7+ Taskbar Tweaker v4.4 is out.
New option: Hide the Start button.
The option works for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.
To open the Start menu in Windows 7, you can click on the corner where the Start button was located.
To open the Start screen in Windows 8.1, you can click the lower-left corner of the screen.
New option: Show Start menu/Start screen by double/middle clicking on the empty space.
7+ Taskbar Tweaker allows you to assign an action to double middle clicking on the empty space of the taskbar.
Now there’s one more option to choose from.
Advanced Options Editor.
For a while now, 7+ Taskbar Tweaker provides additional options which allow further customization.
These options don’t have corresponding controls on the graphical interface.
Until today, the only way to set them was to change the values in the Windows Registry, and restart the tweaker to apply the changes.
7+ Taskbar Tweaker v4.4 introduces the Advanced Options Editor, which provides easier access to these options.
Now you don’t need to mess with the registry, and you don’t need to restart the tweaker for the changes to apply.
The Advanced Options Editor can be opened from the tray icon right click menu, or from the main window’s system menu.
For more information about the available options, please refer to the help file.
New advanced option: drag_towards_desktop
This option existed in the main interface under the label Don’t show jump list when dragging a taskbar item towards the desktop.
I decided to remove it, as I believe it’s not popular enough.
The good news are that now this option is much more customizable: in addition to just disabling the jump list, you can assign alternative actions to the item dragging.
For example, you can set to show thumbnail previews when dragging a taskbar button towards desktop, a feature that was requested before.
Mouse Button Control: an option to show thumbnail previews.
For more information, please refer to the Mouse Button Control section of the help file.
Various fixes. Including:
The main window background was shown in high contrast mode.
Volume control sometimes appeared in a wrong location.
While writing this blog post, 7+ Taskbar Tweaker reached 500000 downloads.
Yes, half a million downloads since September 30, 2009 – the first public release!
I want to thank all the people who supported 7+ Taskbar Tweaker along the way.
Thank you, all those who donated to support further development (the Recognition Wall is far from being complete).
Thank you, all those who translated 7+ Taskbar Tweaker to your language (all 22 of you, you know who you are!).
Thank you, all those who provided me with interesting suggestions and great advices (special thanks to Arcyon for the excellent ideas about the interface organization of the tweaker’s main window).
Thank YOU, the one reading this blog post.