If you’re anything like me, then you like things in a certain order. I often find myself annoyed when I can’t have windows listed in a certain order on my taskbar; that’s why I went hunting for something that let me do just that. I found it in the form of a nifty little application which lives in your system tray, by the clock, called Taskbar Shuffle.
After a quick install, it settles into your system tray. Right-clicking on it will let you fiddle with a few preferences, such as making it start when you log on – this is useful to save you loading it from the Start Menu or a shortcut each time your OCD-like needs kick in, making you hunger for some organisation. It also lets you set a grouping number: the number of windows of the same application which need to be open before it’ll slide them into a group, saving on taskbar room. Once you’ve finished fiddling, you’re set to go: just click and drag an item’s name on the taskbar to move it to a different place. If you’re really having a fit of arrangement, you can also do the same with the icons in your notification area.
It’s a quick, small application that won’t steal your computer’s resources whilst providing the wonderful benefit of organisation to those of us who want things exactly as we like them. It can speed up your productivity by letting you put running programs, files or folders in an order which makes sense to you. You can download it from download.com if you feel like giving it a go.
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