If you've ever wondered how to customise your Windows 7 taskbar, like some of the beautiful screenshots in our featured desktop series, here's the quick and simple instructions on exactly how to do it. It's easier than you think.
Over at the How-To Geek site (my home away from Lifehacker), we've written up a step-by-step guide to help anybody tweak their Windows 7 taskbar, but for power users, the process is really quite easy — you'll want to start by grabbing the Windows 7 Start Button Changer and customising your Start Orb to something other than the default.
To customise the icons for an application, you can simply right-click on the button in the taskbar and then right-click on the name of the application in the Jump List menu. Once you're in there, you can customise the icon to something else — though you'll sometimes need to unpin and re-pin the shortcut to get it to work.