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7 Taskbar Tweaker Lets You Change Windows 7 Taskbar Functionality

When I first heard about the 7 Taskbar Tweaker software via the DownloadSquad.com blog, I wondered why anyone would ever want to change the Windows 7 taskbar. I mean, I personally love how the taskbar operates by default. But I suppose there are some people out there who are lamenting about why the taskbar can’t do this or that. For those folks, the Taskbar Tweaker many come in handy.

With this application, you can switch off jump lists and replace them with standard menus (why? Jump lists are great!), choose to not group applications (noooo!), change what the a left click does, and more. However, the only setting that would appeal to me in this application is its ability to adjust what the middle click button does. With Taskbar Tweaker, you can change it to close a window or focus a window instead of launching a new program instance. Since I don’t typically launch more than one app (most of my apps are in the browser anyway), this one could actually be a nice tweak. A middle click is a bit easier than having to click on that tiny little red X button to close an app, which Lee Mathews also points out in his blog post.

Still, for that one setting alone, I don’t think I’ll be downloading a whole new software program just to make the switch. But that’s just me. You might find more settings you want to tweak than I do. If so, you can download the Tweaker application for yourself from here (32 and 64-bit versions are available.)

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  • ZoopamanZoopaman

    I use this to change the way the Taskbar works when a group with multiple tabs/windows is clicked. By default it shows the thumbnails, just like it does on hover, so it's basically duplicated functionality. But with the tweaker I've set the click to cycle windows, just like it should've been in the first place (you obviously don't know how painful it is in Win7 to have to actively switch between several windows of one program Tongue Out)

  • ZoopamanZoopaman

    I use this to change the way the Taskbar works when a group with multiple tabs/windows is clicked. By default it shows the thumbnails, just like it does on hover, so it's basically duplicated functionality. But with the tweaker I've set the click to cycle windows, just like it should've been in the first place (you obviously don't know how painful it is in Win7 to have to actively switch between several windows of one program Tongue Out)

  • hamsterhamster

    This is an ooold version, check out the latest one, it has some nifty stuff :)
    http://rammichael.com/

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