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 10 Accent Color Personalization in Pinned Taskbar Items

I have had my laptop upgraded to Windows 10 for about a month now. I just upgraded my desktop yesterday and noticed a difference I cannot figure out. The calculator is pinned to the taskbar on both, ...
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Can't unpin files from taskbar in Windows 8.1

I have a few files pinned to SumatraPDF on my taskbar and I can't unpin two of them. They seem to be stuck. I've tried removing Sumatra from my taskbar and re-adding it, but all my pins persisted. I ...
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Taskbar buttons combining in Windows 10

Is it possible to get Windows Explorer in Windows 10 to do the following: I want to have to Windows Explorer shortcuts in the taskbar - Windows explorer and Downloads folder. That is easily done as ...
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Could not Right Click on taskbar icons and start menu could not open in windows 10

I installed windows 10 two days ago. First day, it worked fine, but now, when I right click on taskbar icons, or try to open start menu, or left click on Volume, Network or Time icon on right side of ...
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How do you make Windows Taskbar list view not truncate long paths?

I would like to be able to differentiate between several different long paths in windows explorer when I bring up the list view, but I have been unable to find a way to achieve this. I found ...
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Windows 10 taskbar icons not combining

I am using windows 10, and in taskbar properties "Taskbar buttons" is set to "Always combine, hide labels". However I noticed that Visual Studio Code and WebStorm 10.0 ignore this rule. Labels are ...
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Win7 x64 Taskbar: Add Icon for Specific Tab in Mouse Properties?

The touchpad on my laptop is OK when I need it, but I like to turn it off when I'm using the mouse. To do this, I go into Control Panel > Mouse > UltraNav tab > uncheck Enable TouchPad. I'd prefer to ...
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Broken Windows10 taskbar

I updated from Win8 to Win10 few days back. I am having issues with icons displayed on the taskbar - as shown in the picture. Chrome icon is simply displayed as only a little stripe, happens with also ...
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Unresponsive task bar on Windows 10

Whenever I click on the Windows task bar (lower right corner) for example to see incoming notifications or turn down the volume, the task bar doesn't react. To change the volume I have to right click ...
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Windows Key Shortcut does not work the same with Taskbar Auto-Hide

This may be oddly specific but here goes... When I have the Windows taskbar anchored to the view and I press Win + 1 (or whatever number), it brings an application to the front view. I have Chrome ...
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How to make Windows 10 taskbar thumbnail previews bigger? [duplicate]

The window previews in Windows 10 are too small to make any informed decisions. How can I increase the size of the thumbnail preview? Note: This is not a duplicate of Is there any way to make ...
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Can't right-click Taskbar Icons on Windows 10

I restarted my PC many times, I also have restarted the Windows Explorer task but it doesn't work. I cannot right-click icons on Taskbar, I can't even click on the Start menu. EDIT: I don't know if ...
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Windows 8 Jump List (Quick Launch, Task Bar) menu items background is too dark and icons misaligned

On my new laptop with Windows 8 on initialization setup i probably chose wrong background, which applied only to Quick Launch items context menu: now i can't see labels when i open any icon menu, see ...
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How can I make the Windows 10 taskbar bigger? [duplicate]

How can I make the Windows 10 taskbar bigger? I don't want to install a customer program to replace "start" I don't want to change the scale as it make some parts of the UI look strange and blurred. ...
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Network stats on taskbar [duplicate]

Is there any network manager tool that show network's downloading/uploading speed on taskbar for Windows 8.1/10? I use little Snitch on my mac and its amazing. I wan't same tool for all my Windows pc. ...
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In firefox, how do I create a bookmark and pin it to the taskbar as an icon, without it getting pinned to the firefox jump list

I have managed to successfully set this up by following a guide before, but that seems to have since disappeared from the internet. If I recall correctly, it involved something as silly as creating ...
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Windows Taskbar Clock Width

I have used the program from Control Panel > Clock, Language, and Region > Region and Language > Additional Settings to change my format of date shown on the clock of Windows 7's taskbar. ...
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Windows 7 keeps creating messed up profiles

Ok so I have an installation of Windows 7 that for a long time I never bothered with the other user accounts I had made, the reason why I had made other accounts was for Windows file sharing as you ...
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Glitch/error when right clicking on icons in Windows 8.1 Taskbar [duplicate]

(See the picture example) I have just installed Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox, I have done this before and I have never had this problem. Installing all updates/restarting doesn't fix the problem, and I ...
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Text-only taskbar icons

I installed a mac theme on my win7 and I have pinned icons on my taskbar: I want to display a text only like this: without icons like on Mac without using 3rd party programs. What do I need to ...
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How to hide the Start button in Windows 10 [duplicate]

In Windows 8, Microsoft removed the Start button. I've upgraded to Windows 10 and the Start button has made an appearance again. I've checked the taskbar context menu and it allows me to remove: ...
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Excel workbooks pinned to taskbar on Win 10 disappeared

My question is two fold: Can I change the order of Excel workbooks pinned to the taskbar on Win 10? In Win 8.1 I could just drag them in whichever order I wanted. I saw the similar question ...
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Duplicate icons on taskbar in IntelliJ – Windows 10

I have an issue with IntelliJ IDEA and Android Studio when I pin the icons to my taskbar. If I click on the icon, the actual window opens in a smaller duplicate icon on the taskbar rather than opening ...
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Removing system tray notifications

Using Windows 7, I am running WhatPulse. It generates annoying notifications in the system tray that I just don't need to see. The administrator on WhatPulse forums refuses to accept there is a ...
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Google Chrome icon changes to Default in taskbar when I close it

Icon changes from this: to this: My profile is in folder C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default. This does not happen to profiles in ...
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Keyboard shortcut to open links on the windows taskbar

Is there a way to select the "Links" part of the taskbar with a keyboard shortcut. I have a script there I want to run a lot and am getting tired of clicking the small buttons. (It is similar to the ...
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Custom color for Windows 10 taskbar

It seems that I only can select among some predefined colors for the taskbar in the Personalize section. I already tried the regedit hack ...
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Windows 10: PuTTY does not work correctly with the taskbar context menu?

When right clicking on the PuTTY icon in the Windows 10 taskbar, I get recent connections. Clicking on one of those just opens the PuTTY main page. Instead of connecting to that connection. Is it me? ...
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Want side by side view of folders on taskbar

For convenience when multiple folders are opened, I would like to have the folders side by side on the taskbar, not one on top of the other. I still want them combined, but when I run my mouse over ...
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203 views

Getting box with gray background when right-clicking icons in Windows 8.1 taskbar

I thought I might try asking here since I couldn't find a solution to my problem anywhere, or maybe I didn't search correctly, but I just don't know how to describe this: Basically, I get a box with ...
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320 views

How to disable Taskbar Thumbnail preview in Windows 10?

Just wanted to disable window preview thumbnail in the taskbar: This is just the same as How to disable Taskbar Thumbnail preview in Windows 8 ? . I followed some solutions written in the answer, ...
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The On-Screen keyboard in Windows 10

Just got the free upgrade to Windows 10. I was using Windows 8.1. The 'Dock' feature doesnt seem to work correctly. In win 8, when I docked the keyboard it would goto the bottom of the screen and the ...
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Windows 10 Icons don't change in Taskbar

Migrated on Windows 10 on both my laptop and my desktop, I succesfully changed icons of my pinned app (in taskbar) on my laptop (right click, properties, change icon), and everything worked, and the ...
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Why is Excel hidden on the taskbar?

We have updated 6 machines to Windows 10 over the weekend and one of them has an issue that I hoped would go away with the upgrade but it has not. And of course it's the boss's computer. When he ...
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How to show seconds on windows tray clock

How do I show seconds on the Windows tray clock ? I've tried the advanced options in the control panel, but I'm not sure how do I do it. Is it like hh:mm:ss or is it something else?
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Show the date on the System Tray in Windows 10

I have my Taskbar moved to the left side of the screen. How do I show the date below the clock on the system tray? Windows 10 is quite new, so there isn't much on the internet about it.
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Change Microsoft Edge Taskbar icon

How would I change the Taskbar icon for Microsoft Edge. Note that the Edge exe is not double-clickable, so creating a shortcut and changing the icon didn't seem to work for me. Edit: I created ...
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Collapse system tray icons more efficiently on vertical Windows 7/8 taskbar

I use a vertical taskbar, but I've noticed that it makes no real attempt to collapse itself down to the absolute minimum. When a new icon crops up, it allows it to flow around the hidden-icon popup ...
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How do I change the color of the taskbar in Windows 10?

In earlier builds of Windows 10, this was possible from the Personalization -> Color and Appearance menu. However, "Color and Appearance" seems to have been removed from the final build. Is it still ...
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Is there any way to make taskbar icons bigger in Windows 10?

So after Windows 10 installation I've noticed that icons in taskbar became a significant bit smaller than they were in Windows 7/8 while taskbar height stayed the same, here's the comparison: The ...
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How to pin a program from a drive different than C: to the Start Menu?

I have several programs installed on another drive (F:\) than my system drive (C:\). On Windows 7 I had the possibility to pin those programs both to the Start Menu and the taskbar. I just had to ...
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Windows 7: can't reopen minimised window on taskbar, preview does Work

I have a program and want to either bring its Window to the front or reopen it after it is minimised. It is on the taskbar and hovering over it shows the preview of the window. However clicking on it ...
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Windows 10: primary monitor taskbar not hiding

OS: Just upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 Software: Display Fusion v7.2 (if meaningful) Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 650 Ti Yes, I upgraded the NVIDIA GeForce driver to Windows 10. I had to, as ...
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How to increase taskbar icon size?

In Win8.1 the taskbar icons were bigger than in Win10. In Win10, the icons also seem to have a upper and lower margin to the taskbar limits. How can I control this, i.e. increase icon size and, if ...
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How to show weekday in Windows 10 clock in taskbar?

In all windowses before 10 I could just pull the taskbar up and I could see which day it is: But when doing that in Windows 10 it doesn't work: How can I get my weekday back without having to ...
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How do I remove titles from Windows 10 taskbar and keep icons only

In my Windows 10 Pro I got icons and titles on taskbar. But I want to have icons only (like at the bottom on the picture). Is there an option for this? How do I remove titles from Windows 10 ...
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Enable gmail unread badge on windows taskbar

I have created "standalone" shortcut to gmail from google chrome: Chrome App Launcher Click right on Gmail and select "Open as Window" Click right on Gmail again and select "Create Shortcuts" and ...
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Windows 7 Aero taskbar thumbnails intermittently fail

I am having a rather unusual, intermittent issue with the Windows 7 taskbar. Based on everything I've found, both on SU and various Microsoft sites, part of the trouble is that several similar, but ...
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How to show icon for a window only in the task bar of the screen where it resides?

On Win8 there's an option to show the icons on the task bar but only those corresponding to the windows that actually reside on its screen. This is an awesome feature and now, that I'm on Win7, I'd ...
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Office 2013 appears twice in the taskbar

For some reason, Outlook 2013 now appears twice in the taskbar. It shows up with two different icons, the usual blue "o" and a yellow+folder icon: It was just fine until now and it suddenly started ...