Windows 7 Windows customization help.

ofap

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Hi, I had Windows 7, but then I had to re-format the PC and now it's not like I had before. Maybe you guys can help me put it just the way it was.

Number one - It used to open all windows of the same type (ie. all IE's windows, all explorer's windows) in one tab, that after clicked would display a menu, or the Aero Peek of the different windows, that appeared in the taskbar. Now it opens every window in a seperate tab.

Number two -The items that I pinned to the taskbar used to stay there, regardless of I open them or not. Now, if I open one of those that are pinned, they are gone untill I close said program.

Number three - How to activate the drag and drop in the start menu. I can only open stuff, even when I click and hold.

Number four - How do I make items in the taskbar larger? They seem smaller

That's all, and would be a great help. Thanks in advance
 


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Hi and you are welcome to win7forums. :)


Number one - It used to open all windows of the same type (ie. all IE's windows, all explorer's windows) in one tab, that after clicked would display a menu, or the Aero Peek of the different windows, that appeared in the taskbar. Now it opens every window in a seperate tab.
Do you mean taskbar grouping ?



Number two -The items that I pinned to the taskbar used to stay there, regardless of I open them or not. Now, if I open one of those that are pinned, they are gone untill I close said program.
Right click on a shortcut > Pin to taskbar. (Although not all program shortcuts can be pinned this way). Also enable grouping in Taskbar and Start menu Properties.




Number three - How to activate the drag and drop in the start menu. I can only open stuff, even when I click and hold.
Control Panel > Taskbar and Start Menu Properties > Customize, check the corresponding option to enable drag and drop.





Number four - How do I make items in the taskbar larger? They seem smaller
Same, Taskbar and Start Menu Properties > Uncheck "Use small icons"

 


ofap

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Hi and you are welcome to win7forums. :)




Do you mean taskbar grouping ?





Right click on a shortcut > Pin to taskbar. (Although not all program shortcuts can be pinned this way). Also enable grouping in Taskbar and Start menu Properties.






Control Panel > Taskbar and Start Menu Properties > Customize, check the corresponding option to enable drag and drop.







Same, Taskbar and Start Menu Properties > Uncheck "Use small icons"


Thanks alot! This really helped me!
 


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No problem, you are welcome. :)
 


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