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 PostPost subject: Windows 7 Taskbar, 'Peek' and Multitouch Gestures        Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 4:52 pm 
Our in-depth preview of Windows 7 mentioned a few major features that didn't quite make it into the copy we tested, but the wily crew at Chilean site FayerWayer have caught a more advanced build on (sickeningly shaky) video. Most notably, the long hands-on shows off the new dock-esque taskbar, with decent task grouping, contextual program options and a slick new glassy look. Touch navigation is demonstrated in IE and Word, among others, but support is kind of patchy — IE has smooth inertial scrolling, while Word and and the image viewer just have embarrassingly choppy, albeit multitouch, gesture support.

The 'peek' function, which appears to be a late but worthy answer to OS X's Expose, is activated and looks fairly useful. This is the best evidence yet that the Windows 7 user experience may be drastically different from Vista, despite the superficial similarities evident in early builds. The video runs though Windows 7's solid gesture customization engine and a few other interesting tidbits, so it's probably worth downing some Dramamine and powering through.

Click here for the video!


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:41 pm 
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Is this at WinHEC?


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I dont like the new taskbar :( it looks confusing!


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:54 am 
Agreed with hogsy, but once we get used to it, it might me simpler that Vista's or XP's.


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