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#1 Liskiller

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 05:04 PM

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I think this article should have been posted much earlier by the editors of "Engineering Windows 7" (the official blog of Windows 7) because we all already know almost everything about the new Windows 7 taskbar (thanks to M.Sudoku's Everything you want to know about Windows 7 Taskbar thread). But still it is worth looking at the taskbar again as per the perception of the Windows 7 developers themselves.

Following features or the new taskbar have been covered in this article:

* Refreshed Look
* Pinning
* Unification
* Interactive, Grouped Thumbnails
* Aero Peek
* Jump Lists
* Custom Window Switchers
* Thumbnail Toolbars
* Notification Area
* Overlay Icons and Progress Bars
* Color Hot-track
* Start Menu

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#2 Afzal

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 05:44 PM

color hot-track is really good :D i love that effect!

#3 Jawadkho

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 11:15 PM

When I first saw the Windows 7 taskbar I hated it but each time I look at it looks better :lol:

#4 CommonSense

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 01:17 AM

I still want to know if 3rd party apps (non-MS product) can work with that new Quick Launch. Like Firefox instead of IE ya know what I mean?

#5 graeme

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 03:21 AM

in the pdc demo they used winrar for the superbar

#6 CommonSense

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 03:26 AM

in the pdc demo they used winrar for the superbar

Awesome :D

#7 FalseAgent

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Posted 27 November 2008 - 03:39 PM

this is awesome, but hopefully, it doesn't confuse end users.

#8 Gragier_521

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Posted 27 November 2008 - 04:52 PM

^ You are right. I think my grandpa will be confused when they see this on the desktop.

#9 Club17

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 02:50 AM

Superbar is a mix of Desktop bar from KDE 4.1 and Vista bar.

#10 Airflow

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 03:02 AM

I still want to know if 3rd party apps (non-MS product) can work with that new Quick Launch. Like Firefox instead of IE ya know what I mean?


I'm privately working on program that integrates Firefox like Internet Explorer. 3rd party apps, so far, are programmable that way, but Microsoft has not instructed the programmers on how to do so. My advice is to wait and see ;).

EDIT: Wait, are you talking about this (programming software, not integrated with Windows or anything): Posted Image

Edited by TaeX, 01 December 2008 - 03:06 AM.


#11 Frylock86

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 03:08 AM

this is awesome, but hopefully, it doesn't confuse end users.


Prolly. But they'll get used to it. They survived the jump from 2000 to XP.

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 03:55 AM


this is awesome, but hopefully, it doesn't confuse end users.


Prolly. But they'll get used to it. They survived the jump from 2000 to XP.


*takes hat off*

Oh, those poor end users, they couldn't handle the square start button turning round.. Oh the shame..

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