Top 10 Taskbar tips
Get more from your Windows 7 Taskbar
12Create a retro Taskbar
If you‘re not so keen on the combined Taskbar buttons in Windows 7, restore the old Windows XP and Windows Vista style – right-click the Taskbar, select Properties, and set the Taskbar Buttons option to ‘Never combine’.
13Rearrange your apps
Windows 7 Taskbar buttons are now moveable – drag, drop and reposition them to suit your needs.
14Keyboard speedup #1
To select a Taskbar app from the keyboard, hold down the [Win] key and hit  to launch the first icon,  the second,  the third, up to  (which represents 10).
15View a website
Want easier access to the web? Right-click the Taskbar, select Toolbars > Address, then enter a URL such as www.bing.com whenever you like to open a browser window at that page.
To switch quickly between windows of the same application, hold down [Ctrl] as you click the app‘s Taskbar button.
17Relaunch with a click
If you‘ve launched an application and then want to run another copy, don‘t go back to the Start menu – just hold down [Shift], click the app‘s Taskbar icon and Windows fires up another instance of the program.
Do you miss the old ‘Minimise all windows’, Cascade, Tile and other options that no longer appear when you right-click a Taskbar button in Windows 7? You can make them reappear by holding down [Ctrl] + [Shift] as you right-click. Magic!
19bring back quick launch
If you‘d like the old Quick Launch toolbar back, right-click the Taskbar, and then click Toolbars > New Toolbar, type ‘%userprofile%\AppData\ Roaming\Microsoft\ Internet Explorer\Quick Launch’ in the folder box, and click Select Folder.
20Keyboard speedup #2
To switch to a Taskbar application from the keyboard, hold down the [Win] key and press [T] to select the Taskbar, then use the left and right arrows to select an application, and then press [Enter] to launch it.
21Shrink the Taskbar
Cutting the Taskbar down to size leaves more screen space for of your applications. Right-click the Taskbar, select Properties and then check ‘Use Small Icons’ to make it happen.