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Windows 7: Two annoyances

06 Jan 2010   #1
DWFII

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Two annoyances

It's a new system and I'm still getting used to it but two things bug the devil out of me...first, I hate these over-sized icons. They use up maybe three times as much real estate as the icons in Xp.

Is there anyway to make them smaller or swap them out?

Second, I hate the gadget at the top of the screen. What to they call it? The docker? Everything on it is rehashed on the taskbar or in the Start menu.

How can I get rid of it?


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06 Jan 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Yes Just left click on an icon lightly, to make a dark background. Then with Cntrl pressed adjust size with mouse wheel.
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06 Jan 2010   #3
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Is that the Dell docker? It can be removed, only Dell has it.


http://www.ehow.com/how_4773983_remove-dell-dock.html
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06 Jan 2010   #4
Lebon14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

by the way richc46, thanks for the tip about resizing desktop icons :P (It's too bad that I can't give you rep twice in a row XD)
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06 Jan 2010   #5
DWFII

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for both replies. I think that will do it...have to give it a try tomorrow. Thanks again
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06 Jan 2010   #6
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
by the way richc46, thanks for the tip about resizing desktop icons :P (It's too bad that I can't give you rep twice in a row XD)
Nevermind, I did it for you.
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06 Jan 2010   #7
richc46

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lebon14 View Post
by the way richc46, thanks for the tip about resizing desktop icons :P (It's too bad that I can't give you rep twice in a row XD)
If I made you happy, that is better than rep.
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06 Jan 2010   #8
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

DFWII,

Quote:
Second, I hate the gadget at the top of the screen. What to they call it? The docker? Everything on it is rehashed on the taskbar or in the Start menu.

How can I get rid of it?
I have never seen a Dell Docker, much less worked with it, but I do have a couple of third party launch bars installed, and find them very useful. Doesn't it have the ability to hide offscreen? Can't you add/subtract programs to or from it to your liking?
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06 Jan 2010   #9
DWFII

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
DFWII,

Quote:
Second, I hate the gadget at the top of the screen. What to they call it? The docker? Everything on it is rehashed on the taskbar or in the Start menu.

How can I get rid of it?
I have never seen a Dell Docker, much less worked with it, but I do have a couple of third party launch bars installed, and find them very useful. Doesn't it have the ability to hide offscreen? Can't you add/subtract programs to or from it to your liking?
It's the Dell Docker. It's big, it's ungainly, I don't like it. I might be able to modify it but even though I run WindowBlinds on my XP system, I've always preferred a pretty spare desktop. Yes, it will autohide and if it were the size of the task bar I might be able to live with it but it's probably three times as wide.

If I want a docker I'll install it and populate it with stuff I find useful.

Sorry if I sound grumpy but it's just having to deal with all this extraneous stuff that Dell or any other maker foists off on the user. Microsoft does it too. Most of it is time delimited or just junk.

Who wants a 60 day trial of a word processing program that is probably not significantly better than Open Office but several hundred time more expensive. More bit-rot.
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06 Jan 2010   #10
richc46

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[QUOTE=DWFII;488235][QUOTE=seekermeister;488212]DFWII,

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Who wants a 60 day trial of a word processing program that is probably not significantly better than Open Office but several hundred time more expensive. More bit-rot.
And hard to get rid of.
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