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Windows Two taskbars on one screen

Discussion in 'Software' started by alpaca, 7 Apr 2011.

  1. alpaca

    alpaca llama eats dremel

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    hey;

    Is there a way to have two taksbars on one screen?
    When i'm programming away, i usually switch between a few things (editor, documentation, ect), but i have also my media player open, and another browser and a few instances of explorer. i would like them to be excluded from the normal 'alt-tab' and also in an extra taskbar that auto-hides on top or so.

    Is there any way to do it, preferably native to windows7 or some recomended utilities?

    tnx; Alpaca
     
  2. Zurechial

    Zurechial Elitist

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    http://www.stardock.com/products/objectdock/

    There are other options out there, but I haven't tried them myself. I don't know of any native W7 methods of doing what you want, but I've been using ObjectDock for years and I find it pretty good. It might suit your needs.
     
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  3. IvanIvanovich

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  4. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    For a native approach... which isn't much, but.
    You can try and set your programs on the system tray (next to the clock) if they have that options. And you can move programs item on your task, essentially "grouping" them close together.
    Example:
    [VStudio 2010][folder][something][something][something][firefox]

    Let's say you switch a lot between firefox and Visual Studio, so you want them close together. You can drag and drop Visual studio 2010 next to firefox, making:
    [folder][something][something][something][VStudio 2010][firefox]
    or
    [folder][something][something][something][firefox][VStudio 2010]
    or
    [VStudio 2010][firefox][folder][something][something][something]

    for example, among many other combinations.

    It doesn't change the alt+tab, but it should help.
     
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  5. alpaca

    alpaca llama eats dremel

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    the groupbar is a very good solution, but it crashed within 20 minutes of using it. It made my firefox crash too. i dont like apps that crash. Objectdock is, while fancy and well build, not really the thing i wanted, i already tried that.
    And the grouping together is already in use :D

    also; is there any recommended multiple-desktop thing in windows; like in Ubuntu and most other lunix/gnu distributions?
     
  6. overdosedelusion

    overdosedelusion I mostly come at night, mostly..

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    true launch bar

    Has the option to run within the standard taskbar, but can be used in a stand-alone aswell resulting in 2 taskbars. Its really customisable and you can assign hotkeys etc to switch between the tasks running inside it aswell is a myriad of other things. Problem is it's not free, they want $20 for it, but it does everything you've asked for.
     
  7. feedayeen

    feedayeen New Member

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    Given that you are a programmer, I will assume that horizontal space is largely useless. If the above tools don't work, see how you like dragging the taskbar to the side of the screen. Depending on how you have things set up in terms of the icons and fonts being visible, it likely will give you more room.
     
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