7+ Taskbar Tweaker: the best tool for customizing the Windows taskbar
Many users configure Windows according to their preferences and part of the necessary changes can be made with standard tools that are available in the operating system. However, the implementation of unconventional tweaks we often have to modify the Windows registry and configure local group policy settings. And since not everyone wants to manually mess with the registry settings, third-party developers do not stop releasing apps that allow you to do the same settings in a convenient, simple and intuitive interface.
Today I want to tell you about a tool called 7+ Taskbar Tweaker (works on Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1), which offers a number of settings related to the Windows taskbar.
7+ Taskbar Tweaker allows to change the ways of interacting with the task bar, including the behavior of the taskbar items with the mouse clicks. Any of the options available in the application, can be enabled with a single mouse click.
All options available in a single window in which they are categorized. The left, by «taskbar Items» in the center we have a category of «Grouping and combining», and to the right is a category that combines the different settings of the taskbar.
Using the opportunities offered by «taskbar Items» you can enable/disable the jump list (jump list) to assign a default action for middle mouse button and items on the taskbar. If you disable the jump list when you right click on one of the items pinned to the taskbar will open a standard context menu.
Using the options under «mouse is over an element of» you get full control over what appears when you hover the mouse cursor over any icon on the taskbar. By default, Windows shows us the sketch window, but 7+ Taskbar Tweaker allows you to replace it with a list containing the names of the grouped Windows, the tooltip, or make it so that didn’t show anything at all.
Category «Grouping and combining» is intended to disable or customize the groupings of Windows. In addition, there several options available to configure the combined Windows.
In the category of «Different settings on the taskbar» you can assign an action to mouse scroll wheel that will allow you to collapse/show the window and control the sound volume with the mouse wheel when the cursor is on the taskbar (or on the sketches or the notification area – depending on the function). Moreover, you can also specify what should happen when you double/single click the left/middle mouse button on a blank area of the taskbar. And if using Windows 8 you got used to the lack of the «start» button, with the help of 7+ Taskbar Tweaker, you can remove it from the taskbar in Windows 8.1. The button will disappear instantly and you don’t even have to restart the computer or exit the system.
7+ Taskbar Tweaker is a free Windows program that runs on 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.
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