Thumbnails on bottom
In this prototype from late 2006, Microsoft experimented with putting the thumbnail of a window, rather than an icon, on the taskbar. At this size, however, the thumbnails were too indistinguishable from one another.
"Most of the time they just turn into these white squares and don't help you find the window you are looking for," Hoefnagels said. That sent Microsoft back to the drawing board.
March 26, 2009 4:00 AM PDT
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