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Windows 7: New Taskbar...I just don't get it

03 Nov 2009   #11

Windows 7 x64

I thought the same thing to begin with, I used a double size taskbar with a lot of quicklaunch icons for years, I have since adapted and pin my most commonly used programs on the taskbar.
Lesser used icons, like games etc go into a gadget called quicklaunch, pretty much the same thing as quicklaunch only better as can create groups and sperate them with dividers which I really like.

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03 Nov 2009   #12

Windows 7

I think the main difference here is that I choose the "never combine" option while it appears most are using the "always combine" option. I have never felt comfortable combining the windows and over the last decade or so have found that my brain is able to remember where the windows are. Now if I combine them, it is a new approach that renders my old approach useless, but I am willing to try that out.

While I saw how to add the quick launch bar into the tutorials, I have resisted this because I am trying to work down the path of learning new things. It seems that while many even in the XP world may have gotten used to combining the tasks, I never in that respect I was far behind. But aero peek makes it much different than before since combining in XP always confused me more than in helped.

So this being said, is anyone using the "never combine" option and seeing this type of behavior? Come to think about it, I remember someone mentioning something similar and how it was annoying.

But again, I don't like any key combination things because this is for my HTPC and the objective is to be functional with one hand and a limited user input toolset (iphone).
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04 Nov 2009   #13
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It's a static rocketdock.

If you pin your app there, it stays put and then you have access to full history jumplist (rightclick), open new, or hover to see open windows thumbnails.
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 New Taskbar...I just don't get it

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