ViGlance is a free lightweight app (uses about 10MB of memory when running) that simulates the Windows 7 Taskbar. it doesn’t replace the entire Taskbar in XP. Instead it replaces just the portion where the Taskbar buttons normally reside, and leaves the System Tray, Quick Launch, and other native sections untouched. Some of the features: Pin your favorite applications so that they serve as a shortcut when they aren’t running. Hovering or clicking on an icon with multiple instances running will show thumbnails of each window, and you can then select the one you want. If just one instance of the app is running when you click on the icon it will instead minimize/restore the window depending on the window’s current state. Drag and drop the icons in the order you want them to appear.... More Info »
+ Previews of Windows from your Task bar
Hover the pointer on an icon, and thumbnails of the programs’s windows glide into position above the windows task bar, so you can quickly find the window you’re looking for.
+ Pin your favorite applications
Drag an app’s icon from the desktop to the windows taskbar, and ViGlance will pin it there, so you can launch the program from the task bar without having to search the start menu. You can also organise icons in the Taskbar by moving them to new positions!
+ 7 Start Orb Replica
The start button in Windows XP isn’t very pretty; it’s too big and ugly and its horrible shade of green. ViGlance replaces that horrible over sized start button with a small and efficient start orb. Whilst at the same time delivering a smooth fade transitional rollover effect like that of Windows 7.
ViGlance SE2 comes with new feature called jump-lists that retrieves your most recently opened documents from several locations on the operating system. Now you can easily access your recently opened files for your opened or pinned programs.