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No minimize on right-click icon menu?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Zootal, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. Zootal

    Zootal Flightless Bird

    I just noticed that when I right click an icon on the taskbar, the pop menu
    does not have an option for minimize. Was this removed from Win7, or is
    there something I can do to bring it back?
     
  2. Roy Smith

    Roy Smith Flightless Bird

    On 2/24/2010 11:19 PM, Zootal wrote:
    > I just noticed that when I right click an icon on the taskbar, the pop menu
    > does not have an option for minimize. Was this removed from Win7, or is
    > there something I can do to bring it back?


    Instead of right-clicking, left-click on the icon to minimize the
    associated program window.

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    Roy Smith
    Windows 7 Home Premium

    Timestamp: Thursday, February 25, 2010 11:50:09 AM
     
  3. Zootal

    Zootal Flightless Bird

    Roy Smith <rasmith1959@live.com> wrote in
    news:hm6d8l$cqe$2@news.eternal-september.org:

    > On 2/24/2010 11:19 PM, Zootal wrote:
    >> I just noticed that when I right click an icon on the taskbar, the
    >> pop menu does not have an option for minimize. Was this removed from
    >> Win7, or is there something I can do to bring it back?

    >
    > Instead of right-clicking, left-click on the icon to minimize the
    > associated program window.
    >


    Doesn't always work. That is why minimize used to be in the pop up menu.
    Well, one of the reasons. But this doesn't answer my questions - was it
    removed intentionally, and is there a way to get it back?

    The answer to the second question is to shift-right-click the icon on the
    taskbar. This brings up the "classic context menu". Yet another thing that
    Microsoft changed that didn't need changing.
     

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