Showing progress in the Windows 7 Taskbar

I just spotted something really cool in the Windows 7 taskbar. When you download something and minimise the download window in IE to the task bar, the button for the application will continue to show the progress and have a green bar make its way across the button.

Windows 7 taskbar

Windows 7 has some pretty cool features.

Published by Colin Mackay

I blog at ColinMackay.scot. I also talk at software development conferences.

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  1. Well, i was wondering how can we get that progress bar working on at windows xp??i m currently using windows xp pro at the moment and i wonder if there is a way to put that progress bar in my windows xp pro?? is there any website or anywhere on the internet i can download the application?? like exe file or zip??can you tell me about it?? cheers and thanks!!

  2. Gosh! You do ask a lot of questions.Don’t know if it is possible. I’m not in a position to find out and test if it is as I ditched Windows XP two years ago when Vista came out.

  3. even if there was an application like that, few applications utilize this function, except win7’s ie7 & explorer…..so an application which simulates this function for xp would be useless

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