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Windows 7: taskbar

03 Dec 2009   #11
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

What;'s bad about that preview pane is you have to squint just to try to locate the right page.

The Flip 3D in Vista allowed a clearer picture.

Switch Between Windows - Flip 3D Shortcut

If anyone's interested I can show you how to get it back,. but you'll néed to resurrect the old Quick Launch bar from Vista.

Quick Launch - Enable or Disable


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20 Jan 2010   #12
CraiginNJ

Win 7 64-bit
 
 

The thumbnails Brink refers to are useless as far as I can see. I tend to open as many as 30 windows to pages I want to go back to and read in reverse-chronological order. Win 7 instead randomly reorders them. Seeing the thumbnails is useless because they are too small to be able to see what they are each about and how they're different, and even if they were legible when I'm checking through dozens of pages like that I don't want to waste time visually hunting through thumbnails to pick which one to read -- I just want to go back to read them in the exact order I opened them or exact reverse order, with all of them a single click away (not a hover+click) in the original order I had opened them.

I'm eager for a hack to undo this Win7 random scrambled order of my windows, esp. my IE windows. No tabs, no groupings.
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20 Jan 2010   #13
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

This might help you...

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20 Jan 2010   #14
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CraiginNJ View Post
The thumbnails Brink refers to are useless as far as I can see. I tend to open as many as 30 windows to pages I want to go back to and read in reverse-chronological order. Win 7 instead randomly reorders them. Seeing the thumbnails is useless because they are too small to be able to see what they are each about and how they're different, and even if they were legible when I'm checking through dozens of pages like that I don't want to waste time visually hunting through thumbnails to pick which one to read -- I just want to go back to read them in the exact order I opened them or exact reverse order, with all of them a single click away (not a hover+click) in the original order I had opened them.

I'm eager for a hack to undo this Win7 random scrambled order of my windows, esp. my IE windows. No tabs, no groupings.

I don't guess everone likes change. I tend to lean that way but Win 7 is a change that is for the good.
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20 Jan 2010   #15
CraiginNJ

Win 7 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
I don't guess everone likes change. I tend to lean that way but Win 7 is a change that is for the good.
I love change when it improves my efficiency and effectiveness.

My guess is that the changes I see to Win 7's taskbar seem designed to attract back Apple Mac users who, at least stereotypically, like things as simple as possible regardless of the limitations that might create. There are probably a lot more people like that in the world than there are Windows users who have spent years optimizing their Windows and their procedures for fastest productivity.

My other guess is that MS' market research probably didn't consider realistic examples for a customer like me. If they saw what I see, they might have decided to keep an option for turning off the way their new paradigm plays "Three Card Monte" with a person's windows.

zzz: Thanks for suggesting 7 Taskbar Tweeker. That might help.

Craig
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20 Jan 2010   #16
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Report back if that doesn't do what you want... I'll look for another alternative...

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20 Jan 2010   #17
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Maybe this will add the part you are looking for. Give it a try and let us know.

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