Since this is the week Windows 7 is getting released and I’m hosting a Windows 7 Party, I thought it would be great to share some of my favorite new features in Windows 7 with my readers.
The overhauled task bar in Windows 7 is definitely an eye-catcher. One of the new features is collapsing previews. This allows the task bar to house the icons of applications and let the user hover over the icon to see the sub-group of windows.
So why is this a great thing? You can see more applications on the task bar at once now; no more double stacked task bars. There are some cons though. For instance, in XP and Vista, you could easily glance at what you have open by simply reading the title. Now you have to hover over the icon with your mouse in order to get the same information.
Task Bar Preview is a handy little tool. While it certainly doesn’t take the spotlight in the new line up of Windows 7 features, it surely adds something to the mix that makes Windows 7 feel new and fresh; fit for a new generation.
Have a good week!