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Old 05-03-2011, 02:00 AM
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Default Group Icons in the Windows 7 Taskbar with Bins

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/group-and-organize-program-icons-in-windows-7-taskbar-with-bins/' target='_blank'>http://www.addictivetips.com/window...kbar-with-bins/</a><br /><br /></div><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com//dht/auto/1304373456.usr1.png" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>One word: clever. The Windows 7 taskbar - sometimes called the "Superbar" - is light years better than what we had with Windows Vista. Ever used Vista on a high-res display and tried to target the tiny Quickbar icons? Painful! Windows 7 made that pain go away, but now it's easy to end up with a plethora of icons and no good way to organize them. Enter Bins: this app allows you to group icons together on the taskbar, creating groups in whatever way makes sense to you (putting all your browser shortcuts together for instance). There's a free public beta right now, after which the developer will presumably charge a few bucks for the utility.</p>
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Old 05-03-2011, 04:37 AM
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I've been doing that for some time (started in WinXP, I think) with the built in capabilities of Windows. It's called custom toolbars - Just create folders of shortcuts and name the folders for the shortcuts inside, i.e., Photography, WordPerfect Office, Mapping & Astronomy, etc. It works best if you move your taskbar to the left or right side of the screen, widen it, and turn on auto-hide. When you add the custom toolbar to the taskbar, you need to turn off "Show Text" and turn on "Show Title". I also have "Small Icons" selected under view.
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:43 PM
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I've been doing that for some time (started in WinXP, I think) with the built in capabilities of Windows. It's called custom toolbars
You can indeed still do that on Windows 7, but I personally don't like how it looks/works. I don't think Microsoft invested any effort into this area with Windows 7 - it needs to be more visual like Bins is.
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I don't know how visual Bins is, but this is visual enough for me . . .

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Old 05-03-2011, 10:33 PM
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I don't know how visual Bins is, but this is visual enough for me . . .
I'm 100% happy leaving microscopic icons back in the Vista era - I like big, easy to see program icons. Glad it works for you though, it looks like a very customized setup.
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