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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How to disable Taskbar Thumbnail preview in Windows 8 ?

When I hover my mouse cursor over a running application's button in the taskbar, small windows appear showing the contents of the open program. How can I disable that? I find it quite annoying.
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Windows Explorer on taskbar not working

The shortcut for Windows Explorer on the taskbar has seemingly broken. It shows the default icon and when I click it, I get the following message, "Can't open this item. It might have been moved, ...
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Is there a way to auto hide taskbar into the corner

In Windows 7 and so, you have the option to autohide the taskbar and show it when you move the mouse over the bottom of the screen. Is there a way to show the taskbar when you move the mouse over a ...
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Windows 10 taskbar not working

Everything was fine, and suddenly, the start menu button, including everything else on the taskbar, stopped working. I can right click on start button but if I try clicking volume, battery, action ...
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Get program that is stuck under task bar in Windows 7

I have a program that is stuck under the task bar in Windows 7. I cannot click on it because (I think) the click is interpreted as being on the task bar and not on the program. How do I recover it? ...
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Customise Chrome Taskbar Icon

I saw an answer about changing the Chrome icon when Chrome is running (post) I tried everything, I literally opened every file I could with Resource hacker and changed any icons I could find that had ...
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Windows 10 doesn't show date [duplicate]

My PC with Windows 10 doesn't show the date - refer to the picture. How to fix that?
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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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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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How to show weekday in Windows 10 clock in taskbar?

In all windowses before 10 I could just pull the taskbar up and I could see which day it is: But when doing that in Windows 10 it doesn't work: How can I get my weekday back without having to ...
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Set default/starting folder for Explorer in taskbar without duplicate icon on launch in Windows 8.1

I want to have an icon in Windows 8.1 Taskbar that opens Windows Explorer in a specific folder and does not create a second icon when I click the first. I tried several approaches to do this: Pin ...
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How can I increase the width of the Show Desktop button in Windows 7/8/8.1/10?

I'm using Windows 8.1 on a Surface Pro 2, and my Show Desktop button is 8 pixels wide (that's not even a millimeter), making it near unusable with touch, and even difficult with the mouse. I have the ...
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Why does Windows 7 networking indicator not show actual value?

This has been occurring on all Windows 7 machines I own, and I would like to finally know a reason why it is happening. Icon showing no network access The icon is showing that the computer is not ...
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How can I increase the size of the pinned jump list in Windows 7?

I use Notepad++ for a bunch of text files. I like to pin my frequently used text files to the Notepad++ icon on the taskbar. There seems to be a limit of 18 items visible. I can pin more than 18 ...
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Arrange windows within the same application in the taskbar of Windows 7

Is there a way to arrange windows within the same application in the taskbar of Windows 7? Right now we can freely adjust each application's position in the taskbar, but within the app itself the ...
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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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Show hidden icons button out of place

I recently got a Yoga 2 Pro (3200x1800) resolution and it's mostly been great except for one aggravating but minor issue: the "show hidden icons" button on the taskbar isn't vertically centered and ...
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Windows 10 taskbar right click doesn't work properly

So I've had this problem for quite some time, I can't really explain it in the title. I'm running Windows 10 and when I right-click on the icon of a running program on the taskbar the only option I ...
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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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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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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 change win10 taskbar text color from BLACK to WHITE?

I've upgraded to win10 from win7, and find the texts on the taskbar are black, which make them hard to read: I know how to change the color of the taskbar(and titlebar etc.) following this post:...
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How can I get a laptop's Windows 10 taskbar to show the battery level?

I've done searches with various permutations of battery life, power level, etc., and all the web content I've been able to see so far has been information on how to use power plans and other decisions ...
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Putty Taskbar Jump List Broken on Windows 10

I have Windows 8 on my laptop and the jumplist for putty has always worked just fine. After installing Putty on my desktop (Win 10) the jumplists do not show up when I right-click the taskbar icon, ...
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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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Windows 10 Open Applications Not being highlighted on taskbar

Anybody had this issue whereby open applications are no longer being highlighted in the windows 10 taskbar? It's annoying as I'm using multiple desktops, and wihtout the highlighting i forget which ...
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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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Windows 10 Taskbar: Never combine, always hide labels

Is there a way to never combine task bar icons, but still not display their labels? This worked on Windows 7 with a registry hack found here, but it doesn't work as expected on Windows 10. It is ...
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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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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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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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Can't unpin files from taskbar in Windows 8.1

I have a few files pinned to SumatraPDF on my taskbar and I can't unpin two of them. They seem to be stuck. I've tried removing Sumatra from my taskbar and re-adding it, but all my pins persisted. I ...
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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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How to show date with clock when Windows 7 taskbar is vertical?

On widescreen Windows 7 desktops, I prefer a vertical taskbar with small icons. However, this appears to remove the date from the clock display. Here's what it looks like, missing the date. How ...
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KDE accessibility applet respawned in my LXDE panel - how to get rid of it?

For some strange reason, whenever I log in to my LXDE desktop, I see the KDE accessibility applet on the panel/taskbar. I can't figure out what's triggering it being run and how I can stop it from ...
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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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Windows 7: How to display both date and time in tray *without* using large icons or increasing the height of taskbar? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 - display date using small icons As we approach the year 2012, there has to be a way to show the date and time in Windows 7 without doing any of the following: ...
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Could not Right Click on taskbar icons and start menu could not open in windows 10

I installed windows 10 two days ago. First day, it worked fine, but now, when I right click on taskbar icons, or try to open start menu, or left click on Volume, Network or Time icon on right side of ...
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Some taskbar pinned icons are duplicated when an instance of the application is running

For some applications that I pin to the taskbar, the icon gets duplicated when an instance of the application is running. For example, in the screen shot below you see there are two icons for ...
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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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windows 7 taskbar icons moves by group (grouping is disabled)

I have win 7. Taksbar grouping - "never" All tasks(icons) are not in one small group, but big tasks as it must be. But if I open 3 notepad programs etc & then I'll try to move one of this task in ...
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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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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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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 forth....