7+ Taskbar Tweaker for Windows 7 and Windows 8

The new Taskbar where you can pin almost anything on to is one of the features I like the most in Windows 7 and 8. It’s simply one of those must have things I can’t live with in my day to day computing life. It has a lot of cool features like thumbnail preview, jump list, pinning, grouping, and many others but only offers very few options where you can change and tweak them to meet your own needs.

7+ Taskbar Tweaker is a free tweaking tool designed specifically for taskbar in Windows 7 and 8 to allow users like you and me to configure almost every aspects of the new awesome bar, many of which just simply cannot be touched and changed through Taskbar’s properties window or even the registries.

7  Taskbar Tweaker - main window

You can easily tell from the main window above how many aspects of the taskbar you can change through this tool. You can change the behaviors how you want the taskbar do when

  • right click your mouse
  • middle click your mouse
  • dropping items onto the taskbar
  • hovering over

And you can change how grouping works in the taskbar, and how you want the combining to look. You can even control the mouse wheel when needed, show or hide the “show desktop” button.

I especially like how you can define what to do when double-clicking or middle-clicking on the empty space on the taskbar, which can be really handy sometimes. For example, you can define one of the actions to easily bring up the Task Manager.

7  Taskbar Tweaker - define double click action

What is also nice is that it has a feature called Taskbar Inspector that lists the details of the processes related to the programs that have been pinned on the taskbar.

7  Taskbar Tweaker - taskbar inspector

All changes made in the tool are affected immediately without any extra step of saving or applying. Overall, it could be an ultimate tweaking tool for the awesome bar.

7+ Taskbar Tweak is a tweaking tool designed only for Windows 7 and Windows 8, so it won’t work on any of previous Windows like XP and Vista. Both 32-bit and 64-bit are supported.

If you are looking for other tweaking tool for Windows 8, be sure to check out this always up-to-date post.