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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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: NVideo Gforce 650 TI Yes, I upraded the NVideo Gforce driver to Windows 10. I had to, as the ...
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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 ...
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Linux taskbar with Window's like “combine when taskbar is full” behaviour

I have been trying to make a full transition to Linux past few months, but my biggest issues are the taskbars. I just want a simple Windows 7 taskbar that would show all the windows ungrouped, with ...
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how to hide search box in windows 10 taskbar

Today i installed windows 10 technical preview in my machine,once started i was able to view the search box at task bar ,is it there any way to disable/hide search box in windows 10,its bit annoying ...
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All Programs button via Group Policy

This article describes a method to get an "All Programs" button on the Windows 8.1 taskbar, but I would like to know how to do something like this via Group Policy so I can push it out to all of our ...
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Show name of program on the windows taskbar while not running?

I have a vertical taskbar. The name of the program is shown alongside the program icon. (Right-click Taskbar -> Properties -> "Taskbar Buttons: Never Combine") However, this is when the program is ...
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taskbar shows full screen video with monitors MPCHC

I have a setup with 2 monitors attached to my computer, I then launch a full screen video on my monitor, everytime I then do something else on my other monitor the taskbar show at the buttom of the ...
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If my taskbar turns to a light blue color, does that mean I've been hacked?

I've noticed this happen at night randomly. My Windows 7 taskbar at the bottom of my personal laptop turns light blue for a bit, then after a while it goes back to its normal color. At my company when ...
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how to restore a misbehaving/customised taskbar notification area

Something went weird with my taskbar notification area - the third party software icons that normally show when I click the little up arrow symbol to "show hidden icons" all disappeared apart from one ...
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How would I change a color of button per instance of an application?

I would like to color code instances of an application in Windows 7 taskbar. In the example below I would like to 1 to be Orange 2 to be Yellow 3 to be Purple How can this be done? ...
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How to change taskbar location via script when monitor is detected

I have a second monitor that I sometimes use, and would like to have windows move the taskbar to it whenever it detects the monitor - is there a way to script it to do such a thing? I believe I can ...
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Taskbar randomly pop up while Full Screen

Well, I have this problem which won't let me play quietly or watch movie quietly since a couple of days ago, what happens is that approximately every 15 minutes if I'm watching a movie in full screen ...
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How do I start the taskbar after changing the “shell” registry key that runs at login

So, I have made a version of windows that looks like it isn't running windows (no logos or common windows tropes), so that it looks like it is only the software I choose that is running, sort of like ...
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Combine taskbar shortcut and window icons

I've noticed on my windows 7 PC that some pinned shortcut icons on the taskbar do not combine with their application window icon. For example, the normal behaviour is shown with Google Chrome when ...
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Cairo-Dock: is it possible to ungroup windows?

Very simple question: how to I ungroup similar windows in Cairo-Dock? I wanted to have my Pidgin contacts list separate from my chat window, so I can open each of them through one interaction only - ...
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Unable To See “Get Windows 10” App Despite Trying Solutions [duplicate]

I have tried most of the solutions I could find on this website and on google to solve this problem, including the script. On using the script I get a succeeded message but then the app instantly ...
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Disable taskbar flashing for only specific programs

I use WizMouse on Windows 8.1 as a lightweight program to automatically scroll the window under the mouse, regardless of whether that program currently has focus. I want the program to work even in ...
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Permanently remove the Touch Keyboard icon from taskbar so it does not come back after reboot

How can I permanently remove the Touch Keyboard icon from the taskbar so it does not come back after reboot? I have tried the following methods without success (Touch Keyboard icon comes back after ...
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Flash a full-sized popup image via Windows Taskbar?

There's a document I'd like to keep handy at my desk for reference purposes (a contact list for everyone at my company). I'd like to clear all the paper from my desk and store it digitally, but I'd ...
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how to add shortcut to ubuntu taskbar

I am using UBUNTU 14.04 with cinnamon desktop. After trying to create a shortcut for a PDF file to Cinnamon's Taskbar, I found maybe I should have searched for a folder containing the Taskbar's ...
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Windows 7 taskbar is hidden but still docked

I want to reclaim the space taken by the taskbar and also hide it (not visible at all, ever), however I still need to be able to access the Start menu via Ctrl-Esc (Windows key is disabled on this ...
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Pinning task bar icon shows old icon image

I have desktop application that changes the default icon after login. I am using Windows 7 ultimate. After login, if I pin the task bar icon, the icon is not updated and shows the default icon. When ...
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SOLVED - Open Internet Explorer Desktop version from Start? [duplicate]

Is it possible to pin IE tiles that when you tap it, it open IE in desktop mode? I imagine it will be possible to make a shortcut with iexplorer.exe /somecommand or something like that and then pin it ...
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Exit superfluous task bar

Via some unreproducible manipulation my screen session ended up with 2 task bars. How can I eliminate the extra one without exiting the system? Thanks, Gert
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win7 taskbar multi line button widths

I am using win 7 with a multi line horizontal task bar. Windows adapts the apps task bar button sizes dependent of the number of buttons to display. in winXP all buttons on all the lines had the same ...
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number between brackets in pinned program on taskbar

I have a pinned shortcut to Internet Explorer in my windows 7 with the number 221 in brackets. full name: Internet Explorer (221). Can someone explain what is the meaning of this number? This happens ...
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Registry or command line - Set fixed position of pinned task bar item

I am installing Google Chrome in addition to Internet Explorer 11 on several Windows-7 machines. After the installation, I would like to have Google Chrome set to the same position (#2) in the task ...
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How to display the number of grouped applications on the Windows 7 taskbar?

In Windows XP and Vista it was possible to know at a glance the number of taskbar grouped instances/opened windows for each application: For some reason this feature has been removed in Windows ...
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Grouping firefox (multitabs opened) buttom in taskbar(windows) as that of chrome

To be fair i don't really know the jargon used to specify my question. let me describe it in this way. Does Firefox (Firefox pin or button in task-bar that behaves as of the windows explorer pin) can ...
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Where is the Windows 8.1 Pinned TaskBar info stored?

I am referring to the bottom icons we can set and also click on to either start a new instance of that program or bring its open window into the main view. I assume somewhere in the registry there ...
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how to set 2-row taskbar to fill vertically first in KDE?

I have KDE 4.14.2 in a debian experimental. I changed my taskbar to have 2 rows. When I have many windows open and 2 rows of icons, the windows are listed first in the top row, left to right; the ...
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Update paths of pinned files in Windows 7

I'm trying to find the locations of the pinned files so I can update the shortcuts to a different drive letter, but I can't find where they are saved. Can anyone help? I'm looking specifically for the ...
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Disappearing program thumbnail on taskbar

I have a problem - when I hover mouse on icon of program/folder in taskbar, then the thumbnail shows, and when I hover mouse on the thumbnail, all that program's thumbnail disappears, and current ...
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USB Plug & Play Icon shows Ghost Plug Ins?

I have a desktop running WIN XP Pro that after bootup, the plug & play icon shows all five USB ports are active and there are no devices plugged into them. How can I stop this so the icon displays ...
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Configuring Windows 7 Quick Launch taskbar icon (for Google Chrome)

I have two different machines both running the same version of Windows 7 Pro. One (the good one, from my point of view) has a QuickLaunch Google Chrome button on my Taskbar immediately to the right of ...