Posted August 9, 2011 – 4:37 pm in: Freeware
Would you like to make your Windows 7 taskbar more attractive and productive by assigning new colors to all programs in taskbar? Looking for a good Windows 7 taskbar replacement? Then read on to know how you can assign colors to taskbar buttons.
TaskBowFree is a portable application for Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows 7. It lets you assign colors to taskbar buttons (programs) so that you can quickly switch between applications just by looking at the button color. For instance, you can assign blue color to Windows Media Payer taskbar button, red color to Mozilla Firefox and sky blue color to Microsoft Word 2010 program.
The utility also allows you organize programs in taskbar. To do this, just press and hold a taskbar program button, drag the program to a new position and release the mouse button to group programs.
The program also comes with its own Quick Launch. Once installed, all pinned programs on the taskbar will be moved to the quick launch area. Simply hover to mouse cursor on the Quick Launch button to view all pinned items.
How to install and use TaskBow:
Step 1: Download and run TaskBowFree.exe file to replace the default Windows taskbar with TaskBow.
Step 2: By default, when you first run TaskBow, it assigns colors to popular programs. The developer has assigned colors to commonly used programs such as Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Outlook, and Windows Media Player. You can customize the color of a taskbar program under button settings. To do this, right-click on the taskbar button, select TaskBow, select Add/Edit colors for this task option, and then select a color for the button and button text.
Step 3: To add items to quick launch, launch TaskBow settings and then open quick launch settings. To disable the quick launch, open Quick launch settings and then disable Use Quick Launch panel option under Options tab.
This is a free software and works fine on both x86 and x64 versions of Windows 7. To see the program in action videos, please visit the home page of the application.
Note: When you quit TaskBow, the default Windows taskbar should appear immediately. If the default taskbar is not appearing or if the taskbar is not displaying pinned items, please restart the explorer process in Task Manager.
Tags: Customize Taskbar, Customize Windows 7
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