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Microsoft® Windows 7 Your Way: Speed Up and Customize Windows by Michael Miller

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4. Customizing the Taskbar

Windows 7 offers many new features not found in previous versions of the operating system. One of the most useful of these features is the new taskbar, which is totally different from anything you’ve used in previous versions of Windows. It’s also highly customizable, which makes it worth our examination.

What’s New About the Windows 7 Taskbar

If you’ve been using Windows for awhile, you’re already familiar with the taskbar, that little strip of real estate at the bottom of the desktop. You will find the Windows 7 taskbar, however, to be a bit different from what you’re used to.

In previous versions of Windows, the taskbar existed to show you which programs or documents were currently open in Windows. Every open application ...

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