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Where's your taskbar located? Simple survey...?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Andy, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. Andy

    Andy Flightless Bird

    Where's your taskbar located? Simple survey...?

    Top, bottom, left, right (T,B,L,R)?

    I'm trying out T at the moment. Haven't totally adjusted.

    You?

    Andy
     
  2. Bob Hatch

    Bob Hatch Flightless Bird

    Andy wrote:
    > Where's your taskbar located? Simple survey...?
    >
    > Top, bottom, left, right (T,B,L,R)?
    >
    > I'm trying out T at the moment. Haven't totally adjusted.
    >
    > You?
    >
    > Andy


    Bottom.

    I've tried top and both sides, couldn't get used to it being anyplace
    but bottom.

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  3. Andy

    Andy Flightless Bird

    "Andy" <a@b.c> wrote in message news:Xns9CF816B61AD4BCotd@216.196.97.131...
    > Where's your taskbar located? Simple survey...?
    >
    > Top, bottom, left, right (T,B,L,R)?
    >
    > I'm trying out T at the moment. Haven't totally adjusted.
    >
    > You?
    >
    > Andy



    Left side

    1: You can fit more open programs.
    2: Conforms to most website layouts.
    3: Integrates visually better with maxamised windows title frame.
    4: Displays time, date AND day (i.e. Wednesday).
    5: Allows more scroll height in programs/browsers.
    6: Shows off transparency effect much better than skinny bottom bar.

    Andy
     
  4. Jeff Layman

    Jeff Layman Flightless Bird

    Andy wrote:
    > Where's your taskbar located? Simple survey...?
    >
    > Top, bottom, left, right (T,B,L,R)?
    >
    > I'm trying out T at the moment. Haven't totally adjusted.
    >
    > You?
    >
    > Andy


    Top. Has been since NT4.

    I have never understood the taskbar defaulting to the bottom. If you are
    exchanging data between programmes, you have to keep going from top to
    bottom and back again. All progs have their menus, toolbars, buttons,
    whatever at the top. Why should the computer itself be any different? Only
    downside is lazy programming where a window or pop-up starts at 0,0 thus
    being partially hidden beneath the taskbar. Not difficult to get round, but
    as MS give the option of the taskbar being at the top, programmers should
    take that into consideration.

    --
    Jeff
     
  5. TetraDragão

    TetraDragão Flightless Bird

    "Andy" <a@b.c> escreveu na mensagem
    news:Xns9CF816B61AD4BCotd@216.196.97.131...
    > Where's your taskbar located? Simple survey...?
    >
    > Top, bottom, left, right (T,B,L,R)?
    >
    > I'm trying out T at the moment. Haven't totally adjusted.
    >
    > You?
    >
    > Andy


    Left.

    My laptop's is wide screen, so why wasting valuable visible area on
    top/bottom when there's plenty room sideways not taken by the applications?
     
  6. Dave-UK

    Dave-UK Flightless Bird

    "Andy" <a@b.c> wrote in message news:Xns9CF816B61AD4BCotd@216.196.97.131...
    > Where's your taskbar located? Simple survey...?
    >
    > Top, bottom, left, right (T,B,L,R)?
    >
    > I'm trying out T at the moment. Haven't totally adjusted.
    >
    > You?
    >
    > Andy


    It was on the bottom till I read this thread, now it's on the left.
     
  7. DanS

    DanS Flightless Bird

    Andy <a@b.c> wrote in news:Xns9CF816B61AD4BCotd@216.196.97.131:

    > Where's your taskbar located? Simple survey...?
    >
    > Top, bottom, left, right (T,B,L,R)?
    >
    > I'm trying out T at the moment. Haven't totally adjusted.
    >
    > You?


    Taskbar ? I don't have one of those. I use a custom shell I wrote for
    Windows that uses a popup display that shows with a middle mouse click.
    This window shows at the mouse cursor position, so I never have to move
    very much at all to switch between programs this way.
     
  8. Ophelia

    Ophelia Flightless Bird

    "Andy" <andy@REMOVETOEMAILmanyplay.com> wrote in message
    news:hpY0n.3164$ED.1303@newsfe12.ams2...

    > 6: Shows off transparency effect much better than skinny bottom bar.


    Ah the transparency effect is what I was trying to explain to Bert! Please
    can you tell him how we got it?

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  9. Ophelia

    Ophelia Flightless Bird

    "Dave-UK" <Here@Home.com> wrote in message
    news:bcydnc6PI9Rb_9nWnZ2dnUVZ8g2dnZ2d@giganews.com...
    >
    > "Andy" <a@b.c> wrote in message
    > news:Xns9CF816B61AD4BCotd@216.196.97.131...
    >> Where's your taskbar located? Simple survey...?
    >>
    >> Top, bottom, left, right (T,B,L,R)?
    >>
    >> I'm trying out T at the moment. Haven't totally adjusted.
    >>
    >> You?
    >>
    >> Andy

    >
    > It was on the bottom till I read this thread, now it's on the left.


    Interesting. I might give it a try.

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  10. Ophelia

    Ophelia Flightless Bird

    "Andy" <a@b.c> wrote in message news:Xns9CF816B61AD4BCotd@216.196.97.131...
    > Where's your taskbar located? Simple survey...?
    >
    > Top, bottom, left, right (T,B,L,R)?
    >
    > I'm trying out T at the moment. Haven't totally adjusted.


    Along the bottom where I always had it. I have it auto-hidden too, so that
    it only pops up when I pull my curser down. I also use 'small icons' so that
    it isn't too crowded!

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  11. Mike Hall - MVP

    Mike Hall - MVP Flightless Bird

    "Andy" <a@b.c> wrote in message news:Xns9CF816B61AD4BCotd@216.196.97.131...
    > Where's your taskbar located? Simple survey...?
    >
    > Top, bottom, left, right (T,B,L,R)?
    >
    > I'm trying out T at the moment. Haven't totally adjusted.
    >
    > You?
    >
    > Andy


    Top and double height.. had it that way for as long as Windows has allowed
    it.. only trouble is that some program windows seem determined to open under
    it regardless of any attempts to curb the behaviour..

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    Mike Hall - MVP Windows Experience
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/mikehall/
     
  12. Allen

    Allen Flightless Bird

    Andy wrote:
    > Where's your taskbar located? Simple survey...?
    >
    > Top, bottom, left, right (T,B,L,R)?
    >
    > I'm trying out T at the moment. Haven't totally adjusted.
    >
    > You?
    >
    > Andy

    At the bottom for me, as that's where it's always been for me. I might
    try out left side because of some of the responses. The main thing I
    want is for it to always, always, always be in the same place ever time
    I look at it. In Vista quite often some unidentified condition or
    something I did accidentally would move it around and it took several
    tries to get it back to the bottom.
    Allen
     
  13. No Spam

    No Spam Flightless Bird

    In article <Xns9CF816B61AD4BCotd@216.196.97.131>
    Andy <a@b.c> wrote:

    >Where's your taskbar located? Simple survey...?
    >
    >Top, bottom, left, right (T,B,L,R)?
    >
    >I'm trying out T at the moment. Haven't totally adjusted.
    >
    >You?
    >


    Bottom, or B.
     
  14. Lord Vetinari

    Lord Vetinari Flightless Bird

    "Jeff Layman" <jmlayman@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    news:hi1kbk$od3$1@news.albasani.net...
    > Andy wrote:
    >> Where's your taskbar located? Simple survey...?
    >>
    >> Top, bottom, left, right (T,B,L,R)?
    >>
    >> I'm trying out T at the moment. Haven't totally adjusted.
    >>
    >> You?
    >>
    >> Andy

    >
    > Top. Has been since NT4.
    >
    > I have never understood the taskbar defaulting to the bottom. If you are
    > exchanging data between programmes, you have to keep going from top to
    > bottom and back again. All progs have their menus, toolbars, buttons,
    > whatever at the top. Why should the computer itself be any different?
    > Only downside is lazy programming where a window or pop-up starts at 0,0
    > thus being partially hidden beneath the taskbar. Not difficult to get
    > round, but as MS give the option of the taskbar being at the top,
    > programmers should take that into consideration.


    Until this subject came up, I hadn't bothered to move it. Now, I'm putting
    it on the left, because I prefer to keep it hidden, and I keep accidentally
    bringing it back up. Heh.
     
  15. Andy

    Andy Flightless Bird

    "Jeff Layman" <jmlayman@invalid.invalid> wrote:

    > Andy wrote:
    >> Where's your taskbar located? Simple survey...?
    >>
    >> Top, bottom, left, right (T,B,L,R)?
    >>
    >> I'm trying out T at the moment. Haven't totally adjusted.
    >>
    >> You?
    >>
    >> Andy

    >
    > Top. Has been since NT4.
    >
    > I have never understood the taskbar defaulting to the bottom. If you
    > are exchanging data between programmes, you have to keep going from
    > top to bottom and back again. All progs have their menus, toolbars,
    > buttons, whatever at the top. Why should the computer itself be any
    > different? Only downside is lazy programming where a window or pop-up
    > starts at 0,0 thus being partially hidden beneath the taskbar. Not
    > difficult to get round, but as MS give the option of the taskbar being
    > at the top, programmers should take that into consideration.



    Way back in time, to the birth of the Windows OS, Apple challenged the
    "look and feel" of the Windows OS. Court agreed. That's why the taskbar
    sank to the bottom, to please the court.

    Andy
     
  16. Matt Ellis

    Matt Ellis Flightless Bird

    On Wed, 06 Jan 2010 01:13:57 -0600, Andy <a@b.c> wrote:

    >Where's your taskbar located? Simple survey...?
    >
    >Top, bottom, left, right (T,B,L,R)?
    >
    >I'm trying out T at the moment. Haven't totally adjusted.
    >
    >You?
    >
    >Andy


    Bottom, Auto-hide, Large Icons. Also drag it tall - I have 37
    programs on it in two rows plus a double height space above them for
    the open programs (can't think of what these bars are called)
     
  17. Andy

    Andy Flightless Bird

    A few observations of the top taskbar...

    1. After years of the bottom located taskbar, my brain still wants to
    look downward for it. Two days and I still haven't adjusted.

    2. The way the start menu "drops" I don't have to climb up, rather start
    from the top and make my way down. Also, things like the Firefox download
    notification pop-up also pops up at the top rather than at the bottom.
    Both new visual behaviors to contend with.

    3. Some apps don't observe the top taskbar and their app menus can become
    obscured, causing me to shift the tastbar to the left or right to regain
    mouse control of the app menubars. Someone else here mentioned this minor
    PITA. I'm in complete agreement.

    Imho,

    Andy
     
  18. Dave \Crash\ Dummy

    Dave \Crash\ Dummy Flightless Bird

    Andy wrote:
    >
    > "Andy" <a@b.c> wrote in message news:Xns9CF816B61AD4BCotd@216.196.97.131...
    >> Where's your taskbar located? Simple survey...?
    >>
    >> Top, bottom, left, right (T,B,L,R)?
    >>
    >> I'm trying out T at the moment. Haven't totally adjusted.
    >>
    >> You?

    >
    > Left side
    >
    > 1: You can fit more open programs.
    > 2: Conforms to most website layouts.
    > 3: Integrates visually better with maxamised windows title frame.
    > 4: Displays time, date AND day (i.e. Wednesday).
    > 5: Allows more scroll height in programs/browsers.
    > 6: Shows off transparency effect much better than skinny bottom bar.


    Just a clarification. The "skinny bottom bar" can be made fatter so that it
    accommodates more programs and displays all time/date information. To
    make it fatter, unlock the taskbar and position the mouse pointer over the
    top edge such that a two way arrow appears. Hold the left button down
    and pull the top edge up as far as you desire.

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    Crash

    "When you want to fool the world, tell the truth."
    ~ Otto von Bismarck ~
     
  19. Mike Hall - MVP

    Mike Hall - MVP Flightless Bird

    "Andy" <a@b.c> wrote in message news:Xns9CF984C395B9BCotd@216.196.97.131...
    > A few observations of the top taskbar...
    >
    > 1. After years of the bottom located taskbar, my brain still wants to
    > look downward for it. Two days and I still haven't adjusted.
    >
    > 2. The way the start menu "drops" I don't have to climb up, rather start
    > from the top and make my way down. Also, things like the Firefox download
    > notification pop-up also pops up at the top rather than at the bottom.
    > Both new visual behaviors to contend with.
    >
    > 3. Some apps don't observe the top taskbar and their app menus can become
    > obscured, causing me to shift the tastbar to the left or right to regain
    > mouse control of the app menubars. Someone else here mentioned this minor
    > PITA. I'm in complete agreement.
    >
    > Imho,
    >
    > Andy


    If you think about it, all applications have their task bars at the top. The
    Windows classic menu is much faster to use if it drops DOWN.

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    Mike Hall - MVP Windows Experience
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/mikehall/
     
  20. Char Jackson

    Char Jackson Flightless Bird

    On Fri, 8 Jan 2010 21:03:02 -0500, "Mike Hall - MVP"
    <mikehall@mvps.org> wrote:

    >If you think about it, all applications have their task bars at the top. The
    >Windows classic menu is much faster to use if it drops DOWN.


    Please explain why you feel it's faster if it drops down. Obviously,
    it's not actually faster, so are you saying it's sort of an optical
    illusion? I don't understand.
     

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