-thanks, Tuxman. I am not trying it yet, because the feature I was hoping for, is listed as not yet implemented: When the taskbar is vertical (laptop with widescreen monitor), the mouse's moving distance from everything to everything else is unacceptable long - so to speak - so I want to change the order of certain buttons~areas.
Remembering where we are (What's living in your taskbar notification area right now?), I really am annoyed that Microsoft on one hand forces me to look at their icons, while at the same time they prevent me from having an equally easy look at the icons from the programs that I have installed. I installed these programs, because I think they are important to me. Get it, Microsoft? No, they didn't. Maybe in a year or so they will have the time to listen?