Windows 7 / Getting Started

Customizing the Taskbar

Windows 7 includes a brand new taskbar that was designed to give the user more control and more flexibility with what they do with their computer. What can be described as a giant Quick Launch bar, the new taskbar allows you to move applications around and pin applications so they remain on the taskbar even when closed. The first thing you will notice is the absence of labels by default on program listings. That creates a very clean look and allows Windows to cram a lot of open applications in a small amount of space.

On top of the visual changes, the taskbar includes new functionality such as Jump Lists, Aero Peek, and an improved Notification area. This section shows you how to customize these new features and more to personalize your taskbar.

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