American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A row of buttons or graphical controls on a computer screen that represent open programs, among which the user can switch back and forth by clicking on the appropriate one.
- n. computing The application desktop bar which is used to launch and monitor applications in Microsoft Windows 95 and later operating systems.
- task + bar (Wiktionary)
“I've been using a black based desktop background for so long I didn't notice that the taskbar is already transparent/glass-like.”
“The fact that it declutters the taskbar is a nice bonus.”
“Taskbar Eliminator is a single-purpose application that removes the taskbar from the screen and keeps it from popping up or getting in the way, letting you use your 3rd-party dock in peace.”
“Just head over to Taskbar and Start Menu properties, choose to use small icons, never combine, and then un-pin the applications from the taskbar — though you may want to try using the “Combine only when taskbar is full” option to get the best of both worlds.”
“The fact that they devoted a whole separate window for them instead of cluttering the taskbar is very ingenious and I had always been craving such a feature. xentrox”
“BTW, the new taskbar is just one of the reasons I run the RC full-time, now. nolabar10der gobeavs”
“It's safe to say that the new Windows 7 taskbar is probably much inspired by the Dock in OS X. pettiblay greenwald3132”
“The new taskbar is not a copy of the dock any more than Apple's use of transparency is a copy of Windows Vista glass.”
“Although I do agree that the new taskbar is not just a "copy" of the dock; in fact it is a quite nice new take on the idea.”
“It boots up in 1 min as opposed to 3-5 mins in XP; it looks great & the revamped taskbar is so intuitive and time-saving.”
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