Windows 7 Taskbar: Incorporating Your Beta Feedback into RC

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Windows 7 offers a new way of controlling your desktop, managing your windows, and launching applications. The Windows 7 Taskbar is a new application-launching and window-switching mechanism that consolidates the functionalities from previous Windows OS Desktop mechanisms such as Quick Launch, Recent Documents, Notification area icons, desktop shortcuts, and running application windows. We first introduced Windows 7 Taskbar during PDC 2008 and it was available for user to try in the Windows 7 Beta release. We received a lot of great feedback from you about Windows 7 beta. Now you are welcome to join Ben Betz and Robert Jarrett in this video as they cover a few changes we made to Taskbar functionality in order to incorporate your feedback.

You can find additional information about the Windows 7 RC updates in the following E7 blog posts:

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    Andrew Jones

    One thing I don't get... I can see that running applications show a "raised glass button" effect to indicate the app is running. Why does Outlook 2007 not do this? Clearly Outlook is running but no glass button. Why?

    Andrew

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    malky
    At last this on taskbar by default
    hooray
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    littleguru

    Andrew, that happens because you specified that Outlook minimizes to the system tray. This means that the main window is hidden and the taskbar therefore doesn't show the "raised glass button".

    Right click the Outlook system tray icon and uncheck "Hide When Minimized". That will change the behaviour to what you expected Smiley

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    aL_
    so, where can i get my hand on those other keyborad shortcuts? launch as elevated would be pretty useful for me Smiley
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    n4cer
    As in Vista, hold Ctrl+Shift and press Enter or click the item to launch as elevated.
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    zian

    Where can I find a list of the shortcuts that are mentioned at the end of the video?

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