I like free things that make my life easier, and this is one of them. You know the taskbar at the bottom of Windows where it lists all the things you’ve got open at the moment? I’ve always been bothered by the fact that you can’t move the buttons around and put them in an order that suits you.
For example, I always like to have my email on the far left. But if I close it down for some reason, the only way to get it to appear on the left again is to close down everything else, then make sure I run Outlook Express first, and then Firefox so I can get at my Googlemail and calendar. And then I can open my Word docs…
Why can’t I just drag the buttons around on the taskbar and put them where I like? Well now you can with this free little add-in for Windows: Taskbar Shuffle. It downloads and installs in a few seconds, and then it just works. You don’t even have to reboot your computer or close down anything you’re already running.
Taskbar Shuffle is a free download from:
Dave Haslett, ideas4writers, www.ideas4writers.co.uk