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Acorn Arcade forums: General: Icon Bar released on Windows before RISC OS!
 
  Icon Bar released on Windows before RISC OS!
  filecore (14:22 21/11/2008)
  Phlamethrower (14:59 21/11/2008)
    flibble (15:54 21/11/2008)
    adamr (23:17 26/11/2008)
      Phlamethrower (00:33 27/11/2008)
        andypoole (10:10 27/11/2008)
          monkeyson2 (10:54 27/11/2008)
 
Jason Togneri Message #108827, posted by filecore at 14:22, 21/11/2008

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http://blogs.msdn.com/e7/archive/2008/11/20/happy-anniversary-windows-on-the-evolution-of-the-taskbar.aspx

Windows 1 = 1985, Arthur = 1987 (release rather than development dates)
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Jeffrey Lee Message #108828, posted by Phlamethrower at 14:59, 21/11/2008, in reply to message #108827
PhlamethrowerHot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot stuff

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How about... no.

The Windows 1 taskbar acts more like the RISC OS pinboard than the icon bar, in that it only stores icons for minimized windows. It may look like the icon bar, but it does not act like it.
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Peter Howkins Message #108829, posted by flibble at 15:54, 21/11/2008, in reply to message #108828
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The windows iconbar 'obviously' influenced the designers of Arthur, you can tell by the following similarities.

1) The appalling choice of colour
2) The really terrible icon design
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Adam Message #108870, posted by adamr at 23:17, 26/11/2008, in reply to message #108828
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Look at figure 2. Windows 7 has a taskbar with "large icons and no text". Remind you of anything?
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Jeffrey Lee Message #108872, posted by Phlamethrower at 00:33, 27/11/2008, in reply to message #108870
PhlamethrowerHot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot Hot stuff

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Look at figure 2. Windows 7 has a taskbar with "large icons and no text". Remind you of anything?
The Mac OS X Dock.

For me to say the Icon Bar, it would need to have text underneath at least some of the icons (particularly the leftmost ones). And it would have to be monotone instead of a shiny glass-a-like texture/effect.

[Edited by Phlamethrower at 00:34, 27/11/2008]
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Andrew Poole Message #108875, posted by andypoole at 10:10, 27/11/2008, in reply to message #108872

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Look at figure 2. Windows 7 has a taskbar with "large icons and no text". Remind you of anything?
The Mac OS X Dock.

For me to say the Icon Bar, it would need to have text underneath at least some of the icons (particularly the leftmost ones). And it would have to be monotone instead of a shiny glass-a-like texture/effect.
And have drives/printers at one side, running apps at the other...
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Phil Mellor Message #108876, posted by monkeyson2 at 10:54, 27/11/2008, in reply to message #108875
monkeyson2Please don't let them make me be a monkey butler

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Look at figure 2. Windows 7 has a taskbar with "large icons and no text". Remind you of anything?
The Mac OS X Dock.

For me to say the Icon Bar, it would need to have text underneath at least some of the icons (particularly the leftmost ones). And it would have to be monotone instead of a shiny glass-a-like texture/effect.
And have drives/printers at one side, running apps at the other...
And scroll left to right when it becomes full...

And have a better web site named after it...
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