Taskbar position

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  1. Gore
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    I switched my taskbar to the leftside about a year ago, and it was a really good step forward. No more cluttered taskbar.
    Most people still keep it defaulted at the bottom. How do you keep up with a large number of windows?
    Where is yours?

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  2. Dangy

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    The bottom like a normal, civilized human being.
     
  3. mrfatso

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    i don really bothered with that, i tried shifting the taskbar once around and i didnt feel comfortable moving my mouse that much, so i just shift it back to bottom [​IMG]

    As for multi-windows, well alt-tab and cycle through them will do [​IMG] unless there is a better way of managing more than 20 windows at any one time.
     
  4. flameiguana

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    The top. It's great.
     
  5. Bulit

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    I have it at the bottom. And how did you change the start button?
     
  6. Gore
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    I have the taskbar at the bottom, and thanks for the guide.
     
  8. flameiguana

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    Just opened them all up for the hell of it. My width is 1280. Multiple instances are merged if there is not enough room for them. It is not too bad.

    You must be a hardcore multi-tasker [​IMG]
     
  9. kirlac

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    With Windows 7 you can have like as many icons on the taskbar as your resolution will allow (bigger screen = more icons), and each one groups all windows of the same type. So you can have a lot more than 7 windows.
     
  10. ENDscape

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    I hate how it groups the same type of windows. I dont like to click one window and find the right internet window i need to use or right word document im working on.

    On topic: mine is in the bottom. I tried to switch it around before, but i usually move my mouse to the bottom left corner because im use to it that way. But the window button is an easy way to the start. Anyone uses this? I know gamers hate this button though.
     
  11. Cermage

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    having it on the side looks ugly. proportions doesnt work out, expands the thickness. slimmer is better imo and having it on the side doesn't do that. unless you had like... a 3:4 or 9:16 monitor.
     
  12. ProtoKun7

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    Mine's at the bottom; I've got it set to group the same types of window together by default, and it rarely ever gets further than a quarter along my screen, if ever. Come to think of it, I don't think it ever has; my screen's 1600x900.

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  13. zuron7

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    Well at the bottom one day next the top then back to bottom.
     
  14. BiscuitBee

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    Manage open windows, eh? Almost everything I use either minimizes to system tray or as inner-window tabbing. Trying to get used to Windows 7's default window grouping dealy, though, which is alright.

    Actually, the main problem that I have is when some windows open at the very top be DEFAULT... so the title bar is often hidden under my taskbar. This led me to a habit of ALT+SPACE > M > Down Arrow > Move Mouse back in the old windows era. That's actually a protip if you think your window is completely off-screen and you need to move it on-screen.
     
  15. WildWon

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    Amen to top. I think it'd due to my Mac usage at work... it's natural placement heh.

    That little description is a godsend. I haven't had too many problems with that as of recent, other than mIRC for some reason opening w/ the bar under my task bar... at which point i unlock the taskbar, drag to bottom, move IRC, regrag task bar, relock... but i'll have to try this next time.

    You win. [​IMG]
     
  16. triassic911

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    Set on the bottom. Autohide.
     
  17. Elritha

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    Default at the bottom. Works fine for me. I try not to have too many things open at once. Habit from the past when ram was more limited.
     
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    On my windows computer I keep mine at the bottom and put everything I use in a dock bar on the right side of my screen.
    On my Linux Ubuntu I have 3 bars, on for pages and what not on the bottom, one in the upper right hand corner for time and date as well logging out and turning off my computer and one in the middle for all my applications, both those set on auto hide.
     
  19. Fluganox

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    On my personal computer (Windows) its defaulted at the bottom. I bloody hate auto-hide >.< but I have everything tabbed (Firefox, WLM) so it doesn't get full really.

    However at college on the Macs, I like it on the left-hand side, not sure why [​IMG]
     
  20. Ireland 1

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    On my PC its there on the bottom, on my old PC it was at the top.