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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Programs appear in different order on taskbar every time I start my PC [on hold]

I have some programs namely Skype and IMVU which I have set to "Run On Startup" along with other programs like IE, Firefox, Google. However the order of the programs appearing on my Taskbar keeps ...
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Pin an app to the right side of the Windows 7 taskbar [duplicate]

I would like to pin an app to the RIGHT side of the Windows 7 taskbar but I cannot figure out a way to do this. Any help in figuring out how to do this would be very welcome. NOT in the System Tray.
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Strange gap above the taskbar in desktop after connecting another screen

I connected another screen today, just a simple DVI connector. I set the settings to extend the screen from the main screen. After connecting the screen, it is working as expected. But, there is ...
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Windows 8.1 taskbar selected button color

Windows 8.1 customize taskbar how do I change selected button color or current/open tab color All tabs are of almost the same color and hard to distinguish. Is there a way to make selected button ...
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Firefox - Using ctypes to activate a task bar item

I use a toolbar button in Firefox to toggle between normal and private windows. Here is the code: OpenBrowserWindow({private: !PrivateBrowsingUtils.isWindowPrivate(window)}); ...
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Pin one specific program to the rightside of the taskbar

I run multiple instances of the same program, which is taking up too much space on my taskbar. This is what it looks like at the moment: This is what I want it to look like (or something similar) ...
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Cannot pin explorer.exe to taskbar - creates duplicate icon

I'm trying to find a way to correctly pin Windows Explorer to the taskbar using GPO. I am currently using a batch file to automatically pin various icons to the user's taskbar at logon as per: ...
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Chrome and Taskbar shortcut are not getting along?

All this is on Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and is fully up to date with it's patches. I was running Chrome 37 when it said it wasn't able to upgrade chrome (it didn't give a reason why). So I uninstalled ...
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Focus IE window in powershell [closed]

My code: $ie = new-object -com "InternetExplorer.Application" $ie.navigate("http://localhost") $ie.visible = $true $ie.fullscreen = $true However, after fullscreen, the window still appears behind ...
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Windows 7 Taskbar explorer.exe shortcut open to a custom library location

I want to change the default start location of the Windows Explorer shortcut that is pinned to my Windows 7 Taskbar to be a custom library I created. Here's what I've tried: In my Libraries ...
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google chrome shortcut does not bring up blank page when shortcut placed on taskbar

I have a few google chrome shortcuts on my windows 7 desktop. One of them opens my Hotmail in google chrome. One of them opens my google calendar. And of course there is the original google chrome ...
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Hide application task from taskbar but keep window visible in Windows 7 [duplicate]

I want to hide a certain application (in this case Chrome) from the taskbar in Windows 7 64-bit but keep the window visible (the window is running permanently visible on a 2nd monitor and I don't want ...
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Windows 7, quick lauch on task bar placed left

I have to move to Windows 7 from XP. I'm used to launch applications from quick launch in task bar. So, to be able to have several icons in quick launch, I placed task bar at left in XP. That's how ...
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What is the shortcut to go (or bring up/maximize the window) to the newest notification in the taskbar?

What is the shortcut to go to the newest notification program in the taskbar? So when I hit the combination my skype chat windows with the person who messaged me comes up? (or a installer that ...
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How many pixels in the Windows Taskbar Icons? [migrated]

I'm making a program that will show you when caps lock is turned on. I want it to display a little icon on the Windows Taskbar by the icons such as the battery, volume and internet connection. I was ...
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What governs the “start in” path when pinning programs to the taskbar?

I have a program that installs normally and has its shortcut listed in the Start Menu under All Programs. If I right-click and get properties for the shortcut, it lists its "start in" path as one in ...
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Gnome 2: How to exclude running applications from the taskbar?

Gnome 2 provides a nice Windows-like taskbar at the bottom, listing the currently running graphical applications (in user space). There are some applications that I would like to exclude from showing ...
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Win 7 taskbar features

When I hover the mouse over an active task icon on the win7 taskbar, the miniature window appears momentarily and disappears, not allowing to click and maximise the task. Can this feature be ...
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Close multiple non-combined windows in Windows 7 or Windows 8

I understand that with right-click on taskbar -> Properties -> Taskbar buttons: "Always combine, hide labels" I get an option "Close all windows" with right-click on a combined task. However with ...
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Taskbar Disappearing on Windows 8.1

It seems that the taskbar disappears permanently whenever I use certain Metro apps on Windows 8.1. That is, when I exit the app, the taskbar is gone from the screen that the Metro app appeared on ...
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Windows 8.1 taskbar preview issue

I was using windows 8 with my previous computer, and I didn't have this problems. When I minimised videos preview seems to freeze, but not minimised its working; I could see a preview of the game ...
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Bluetooth Taskbar Icon dissappeared and can't get it back?

When a PC with Bluetooth inside or has a Bluetooth dongle/usb inserted there is a blue Bluetooth icon that appears in the taskbar on Windows. It was there a few minutes ago and now I can't find it. I ...
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My System Tray Stopped Giving Me The Option To Minimize Visible Notifications

I am using Windows 7 Professional. My system tray is taking up almost the whole task bar! The arrow that allows you to hide the running programs into the system tray is just gone. I have found how ...
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Separate taskbar icon in separate tab (Chrome)

Is it possible to force Google Chrome (38.0.2125.104 m) on Windows 8.1 to show separate taskbar icon for each window (NOT tab)? I need this for Chrome only and global suggestions like this won't go ...
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Windows 8.1 transparency?

So I have two computers. Both of which are running Windows 8.1 (Version 6.3 Build 9600). The only real differences in the systems are that one is Pro, and the other is.. I'm not sure. It simply says ...
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Utility to rename those taskbar buttons in Windows XP and Windows 7

Does anyone know a utility that would rename taskbar buttons in Windows XP and Windows 7? I've a bunch of programs open that all have the same name and I'd like to give each taskbar button its own ...
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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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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 ...