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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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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Remove windows 7 taskbar [duplicate]

Is it possible to completely stop windows 7 taskbar without stopping explorer (I would like to keep the desktop image and icons); what I would like to achieve is to start windows without the taskbar, ...
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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. ...
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How can I configure UltraMon so that UltraMon taskbars are in the same order than the Windows taskbar?

Windows 7 cannot natively display a taskbar to each of my monitors, so I use UltraMon's multi-taskbars feature. How can I configure UltraMon so that the applications in the UltraMon taskbars are in ...
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Multi-Monitor Taskbars with UltraMon: showing the Start Button and the Tray Icons

I use UltraMon to duplicate the taskbar across several monitors. Is there any way to show the Start Button and the Tray Icons on each taskbar like we can do with DisplayFusion Taskbars? I use ...
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How can I pin Eclipse Luna to the Windows-7 taskbar?

I used to be able to pin Eclipse to my taskbar by adding these lines to the eclipse.ini file: -vm C:/Program Files/Java/[my java version]/bin But it doesn't seem to work with the new Eclipse Luna ...
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how can I remove shortcuts from my task bar if the link is dead?

I tried the Chrome development version for a few days, didn't like it because my tabs became broken and wouldn't load properly. I changed back to the live version, but I forgot to uninstall the ...
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Windows 8.1 taskbar unresponsive

The taskbar at the bottom of my screen is unresponsive for the last week, despite the fact that I've shut down and restarted my pc many times. It is extremely annoying to switch between windows ...
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How do I move the task bar?

My mother was moving some things around on her desktop the other day and somehow moved her task bar. It went from horizontal along the bottom of the screen to vertical along the left edge of the ...
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taskbar icon preview (and Alt+Tab icon preview) disappears quickly

OS: Win7 Pro x64 Laptop: Lenovo x240 Dock: Lenovo ThinkPad Basic Dock - Port Replicator Monitor 1: AOC 21.5", E2243FW (VGA) Monitor 2: Lenovo 21.5", LS2223 (DVI) Issue: When hovering the cursor ...
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Windows 7 taskbar buttons have wrong geometry (height)

In Windows 7, the taskbar buttons are too low (or the taskbar is too high - I don't know what is true). The taskbar with Classic design and classic taskbar settings looks like: As you can see this ...
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Windows 7: folders' taskbar icons issue

I compressed the files on my System drive to gain some space, and now my folders icon looks like this in the taskbar: I KNOW there is a very easy way to set this icon back to normal, since it ...
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No right click, No icons on desktop, Icons are in the taskbar instead?

My service laptop, running on XP for the moment, do not display any icon on the desktop nor allow to right click on the desktop. The desktop icons are instead located in the taskbar, I deleted the ...
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Change Active Taskbar Application

I currently have the Buttons on other taskbars set so Never combine So I can have multiple Chrome windows open and will see multiple Chromes on the taskbar. Now the problem is that sometimes I don't ...
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Command to restore crashed shell on Windows 8?

When on old versions of Windows the shell (taskbar and desktop) crashed, you could go to the task manager and run explorer.exe. That doesn't work in Windows 8 anymore (at least not in 8.1 Update 1, ...
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Create and configure a Windows taskbar toolbar via a script

When I right-click a Windows taskbar toolbar, I can toggle some options such as Show Text, Show Title and Lock the Taskbar. I can also reorder the icons on the toolbar and set it's position. How can ...
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Ubuntu launch bar for windows (8)

Is it possible to have the Ubuntu task bar (on the left) on Windows 8. Or, are there some good task bar customizers for Windows 8. What i'm trying to find is a way to have my Win8 task bar similar in ...
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Sending wmplayer to Hidden Icons, in the background

Is there anyway to send windows media player to taskbar menu, in the Hidden Icons part like kmplayer? I want to play musics in the background. the wonderful icon doesn't work for me:
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Double click the taskbar button of a busy minimized-maximized window causes it restoring its non-maximized size — why?

I am using WinDirStat to scan my D: drive, and its window is slightly slow and unresponsive. I have minimized the already maximized window. Some time later I want to check the progress and I click the ...
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Collapse some programs on taskbar but not all

I'm just looking to un-group or un-collapse one program I use and leave the rest to grou on the taskbar, without having to download an external application, is there a way to modify a setting in W7 to ...
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Tint2 thinks external display is number 1

I am using XrandR to give my Arch Linux laptop an external display. I'm struggling with one thing, though: My taskbar thinks the external display is number 1. This is a problem because it means my ...
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Can't launch Chrome from the Taskbar or Start Screen when running as an administrator

My problem is pretty simple. I can launch Google Chrome v35.0.1916.114 from anywhere with no problems until I set the .exe to run as an administrator (useful for downloading files to my C:\ drive). ...
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Taskbar clock not updating

I've noticed recently that the clock on my taskbar has been freezing, but when I click anywhere on the taskbar, it displays the correct time. I'm guessing this is some sort of issue with the taskbar ...
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Is there any way to hide taskbar labels and not combine taskbar buttons when the taskbar is on the side?

This question Is there any way to hide taskbar labels and not combine taskbar buttons? works for the taskbar in the normal position but not when its on the side. Is there a way to produce this effect ...
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How to get Deep Freeze Enterprise Console to report the PC (local) it's installed on?

This is Jan Sher, I simply wanted to know how I could get my own Computer to report into the Console of Deep Freeze Enterprise. I did install Deep Freeze by the Workstation Install program created in ...
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How to disable Taskbar Thumbnail preview in Windows 8 ?

When I hover my mouse cursor over a running application's button in the taskbar, small windows appear showing the contents of the open program. How can I disable that? I find it quite annoying.