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Can I change the date format only in the taskbar

Can I change the display format just for the date in the windows taskbar? I know that you can customize the format of the date in the taskbar by changing the "short date" display format in ...
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1answer
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I have 4 monitors connected running windows. Seeking utility/mod of taskbar to display on 2 monitors only, and not on all 4 Monitors

Trying to find a solution for the following: I been using +7 taskbar tweaker for options such as ability to customize group groups or unpin certain tabs from groups and option to display seconds In ...
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Single click to return to currently open programs in start bar

When I have several Word documents open, for example, and I click on the Word item in the start bar, it shows the list of documents from which to choose. Is there a way of disabling this so that I ...
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0answers
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How can I configure DisplayFusion so that DisplayFusion taskbars are in this older than the Windows taskbar?

Windows 7 cannot natively display a taskbar to each of my monitors, so I use DisplayFusion's multi-taskbars feature. How can I configure DisplayFusion so that the applications in the DisplayFusion ...
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1answer
96 views

Explorer Hidden Taskbar Breaks

On my Windows 7 PC, I have the taskbar set to auto-hide and all works fine except for a few occasions when it well get stuck up and nothing I can do will hide it again. Not even re-setting the ...
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0answers
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How to make IE look like Mozilla Firefox in taskbar?

Whenever more than one tabs are opened in IE, the task bar shows all the tabs. But, in the case of Mozilla Firefox, the task bar shows like there is only one tab opened. I want know if there is a way ...
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0answers
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Different windows explorer icon/grouping domain user vs local user

I recently rebuilt my laptop because I needed to go up to a larger HDD. I reloaded all software from home under a local user. Then I fired up my vpn software and joined the domain from home. But I ...
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2answers
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I renamed my user folder in Windows 8, and now my task bar shortcuts are gone. Why?

After renaming my user folder (e.g. from c:\Users\somethingelse to c:\Users\trusktr) and now my task bar shortcuts (among other things) are gone. I've looked in ...
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41 views

Completely remove windows 8.1 taskbar

Does anyone know of a way to completely remove the taskbar in windows 8? I have tried taskbar eliminator as suggested in a different post however it doesn't work reliably in windows 8. I'm using this ...
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2answers
183 views

Software flashes just a split second in taskbar. How to find out what software it is?

I've started to notice a strange program that just flashes about every minute in my taskbar. I've uninstalled any strange software trough Windows Add or Remove Programs. It's quite annoying. And my ...
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1answer
180 views

How to find out what process a system tray icon corresponds to?

Is there any way to find out what process created a given icon in the system tray? A new icon has appeared that I don't recognize and I would like to find out what process spawned it.
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1answer
46 views

Any way to eliminate click delays across Windows?

Using Windows 8.1 across multiple machines and am noticing a slight timeout before my clicks register on things like balloon buttons, taskbar icons, etc. immediately after clicking on them or having ...
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1answer
37 views

Is it possible to have the pinned shortcuts indicate that they are running?

I have a 3 monitor setup. I set the app icons to show on the taskbar of the display that it is on. This part works great. I have pinned a number of apps. Let's take Outlook as an example. It is ...
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1answer
31 views

Mapped Drives pinning - when I pin a second location in the same path/server, the first disappears

When trying to pin multiple mapped drives (whose locations are on the same server) by dragging them from the Explorer window to the taskbar icon, the first drive pins properly. When I drag the ...
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1answer
221 views

How to order windows of the same program on taskbar

I'm using Windows 8 and appreciate the ability to reorder my programs at will in the taskbar. However, for different windows of the same program - I have three Firefox windows, for instance - I can't ...
0
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1answer
41 views

How to pin Chrome to the Windows 7 taskbar?

How can I pin Chrome browser to the task bar next to the icons you see in the attached image? I have tried to drag the chrome shortcut there but it does not work.
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Launch an arbitrary application with a specific icon

I'm thinking about customizing my Windows 7's application icons, so that they all follow a specific theme (Token-like icons). This would involve using Resource Hacker (or similar) to patch each .exe. ...
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0answers
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A second Start menu icon has appeared — how can I remove it?

I am using Windows 7 Home Premium. After installing Google Chrome, I now have two start menu icons in the taskbar. How can I return the state so that only one icon appears?
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179 views

After RDP session, taskbar/start menu icons on host computer stop working

I frequently use Remote Desktop to access my work computer from home. For some reason every time I login to my work computer the day after I have used RDP, some of the icons in my taskbar and start ...
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1answer
203 views

How to slim windows 8 taskbar when it is placed as a sidebar?

I've seen a couple of solutions for windows 7 but none for windows 8. Does anyone know how to slim the width of the taskbar when it is set as a side bar? here is the windows 7 example original: ...
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A Windows clock to show both UTC and local time?

I'm working on windows 7 x64 and searching for a way for a setting, or replacement app of, the tray clock (on the taskbar corner) to display both UTC (or GMT) and my local time. Cause: I read log ...
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4answers
349 views

Show Firefox tabs or tab groups on Windows Taskbar?

No matter how many tabs I have, Firefox only shows one item on the taskbar. I'm not talking about the previews when you hover over the item on the taskbar, that works fine. It only displays 2 or more ...
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0answers
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Windows 7 taskbar as sidebar; enlarge the width [duplicate]

I use widescreen monitor and love to put taskbar at the left of the screen. However Windows resizes its width to minimum. I enlarge, Windows reduces the width. Now I'm tired. Is there any tiny ...
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165 views

Windows 7 : Stop showing tooltip when hovering oppened applications on taskbar and instantly show thumbnails preview

I'm having a hard time figuring out somethihng on windows 7. I would like to disable the useless tooltip from showing on my taskbar application icons once i hover my mouse on them and instead i would ...
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1answer
1k views

Windows taskbar unresponsive and always showing the busy Icon. Explorer.exe process crashes frequently

I strongly suspect a rogue application (or service or bug) in my Windows 8 laptop which kills my explorer process and at times makes the taskbar unresponsive showing the busy icon all the time. Hence ...
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4answers
499 views

Windows 7 Taskbar resets on every login

I like to reorder my Taskbar a bit, other than the Windows 7 default is. I use two "rows", the lower is for quicklaunch and other toolbars: This works perfectly, as long as I don't log off from the ...
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1answer
400 views

Automate creation of taskbar shortcuts

I have Windows 8 computers on a domain. I want to create a Group Policy Object to create taskbar shortcuts for users as they move onto different machines. I have created a batch file that will copy ...
2
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1answer
54 views

Rearrange explorer windows in taskbar [duplicate]

I want to rearrange explorer windows in task bar in windows 7. I am able to rearrange windows of different applications but I can't rearrange windows of explorer
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0answers
246 views

How to prevent an app from minimizing (Windows 7)

Is there a way, on Windows 7, to prevent a specific application from minimizing to the task bar & the system tray, even if the application itself doesn't support this feature? Please note: I mean ...
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0answers
29 views

How to default to opening all windows when clicking on the taskbar?

Recently, despaired by Skype's lack of a Ctrl-Tab function (switching between conversations) and focus being on contact search rather than the message text area, I reluctantly switched to the Compact ...
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2answers
182 views

Windows 7 taskbar looks weird

Does anyone know what happens to my windows 7 taskbar? It looks really weird. I guess it might have something to do with Windows 7 Taskbar Tweaker that I have installed on my computer. I've been ...
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0answers
369 views

Can I automatically hide a program in the taskbar on startup?

I have a Windows application that I need to run on startup and keep running continually. It spawns a window, and I don't need that window open all the time. Rather than just minimize it, I wanted to ...
2
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1answer
352 views

Set horizontal/vertical taskbar edge position from command line?

Is there a way to set which edge the taskbar is laid out on (either horizontally or vertically to the top, bottom, left and right borders of the screen) via the command line? Workarounds (like ...
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1answer
373 views

Windows 7 - Always use hover color in taskbar when window is active (like Ubuntu)

Is there a way to use the hover color whenever my app is open -- like on Ubuntu? (The rightmost is what I want whenever chrome is open) Would make it significantly easier to see which ...
0
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2answers
328 views

Title of cmd windows (in task bar) [duplicate]

I often find myself end up with several cmd windows which I need to be open for several days at a time. When I hover on the clumped cmd icon in task bar (in windows 7), it shows me something like ...
2
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0answers
134 views

Windows 8 multi-monitor notification area [duplicate]

Is there any way to allow the notification area to be displayed on both taskbars in a multimonitor configuration? It's currently limited to only appearing on the primary monitor and there doesn't ...
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2answers
38 views

Win 7 taskbard do not apear after start

After I killed a virus in the PC and restarted it, everything works fine but the taskbar with the start menu and the icons in the desktop aren't apear. I still can open and run everything from Task ...
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2answers
891 views

Unpinned Windows Explorer in Windows 8

I accidently unpinned the Windows Explorer icon on my desktop task bar in Windows 8 and cannot find any possible way to reverse this. What must I do to get Windows Explorer back?
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1answer
201 views

Windows 7 missing icons and taskbar

We are running Windows 7 on a notebook. After logging in with one account (it has Admin rights), empty desktop appears, with no icons and no taskbar. I can change desktop properties (e.g. Themes), I ...
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Windows 7 side Taskbar: how to have multiple icon columns?

NOTE: I know this can be done with the taskbar on the bottom. I seek the solution for a taskbar on the side. I attached a picture of what I mean. In the screenshots, you can see that my taskbar ...
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1answer
74 views

How can I rearrange the windows of the same program on the taskbar? [duplicate]

In Windows 7, I have the taskbar buttons set to not combine, so I often have multiple Google Chrome browser buttons side by side. Is there a way to rearrange those buttons around each other? When I ...
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1answer
5k views

Prevent a single IE window with multiple open tabs from being displayed as multiple windows in the taskbar? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Prevent IE8 tabs from opening tabs in stack in taskbar When I use IE 9 or 10, and open multiple tabs, the taskbar icon is shown like there are many instances of IE, even ...
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1answer
2k views

How to achieve one long taskbar across two monitors in Windows 7?

I want one long taskbar across both of my monitors that has these elements on each monitor. Monitor one: the start button, pinned applications and open windows on that monitor. Monitor two: open ...
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1answer
101 views

Shortcut for launching taskbar app #11

For launching 4th app on my taskbar, I press Win + 4. This works for first 10 apps. Win+0 will launch 10th app on my taskbar. But, I can't figure how to launch 11th app on taskbar using a shortcut?
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4answers
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How to change task bar only color in Windows 8?

Is there some way for me to set the task bar color at the bottom to a specific color independent of the color of the window border? For example, I want to keep the task bar color black, while keeping ...
4
votes
3answers
6k views

Windows 7 task bar stuck in hiding, how to fix?

In Windows 7, I use the "Auto-hide the task bar" feature. Usually, it works fine: As soon as the pointer touches the screen bottom, the task bar pops up. However sometimes, it refuses to rise. ...
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1answer
313 views

Why am I sometimes unable to use the Taskbar until I press Ctrl+Alt+Del?

I never know when it will happen, and I can not make it happen, but every so often I can not click on any of the icons on the taskbar nor the Start button on the taskbar. Nothing. Like it is locked. ...
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2answers
393 views

View multiple windows of same program in taskbar

Can windows be configured so that multiple instances of same program are not grouped together in taskbar. An example of multiple instance if IE : I'd prefer in certain situations to view the same ...
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2answers
680 views

How to pin NetBeans to Windows 8 (x64) taskbar?

I've googled around and it seems that I'm not the only one with the problem, however I couldn't find the solution. Maybe someone around here has figured it out. The problem is that netbeans.exe is ...
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2answers
386 views

Change Windows Explorer taskbar button target without multiple processes

By default the Windows Explorer link pinned to the Windows 7 taskbar takes you to Libraries. Is it possible to alter this target to my user folder without having it launch in a separate process? What ...