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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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1answer
60 views

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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215 views

Hide everything on desktop (taskbar, etc.) except certain icons for one Windows XP user account

I'd like to limit what appears on the desktop of a computer running Windows XP Professional for one user account. The account will be used by young children to play simple educational games in a play ...
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2answers
451 views

Custom toolbar location XP

A few years ago Umber Ferrule wrote that the toolbars in the taskbar are defined in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Streams. This looks very plausible but ...
2
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1answer
447 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 ...
3
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1answer
114 views

Is there any tool which allows to set any arbitrary window title in the taskbar minimized window?

I work on a lot of folders and applications simultaneously. By default, the folder windows when minimized show the first few characters of the folder name. In my case, many subfolders have same name ...
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3answers
2k views

How to get aero themed windows and a task bar on Ubuntu 11.10?

I know some themes that make all of ubuntu look like windows 7, but I just want the windows to be aero themed. How can I do this? Also, I want the Windows 7 taskbar (including the start orb) in ...
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2answers
2k views

Replace Windows 7 explorer and superbar by XP explorer/taskbar

Is there a way to completely replace Windows 7 explorer and taskbar by its XP counterparts? I don't mean only the look but a real replace (maybe by replacing parts of the 7 system by files from XP) ...
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4k views

Windows XP Task Bar stuck on right side of screen

Due to a misclick/drag, the task bar is on the right side of the screen in Windows XP. The task bar is not locked, but it will not respond to any drag movement, and is stuck! Any suggestions or ...
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1answer
231 views

Windows 7 apps inserted in middle of task bar, instead of added to the end

When I open instances of the same application in Windows 7 the newly opened instance is inserted in the task bar immediately after the existing instance instead of at the end of the list like Windows ...
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1answer
2k views

Can I prevent a particular program from showing up in the taskbar on Windows XP?

I have a program that I need to run more or less continuously, but which I won't need to access very frequently. Currently, launching the program creates a window and causes the program to appear on ...
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2answers
762 views

How to remove / change window title bar to make XP look like Windows 7?

Is there any way of changing or removing the text in the Windows XP window title bars? I want it to look like Windows 7 or Vista.
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1answer
292 views

Little size of windows on taskbar. How to fix it? [closed]

How to change it to normal size?
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1answer
74 views

Can we group only items other than Firefox in the Windows XP taskbar?

I want to group some unnecessary items such as explorer into a group so that I can close them once and for all. But this grouping option also group Firefox (for some reason I always use two separate ...
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1answer
737 views

Why are notification area icons' settings not saved in Windows XP?

Every time I logon I set several icons to be hidden in taskbar properties. But after reboot this setting is lost. How can I fix this problem?
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2answers
601 views

Remove the page title from the taskbar, but not the tabs

Is there a setting, tweak, script, plugin or whatever that allows me to remove the active page title from the Windows XP task bar, but at the same time keep the titles of all pages in the tabs? So, I ...
2
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4answers
671 views

How to change Firefox 4 full screen title bar gradient

Is it possible to change this gradient to something else (preferably a solid color or the default gradual horizontal fade)? Using Firefox 4.0 on WinXPx86 Pro SP3.
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1answer
3k views

How to refresh Windows XP taskbar's shortcuts icons

Often, I have the Windows XP taskbar's shortcuts icons that don't refresh. I could strike the F5 key repeated times, the whole desktop redraws fine, but not the taskbar... I have tried hiding and ...
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1answer
4k views

Can't move Taskbar

My friend was on my laptop and accidently moved my taskbar from bottom to top of my screen. I've tried grabbing the taskbar and move it back down. I can grab it alright but as soon as I begin moving ...
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2answers
191 views

Switching between taskbar tasks sequentially

In Firefox and some other tabbed interfaces, I can use Ctrl-PgUp/Down to cycle through tabs sequentially, based on their order in the tab list. I associate what is what based almost entirely on its ...
2
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0answers
2k views

How can I hide teamviewer icon in taskbar?

I am unable hide the TeamViewer's icon in the notification area. I've tried "hide always" using the taskbar properties, but it doesn't seem to work. Is there a way to make it actually disappear?
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1answer
723 views

is there a way to sort and rename open windows in Windows XP taskbar?

I want to rename and if possible sort my open Windows in the task bar. The reason is that some programs I use (pgAdmin, Windows Explorer, Google Chrome) put names on the Windows from which I cannot ...
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1answer
708 views

Folder icons in task bar

In windows XP, when I open multiple folders, in the task bar I get the full path of the folder. So only the initial portion of the path is visible and it is very difficult to differentiate the folder ...
0
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1answer
622 views

How do you resize (particularly make smaller) program icons (active windows) in the Windows XP Taskbar?

I'd like to narrow the icons for currently running programs in the Taskbar. I'd like to achieve a greater density in that area but I don't want to group similar items. Is this possible? I've some ...
0
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1answer
126 views

windows xp - preserve the hiding and showing of inactive icons?

In Win XP, sometimes I make settings for which icons should be always shown, and which always hidden, in the taskbar. But sometimes something happens and I lose that. I'd like a program to set them ...
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1answer
61 views

How do I control the taskbar (in the manner I describe) in Windows XP?

Can I pin a window onto the taskbar in Windows XP? The situation at the moment, is that if I have many programs open, then an up and down arrow appears. The first group of items: The second ...
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2k views

Change Windows taskbar toolbars order (sequence) on Win XP

when I create new toolbar on my Windows XP taskbar, it always appears under the 'Language bar' (I have the start menu binded to the left of my screen). Is there a way to change the placement (order) ...
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94 views

Make Windows XP taskbar icons draggable

In Windows 7, taskbar icons are draggable so we can reorder icons. I was wondering if that's possible in Windows XP?
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1answer
662 views

Removing killed processes from Windows taskbar notification area

There are some windows programs that create an icon in the taskbar notification area. Even after these processes are killed, their taskbar icon remains there, until you hover your mouse over it, then ...
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1answer
478 views

Is it possible to create a custom toolbar for the Windows XP taskbar?

I want to add a tool/utility to the Windows XP taskbar where the white space is in the above screenshot, so that I can insert some text. Is this possible? How can I do it?
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3answers
486 views

How can I slightly delay the pop up of the task bar?

Windows XP SP3 Many times as I head to the bottom of my desktop, I will slightly overshoot the target at the bottom and the task bar will pop up, hiding the target. I then have to move the cursor out ...
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2answers
865 views

Change title of taskbar icon in windows xp

How do i change the name/title of taskbar icon in windows xp? for example, I got 3 firefoxes with similar websites opened (the same portal but different webpages) and I want to differentiate them. I ...
2
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3answers
3k views

“Group similar taskbar buttons” not working

When I changed orientation Windows task bar and put it to vertical, then "Group similar taskbar buttons" is not working. Any help?
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2answers
400 views

Stopping Outlook from being grouped with Windows Explorer in XP Task Bar

I've recently upgraded from Outlook 2003 to 2007 and for some reason Outlook is now grouped with Windows Explorer when the Windows Taskbar need to group things: I don't want it to do that! Is ...
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1answer
202 views

Windows toolbar is ignored when maximizing

For the last couple of days I have the following problem on my XP machine. When I maximize a window, it fills up my entire screen, including the Windows taskbar. I've unsuccessfully tried the ...
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2answers
21k views

How can I move the start menu / task bar to a secondary display?

I have a netbook using Windows XP, with a secondary monitor attached. Both monitors are configured and working correctly. What I would like to do is move the start menu and the task bar over to the ...
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1answer
286 views

Making the popup toolbar menus on Windows XP's taskbar stay put during editing

I'm looking for a way to make the popup toolbar menus on Windows XP's taskbar stay in place while you edit it, and only close when you tell it to--by clicking outside it, for example. Right now it ...
2
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3answers
612 views

why does windows xp forget my taskbar height between logons?

Every time I log on, I unlock my taskbar, double its height, then lock it again. Next time I log back on, it's back to single height again. Can anyone tell me what would cause this? Thanks Tim
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1answer
1k views

Missing taskbar buttons on Taskbar in Windows XP

My Windows XP only show Taskbar without taskbar buttons. I can change Task Windows using Alt+Tab Keys. In task Manager, there is show All open windows and task. But Missing taskbar buttons on taskbar. ...
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1answer
501 views

Taskbar hangs when a program is not responding

My taskbar hangs when a program is not responding. Is there any solution to the problem above? I'm using Windows XP, but the problem will probably still exist on Windows 7 and Vista.
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1answer
163 views

Services filling up taskbar as applications

Windows XP, with Windows Classic theme I've had a sporadic problem, where the task bar seems to fill up with lots of tasks, which seem to be names of services. When I open Task Manager, the ...
3
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1answer
2k views

show taskbar icons in opened order

When I open programs (in Windows 7) I want the icons in the task bar to be ordered as in XP (first program opened is the first item/icon in the taskbar). If I open Internet Explorer and Notepad, the ...
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1answer
509 views

Apps sometimes don't show on system tray

I have a problem that sometimes some apps don't show on system tray but sometimes they do show. They don't appear on system tray but they are running if seen from task bar. What is wrong? Looking ...
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2answers
1k views

Windows XP taskbar is stuck on “always on top of other windows”

My Windows XP taskbar is stuck on "always on top of other windows". It's always visible, even when a full-screen app is running. I've gone into the properties of the taskbar and un-checked the box ...
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1answer
474 views

How can you control a Windows XP\2003 taskbar size via the registry?

all the googling I've done only shows me how to lock or unlock it, how to hide it, or how to control the grouping setting. What I'm looking for specifically is, when you make the task bar one or two ...
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2answers
2k views

Taskbar on secondary monitor in XP?

I am looking for a free virtual-desktop program that will allow me to put a different virtual desktop on each of my two monitors (one on laptop and the other external) How I would like to use it: I ...
2
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5answers
754 views

Windows XP Start Button is ugly if the Task Bar is on the right-hand edge of the screen

Windows XP: After moving the Task Bar to the righ-hand edge of the screen, everything looks good except the Start button: It is not centered. It is big. The left hand curve of the button is cut ...
2
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5answers
821 views

Windows XP Taskbar Grouping

It would be really nice if I were able to group applications in the xp taskbar according to the project I was working on... For instance if i had two folder windows open, an im window, and a word ...
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3answers
36k views

Windows application to hide an application from the taskbar

Is there a way to "hide" a normal windowed application in Windows? I'm looking for something that removes it from the taskbar and possibly puts an icon in the system tray instead. Specifically, I am ...
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1answer
2k views

How do I re-arrange window order in Win XP? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does any software exist for Windows XP to change the order of items in the taskbar? I normally keep quite a few windows open and would like to find a utility which allows ...