Windows 7 Features—The Taskbar Revisited


I was reading a review this evening about Windows 7.  It was posted on MSNBC and called Windows 7 – The Good, The Bad, The Unknown.  In this review, while they liked the taskbar, they still complained about something that I don’t think is an issue.

Their complaint was that Microsoft could have made the open programs a little easier to distinguish.  I looked at the Release Candidate (that I’m typing this on) and the Release To Manufacturing (the one that you’ll buy in October) and I can’t see where the confusion is.  Maybe it’s just me.  Maybe it’s just how I have my desktop set up.  I’ll let you be the judge though.

Here is a picture of my taskbar from the RC:

Taskbar-RC

And here is a picture from the RTM version (note that I am using Remote Desktop to access it—as it’s installed on my laptop):

Taskbar-RTM

So, I want your opinion.  Can you tell me what programs are open on each of them?  I’ve enlarged the pictures, but I should add that they appear smaller in my editor than they do on my actual computers.

Let me know if you can tell what’s open and what’s not.  If you can’t, then let me know what you think Microsoft could do to make it more obvious.

Have a great day:)
Patrick.

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