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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Aero Peek not working when hovering over taskbar icon

I don't know how to explain this in words clearly, but my Windows 7 computer used to be able to show only a particular window if I hovered my mouse on the Taskbar. However, I don't know if I set ...
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Taskbar Favicon - icon

Can I change the favicon - icon of a pinned IE 11 web application? I have numerous web favicons pinned to my taskbar and they default to the IE favicon. This gets to be confusing when trying to select ...
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Why does the Outlook taskbar envelope icon sometimes remain active, even if I have no unread email?

Outlook has a nice envelope icon that displays on top of the taskbar icon when I have new mail. Sometimes this icon comes up when I get a new message, but then doesn't go away when the message is ...
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My windows go under panel. I can´t close it

Some programs that I open, open under my taskbar. Because of this, I cannot move the program nor close it. I am using Windows 8.1 and I have disabled transparancy, but I still cannot access the close ...
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How can I pin a batch file and an internet shortcut to the taskbar in Windows 7?

I have two files on a computer with Windows 7 installed on it. The first file is a batch file. The second file is an internet shortcut. How can I pin each of them to the taskbar?
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How to fix broken taskbar icons in Windows 7

I have a program pinned to the taskbar. After I upgraded the program (I think) the icon broke. What I get now is what you see below; that ugly default application icon thing. If I unpin it, I get ...
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Auto hide taskbar entirely? [duplicate]

I'm using the auto hide feature in W8.1, but even using it still leaves a thin amount of the taskbar, presumably to allow you to see pinned icons and such, which really bugs me, is there any way to ...
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Windows 8.1 multi monitor setup with a vertical taskbar grabs mouse when moving across border [duplicate]

So I'm having a problem with what I believe to be a recent Windows 8.1 update (probably KB2919355). I use a vertical taskbar on the right side between two monitors. When I move my mouse across the ...
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Keyboard Shortcut for Frequent from Pinned program

I got to know the pinned programs in taskbar and using it for Excel, Outlook, Chrome. I have put frequent files/urls to those pinned programs which I will get by right clicking the pinned program from ...
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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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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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Toshiba windows 7 laptop, all icons the same [duplicate]

all desktop icons the same and when I try to open it says this action is valid for products that are already installed. when I enter regedit in the search it says the same thing so i can't even fix it ...
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How can I pin Eclipse Luna to the Windows-7 taskbar?

I used to be able to pin Eclipse to my taskbar by adding these lines to the eclipse.ini file: -vm C:/Program Files/Java/[my java version]/bin But it doesn't seem to work with the new Eclipse Luna ...
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How to get a trace of the process history in Windows 7?

I recently noticed that there's a program which shows up on task-bar and disappears momentarily (No window shown). This happens periodically. I want to find out what process this is. Is there a way to ...
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How to hide the one-pixel leftover from the taskbar after activating the “Auto-hide the taskbar” option? [duplicate]

Activating the “Auto-hide the taskbar” option from Taskbar’s properties doesn’t hide it entirely. A single pixel is left sticking out like a sore thumb and I don’t know to make it go away. When the ...
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Where is the list of pinned start menu and taskbar items stored in Windows 7

What is the location of pinned start menu and taskbar items? Is this list a registry, or a folder somewhere?
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Font name of windows taskbar

Windows 7: I downloaded a program to give me a taskbar on my 2nd monitor at work. The font on that second taskbar is off. I would like to try and change it to match the main taskbar. What is the font ...
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Windows 7: Custom width of a specific taskbar icon, [duplicate]

I'm using Taskbar Meters as a convenient way to keep my resource usage visible at all times. If you are not familiar with the product, it opens separate windows for memory, CPU, and disk usage with ...
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Windows 7 taskbar preview popup - How to keep it open? [duplicate]

In Windows 7, I would like to keep the thumbnail preview of an application in the taskbar open even when the mouse is not hovering over the icon in the taskbar. Is this possible and if so, how? Like ...
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Windows Start Menu position

Is there a way to change position of my Start menu in Windows 7? When I press the Start button, or Windows button on my keyboard, it opens the start menu with default position bottom left, just above ...
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How can I change the Windows 7 taskbar position (overriding GPO, Registry Editor, Admin. Rights)?

I run the computer center of my Faculty and the problem is that users manage to change the Windows 7 taskbar position. I don't really know how they do this as far as I have applied many group policies ...
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Pinned start menu/taskbar shortcuts gone

I just restarted my Windows 7 PC to find all my pinned shortcuts have disappeared from the start menu and taskbar. I've looked here "C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick ...
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How do you get Windows 7 to show time remaining in the battery meter?

Running Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium on a HP Laptop. The system tray power meter never shows the time remaining in the system tray. Only really ever show a percentage remaining number as pictured. ...
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Why is the right-click menu on the taskbar missing for some icons?

This has happened to me once before. I attempted to pin Eclipse (Java IDE) to the taskbar, and for some reason there are now 2 icons there. Neither of them have a right-click menu, so I cannot remove ...
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Grouping shortcuts with different parameters in Windows 7 Taskbar

I have created many different windows shortcuts for pgAdmin.exe with the target database given as a command line argument. For example: "C:\Program Files (x86)\pgAdmin III\1.14\pgadmin3.exe" /s ...
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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 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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Moving Icons from one page to another in the Windows 7 Taskbar

As a programmer I have a tonne of icons pinned to my Task Bar (Visual Studios / 5 Different Browsers / Etc...) When you reach enough icons to fill the bar it flips the rest onto a 2nd page that they ...
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Stop windows-7 explorer taskbar icon changing for different locations

If I open an instance of Windows Explorer, a button appears on the taskbar; its icon matches the icon of current location in Explorer. E.g. If I've clicked on a drive (e.g. C:) then the taskbar icon ...
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Taskbar broken in Window 7

Hi my taskbar is broken and I have no idea how to fix it. I tried to move it, lock it, unlock it and everything I can but I can't find a way to repeair it. By the way, the taskbar is not locked it's ...
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How to get number of taskbar icons displayed

I'm using Rainmeter and need a way to adjust one skin that will be used as background under taskbar icon based on how much icons are displayed. Currently looks that: ) So what I need is to somehow ...
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Network Icon not appearing in taskbar (Windows 8.1 64-bit)

The Network Icon in the taskbar notification area (bottom right) is inactive. The icon is set to "Show icon and notifications" in the Notification Area Icons menu, but the popup says that the icon is ...
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VMWare Player will completely hide taskbar, and behave oddly after locking workstation

At work, I develop on a PC running Windows Server 2008 R2. Due to some application constraints, I also run a Non-Commercial version of VMWare Player using Windows 7 on top of my Windows Server. When ...
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In linux mate, how do you adjust the position of the separators / dividers on the panel?

In the MATE GUI (linux mint), my icons by the time are only given half the space of the entire panel / task bar. It really looks like that division of the panel is meant to be much smaller. ...
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Make outlook emails display as a separate icon on taskbar

I realize this is a duplicate. Unfortunately the original question is just answered as "This is a duplicate". and when I look at the original posts, I can see that they clearly don't address the ...
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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 ...
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Pinning cmd.exe to taskbar actually pins Visual Studio 2010 cmd console

Okay, so I've been having a very strange situation on my home computer. I'm writing a powershell script to do some basic stuff that I do on test rigs at work all the time for setup (create a shared ...
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Windows stretching over taskbar

So as you can see in the screenshot, my Windows is basically scaling the full vertical width of the monitor and I have had to hide the task bar because it simply overlaps every window. Basically I ...
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Some Programs can't be pinned to the Window 7 taskbar

I noticed the other day when running eclipse that I can't pin the Eclipse exe directly (I can pin the shortcut to start it, however once started, it seems to open another application that uses the ...
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My application icons dissapeared after restoring (from backup), how to get them back?

My laptop harddisk crashed. However, since I use a backup solution (HP Autonomy), I managed to restore most of the documents and files that had been backed up, after reinstalling the operating system, ...
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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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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 ...