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Windows 7 Taskbar “Superbar” brings Hope to Microsoft

Obama inspired Hope to America, and a litttle bit of that Hope is rubbing off Microsoft’s new Windows 7. It’s no secret that PDC copies are already out for developers. Rafael Rivera and Ed Bott discussed about the new “super taskbar” that highlights Windows 7’s new GUI.

From what I’ve been hearing, the new Superbar draws a lot of inspiration from the Mac OS X dashboard launcher with a little bit of the Google Chrome shortcut icon feature. The new Taskbar isn’t just a launcher but serves the purpose of adding and remembering sub windows within applications. In other words, what used to take five clicks to get to now only takes two.

I’m excited for Windows 7. Id like to believe it’s a second wind for Microsoft.

[image credit taken from Ed’s ZDNet blog]

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast and sitting Techbology Editor for The Philippine STAR.

He is also an EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

One reply on “Windows 7 Taskbar “Superbar” brings Hope to Microsoft”

I personally think the Superbar in Windows 7 is going to draw some serious issues. I have tested the Windows 7. You need to be a strong visual person to use the new Superbar and not use your inherent literal descriptions in terms of words or phrases with Windows Vista and earlier. To reference many open windows for a particular window, you will have to check small thumbnails to find your window if you have many of the same programs open at once. What a real pain! Can’t just go by icons to know what Window you need to open. I prefer the older taskbar instead.

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