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    Windows 7 - Mini Fireworks??


    Posted: 30 Dec 2008
    Anybody seen this or is the Christmas Cheer bubbling up his nose?


    "Update: even with a critical post, I have just discovered something aesthetically brilliant. Holding the shift key as you click on a taskbar icon opens up a new window, but does it in a mini firework show of vibrant colour. I have yet to discover though what this feature is called, or what it is meant to actually do.







    Some minor criticisms of the Windows 7 beta | iGeneration | ZDNet.com
    NormCameron's Avatar Posted By: NormCameron
    30 Dec 2008



  1. Posts : 4,282
    Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
       #1

    I tried that on mine and it looks much nicer then what I can see on your post, Nice find Norm.
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  2. Posts : 15
    Windows 7
       #2

    Very cool! I had just been rightclicking and opening a new window. This is much easier and not to mention, prettier. :)
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  3. Posts : 30,967
    Windows 11 Pro x64 [Latest Release and Release Preview]
       #3

    Hi eleazar,

    in addition to the right click, a left click and drag up brings up the context menu
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  4. Posts : 155
    Windows 7 Build 7100 32-bit, Windows Vista 32-bit
       #4

    Good find! I'm gonna use the shift key now.

    Barman58 said:
    Hi eleazar,

    in addition to the right click, a left click and drag up brings up the context menu
    That's also pretty neat.
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  5. Posts : 30,967
    Windows 11 Pro x64 [Latest Release and Release Preview]
       #5

    Hi all,

    I think there are probably a few more undiscovered "gems" in the Windows 7 UI

    The team who put the taskbar together certainly did a great job, of ease of use features, which will be even greater as more taskbar aware applications become available

    Update

    Middle clicking, (the wheel), on an open application's taskbar button, also opens a new window
    Ctrl Left Click - Switches open windows for application.
    Alt - Left click - Brings up thumbnails in "stickie" mode
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  6. Posts : 15
    Windows 7
       #6

    Barman58 said:
    Hi eleazar,

    in addition to the right click, a left click and drag up brings up the context menu

    Oh wow, that is sweet. Windows 7 is just getting better and better.
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  7.    #7

    Barman58 said:
    Hi all,

    I think there are probably a few more undiscovered "gems" in the Windows 7 UI

    The team who put the taskbar together certainly did a great job, of ease of use features, which will be even greater as more taskbar aware applications become available

    Update

    Middle clicking, (the wheel), on an open application's taskbar button, also opens a new window
    Ctrl Left Click - Switches open windows for application.
    Alt - Left click - Brings up thumbnails in "stickie" mode
    I don't think that is true, middle clicking on mine brings up flip 3D and I never changed my mouse button settings.
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  8. Posts : 16,015
    7 X64
       #8

    Hi ,

    It's different for me too. Middle click opens the app. - same as left click . Alt+left click does the same as left click. Alt and right click does bring up the sticky thumbnail.

    SIW2
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  9. Posts : 30,967
    Windows 11 Pro x64 [Latest Release and Release Preview]
       #9

    Hi guys,

    Strange

    Have just tried again and it works here exactly as I posted

    Anyone know of a 7 compatible screen capture application that will allow me to capture it and post a video?
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