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Windows 7: New to 7 today, and a few questions please!

21 Nov 2009   #1

Win7 Home Premium x64
New to 7 today, and a few questions please!

Hello everyone!

I just installed Win7 Ultimate x64 today, upgrading from Vista x64 Home Premium. I was never a Vista hater (at least, after SP1), but it was a system resource hog, so, I chose to do the upgrade (hey, why not?), and so far, everything seems to be running quite smoothly!

I have run into three little quirks that I can't figure out how to set to my own personal preferences though, so I'm hoping you lovely people can point me in the right direction.

First, I cannot find an option NOT to group similar items in the task bar. It seems every time I open a new firefox window, it pops up next to the previous windows, and I prefer to be able to organize the items as I see fit. There was a simple "group similar items" or such box in Vista, but I can't seem to find that option in Win7. I have it set as "never combine" in the taskbar control panel.

Second, how do I disable the little preview window from popping up when I hover the mouse over one of those taskbar buttons?

And, finally, not sure what's it's called but in the navigation window to the right of open windows, where my links are located, is it possible to hide the Libraries/Homegroups/Computer/Network links? I'd prefer that pane simply show my chosen links.

Certainly just nitpicky things, but my name isn't Zoloft for nothing!

Thanks in advance, and I hope to make myself at home here, just like I did at the Vistax64 forum!


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21 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

1) Cannot find an option because there is no option.
2) Only way to do that is not use Aero, but thats not wise.
3) No way I know of...however, when you collapse them they mostly stay close.
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21 Nov 2009   #3

7 Ultimate x64 sp1

Here's mine default explorer view.
& Gpedit configuration.

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21 Nov 2009   #4

Win 7 Pro

For your first problem, right click the taskbar, and select properties, in the middle you will see a box for the taskbar buttons.
In the drop down box, change to never combine.
Hope this helps.
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23 Nov 2009   #5

Win7 Home Premium x64

logicearth, thanks for your input, might be why I couldn't find the options, if they don't exist lol.
Six9siX I'm not exactly sure what you are trying to show me?
MachineGun, I have it set that way, thinking that's what it would do. . .but nope!

Oh well, the little preview windows is the only thing I don't think I will get used to, so two of three aint bad.

Thanks again for reading and offering suggestions!
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23 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ulti. x64

I think you can delay the aero from previewing your taskbar items long enough to keep them from opening. I'll look and see if i can find that tweek.
Taskbar Thumbnail Live Preview - Change Delay Time
not sure if this is the one you need but have a look at the related links also. good luck to you and hope that you enjoy your time on SF
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23 Nov 2009   #7

Win7 Home Premium x64

myzr7, thank you very much, that looks like it's exactly what I had in mind! Greatly appreciated!
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23 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ulti. x64

Your welcome Zoloft, Welcome to SevenForums :)
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