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 pinned folder behavior

In windows 8 I was able to pin a folder to the taskbar and when I right clicked my mouse over it I was given give a list of recently accessed folders and also able to pin them. Now, after upgrading ...
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How do I increase the number of items on a jump list in Windows 10?

How can I increase the maximum number of items that appear on a Windows 10 jump list, and is there any way to set separate maximums for recent and pinned items? I use Remote Desktop to connect to ...
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KDE accessibility applet respawned in my LXDE panel - how to get rid of it?

For some strange reason, whenever I log in to my LXDE desktop, I see the KDE accessibility applet on the panel/taskbar. I can't figure out what's triggering it being run and how I can stop it from ...
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Hide program icon from taskbar/alt-tab/etc (Not tray) and keep it unminimized? [duplicate]

I want to remove an icon from my taskbar without closing the window itself. To be clear, I'm talking about the taskbar: Not the system tray: My current solution is using RBTray which minimizes a ...
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Win10 - add and remove icons from taskbar using regedit

Is it possible to add and remove icons from the taskbar? I have a program that installs a lot of programs and some are added to the taskbar and some are not. I want to add and remove some ...
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Close window from the taskbar?

In Windows 7, I was able to right-click on a window's button in the taskbar and get a menu containing an item for closing (or minimizing or maximizing) that window. Is there something I can adjust in ...
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Taskbar icons overlapping [closed]

I have a problem with my taskbar icons. I have to move the cursor over them to make them OK. You can see in the screenshot that the search bar is also hidden.
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How to pin some icons to the left side and rest to the right side of the taskbar?

How to pin half of the icons to the left side and the rest of the icons to the right side of the taskbar in Windows 10? Like on this image:
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Restore right-click menu on taskbar icon in Windows 10

SCENARIO I've been customizing a Windows 10 TH2 ISO image using the WinToolkit application, and manually using DISM to remove features and packages from the mounted Install.wim image, I also ...
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Windows 10 taskbar popups broken

I see that this question has been asked a couple of times, but my tryouts in solving it myself based on info I found have not been successful. So basically one moment I noticed that left-clicking ...
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Windows Vista taskbar flashing[FIXED]

I am having an issue with my Taskbar in Windows Vista. Sometimes the top of it blinks blue and sometimes it completely flashes. It happens about every 2 seconds and it gets worse as I go on without a ...
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About Group Policy: 'Do not allow pinning Store app to the Taskbar'

Using Windows 10 (TH2 Update), I need to enable this policy: User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Start Menu and Taskbar\Do not allow pinning Store app to the Taskbar The problem is that I ...
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Make the “Show desktop” button only hide the windows on the primary monitor [duplicate]

Related: How can I make the "Show desktop" function only hide the windows on a specific monitor? "Show desktop" on dual display setup hides windows from second display Is there a ...
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Windows Taskbar: Force applications to stay in place when open

Can I do something to fix|force the applications to stay in place? I understand it has to do with separate processes and such, but there's a point I don't understand. taskbar overview: What ...
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KDE 5 - Plasma keeps crashing and not starting again (no task bar, no right clicking desktop)

I have a problem like in this question: After booting I come into a desktop w/o taskbar and where the desktop is not reacting to right click. Most of the times krunner works, so I can start programs ...
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Modify target of unpinned applications in taskbar

Example: I do not have MS Excel is not pinned. When opened, its icon shows up in taskbar. To open a new instance, that taskbar icon can be middle clicked. But to open it without loading a blank ...
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Windows 10 - Recreating Change to Start Menu to allow Recent Files in Tiles

Awhile back I was messing around with some of the setting in Windows 10 (mostly registry hacks) to customize everything, and I did something to make the Context Menu on my Taskbar and Start Menu ...
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Can resize but cannot reorder toolbars on taskbar in Windows 7

The taskbar is not locked. I can change the height of the taskbar. I can drag the toolbar handle to resize the toolbar width but if I click/hold/drag [cursor has 4 direction arrows] then it will not ...
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Windows 10 taskbar right click doesn't work properly

So I've had this problem for quite some time, I can't really explain it in the title. I'm running Windows 10 and when I right-click on the icon of a running program on the taskbar the only option I ...
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How to remove 2 pixel task bar line in windows 7 when task bar is hidden?

I have Windows 7. When I hide the task bar it still shows in a bright white 1 or 2 pixel line across the bottom of my screen (as my task bar is on the bottom of my screen). SO if I watch Netflix or ...
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Weird mouse behaviour

Recently I have encountered a problem with my mouse: Sometimes I can't click normally but sometimes I can, My mouse only worked inb some specific parts of the screen. For example: When I open a ...
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Is it possible to “stick” the pinned items to the left so they don't move?

I have recently upgraded to Windows 7 from XP and one thing I find annoying is how the Pinned Items behave compared to the Quick Launch items; quick launch items would always stick to the left no ...
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Change icon of Windows 10 Quick Launch (Custom) Toolbar

I have created a quick launch toolbar of my Games folder (Right click taskbar → Toolbars → New Toolbar → Select Game Folder). This creates a toolbar that looks like this: I am trying to change the ...
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Black broken box kind of overlay on Google Chrome Icon on taskbar

Whats this? is it saying my chrome crashed or any security breach? Im worried, all my tabs are fully functional in it.
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Is there a way to move windows to different monitors based on which taskbar they are clicked on from?

So I have two monitors, and I wa wondering if there was a way to make it so that if I were to click an icon on the second monitor's taskbar, then the windows would move from the first monitor to the ...
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How does one move the taskbar to the secondary monitor in Windows 10?

I'm running windows 10 and have two monitors. I'd like to have my task bar appear only on my secondary monitor. Let me be clear, I am NOT asking how to switch the primacy of my monitors, because I ...
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ClickOnce application does not open from shortcut

After the most recent updates to Windows 10, an installed ClickOnce application will no longer launch from the taskbar shortcut. I can get the shortcut to work again by uninstalling/reinstalling the ...
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How to show weekday beside the time in Windows 10 clock in taskbar? [duplicate]

I want my taskbar buttons to remain small and display the weekday next to the time instead of below the time. For example the display should look like: Wednesday 21:43 I am okay with the date not ...
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Windows 10 virtual desktops - preserve taskbar order

Is there a way to preserve the taskbar order while switching between virtual desktops in Windows 10? The order resets on my PC every time, and that's very annoying.
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Taskbar running-program icon rightclick broken for Razer Synapse Windows 10

For some reason - and this doesn't happen for anything else - when I right click on my Razer Synapse icon on the little program tray at the bottom right of my taskbar, it brings up a menu which ...
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How to correctly pin MSYS to task bar in Windows 8?

I use MSYS/MinGW a lot on Windows 8.1 and wanted to create a shortcut on the taskbar at the bottom. What I did is to lauch MSYS, and once it appears on the task bar, choose "pin this program to task ...
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Anyway to set taskbar height in registry

I have a issue that my taskbar does not want to stay 3 high. It is not a windows issue more so the screen that I am using disconnects itself when I turn it OFF and when I turn it ON windows detects ...
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Windows 10 freezes and Taskbar icons will not restore display [closed]

Windows 10 when I minimize an app and then work on something else the original app will not restore from the taskbar.Other times the display just freezes and nothing works.The only way to fix this is ...
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Show all programs from all monitors in the taskbar

The Windows 7 taskbar only shows the programs running on the current monitor. Applications running on the second monitor are listed in the taskbar of the second monitor. Is it possible to make the ...
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Preventing Firefox from going on top of the taskbar

Today, I was working and I tried to access the taskbar. However, it didn't pop up. I moved my mouse off of Firefox and the taskbar unhid, as it should have, but Firefox was on top. As far as I can ...
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No AIMP taskbar animation when playing radio

When I play radio stations with AIMP 4 my taskbar icon is animated. How can I stop that animation as I find it distracting? No animation when I play audio files from disk - all good Have disabled ...
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Windows 10: File Explorer from taskbar not responding/crashing

Purchased new PC with Windows 10 about a month ago. Did not have any problems until few days ago: File Explorer shortcut on the taskbar is not responding-- after clicking the icon, it will just not ...
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Windows task bar action buttons not working (win key, win search, start screen, volume..)

Firstly sorry for the lengthy description but I tried to give most of the info which may help to find the cause and solution of the problem. Recently I restored my system using system recover image ...
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Broken icon of Skype in the Windows 7 taskbar [duplicate]

Usually, I have Skype pinned to the taskbar on Windows 7 and its icon prints normally. For a few days, this icon has seemed broken/not found : If I un-pin the program from the taskbar, the icon ...
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How to change taskbar-titlebar size?

I really don't know the name of this bar: In this picture, the path string is very long and was cut by windows, how do I change the size of that area to show the entire title string of any windows? ...
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Windows 10: how to open application as Administrator when clicking on pinned items

I added a shortcut to the taskbar pinning it and set its properties to run as administrator. This works fine as long as I launch the application itself. Some applications (such as Visual studio 2015) ...
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Windows 10 search not “popping up”

(Using Windows 10 Pro x64) Hi When I click the "search icon" in the taskbar, nothing happens - no popup window. When I click the start button in the taskbar a window popsup ... fine .. but if I ...
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Change taskbar position from powershell

I would like to make a shortcut on my desktop to change the position of the taskbar from top to bottom and vice versa. Is there an easy way to do it in powershell without messing up with the ...
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How to stop windows 8 from minimizing all instances of the same program?

This behavior is unbelivably annoying and it started in this new Windows 7 or 8 I'm not sure. Suppose I have 2 excel files open and they are displayed in the taskbar They are both MAXIMIZED, and I'm ...
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unable to control taskbar audio control with keyboard media keys

I am streaming music from phone to computer via bluetooth. I have a bluetooth audio control in my taskbar that doesn't respond to windows media key commands - play/pause, next, prev. any ideas on ...
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Putty Taskbar Jump List Broken on Windows 10

I have Windows 8 on my laptop and the jumplist for putty has always worked just fine. After installing Putty on my desktop (Win 10) the jumplists do not show up when I right-click the taskbar icon, ...
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Windows 8.1 use small taskbar buttons setting isn't working

Recently I got a new secondary HDMI monitor, and when I plugged it in Windows set it as my main monitor and messed up a few display things. The two images are after I set my original monitor as my ...
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Windows 10 1511 Explorer Freezing

I updated my Windows 10 installation to 1511. Shortly after, I experienced the following for the first time: First, a popup alert from the Notification Center will appear and not disappear. On ...
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Shortcut loading on a Taskbar Folder

I'm not quite sure how to phrase this into a proper question for the Title. However I've got a folder on my C:\ called Games that I have all the shortcuts for all of my games and some programs thrown ...
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Windows 10 Taskbar: Never combine, always hide labels

Is there a way to never combine task bar icons, but still not display their labels? This worked on Windows 7 with a registry hack, but it doesn't work as expected on Windows 10. It is especially ...