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Windows 7 middle-click

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Windows 7 has it built-in where you middle click an app on the taskbar (open or not), and it opens a new instance of that app. It would really nice if it were implemented into the DF taskbars. Is this possible?

Sep 14, 2009  • #1
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on
I am planning on implementing many of the Windows 7 taskbar tricks in a future release, and this will surely be one of them. :) Thanks!
Sep 14, 2009  • #2
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Well this seems like a good place to post this new little tidbit which I had no clue worked this way and which users might find useful.

I want the exact opposite functionality, a middle click should close the window, like web browsers do, taskbar shuffle did when I used it, etc. The link below will show you that this functionality is there in Win 7 natively, just one tiny step further... enjoy.

Jon might want to take this into account when recreating the Windows 7 taskbar tricks functionality! I'm going to be using it now that I know about it.

Oct 18, 2009  • #3
Jon Tackabury (BFS)'s profile on
Thanks for the feedback Jim. Middle-clicking a taskbar item in Windows 7 opens a new instance, and middle-clicking a taskbar item's preview thumbnail closes an instance. I have only duplicated the first part of this functionality for now, but I plan on implementing more Windows 7-ish behaviours later. :)
Oct 18, 2009  • #4
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