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How to remove Store from taskbar

Since a recent Windows 8.1 update, I have the Microsoft Store fixed in my taskbar. How can I remove this Icon again? Right click on it does not give me the unpin option
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How to disable progress feature in windows 7 or 8?

When you download something say a file in Mozilla Firefox browser a green bar starts occupying the browser's icon on task-bar that shows the overall progress of download(s) going on .But, I want to ...
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1answer
54 views

How to put the taskbar's notification area on two screens in Windows 8.1

I have two screens on my Windows 8.1 computer (with Classic Shell Start Menu installed). The thing is that I would like to have the taskbar's notification area (where the clock and all the icons like ...
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Windows 8 unclear focused program in taskbar

I am finding it hard to see which program is focused on the task bar. I end up clicking on the taskbar item not realising im looking at it maximized. This minimizes the program. I hope you can ...
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1answer
11 views

Remove context menu entries from battery symbol

I have some entries in the context menu of my battery icon in the Taskbar Notification Area (TNA): This appears, after I right-click the battery icon. Apparently the uninstall routine missed them. ...
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1answer
49 views

View running metro apps in the 8.1 taskbar

Is it possible to see the list of currently runing metro apps in the taskbar for multitasking purposes? Having both the taskbar, and the "metro multitask" bar is annoying for switching back and ...
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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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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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0answers
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Windows 8: Sync Explorer's Favorites with Explorer's Pinned folders

I'd like to sync these two folders, maybe with symlink, but unfortunately I can't find the directory where Windows 8 puts the pinned folders from the Explorer's icon in the taskbar. Screenshots to ...
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1answer
38 views

Tasks are open in Windows 8 Taskbar but they cannot be opened

I'm trying to fix a major issue in Windows 8. I'm finding that some programs have tasks open (in preview miniature mode) in the Taskbar for the same program, but when you click on them, Windows 8 ...
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0answers
51 views

Windows-8 system icons: show all AND disable some of them

I can't figure this out. In the Windows 8.1 system tray, I want to be able to permanently hide certain icons AND have all remaining icons show at all times. It seems to me that you can only have ...
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votes
1answer
214 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 ...
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0answers
114 views

How do I get the Chrome App Launcher in the taskbar on Windows 8?

As you know, the chrome app launcher was a new button that showed up next to your chrome icon on the taskbar. For some reason, I removed that along with the start menu listing for the icon. Now, even ...
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1answer
641 views

Desktop flashes, does not load

Almost every time I update my Windows 8.1, the whole thing breaks. After login (which takes an unusually long time), the taskbar will appear with only the Start button (mapped to Classic Shell). The ...
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1answer
817 views

Pin folders in Windows 8.1 taskbar

In Windows 8 I loved the ability to pin any folder to taskbar. (with a workaround) Now, it looks like they broke the way it works. I have those problems: When I click a "pinned" folder in 8.1, it ...
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1answer
320 views

Pinning Folders To The Taskbar In Windows 8?

Whilst application shortcuts and programs can be pinned to the taskbar in all recent version of Windows including Windows 8. I can't find a way to pin folders to the taskbar for quick access in ...
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How to toggle the auto-hide status of the Windows taskbar

I use Windows 8 on my desktop. Currently I have to move my mouse over the taskbar, right click, click on properties, click on auto-hide the taskbar, and then click OK. This is a real pain if you want ...
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1answer
202 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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1answer
143 views

Custom superbar shortcut icons missing after restart

I want to add web-app shortcuts to my Windows 8 superbar. Here's what I did: Created a shortcut (.lnk) Pointing to an URL (e.g. https://gmail.com/) Changed the icon to a custom, pretty .ico file ...
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0answers
83 views

How can I show text on Windows 8 taskbar items?

On my Windows 8 machine, I'm using VirtualBox and have pinned it's icon to the taskbar. With it I can create virtual machines, and can pin shortcuts to individual virtual machines on the taskbar. ...
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1answer
62 views

Duplicate items in windows 8 taskbar

Ok so, I've done the stupid thing of deleting my desktop folder so I could symlink it somewhere else. That caused a lot of issues and one of them is that the items in the taskbar have duplicates (or ...
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0answers
165 views

Notification Area missing from Taskbar (Windows 8)

I'm not having any issues regarding particular icons, but simply the entirety of the notification area is missing from my task bar. Going into the 'Notification Area Icons' I find that all of the ...
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1answer
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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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0answers
351 views

Prevent the taskbar appearing on top of full-screen applications without disabling scaling on high DPI settings on Windows 8

My new laptop has a 13.3" monitor. Stupidly, its only supported widescreen resolution is 1920x1080, which by default makes everything really difficult to read. This has ultimately forced me to ...
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6answers
8k views

Windows 8: the taskbar's Chrome won't open without right-clicking, but why?

I have a Chrome icon on my taskbar. If I left-click it, it glows as if to open, but then the glowing goes away and nothing happens. If I right-click it, then I can successfully open Chrome by clicking ...
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0answers
120 views

Taskbar context menu appearing behind taskbar when jump list is being shown

I've noticed something weird in Windows 8. When I right-click the taskbar, the context menu shows up normally. However, when right-clicking the taskbar with a Jump List open, the menu appears behind ...
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1answer
72 views

Select “move window” from Win8 desktop taskbar

I have my TV connected as "extended desktop". I start the VLC video player in a resizeable window on my primary monitor, drag it to the extended desktop, and hit "F" for full-screen. Then I settle ...
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3answers
940 views

Is it possible to customize taskbar icons? If so how?

I'd like to customize not just desktop icons but the icons that appear in the taskbar, is this possible? And no, I'm not asking how to customize icons pinned to the taskbar, but rather the icons of ...
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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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0answers
90 views

make desktop apps appear in left bar windows 8

I am annoyed by how to switch between programs in windows 8. To switch between desktop applications, you have to use the traditional taskbar and for metro apps you use the new multitasking-program ...
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0answers
186 views

Automatically move taskbar when rotating screen

I have a Windows 8 tablet-laptop combo with which I have an issue. To save space, I keep my task bar at the left side of the screen. This is fine when using the device in landscape mode, but when I ...
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votes
2answers
390 views

Programmatically customize windows 8

Could I make the Windows 8 Start menu behave more like the task-bar? The functionality I have in mind is to automatically pin running applications to the left most group, and also to create that group ...
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1answer
167 views

Remove toolbar entry from taskbar's Toolbar menu

I tried several times through to uninstall the program which has this toolbar but the program seems to have a problem with Windows 8 so I removed it using REVO Uninstaller. Nevertheless, the entry ...
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0answers
179 views

Windows 8, pinning Downloads to the taskbar, with correct icon, etc

I'd like my Downloads folder pinned to the taskbar in Windows 8. Evidently this is not something they want you to do, so I had to look for a workaround. Currently I have something pinned with the name ...
2
votes
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 ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

Launch programs from pinned taskbar custom icons

I've just followed a tutorial on how to customize icons in Windows 8 (see link below). However, when I open the program, it shows the default icon in the taskbar and not the changed icon. How do I get ...
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votes
1answer
61 views

Changes in windows 7 do not save to hard drive?

This is kind of weird behavior: I pin an application to my taskbar. About 5 minutes later I get a bsod. When I reboot, the icon that I pinned to the taskbar is unpinned. Do these changes - to the ...
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1answer
874 views

Show Windows 8 Taskbar with Touch Screen

I have been searching for an answer for this for a while and have not found anything. On Windows 8 with a touch screen, I have the task bar set to autohide (something I've preferred in Windows ...
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votes
2answers
458 views

Is it possible to edit Windows 8 swipe actions?

I would like to edit edge swipes in Windows 8. Specifically, I want to swipe up to show the taskbar. Is there any way to do this?
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votes
1answer
1k views

Turn on auto hide for taskbar on second screen but not on primary screen in windows 8

I have a laptop running Windows 8, and recently purchased a monitor to use while at home. I love that there is now a taskbar on both screens, but I wish I could turn on the auto hide feature for the ...
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votes
1answer
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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
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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5answers
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Display the clock on multiple screens in Windows 8

Is it possible to display the clock on the taskbar on each screen in Windows 8, namely, without 3rd-party tools?
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votes
3answers
12k views

Show time/date on taskbar

Is there a way to show the time/date on the taskbar? (at the moment, all I can see is a little upwards-pointing arrow that shows hidden icons) EDIT: Turns out that the time is shown by default and ...
4
votes
4answers
21k views

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 ...
11
votes
2answers
3k views

Is it possible to pin an application to the taskbar on a secondary display?

I have "Show taskbar on all displays" set to enabled and taskbar buttons are set to show where the window is open. Under these settings, there are no pinned shortcuts on the secondary display; only ...