Many of us I included has already move on with the current trend enjoying the latest Operating system from Microsoft while host of others still uses windows xp probably ‘cos their hardware configuration isn’t enough to run higher operating system like the windows vista, 7 & windows 8 . While hardware can easily be upgraded to meet up the requirement of windows 8 many rather choose to stay with their windows xp system to cut expenses .
Now it is unwise to leave your system looking ugly and archaic with those uninspiring default xp active desktop , taskbar etc . Good enough there are thousands of freeware you can actually use to customize your windows xp machine like the style xp, tune up utilities style packages etc But our focus is on One of the Little freeware I used to customize my grandma desktop pc taskbar to appear like that of Microsoft windows 8 with the option to show:
Previews of Windows from your Task bar
Hovering the mouse pointer over an application’s Taskbar icon produces a thumbnail window view known as a snapshot. But when you have multiple windows open in Vista, you see only one preview at a time. ViGlance makes this feature is elegant and more efficient. Hover the pointer on an icon, and thumbnails of the programs’s windows glide into position above the windows task bar, so you can quickly find the window you’re looking for.
Pin your favorite applications tothe Taskbar
In the past, you could open programs by dragging their icons to the Quick Launch toolbar. This freeware removes the need for Quick Launch and adds its capabilities into its taskbar. Drag an app’s icon from the desktop to the windows taskbar, and ViGlance will pin it there, so you can launch the program from the task bar without having to search the start menu. You can also organise icons in the Taskbar by moving them to new positions!
7 Start Orb Replica
The start button in Windows XP isn’t very pretty; it’s too big and ugly and its horrible shade of green. The little freeware replaces that horrible oversized start button with a small and efficient start orb. Whilst at the same time delivering a smooth fade transitional rollover effect like that of Windows 7.
Recently opened file lists / Jump-lists
Latest version of this app comes with new feature called jumplists that retrieves your most recently opened documents from several locations on the operating system. Now you can easily access your recently opened files for your opened or pinned programs.