A few weeks ago, Windhawk, the customization marketplace for Windows programs, was released. You can read the announcement blog post for more details and for the motivation behind creating it. One of the sections of the blog post was dedicated to 7+ Taskbar Tweaker.
Regarding the future of 7+ Taskbar Tweaker: It will keep existing as a separate program which supports Windows 7 to Windows 10. As mentioned in a recent blog post, most parts of the taskbar were reimplemented in Windows 11, and 7+ Taskbar Tweaker can’t be made to work with the new taskbar without a huge amount of work. My plan, at least in the short term, is to implement the most demanded customizations for Windows 11 as Windhawk mods.
Below is a table with features that are available in Windows 10 but are missing in Windows 11. Some of the features are part of Windows 10 (marked with the icon) and some are part of 7+ Taskbar Tweaker (marked with the icon). Please vote for the features that you’d like to have back in Windows 11. I’ll prioritize implementing the most requested features as Windhawk mods. For each implemented feature, the page will be updated to reflect the current status.
Voting can be done in two ways, simple voting and a donation. I added the donation option to be able to give extra priority to votes of users who wish to support the project with a donation. To vote with a donation, add the feature hashtag to the donation comment like this. Donations are a great motivating factor (thanks!), and I think that letting supporters decide where to focus first is a nice perk.
|Right click: Standard window menu|
|Middle click: Switch to / Minimize / Close||✔️ Partial|
|Dropping: Open with|
|Hovering: List / Tooltip / Nothing|
|Thumbnails: Drag to reorder|
|Thumbnails: Left click on the active thumbnail minimizes the window|
|Pinned items: Remove extra gap between items|
|Pinned items: Open with double click|
|Grouping: Don’t group||✔️ Partial|
|Grouping: When not grouping, place new items next to the existing ones|
|Grouping: Don’t group pinned items|
|Grouping: Drag within/between groups using right mouse button|
|Left click on combined item: Cycle through windows|
|Mouse wheel: Cycle between taskbar buttons|
|Minimize/restore when mouse is over: Taskbar buttons / Thumbnails|
|Control volume when mouse is over: The taskbar / The notification area||✅ Done|
|Customize double/middle click on empty space|
|Hide the Start button|
|Hide the “Show desktop” button|
|Display seconds on the tray clock||✅ Done|
|Reserve empty space on taskbar|
|Change the size of taskbar icons|
|Decombine taskbar buttons|
|Show labels in taskbar buttons|
|Taskbar on the top of the screen|
|Taskbar on the side of the screen|
|Open Taskbar Manager via right click|
If a feature that you’d like to see in Windows 11 is not in the table, please let me know in the comments below.