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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In Windows 7 Ultimate, how do I enable multiple rows of icons in the taskbar?

I moved my taskbar to the right side of my screen, now vertically oriented. If I have too many applications running to show in a single row in the taskbar, the overflow is placed in a second row but I ...
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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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Windows 7 taskbar thumbnails fail to appear

Several hours after each boot the Windows 7 taskbar thumbnail popups stops appear. Click the currently opened window (it should not be a group of windows) - it will collapse. Than hover the mouse ...
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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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How can I get google hangouts to start minimized?

I have the desktop (i.e. chrome extension) version of hangouts - it starts up whenever I launch chrome. How can I get it to start minimized? (it can be minimized manually by clicking on the X that ...
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Task bar notification area icons dissapeared after update

After the last windows 8.1 update my task bar seems to no longer keeps the icons in the notification area >>> it keeps hiding them after every reboot Note: The setting in task bar properties is ...
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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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Windows: Separate Previews for Separated Taskbar Icons?

Our desktops at work were switched to Windows 7 a few months ago but I still can't get it to function quite like I want it to. I have fixed the alt-tab to work like it did before and have configured ...
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Windows 7: can't reopen minimised window on taskbar, preview OK

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 ...
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Is there a Windows 8 shortcut to display the taskbar?

In Windows 7, Win can be used to raise an auto-hidden taskbar. In Windows 8, Win overwrites the entire screen with the Start Screen. Is there a keyboard shortcut in Windows 8 to display the Taskbar ...
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Windows 7 taskbar: How to uncombine only some icons? [duplicate]

For most applications, like Explorer Windows, Browsers, etc. the default automatic grouping of Taskbar buttons is really appropriate, avoids opening unnecessary additional windows, and keeps ...
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How can I create a separate toolbar from the Task Bar?

In Windows XP, you could separate toolbars from the Task Bar by dragging them to the desktop. They could then be left lying about anywhere on your screen or, my preferred option, docked to any side ...
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How can I get the system tray on my second monitor?

Whenever I play games, those will always launch on the main monitor. Since the system tray where the clock is located is only displayed on the taskbar on the main monitor, I can't see what time it is ...
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Windows 7 taskbar grouping (Stack New items on top) [duplicate]

Our Enterprise recently moved on to Windows 7 from XP. Though I have been using Windows 7 at home for a while now but not for productive purposes. Now that I have Windows 7 on my work machine, I am ...
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Windows 7 taskbar, create popup menus?

Is there a way in Windows 7 to create a single icon that pops up with a menu? I'm used to having True Launch Bar installed, but at the moment it doesn't integrate with the new taskbar/shortcut bar of ...
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Jump Lists not showing for Office programs in Windows 7

I have a laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium. I installed Office 2010 on this laptop, and I noticed that Jump Lists were not showing. If I pin Word, Excel or PowerPoint to the taskbar or start menu, ...
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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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Disable the taskbar in fullscreen in VMWare Player(Non Commercial-Use)

I Am VERY ANNOYED about the taskbar in fullscreen in VMWare Player(Unlicensed), it always pops up when I put my my cursor over it, and I Also think I'll use it too often, I Found a couple solutions ...
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Possible to get SecureCRT to show windows, not tabs, in Windows taskbar?

Upgrading SecureCRT from version 5.2 to 6.3, the behavior of the application in the Windows 7 taskbar changed so that clicking on the application icon brings up a list of each individual tab that is ...
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Windows preview multiple thumbnails abnormal behaviour can't select the task

E.g. there are multiple instances of Windows Explorer. Hovering on taskbar icon to show multiple thumbnails becomes unstable, it takes some time to move mouse to see thumbnails. However, certain ...
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How to clear the list of “Notification Area Icons” in Windows 7?

I can't seem to find a way to clear the list of "Notification Area Icons" in Windows 7. Unfortunately I had installed a download manager (GetRight) which by default creates a tray icon for each ...
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Desktop icon spacing changed after monitor replacement

I just replaced my monitor with a TV Monitor of the same resolution and size (22" 1920x1080), but when I restarted Windows all the icons were in a different position. I was expecting this kind of ...
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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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Taskbar Pinned Shortcuts Location

Ever wondered where those pinned shortcuts are stored in Win7/8/8.1/10? This way you can edit, delete or create new shortcuts. Sometimes they get duplicated but they don't appear as pinned so this is ...
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Force programs in the taskbar to be in the same row

Is there a way to force two instances of a program to be in the same row? This is fine: However, if I open further programs, the previous instances get separated: Ideally, the first instance ...
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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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Pin an app to the right side of the Windows 7 taskbar [duplicate]

I would like to pin an app to the RIGHT side of the Windows 7 taskbar but I cannot figure out a way to do this. Any help in figuring out how to do this would be very welcome. NOT in the System Tray.
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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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Firefox - Using ctypes to activate a task bar item

I use a toolbar button in Firefox to toggle between normal and private windows. Here is the code: OpenBrowserWindow({private: !PrivateBrowsingUtils.isWindowPrivate(window)}); ...
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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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Can Windows 7 place a task bar on each monitor, which only shows applications running on that screen?

I would like to have a task bar on each of my monitors, but I only want applications that are currently on that monitor to be displayed on its taskbar. This can be accomplished using UltraMon. ...
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Programs appear in different order on taskbar every time I start my PC [closed]

I have some programs namely Skype and IMVU which I have set to "Run On Startup" along with other programs like IE, Firefox, Google. However the order of the programs appearing on my Taskbar keeps ...
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Can you change the icon of a pinned IE 9 web application? And how do you do it?

In IE 9 you have the ability to click and drag an open browser tab to the Windows 7 taskbar and pin the shortcut to the taskbar. This has the effect of creating a pseudo-application experience where ...
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Program Icons Missing in Windows 7

I have just received a new laptop, (HP Elitebook 8770w) and I am encountering an odd issue. Icons for a couple of programs are not displaying correctly. The programs currently affected are TeamViewer ...
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Restarting explorer does not restore taskbar

I've been having a really annoying problem with explorer in Windows 7. Sometimes I need to restart explorer, for example to help testing software I'm developing. I know I can stop explorer.exe ...
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Strange gap above the taskbar in desktop after connecting another screen

I connected another screen today, just a simple DVI connector. I set the settings to extend the screen from the main screen. After connecting the screen, it is working as expected. But, there is ...
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Windows 8.1 taskbar selected button color

Windows 8.1 customize taskbar how do I change selected button color or current/open tab color All tabs are of almost the same color and hard to distinguish. Is there a way to make selected button ...
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Make the task bar visible at all times

With the recent Windows 8.1 update we are able to run "Metro" apps inside the desktop view, but when so, the task bar fades away (hides) and it is very irritating to click twice and some times more to ...
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How to fix missing icons in the taskbar and start menu? [duplicate]

I installed Visual Studio 2012 yesterday and during the install my path somehow got screwed up1. Since then, the icons for applications that are part of Windows are the default "unknown" icon, but ...
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Hide application task from taskbar but keep window visible in Windows 7 [duplicate]

I want to hide a certain application (in this case Chrome) from the taskbar in Windows 7 64-bit but keep the window visible (the window is running permanently visible on a 2nd monitor and I don't want ...
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Pin one specific program to the rightside of the taskbar

I run multiple instances of the same program, which is taking up too much space on my taskbar. This is what it looks like at the moment: This is what I want it to look like (or something similar) ...
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Cannot pin explorer.exe to taskbar - creates duplicate icon

I'm trying to find a way to correctly pin Windows Explorer to the taskbar using GPO. I am currently using a batch file to automatically pin various icons to the user's taskbar at logon as per: ...
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Chrome and Taskbar shortcut are not getting along?

All this is on Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and is fully up to date with it's patches. I was running Chrome 37 when it said it wasn't able to upgrade chrome (it didn't give a reason why). So I uninstalled ...
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Focus IE window in powershell [closed]

My code: $ie = new-object -com "InternetExplorer.Application" $ie.navigate("http://localhost") $ie.visible = $true $ie.fullscreen = $true However, after fullscreen, the window still appears behind ...
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Windows 7 Taskbar explorer.exe shortcut open to a custom library location

I want to change the default start location of the Windows Explorer shortcut that is pinned to my Windows 7 Taskbar to be a custom library I created. Here's what I've tried: In my Libraries ...
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google chrome shortcut does not bring up blank page when shortcut placed on taskbar

I have a few google chrome shortcuts on my windows 7 desktop. One of them opens my Hotmail in google chrome. One of them opens my google calendar. And of course there is the original google chrome ...
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How can I hide an application from the Windows 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.
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Any way to force the Windows Task Bar to hide (if in “auto hide” mode)

I have my Win 7 taskbar set to autohide but its often pops up... and just stays visible, obscuring the bottom of all other programs (since they are behaving correctly (as if the Task Bar isn't there ...
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Windows 7, quick lauch on task bar placed left

I have to move to Windows 7 from XP. I'm used to launch applications from quick launch in task bar. So, to be able to have several icons in quick launch, I placed task bar at left in XP. That's how ...
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What is the shortcut to go (or bring up/maximize the window) to the newest notification in the taskbar?

What is the shortcut to go to the newest notification program in the taskbar? So when I hit the combination my skype chat windows with the person who messaged me comes up? (or a installer that ...