The latest gadgets and tweaks are on the way and the technical innovations for the convenience of users have gone a long way to make the PC experience more favorable. In the arena, Windows 7 has come up with the awesome taskbar functions which is more user-friendly than ever.
In the quake of the cyber renaissance, the battle for perfection is on. The masters of operating system and management, Microsoft has come up with the latest build of Windows 7. Along with the many user friendly features Windows 7 comes up with unique taskbar that gives user the ability to pin down their favorite programs to the taskbar. As compared to the contemporary, the earlier version of windows although had this facility but rather they lacked functionality.
The Uniqueness of the Taskbar
The unique functionality of the taskbar present in the Windows 7 platform is that it can retain up to as many of the opened programs as the user wants. It can also automatically group the programs. The taskbar directly communicates with the registry keys and in case of Windows 7 this feature is embedded in the core shell of the operating system.
Modus Operandi for the Taskbar
Although this facility guarantees total perfection but still it has some flaws in it. Pinning down the native application is quite easy and is provided in the default drop down menu but the problem arises when the any particular folders are needed to be pinned down. There is no direct option or any regular path to perform this task. As with many applications and Windows customizable defaults, this task too can be performed with the help of few predefined tricks. The best way to do it is through the help of windows explorer menu. So follow these pretty simple steps to get your folder pinned down to the taskbar.
• First of all create a new text document on the desktop in which the file extension needs to be displayed. You can enable the showing of file extension in the folder search option by clicking on the view tab.
• The file extension of the native text document is changed from .txt to the native application extension as .exe.
• The file is then shifted to the taskbar to be pinned down.
• The path to the selected folder is then copied and pasted on the properties tab in right click menu on the path variable. This works on the principle that the native applications on Windows 7 are path oriented and extension oriented and do not depend on the content of the application. For example a picture in jpg format can also be opened in notepad and one can see some weird symbols in it.
• The text file created on the desktop is then deleted after checking the functionality of the taskbar pinned icon created in the process. The icon for the folder is then changed.
Thus the taskbar provides better usability and the ability to retain the programs as well as folders.