ViGlance: Get Windows 7 Look-Like Taskbar in Windows XP and Vista

The most interesting and useful feature of Windows 7 is the new "Superbar". Superbar is a redesigned form of the old Taskbar. It shows only icons of running programs (Iconized Taskbar buttons), it allows to re-arrange taskbar buttons, its height is a bit larger than the old Taskbar.

We have already posted a small tutorial to get the iconized Taskbar buttons in Windows XP and Vista:

Get Windows 7 Iconized (Icon Only) Taskbar Feature in Windows XP & Vista

You can also use a small utility to get iconized taskbar buttons:

Taskbar Iconizer: Utility to Iconize Taskbar in Windows XP & Vista

Even though you can get the iconized taskbar buttons but you can't get big program icons like Windows 7. No need to worry, now its possible with the help of "ViGlance".

Our friend "Lee" has created an excellent utility "ViGlance" which provides a Windows 7 look-a-like Superbar in Windows XP and Vista. Its a portable application so you don't need to install it. Just run it and you have done.

Following is a screenshot of "ViGlance" in action:

As you can see, it shows big icons in taskbar buttons. Following are a few features of ViGlance:

  • True 48x48 Vista Icon Support
  • Dynamic Process Grouping
  • Dynamic Thumbnails
  • Pin Items and Move Items
  • Fading Start Orb
  • Glide transitional effects
  • Resource PNG skin support
  • Native Right-Click support
  • Dynamic taskbar transparency
  • x64 and x86 Windows Support

You can download it using following link:

Download Link

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  • great! works well with XP Home & Professional SP3

  • Hi Vg , I have install a Program which give me a cool taskbar but a forget its name .Can u get a software just like that.

  • VG

    ^^ Please provide more details about the software.

  • Thnxxx

  • Thnx

  • Hy Can u plz Post some rainmeter Skin

  • Hi VG
    I had seen trick for reducing height of task bar but now I am not getting it.
    I want it for windows 7.

  • VG

    ^^ Check following:

  • Hey it looks great but the Quick Launch icons are still tiny.

  • I seem to be having issues with downloading...

    Chrome is blocking it, saying it's "Malicious."

  • VG

    ^^ Its a false positive due to bundled 3rd party program in the installer. You can uncheck installation of the bundled program while running the installer.

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