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Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Skybuck, Jun 7, 2007.

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  1. Skybuck

    Skybuck Guest


    After 1 year and 3 months of using a widescreen... I got used to
    having a HUGE wide taskbar with lots and lots and lots of applications

    And maybe Windows XP 64 Pro is smarter at display the little titles in
    the taskbar...

    Or maybe I choose grouping or something.

    Now I can't stand the old windows xp pro 32 bit taskbar anymore....

    When I have like 10 or 20 windows open... it's hard to navigate the
    taskbar... kinda like a design mistake.

    And here is how to fix it A BIG TIP:

    Unlock the taskbar.

    Place the taskbar vertically.

    Make it autohide.

    And make it wider.

    Now all window titles are bigger and cleary readible... which makes it
    much more pleasantly and faster to navigate... otherwise I had to
    click on each fucking little icon in the taskbar to find the correct

    Now I can just see much, much more !

    Actually my mum's pc had something like that :)

    Maybe my mum actually dragged it away or something I don't know but
    it's definetly more handy to have the taskbar vertically !

    Especially on small monitors !!!

    horizontally ;)

    It does take getting used to though.

    And now the little icons like networking or so can't be seen... so
    that's a little compromise... maybe a little box that would remain on
    screen just for those little icons could be handy...

    Also it would be much more handy... if the "windows" button the
    keyboard did not automatically go to the start button.. but simple
    display the taskbar ;) because now it expands the start group etc.. I
    don't want that.

    I just want to use the window button to display the taskbar.

    (Also choose taskbar always on top, just to make sure it's over all
    other windows when it expands) ;)

    I am definetly switching much more accurately and faster between
    windows now.

    I like it !

  2. John

    John Guest


  3. Slap

    Slap Guest

  4. martin

    martin Guest

    it was probaby a full moon

  5. You came up out of the basement long enough to actually see this?

  6. I vote for, "The basement was flooded"

    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
  7. Folk

    Folk Guest

    The more people that kill-filter this blathering idiot, the less of
    it's drivel I have to read from people replying to it.

  8. martin

    martin Guest

    With what, dead motherboards?

  9. Drool, when he's doing online shopping.

    Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
    prove it.
    Member of DAV #85.

    Michael A. Terrell
    Central Florida
  10. Richard

    Richard Guest


  11. Frank McCoy

    Frank McCoy Guest

  12. Grant

    Grant Guest

    Format C:

  13. Frank McCoy

    Frank McCoy Guest

    In alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt "Grant"
  14. John Doe

    John Doe Guest

    Using speech recognition, whenever I don't want to mess with the
    taskbar, I just say "switch" and it switches me back to the prior
    application. I have names for my common applications too. For example,
    if I want to switch to my scratchpad, I just say "scribble". Verbal
    commands are a neat way to get around messing with the taskbar.
  15. * Folk:
    It would help if those that think to answer SkyFuck's questions would
    limit their answers to the appropriate groups. But it seems that Sky
    **** isn't the only moron...

  16. Noel

    Noel Guest

    Finally, 2 people with common sense...
  17. Ty

    Ty Guest

    Why not make another one across your preferred screen edge? R-click
    desktop->New->Folder, drag that newly created folder to any desktop
    edge, drop it, r-click on newly made taskbar to set autohide. Embed a
    couple more inside the first one.

    that AK will get you creative every time.
  18. Skybuck

    Skybuck Guest

    A folder is not a taskbar ?

    I want to see the active applications...

  19. Skybuck

    Skybuck Guest

    Short version:

    1. Vertical taskbar.

    2. Make it wider to be able to read the application's title better.

    3. Auto hide it.

    4. Make sure it's always on top.

    Makes it easier to find an active application.

  20. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    [top-post repaired]
    su -
    rm -Rv /*

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