I want to state that the taskbar has the Quick launch bar, icons, windows manager, and the ALT-Tab all combined into one thing. That is what the individual who introduced the Windows 7 Destkop at PDC said. The Quicklaunch bar was very annoying because it took up space. The idea behind quicklaunch is not to launch multiple windows of the same application but to be able to open and application quickly if you have 15 other windows covering the desktop. The Windows 7 taskbar is a huge improvement over previous toolbars as it takes less clicks to get the job done.