and will no longer be supported by Microsoft.

I would prefer to use an operating system with a usable taskbar; if there is a mechanism to cause the display of the explorer taskbar to more closely match that of Windows XP, then I would be interested in knowing what that is.
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