Thursday, July 28, 2011

Pre-Windows 7 "Window Control Menu" in Windows 7 taskbar

As Windows 7 introduced a new feature called "Jump Lists," right-clicking on the icon of an open window will show this list. If you want to see the "control menu"* instead, hold the Shift key and right-click the icon.

If you want to permanently change this new behavior, try 7 Taskbar Tweaker. It can make regular right-clicks bring up the control menu, as well as change many other features of the Windows 7 taskbar.

* A control menu is a menu that enables you to manipulate a window frame, providing options such as Maximize, Restore, Minimize, Move and Size.

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