If you have been trying out various programs and tweaks to get the Windows 7 taskbar functionality and look in Windows XP, here is one excellent freeware that imitates Windows 7 taskbar in XP.
Into Windows posted transform Vista taskbar into Windows 7 taskbar guide just after the release of Windows 7 build 6801, back in October 2008. The guide was simple and it was very effective since there were no Windows 7 themes available for Vista at that point of time (was the first guide available on the web at that time).
Since then, we posted many guides related to Windows 7 taskbar including get Windows 7 taskbar shuffle feature in XP & Vista which helps you add Windows 7’s shuffle taskbar feature to XP & Vista.
ViGlance is an free application for Windows XP (read it as only for XP), which can turn around your Windows XP taskbar into Windows 7 taskbar.
* Replace Windows XP button with 7’s start orb.
* Replace old taskbar with superbar
* Adds Windows 7’s grouping feature
* Shows larger taskbar icons
* Adds transition effects
This application doesn’t take much of system resources and it’s also a standalone application that requires no installation.
does anyone know how to make their taskbar icons of opened programs big like win 7 cuz i have vista and i did the regedit thing to make them look like win 7 but they are not as big as win 7 ones.
Viglance makes them the perfect size. But i want to use my own taskbar. Any1 knows?
Get The LATEST version and i think you’ll be good
i have vista and it works perfectly…….
so i do not think is only for XP
(try to get the newest version)
Stan Lee says
ViGlance is moveable on my desktop(XP-SP3)
really awesome i tried it out it works great and i even use taskbar shuffle my computer looks like windows7….thnx once more
dnt work properly!fuckin shit dnt show the running programs on the viglance taskbar
dnt show the running programs icons on the viglance task bar
wht a shit
Ashley renee says
Thanks so much! You are a blessing ^_^
can you take it off if you want the normal XP taskbar or not?
I’ve tried this program before, and I was unsatisfied with it because of the fact that it only works at the bottom of the screen. Now I know that most people just put their taskbar at the bottom of the screen and lock it, I actually prefer a sidebar. Does anyone know a program like this that is more flexible?
ahmad fathoni says
thank’s! just what as i want! very thank you!
very nice.. :) does this one starts automatically on start-up?
Thank you so much
it is perfect
my computer look change
it works on vista too…
It’s less than 200KB!
i will try it out waht is size of the download file ?
Yes, only for XP!!
Is it for Windows XP only ?