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You can open/switch to applications on the taskbar using SUPER+. A great feature, but hard to use due to the fact you have to count the icons..

Is there a way to show the positions on these icons?

Update: Keeping the accepted answer for history, but see later answer for software.

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marked as duplicate by Karan, Tog, gronostaj, Darth Android, mpy Jul 12 '13 at 18:49

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Simple solution: write the numbers on a piece of paper and tape it on your monitor next to the taskbar.

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:) Oldschool, +1. – simendsjo Jun 29 '11 at 12:45
By “next”, you mean below? You could also use write on a bit of clear tape and put it right on the screen, like an overlay. Of course you have to beware that the taskbar can change easily in Windows 7. You can drag-and-drop the icons to re-arrange them, so you may find that the numbers you memorized are now incorrect. They also expand and shrink when you run a program, so an overlay might not work. – Synetech Jun 30 '11 at 2:51
I did it your way. I feel so young again :) – simendsjo Jun 30 '11 at 19:26

I tried the piece of paper method. But a pain if you move around several workstations. Also tried using a Frameless image viewer to display a semi transparent image of a sequence of numbers. But this number sequence image has to be created for each display resolution.

Finally I found a software based solution that is freeware, small file size (under 100K) & portable (unzip to install in any location):

7+ Taskbar Numberer

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Looks really nice, but doesn't work in the classic Win 2000 theme. – phi Apr 17 '13 at 1:38
Nice, thanks! I still have the piece of paper here :) It's also a pain when having more windows open as the icons shrink. I'll be sure to try this one. – simendsjo Apr 17 '13 at 8:56

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