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Image gallery: Windows 7 Beta 1 shows off new taskbar, more UI goodies

January 7, 2009 12:00 PM ET

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The new Windows 7 taskbar does double duty as an application launcher and window manager. If you have three tabs in IE, the icon changes subtly to show three icons stacked on one another. Hover your mouse over the stacked icon, and you'll see all three open tabs as thumbnails that you can click to launch in full size.

new Windows task  bar


If you aren't a fan of thumbnails displaying open windows in the taskbar, you can instead have the open windows display as a stacked list.

taskbar in stacked list view

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