I’ve been working on Windows 8 support for 7 Taskbar Tweaker lately. It’s not ready yet, but mostly usable, so I decided to make an early experimental release.
This version is designed for Windows 8 Release Preview only, and would not work as expected on earlier builds of Windows 8. It should work well on Windows 7, though.
Currently known issues:
- The main issue is the lack of multiple taskbars support. Windows 8 allows you to use additional taskbars on secondary screens. This experimental version doesn’t support this feature, so you’d better turn it off in taskbar’s properties before testing the tweaker.
- Ctrl+Alt+Tab on double/middle click on empty space doesn’t work. The reason is the new GetCurrentInputMessageSource function introduced in Windows 8 Release Preview, which is used to check the source of the message sent. I’ll have to use another method.
- With an “Always combine, hide labels” taskbar option, clicking on a decombined group shows the thumbnail preview. I haven’t looked at it yet.
If you encounter an issue which is not listed above, please tell me.
Here it is (portable version):
Get a newer version here.
P.S. About the name:
I know 7 Taskbar Tweaker implies a Windows 7 only tool, and you probably expected to see 8 Taskbar Tweaker here, but I decided against it, as I want one program with one name to work on both Windows 7 and 8, both 32 and 64 bit. And because 7 Taskbar Tweaker is already a known name, I decided to leave it.
What do you think?
Update: how about “7+ Taskbar Tweaker”?