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Does any software exist for Windows XP to change the order of items in the taskbar?

Could someone recommend a utility that would allow me to change the order of taskbar items in Windows XP, ideally just by dragging them, similar to reordering tabs in Firefox?

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marked as duplicate by Gnoupi, Joey, MicTech, quack quixote May 5 '10 at 11:03

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if you kill explorer.exe from Task Manager, then restart it (or let it restart automatically), it'll reorder the items for you. :) (i'm joking. it does work that way, but be careful if you do this; it can be dangerous.) – quack quixote May 5 '10 at 6:36

I used to use this program before I upgraded from XP:

Taskbar Shuffle

Taskbar Shuffle is a simple, small, free utility that lets you drag and drop your Windows taskbar buttons to rearrange them. Here’s a full feature list:

  • Full 32-bit and 64-bit support
  • Reorder your taskbar buttons by dragging and dropping them
  • Reorder your tray icons in the same way
  • Reorder tasks in a grouped button's popup menu in the same way
  • Middle-click to close programs on your taskbar
  • Works with UltraMon (version 3+ only) taskbars
  • Tweak taskbar button grouping
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I've found Taskix, which does what I want. It's only a 244KB download and installs without a reboot (which is a rarity for system utilities!)

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