Transforming Windows® 7 Taskbar into Windows® XP®
Get to know more about transforming Windows 7 taskbar into Windows XP
Windows 7 is the latest operating system and comes with a variety of interesting features. Home Group, Snap, Windows Live essential, Magnifier, etc. are some of the new features of Windows 7. Windows 7 is very responsive so you are able to start your PC very soon. This OS functions with many applications and devices so as to provide flexibility to work. Windows 7 is designed in such a way that it is very fast in searching files, folders, applications. With the help of Windows 7 taskbar you could manage your files easily and access all your essential files and programs. Then as taskbar button has got a new look it would show you the running programs. So, to change the buttons' appearance you may customize the taskbar appearance.
The following are the needs and tips to transform Windows 7 taskbar into Windows XP:
- To Enlarge Taskbar Buttons
- For Easier Access
- Tip to Transform
To Enlarge Taskbar Buttons
Windows 7 does not show the taskbar buttons; instead it shows their icons. When compared to Windows XP Version the taskbar buttons would be large. Then if you wish to have the same thing on Windows XP then you would have to install Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package because the Taskbar Resize tool would make use of it for its efficient running. By doing so the Taskbar button size would be enlarged.
For Easier Access
The taskbar in Windows 7 is very useful. But if you have come from Windows XP then it would take many days for you to get used to the new taskbar. By following certain steps you can transform Windows 7 taskbar to Windows XP. For that you would have to right click on the taskbar and select properties. Then you would have to select the 'Use small icons' from the checkbox. After that select combine option form the taskbar options. Then finally you would have to click on the 'Use Desktop Preview' option temporarily so as to minimize the open Windows. Then click on 'OK' to make the changes.
In order to get Windows XP style taskbar back you would have to right click on Taskbar and select 'Properties'. Then a Taskbar and Start Menu Properties Windows opens and you have to click on 'Use small icons' option and select 'combine taskbar full option'. By doing so your taskbar would look similar like Windows XP.
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