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    Thumbs up Transform Vista Taskbar Into Windows 7 Taskbar

    Wow!

    I am starting my guide with this three-letter word. After working for almost 2 hours I got this Windows 7 taskbar on my Windows Vista. As you might know, Microsoft has introduced a new taskbar for Windows 7 which is completely different from Windows Vista. I was looking around to remove the text from taskbar and finally succeed as well.



    So, below is the guide to get Windows 7 taskbar on Windows Vista.

    1. Download and install EnhanceMyVista from here.



    2. Open EnhanceMyVista , go to Customization > Taskbar and select “Iconize your taskbar” option.



    3. Save and close the program. Reboot your system.

    4. Now, right click on taskbar, select Unlock taskbar. Once again right click on the quick launch area >View> select “Large Icons”.



    5. Drag the top corner so that you can get a large taskbar like Windows 7.



    6. After dragging it to the Windows 7 taskbar size, right click on taskbar and lock it.

    7. Download this AERO VG theme and install it using any free software.(Read How to install third party themes in Vista for more reference).

    8. You are done with a new Windows 7 taskbar.

    9. Enjoy!!

    If you have any doubts , feel free to ask by leaving a comment.

    Source:Windows 7 taskbar

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    Yup. Did that but it didn't look as good as the Win 7 thing looked so reverted to normal. Thanks for the detailed tut BTW.

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    Here is how it should look after following my guide

    Advanced users can edit the theme to get more juice

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    Nice tut. I will post my screens later

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    So by choosing the Iconize your taskbar setting, only the icons are displayed in the taskbar buttons and not the names too, am I correct ? Looks interesting.

    I presume one can use any theme, right?

    BTW, these may interest some who like to play around with the taskbar
    Minimize Windows To Thumbnails Instead Of Taskbar
    Reserve an Entire Taskbar Row for Taskbar Buttons
    Re-arrange Vista Taskbar Buttons and System Tray Icons
    Enlarge Quick Launch Bar Icons In Vista
    Royale Blue Theme For Vista

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    ^^ Yes and I think that can be achieved by changing the registry value too. And thanks for the links, the minimize one looks kewl!

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    @TweakWindows ......Nice tuts...thanks

    @Anand.....Thanks for more links

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    Thanx Anand... useful and interesting links

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    looks really interesting...^^

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    Nice tut Thanks

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