Windows® 7 Taskbar Tweaks
Get to know more about tweaking the taskbar in Windows 7
Windows 7 has become a part of users' lives nowadays. Since each individuals needs are different, it is possible to edit the taskbar in terms of appearance and structure to be tailored to the needs of the individual user. Always changing task bar components will be easy task and individual taste may vary; for this purpose Windows 7 provides lot of options in the task bar section. This is a kind of process that will need to be developed by spending time and understanding various systems before changes are made.
Here is more on how taskbar can be tweaked in Windows 7:
- Taskbar and Tweaking
- Why Tweak?
- Ways to Tweak Taskbar in Windows 7
Taskbar and Tweaking
The taskbar is the bar that is displayed on the edge of the desktop that can be used to launch and monitor the running applications. The Microsoft taskbar is the technology that helps define the graphical interface of the system. In other words, the taskbar has the ability to change the appearance of the applications. This process is called tweaking. Tweaking is the process where an individual selects and creates a desktop system that caters to his needs. There are several ways this can be achieved.
Process of tweaking the taskbar is essential for people who work continuously on the computer. Many users have different tastes in making their desktop look beautiful. Some people do not look upon the appearance of the desktop but want to access some folders, applications, etc. easily through a single click without going to their exact locations in the hard disk. It is possible to have such applications' shortcuts in taskbar by easily dragging them to the taskbar or by doing some systematic procedure.
There are several ways this can be achieved. One way is to get a quick launch back. The quick launch bar is a system that will aid in placing the icons for the various programs with little use in a certain place and keep the important ones in a different place. The second way is to bring back the Vista task bar look and behavior. This is a preference that many users have and can be obtained by right clicking on the 'Start' button and selecting 'Properties'. After that click the taskbar and select the use small icons check box. Once that is done click 'Apply'. It is also possible to select from the same task bar box (by expanding the drop down option) and selecting the options that are useful. The third way is to place different wallpapers on multiple monitors. Connecting the system via a remote desktop from another computer will not be difficult. It is possible to choose various settings and apply what is required. The fourth is to turn off the aero snap. The aero snap is an application in Windows that automatically snaps into a previous configuration when the mouse is moved to the edge of the screen. Once this is done, select the prevent Windows from being automatically arranged. The fifth way is to display the control panel applets by using small icons. This can be done by going to the 'Control panel' then it is possible to change the size of the applications by going to view. The sixth is to format the text in sticky notes. The sticky notes are a new application but it is an application that can help create reminders on the desktop.
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