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 7 Taskbar disappears

I am using my Lenovo b550 Windows 7 laptop with a projector for training. For the last few days, I have noticed that my taskbar does not remain on top of other applications. How can I solve this ...
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Trying to work with 2 Displays on Windows 10

I am trying to work with 2 monitors on my Win10 Laptop. One being the main laptop screen ofc and the other a LED TV I recently bought. Now when I connect them via HDMI and select "Extend these ...
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Remove line under Windows 10 taskbar icons

That "underline" underneath taskbar icons was apparently added to indicate the application is open (vs. just pinned). I don't need this indicator. Is there any way to remove the open application ...
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Change the width of the “Language Indicator” in the taskbar

After applying new theme on Windows 10, the font of the taskbar became bigger, so the word ENG was cropped on both sides how shown in image: Cropped Input Indicator How can I increase the width of ...
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How to hide (but keep enabled) Action Center icon from the taskbar

I am using Windows 10, and normally in recent Windows versions, I can hide system icons as well as app icons in the notification area (previously known as system tray). A little triangle button ...
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Taskbar icons no longer appear in Windows 10 (start menu also broken)

My partners laptop has somehow just stopped showing the windows 10 icons in the taskbar nor can she use the Windows start menu button - when clicked it simply does nothing. Can anyone suggest why ...
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Taskbar height/width on the side

I'm using my taskbar at left side but I hate width of them. I don't know why are icons as Wi-Fi connection, Volume etc. in two columns which expends width of taskbar. I tried unlock taskbar and ...
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Different icons in taskbar when at work vs at home

Whenever I use my work laptop at work, I have my taskbar icons set up as I like. However, whenever I take my laptop home and start it up there, some other icons (such as Word, PowerPoint, etc.)show up ...
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Drag and drop minimizing windows in Win 7/10 involving taskbar

In Windows XP images from web browser can be dragged and dropped to desktop by holding file over taskbar while lmb is held down, then window minimizes itself and desktop shows up and you can drop it ...
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Windows 10: How to hide window without closing?

Coming from a Mac OS background, I find it immensely useful to be able to have an app running, loaded in memory, and doing updates but having no visible open windows. This allows things like Facebook ...
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Is there a way to auto hide taskbar into the corner

In Windows 7 and so, you have the option to autohide the taskbar and show it when you move the mouse over the bottom of the screen. Is there a way to show the taskbar when you move the mouse over a ...
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Windows 10 Apps, right-clicking on Taskbar icons, Start Menu/Search Bar and clicking Windows System Tray icons all fail

So in the middle of the day (worked fine in the morning), I come to find out that all the crap listed in my Title starts to happen. Internet Explorer 11 also doesn't fully function: some sites fail to ...
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Win10 - Uninstalled program still in “Select which icons appear on the taskbar”

I have uninstalled a program from my computer - secureline.exe. However, it still appears in "Select which icons appear on the taskbar". I get here by doing the following: Get System up Click on ...
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Windows 7 taskbar hover color stuck

When you mouse over the taskbar, the hover color for that program shows. However, it won't go away. Is there a way to have it disappear once your mouse moves away? A temporary solution I found is ...
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Windows 10 doesn't show date [duplicate]

My PC with Windows 10 doesn't show the date - refer to the picture. How to fix that?
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Customise Chrome Taskbar Icon

I saw an answer about changing the Chrome icon when Chrome is running (post) I tried everything, I literally opened every file I could with Resource hacker and changed any icons I could find that had ...
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windows 10 - make taskbar itself a different color from the taskbar buttons

I use the taskbar vertically down the screen with Ungrouped icons. In windows 7, the background color of the taskbar itself was different from the background color of the buttons on it, so it was ...
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Windows 8 force battery/plugged-in icon to show in task bar

On laptop systems with a battery, Windows 8 shows either a battery icon (when running from battery) or a "plugged in" icon (when running from AC). Clicking on this icon allows changing the power ...
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App Menus in Notification Area Open Behind the Notification Box

Whenever I right click on an application in the notification area, the menus open up behind the notification box. Is there a way to fix this? I am running a triple monitor setup with the task-bar ...
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How to : Run an App WITHOUT a taskbar button ?

In the MS Windows GUI - say Win XP for definiteness, I want a GUI app to run WITHOUT a taskbar button-icon (while its main window is not minimized). Is there a 3-rd party "tweaker" or combination of ...
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How did I move the taskbar to the top while it was locked?

I had the taskbar locked, and I was switching to a different window, when suddenly the taskbar moved from the bottom of the screen to the top. I must have done something by accident, I was able to ...
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Windows logo key+number don't work with more than one open programs

I work with several windows, several programs at the same time. Sometimes more than 20 at once. My workflow becomes to heavily use Windows logo key+number to jump from one to another. Example: I have ...
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Getting taskbar with clock (notification area) on second monitor with Windows 10

My Windows 10 updated itself this morning and now the notification area (the rightmost part of the taskbar with clock) will only appear on the laptop monitor. The past several weeks it was happily ...
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Grouping Categories of Icons in Windows 10 Taskbar

I have lots of icons in my task-bar - they're all necessary, because monitor real estate is at a premium and I need that sliver of visible desktop for things other than launch icons. What I'm ...
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Why won't windows open an application on the same screen where it was requested?

I've noticed some very illogical behavior (IMO) about the taskbar you have on all monitors (only applicable when multiple monitors are used of course). I'm as curious for a fix as I am curious for ...
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Windows 10 Network Issues - slows and glitches

My internet randomly starts to slow down, and so every now and then I have to click and open the WiFi tab from the taskbar button, where I see there are only 1 or 2 networks shown, when there are ...
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How can I move icon from taskbar to system tray in windows 7?

I want to move icons from taskbar to system tray in windows 7. How can I do this?
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Win 10 pinned apps starting effect (in taskbar) like that in Win 7?

In Win 7, if you click your app pinned on taskbar, a glowing rectangle will appear around the icon until the app started, then expand to normal task band. The glowing rectangle thing acts as a ...
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why don't separate excel workbooks show as separate buttons on the windows 10 task bar?

Using Windows 10, and Office 2010. I have my Taskbar set to never combine buttons. If I open two Excel workbooks, I only see one Excel button in the Taskbar. This, to me, is silly. How do I have a ...
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Windows 10 taskbar | how to make it thinner when vertical?

I have 14" 16:9 notebook and would like my Windows 10 taskbar have on the (left) side. Unfortunately, although I set it to small icons the bar is pretty wide. Do not you know how to make it thinner? ...
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should I remove sihost.exe? it seems to crash my whole explorer (taskbar) regularly

I am using windows 10; a few days ago I started noticing my whole taskbar with my desktop icons plus desktop wallpaper to disappear (everything goes black) for about 5 seconds. then everything ...
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Task Bar is not working Windows 10

I am having problem with my Windows 10 Taskbar. I can't click on tray icons nor i can search in the search box. Even if i press window key from keyboard nothing pops up . I don't know why it's ...
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Does anybody know this taskbar timer Software?

Superuser user Hugh Tash posted a screenshot containing this piece of software that seems to track work start and leave times? Googling around did turn up nothing, and it is also not possible to ...
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Make window active on taskbar icon hover

I want to make a window come to the front after hovering over it, or its thumbnail, in the taskbar. Any idea how?
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Onedrive has disappeared from system tray icons after clicking 'exit' (Windows 10)

I wanted to pause my Onedrive temporarily and followed the advice on this thread How to Pause onedrive sync on windows 8.1 to click "exit". It has indeed stopped syncing, but it has also disappeared ...
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windows 7 task bar not showing active tasks

Just got new PC at work. Still running windows 7 Enterprise like the previous Windows PC. However, when I launch an application, no icon appears on the task bar. Not even when I minimize the app. I ...
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Windows TaskBar doesn't show new items

Since Windows 7(mayne Vista too) I have a problem with pinning an item to taskbar. The path to taskbar is %appdata%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar, but adding either ...
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Windows XP, classic theme, empty space at the bottom of taskbar, caused by language bar

I have to use Windows XP for work reasons and this UI bug is a small but constant annoyance. When classic theme is enabled, taskbar elements don't align with the size of the taskbar, leaving a few ...
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Not showing taskbar in fullscreen mode for extended display

OS: Windows 7 64-bit I'm using dual monitors with extended display mode. While I'm watching a video with full screen mode, the taskbar disappears. But if the second monitor is activated, the task bar ...
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Is It Possible To Lock/Freeze Windows 10 Taskbar Icons?

Often I must drag icons from the unseen/unused portion/s of the taskbar to the part of the taskbar I can see. For example, I must endlessly drag the Chrome icon from the "bottom" of the taskbar, the ...
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How to move a tab between two maximized Google Chrome windows

If I un-maximize one window I can easily drag from one window to the other but if both windows are maximized I can only pull tabs out to their own windows. I expect it to work like file dragging ...
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Chrome Desktop Shortcute Not Working

I am Running Windows 8.1, and recently have had an issue with Google Chrome. The shortcut in my taskbar will not open chrome upon clicking. I will have to right click, and click either "New Window" or ...
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Windows 10 taskbar behaving strangely until restarted

Every now and then (once or twice a day), my Windows 10 (1511) task bar starts acting strange: Jump lists don't work (i.e. right-clicking on an icon is just ignored) Preview doesn't work (i.e. ...
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How can I make Windows' system tray two rows instead of one?

My taskbar has two rows. First is the Quick Launch, second is for applications. But my system trays is showing the icons only in one row, which is taking too much space. Is there any possibility to ...
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Windows 10 Pro - Taskbar and Navigation crashes

After the last update(March 2016) my widows taskbar cant working and the edge icon disappear. The search on taskbar and the windows button isnt working too. Ive tried search on foruns but the advices ...
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Add Process explorer to taskbar right click context menu Windows 8.1

I recently discovered process explorer (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx) and would like to add it to the context menu when you right click on the taskbar. It has the ...
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Tray icon area is missing/invisible, icons locked on Windows 10

Since today I got the problem that my whole tray icon area is empty/missing/invisible. The only thing I see is the notification area icon and my locale settings: Interestingly, the icons are ...
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Problems with windows 10 start menu, task bar, system icons

All task bar icons have disappeared and only the the windows icon (which also doesn't work) and action center are left. Windows icon will not open start menu or show the shorthand version on right ...
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Annoying white arrows on the taskbar icons area. Windows 10

I've just installed Wiondows 10 Insider Preview Build 14279 And I get these annoying white bands/arrows on the taskbar icon area. How can I get rid of them? I've tried different options at ...
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Windows 10 task bar hide immediately

I'm running Windows 10 and I was wondering if anyone knew how to change the task bar so that it hides as quickly as it un-hides. When I hover my mouse to the area to make it pop out to starts and ...