Dear Windows 7 Taskbar
…You must be tired of hearing this, but let this tech noob have his say: you are totally awesome!
Seems like those Redmond guys finally got it! People really don’t need to see the name of the apps that are open, but only the icons. That’s what icons are for, right?
You know what makes even more sense? Bunching together all those similar window buttons immediately, instead of waiting for too many of them to appear on the taskbar. Those numerous Firefox windows seem much more manageable!
Talk about getting rid of the extra crap! Like, who needs quick launch, when you can just “pin” an app to the taskbar, leaving a easy-access shortcut for later use? And whoever decided to drop that (unreliable) auto-hiding system tray, and replace it with a one-click menu, has earned my eternal gratitude.
Even better, your developers figured out that the show desktop button was real important. Important enough to be a permanent fixture on the right-most side, intead of a deletable shortcut on the quick launch bar.
But perhaps the best part of your makeover is how you quickly present all those windows bunched together. I mean, all I have to do is move my mouse over one of those app button, and you immediately pop-out a grid showing all those app windows! Definitely beats Alt+Tab if you like using the mouse!
In short, Windows 7 Taskbar, I love you.
PS: I’ll be asking people to leave their thoughts about your Taskbar and you in general in the space below [That means, leave opinions on what you think about Windows 7, dear readers!]
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