Center TaskBar Icons in Windows 7 With TaskDock [Windows]
By on March 29th, 2010

I used to be a big fan of programs like ObjectDock and RocketDock. However, I stopped using them after I upgraded to Windows 7. Windows 7′s taskbar (affectionately called the superbar) acts as a pretty good application launcher and makes these dock applications almost redundant.

TaskDock is a free portable utility, which enhances the taskbar’s dock-like feel by automatically centering all your icons. There is very little else to say about this app. It is tiny download and does just what it is supposed to do. As soon as you launch it, it will center all the icons present in your taskbar. TaskDock does not have any interface and operates silently from the system tray. It continuously monitors applications as they are opened and closed and re-aligns the taskbar buttons accordingly.

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Techie Buzz Verdict

TaskDock does not serve any real purpose other than making the taskbar a bit more pleasing to the eyes. However, folks who like to dress up their system with fancy themes and icons will appreciate this subtle taskbar enhancement. TaskDock can be a bit jumpy but worked well enough for me to give it a thumbs up.

Techie Buzz Rating: 2.5/5 (Good)

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  • alchemist.gamma

    Good one… Used to use a home-made method of enabling 'Quick Links' (deleting any links if present) and the empty quick link tolbar in between start button and program icons and finally deactivating text in the quicklink toolbar… But of course that doesnt automatically re allign when new programs are opened

  • Jay

    I’ve tried a lot of taskbar placements (vertical, left, right, top). My conclusion is that top center with auto-hide is the most efficient on a wide-screen monitor. It is the shortest distance from anywhere on the screen, just a flick up brings it up to switch to a different window. Auto-hide doesn’t reduce vertical pixels space.

 
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