The Start menu may be gone (if recoverable) in Windows 8, but you don’t care — you have a taskbar full of your most commonly used apps. Here are three tips to help leep your taskbar as organised and powerful as possible.
Windows: If you’re worried that some application may be eating into your bandwidth in the background, or you just want to keep closer tabs on the bandwidth your computer is using, NetSpeedMonitor is a handy systray utility that lives in your taskbar. It shows you active upload and download speeds, which applications are using your network connection and what their endpoints are.
Windows 7: Use the middle-click button on your mouse and the taskbar to open a new window for an application or quickly close a window. Here’s how.