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 - 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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Windows 8: Wide list of opened windows to put on the second monitor

I'm looking for a tool for windows 8 to show the list of opened windows with full window titles that would act like the task bar allowing to active a window by clicking on its title in the list. The ...
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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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How to reinstate time/date and language to the task bar in Windows 10? [closed]

I am using a Lenovo laptop. Yesterday, the time/date and language suddenly disappeared and I cannot get it back from the Settings. There's no Apply or Ok button there. How to reinstate time/date and ...
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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 ...
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Windows 10 Taskbar / Cortana / Start Menu do not work after some time after restarting pc

I have Windows 10 and I am encountering a consistent problem with the start menu, taskbar and cortana that prevent clicking on either start menu or cortana, or right clicking on icons in the taskbar. ...
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Taskbar partially missing in Windows 10?

I recently upgraded to Windows 10 and I have a dual monitor set up. In the past, both screens shows the same desktop/taskbar and I can access the taskbar from either screen. Just recently I noticed ...
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Icon display in task bar

I have a trouble in displaying the open app tabs in my task bar and my current display is quite a mess. Maybe I have just clicked something in my settings or anything that have changed the display but ...
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My Windows 10 taskbar icons are messed up and I don't know how to fix it

My Windows 10 taskbar icons are messed up and I don't know how to fix it. Here is the screenshot, any ideas? Symptoms: All my active icons are not displayed... only 4 at a time in a slider. This ...
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How do I change the size of the Windows 7 taskbar

On some Windows systems the taskbar looks slimmer than on others. Is there a setting to set the width of the taskbar? My taskbar is set to the Right position and thus I'm referring to the width. If ...
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Windows 10 taskbar/start menu problems Version: 10.0.10586 Build 10586

I always had this problem and I thought clean reinstall would fix it, but that isn't the case. I reinstalled windows 10 x64 yesterday and today I'm already facing the same issue.This doesn't always ...
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Icons in context menu on Windows 8 taskbar are displaced

When I right click a taskbar-icon in Windows 8, The "pin program" and "close window" icons are behaving as shown in the image below. How to make these icons behave like the other ones in the ...
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Windows 10 start-menu/taskbar/desktop issue

I'm not sure if this was caused by a random string of keystrokes I entered or what, but my start menu and taskbar now look kind of strange: I had pretty much the default before. As you can see, all ...
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How do I get just a Microphone icon on my taskbar for Cortana instead of a search field + microphone?

Finding the search field useless, but the microphone input for Cortana great. Was hoping to just have the microphone icon alone. Edit: I'm looking for a way to just get the Cortana microphone icon, ...
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is it possible to achieve Windows XP-like taskbar under Windows 10

I have not liked what has become of the taskbar since Windows XP (or for that matter, the Ribbon interface of Microsoft Office software, which for me is the opposite of intuitive). Under XP, the ...
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Icon in my taskbar becomes corrupt on execution

I have a program that seems to have a valid icon in my task bar, but when I go to execute the program a bad/missing/corrupt (place holder) icon is displayed. I tried uninstalling/reinstalling the ...
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Windows 10 File Explorer Taskbar Icon disappeared

Okay I have a weird one for you and I'm lost on where to go, what to edit, etc. My Girlfriend's Windows 10 No longer has a File Explorer Icon when the application is open and running. The last icon is ...
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Disabling WebSense From Command Line

I want to disable websense from command line. Is it possible? I looked at it's command line switches and stuff, but couldn't find anything that disables it. Now, I'm right clicking to Websense from ...
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How do I turn off Taskbar Tooltips in a VirtualBox environment?

I am hosting Oracle VirtualBox 4.322 on Windows Server 2012. One of my virtual instances uses Windows Server 2008. I can't turn off the Taskbar Tooltips on the taskbar, so when I move my mouse ...