Customize the Windows 7 Taskbar with 7 Taskbar Tweaker

The new Taskbar in Windows 7 has a lot of cool features, but might not be everything you want it to be. Today we take a look at a free utility that allows you to tweak the Windows 7 Taskbar and change its default behavior.

7 Taskbar Tweaker

This small lightweight utility doesn’t require installation and does exactly what its name says. After launching the app you can go through and apply the various tweaks it has to offer.

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Set Right-click to Standard window menu and instead of getting a Jumplist when right-clicking an icon, you’ll have the standard menu.

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Change Dropping to Open With …which allows you to drag a file to an application and open it instead of getting the default Pin to option.

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You can also Disable Thumbnail Preview when hovering over an application icon on the Taskbar.

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Click on Settings to change the behavior of 7 Taskbar Tweaker to run at startup, hide main window. or hid tray icon.

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Other Tweaks

  • Disable grouping by application id
  • Set middle-click of the mouse to close a window or focus instead of opening a new instance
  • Set left-click of the mouse to cycle through windows instead of opening a thumbnail preview

If you’re looking for a way to tweak the default Taskbar behavior in Windows 7, you might want to give this free utility a try. It’s available for 32 & 64 bit versions of Windows 7.

Download 7 Taskbar Tweaker

Brian Burgess worked in IT for 10 years before pursuing his passion for writing. He's been a tech blogger and journalist for the past seven years, and can be found on his about me page or Google+