The bar displayed on a full edge of a GUI desktop that is used to launch, monitor and switch between running applications.

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Windows 8.1 Grouped Taskbar Button Selection

I recently installed the Windows 8.1 update and it made a minor change to the way grouped taskbar buttons are navigated. When using the Windows+# shortcut to select a grouped item on the taskbar, it ...
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Microsoft Outlook 2010 meeting reminders open as minimized (in Windows Taskbar)

Ever since I started using Microsoft Outlook 2010, all of my meeting reminders are opened as minimized, not maximized. The icon isn't much different in the Taskbar, so the flashing task is sometimes ...
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Windows - See more than two powerplans in the battery-menu in the tray

On clicking the battery icon in the tray, the menu shows the current power plan and the last used power plan. Is it possible to make the menu show more than two power plans?
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Passing arguments to executable pinned in Taskbar

I try to add --enable-vertical-tabs to the Chrome shortcut/pin in my Windows7 Taskbar. Like indicated here http://superuser.com/a/234287 I edited properties of the shortcut. In the end the target is: ...
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Windows Explorer on taskbar not working

The shortcut for Windows Explorer on the taskbar has seemingly broken. It shows the default icon and when I click it, I get the following message, "Can't open this item. It might have been moved, ...
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Clicking on an open program in taskbar will open a new one instead of switching to that window on Windows 7

After installing updates on Windows 7, when I open a program and showing it on taskbar, when I want to switch to it by clicking on taskbar it will open a new instance of that program. No matter it's ...
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Non-standard toolbar in Notepad++ when using “Send To” menu

After installation of Notepad++, I have copied its shortcut into my local Send to... folder (C:\Users\{user}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo) to be able to quickly open any type of file. In ...
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Is there a way I can intelligently hide the Windows 7 taskbar?

I want the taskbar to be hidden only when there is a maximized window on screen and active, but if I have a window that isn't active then it shows. I've tried taskbar activate and that gets a bug with ...
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Cannot enable Notification Area in Windows 7

In 64-bit Windows 7, I cannot enable the notification area in the taskbar at all. Every time I try to customize the notification and system icon settings, it says "Some settings are managed by your ...
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Taskbar shows over video when focus goes to other monitor

So i have a dual monitor set up and I have a full screened flash video on the main monitor. If I remove the focus from that video to something that is on my other monitor the task bar pops up on top ...
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How to extend the timeout of highlight win7 taskbar when starting application

I am launching an application from the Win7/Win8 taskbar, Windows highlights the icon you are launching. (The same highlight used when the application is open). However, if the application doesn't ...
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How do I enable taskbar scrolling in Gnome 3 (Centos 7)?

Since last 3-4 years, I have been using Centos 6.x with Gnome 2 that has feature of cycling through windows by scrolling over the taskbar. Recently, I upgraded to Centos 7 that came up with Gnome 3. ...
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Show Websites with their own icons in the windows 7 taskbar

I want to add some websites to my taskbar and run them in their very own (chrome) instances with their icons. I tried to create a short cut on my desktop and move it to the taskbar, but this adds ...
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disable flashing icons from browser notifications in taskbar windows 8 [duplicate]

I am using google music all access, listening to music via a chrome browser. On song change the icon for the chrome browser in the windows task bar flashes orange, which is annoying. Does anyone ...
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Windows Taskbar/ Jumplist Bug/ Glitch

I have a problem with my Windows 8.1 Taskbar/Jumplist. When I right-click any icon in my taskbar the background/ icons are completely bugged (As you can see on the screenshot). It is not resolved even ...
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How to get a better contrast on Windows taskbar buttons?

I have two problems with the Windows taskbar buttons in Windows 7 (the taskbar is aligned to the left side of the screen): 1) There is almost no contrast between the focused window and other windows ...
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Chrome browser doesn't show up when restarted from a taskbar

I have came across a problem that is restrict me from using Chrome fully and honestly, I don't want to use any other web browser. The problem is, that when I start the browser, it works well, I have ...
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Taskbar won't Switch Windows

When I want to switch windows by clicking the taskbar icons it won't switch. I was wondering if anyone has also encountered this before and what the problem might be.
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How can I pin a folder to the Windows 7 taskbar with a custom icon?

The Windows 7 taskbar pins normal applications easily enough; but pinned folders are rolled up under generic instance of explorer.exe and generic folder icon. Is there anyway to have folder pinned to ...
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Put two windows into one

I am running Windows 7. I have two windows that I want to view at the same time on the same screen with each window having its own icon in the taskbar, for example Word on the left and Excel on the ...
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How to correct wrong task bar icon for windows explorer.exe?

The windows explorer.exe program's task bar icon is mixed up with some other program, how can I fix that?
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Changing the Windows 7 taskbar location when the number of connected monitors changes

For my workstation I use a laptop connected to several monitors: I have a taskbar at the bottom on each monitor (using DisplayFusion for the non-primary monitors). Sometimes I take the laptop out and ...
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Different computers with Windows 8 with the same account

I've got several systems set up with Windows 8 in my home. 1 is my desktop with a triple screen setup and I like having the taskbar vertically on the left edge of the left monitor. Also, I like having ...
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How to get a thin side pinned taskbar with small icons

What I try to accomplish Reduce size/width of a left pinned taskbar using small icons What have I tried When I use my taskbar on the bottom and configure it to use small icons, the height used by ...
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Chrome Task-bar Right Click Menu

I've started getting a really weird error popping up when I try to launch a second instance of google chrome from the taskbar right click menu. Any ideas? Here are the details... Scenario: Right ...
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Windows 7 Starter Edition Cannot Click Icons in Taskbar (Acer Laptop)

The taskbar shows up on the bottom of the screen as usual, and the icons for (in this case) Firefox, Excel, and Wordpad show up there, but I can't switch between programs by clicking the icons. ...
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taskbar error can't minimize

i have a problem with taskbar, all the application here, when i minimize it, won't return to taskbar, instead, it goes to the corner left of the desktop, i have tried restore system, but it's not ...
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How do I uncenter my tasbar icons in Windows 8.1?

For whatever reason all my icons are now centered in the taskbar on Windows 8.1. How do I get it to be left aligned again?
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How can I customize the taskbar in Windows 7 to separate the programs that are running and those that aren't?

I want the open programs to be on the right, and the not-open programs to be on the left. It really bothers me that there are unopened programs in between those that are open, so much so that I have ...
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Run as Administrator Issue when using Bins from 1UpIndustries

I use an addon called Bins by 1UpIndustries to group my taskbar items. If I turn off bins my shortcuts run as an administrator as I have configured them to do with no problems. However whenever I turn ...
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Taskbar icon disappears after a while

I'm using TrueCrypt and the portable Thunderbird is on that volume. A couple of weeks ago I had dragged it onto my Windows 8.1 taskbar to create an icon; other pinned application icons are there ...
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Change icon of file

For those of you into Python you probably know about IDLE. I use it so often that I have it pinned to my taskbar, but I've got a metro/Modern UI theme going so I want to change the icon of it. The ...
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Windows 8 taskbar on several monitors

I have windows 8 installed on system with several monitors. On all monitors I have task bar on the bottom. That is fine. But all icons are the same on all task bars. And if I click icon on the one of ...
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Strange Windows 7 dock icon hover behaviour

Something weird is happening to my new windows 7. When I hover over an icon in the taskbar/dock it glows and the application title appears, and when I remove the cursor it stays glowing and it's ...
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how would I change the font color of the Windows 7 taskbar? with aero

I'm running Aero but it's next to impossible to read the task bar icon titles: How would I change the font color to a different color (i.e black) so it's visible and makes the background and task ...
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Windows 8.1 WLAN icon at taskbar not responding occasionally

I am using Windows 8.1. A strange problem i am facing from long ago since Windows 7. I have Intel Wireless N-1000 WLAN Adapter in laptop. Its working great and satisfactory for using WiFI networks. ...
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Why is the right-click menu on the taskbar missing for some icons?

This has happened to me once before. I attempted to pin Eclipse (Java IDE) to the taskbar, and for some reason there are now 2 icons there. Neither of them have a right-click menu, so I cannot remove ...
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View the current day in the taskbar

Is there a way to view the current day (eg. Wednesday) next to the date and time in the taskbar? I can never remember the day when I need it, so is there a way to add the day in the taskbar?
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GeForce Experience ignores taskbar on secondary monitors in Windows 8

NVIDIA's GeForce Experience program in a Windows 8/8.1 environments will ignore the taskbars on secondary monitors and fullscreen over the top of them, similar to how Windows 7 and prior didn't have ...
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Setting up Firefox with multiple profiles running simultaneously (Windows 8)

The goal A click on Firefox in the TaskBar starts an instance which asks which profile to use. When that instance runs and the same icon is clicked with middle mouse button (to start a new instance) ...
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Audio icon isn't working, but keyboard buttons are

Problem My speakers work fine and they are able to play any sounds, from music to anything, like normal. Except, the taskbar icon shows that it is unusable (see below)... Yet, the volume (or whether ...
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Is it possible to hide the pin/unpin buttons for items on the task bar?

When right clicking an icon on the taskbar Windows displays a small menu. This always contains a button to pin/unpin the application on the taskbar. I frequently use this menu to open new windows ...
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Make taskbar icons' size bigger/smaller than options given Win 8.1

I am using Windows 8.1 and I want to make my taskbar icons size bigger/smaller than options given in settings. If I set the option to bigger icons, it is to big: If I set it to small, it is ...
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Taskbar pinned file shortcuts become invalid after moving the underlying files

When you move a file that is pinned to the taskbar (in a jumplist) that pinned shortcut becomes invalid. Clicking it results in the usual error for broken shortcuts: How can I move a big number of ...
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Windows 8.1 - “Show Desktop” rectangle has disappeared from taskbar

My "Show Desktop" button, the vertical rectangle at the far right of my taskbar, has completely disappeared--it was there, now it's not. My taskbar now just ends abruptly with the time/date info, and ...
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Windows 8 - Prevent Transparent Windows when Hovering

Say you have several windows open. Maybe like 4 different Internet Explorer pages with several tabs in each IE window. You know how the icons are grouped on the taskbar, like one icon for similar ...
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Show hidden icons button out of place

I recently got a Yoga 2 Pro (3200x1800) resolution and it's mostly been great except for one aggravating but minor issue: the "show hidden icons" button on the taskbar isn't vertically centered and ...
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Different icons for different excel files

In my work, all coding can be done in VBA only - hence, all of our tools (dbase queries, data processing, cash overviews, etc) are written as xlsm files. At the moment, the number of different tools ...
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How do you change the hover text on a pinned taskbar item in Windows 7?

I have two versions of SQL installed and I would like the hover text to show the different versions instead of just SQL Server Management Studio and SQL Server Management Studio (2). I tried to right ...
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Taskbar and desktop refreshing

I have an issue that my HP 650 laptop is doing refreshing of taskbar and desktop in every 2 minutes. When refreshing the icons from the taskbar are disappearing for 1-2 second and then again shown. ...