Back to the topic of the Windows 7 task bar, I noticed that MS decided to strip yet another useful function: the system menu. On older Windows versions right-clicking the task bar button for a running program would show the same menu that you get by focusing the window and then pressing Alt+Space. This may not seem like a big deal – until you have a window that opens outside of the visible desktop area in which case in former times one could move it back by selecting the proper menu entry from the program’s system menu. Nowadays you won’t even get to see the system menu, because – well – it opens where the upper left corner of the program window is … outside of the screen.
Christian pointed out in a comment to this post:
This is not quite right. Hover with the mouse over an app button on the taskbar then this preview windows pops up, where you can hit the right mouse button on it to show the task menu.
Even better so. Thanks for the advice!