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 does Windows 7 taskbar “color hot-tracking” feature calculate the colour to use?

This has intrigued me for quite some time. Does anyone know the algorithm Windows 7 Aero uses to determine the colour to use as the hot-tracking hover highlight on taskbar buttons for ...
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Explorer Hidden Taskbar Breaks

On my Windows 7 PC, I have the taskbar set to auto-hide and all works fine except for a few occasions when it well get stuck up and nothing I can do will hide it again. Not even re-setting the ...
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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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Dragging Pictures to Taskbar Crashes Explorer.exe

I have a problem when I drag pictures from anywhere in Firefox to the taskbar before into the active folder, it crashes explorer.exe on Windows 7. What could be the cos of this issue? Thanks in ...
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Windows 8.1 Explorer in Taskbar with starting Folder

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 to make IE look like Mozilla Firefox in taskbar? [duplicate]

Whenever more than one tabs are opened in IE, the task bar shows all the tabs. But, in the case of Mozilla Firefox, the task bar shows like there is only one tab opened. I want know if there is a way ...
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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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Different windows explorer icon/grouping domain user vs local user

I recently rebuilt my laptop because I needed to go up to a larger HDD. I reloaded all software from home under a local user. Then I fired up my vpn software and joined the domain from home. But I ...
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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 ...
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Inconsistent taskbar tooltip UI

I have several programs - for example iTunes and Git Extensions - that have what appears to be custom UI that displays when I hover their icon in the taskbar. For iTunes it's just the play/pause ...
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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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Auto-hide “notification” workaround, Windows 7: How to do multi-window operations, such as “Restore All Windows” on a non-combined group of windows?

When a program with many windows restarts, which Firefox often has to, Windows 7 requires me to manually restore every window before the taskbar "Auto-hide" function will work. The taskbar refuses to ...
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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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Can anyone tell me the reason for this odd glitch? [closed]

So, here I was using my Windows 8.1 laptop when I noticed something odd. My Firefox window was sharing the icon of whatever was next to it on the taskbar. It sometimes didn't have any icon at all. ...
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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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How to hide shortcut text of toolbar on taskbar windows 7?

Currrently in Windows 7 taskbar, we can add toolbar to have extra spaces for shortcuts by Right click on taskbar -> Toolbars -> New... But the icon/shortcut will have the text below it. How can we ...
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Setting the Taskbar buttons to combine when full via PowerShell

Is it possible to set the Taskbar buttons option to Combine when taskbar is full via a powershell command? I've looked at Set “never combine” in Windows 7 using the registry? but I'm after a ...
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Way to override taskbar icon of already running arbitrary program instance?

I have open several instances of programs like cygwin terminal, putty, etc., for different but related things. It would help me work if they had different icons each, because I have open a relatively ...
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Software flashes just a split second in taskbar. How to find out what software it is?

I've started to notice a strange program that just flashes about every minute in my taskbar. I've uninstalled any strange software trough Windows Add or Remove Programs. It's quite annoying. And my ...
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Accidentally xkilled desktop and taskbar on linux

I was on CentOS with KDE, and I accidentally pressed Ctrl+Alt+Esc, and then clicked the desktop, and the taskbar. Only the mouse pointer worked now. My short research showed that this is xkill, and it ...
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Using a high-DPI laptop with a normal-DPI external monitor - how can I extend the taskbar?

Through work I've been given a shiny new high-DPI Dell XPS15. I'm also using a normal-DPI external monitor which I've been told will not be getting upgraded to high-DPI. I'm unable to extend my ...
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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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Program Stuck on Taskbar

When I open a program, and then open another program, I can't restore the first program that minimized. The program is stuck on the taskbar. ALT+TAB doesn't work, but Windows+TAB does. The ...
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How to find out what process a system tray icon corresponds to?

Is there any way to find out what process created a given icon in the system tray? A new icon has appeared that I don't recognize and I would like to find out what process spawned it.
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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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Windows 7 taskbar preview issue

Windows task-bar preview has stopped working properly in generating the preview and instead does the standard text tool-tips. The annoying part is the fact that it takes a good 2 seconds or more for ...
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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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How/Is there a way to fix broken TASK links on Windows 7 for Google Chrome?

I right-click on Google Chrome pinned to my taskbar and see this: And then I select either New window or New incognito window and see this: Is there a way to fix these links? If so, how? If ...
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Visual Studio application name doesn't update taskbar name after renaming project

I have a visual studio 2012 express application that was re-named mid project. The 'Assembly name' in the project properties is the correct name now and all references to the old name have been ...
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How can I get Opera to accurately populate the Speed Dial portion of the taskbar context menu?

The taskbar recent documents lists are a very handy feature in Windows 7+. Opera 18.0 uses a variation on this, showing pages from your Speed Dial instead. Groovy! Except the documents shown are ...
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Network monitor for taskbar in Windows

I am interested in monitoring my bandwidth via an icon in the taskbar of my windows 7 machine. I recently found process explorer which provides exactly the feature I want, but with RAM, CPU, GPU, and ...
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The separation of a group of windows Firefox

How do I open two windows of Firefox, it will pop up in one group. This is inconvenient. I wish that every window had a separate icon on the taskbar. In addition, change the graphic of each icon on ...
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What Command line command would close firewall settings window or administrative tools window and taskbar icons

The following is nothing to do with where the mouse is when the command is issued, as that should be irrelevant. As the command specifies what to close. I would like to have a command that will close ...
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shortcut to click and close things on taskbar with one click and no mouse movement?

My taskbar even with a width to handle two rows, is getting a bit full. I have put a black circle around what i'd like to quickly close. I don't want to have to go to each one, right click then move ...
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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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Any way to eliminate click delays across Windows?

Using Windows 8.1 across multiple machines and am noticing a slight timeout before my clicks register on things like balloon buttons, taskbar icons, etc. immediately after clicking on them or having ...
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Windows 7 Enterprise: after clicking Show Desktop, I can't seem to switch focus back to an app that has an open dialog

I'm using Windows 7 Enterprise and running a portable installation of EditPad Pro 7 off a new removable drive. The first time you run a given portable copy of EditPad, it opens a dialog prompting you ...
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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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Is it possible to have the pinned shortcuts indicate that they are running?

I have a 3 monitor setup. I set the app icons to show on the taskbar of the display that it is on. This part works great. I have pinned a number of apps. Let's take Outlook as an example. It is ...
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How can I speed up the redraw rate for the Windows 7 taskbar?

In foobar2000, I have a script for Columns UI that scrolls the song title across the taskbar button. I like it, but I wish it scrolled faster and more smoothly. I've read that the taskbar redraw rate ...
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Why did the Show Desktop button in the Windows 7 taskbar suddenly get bigger?

I noticed something weird happen to my Show Desktop button under Windows 7, which is that its size almost doubled from what it was when I first installed Windows. What can cause that to happen? By the ...
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Manjaro: How to make taskbar icons glue to the right?

I want the rightmost icons to always be on the right of the screen. I looked through the options but couldn't find anything. Link to screenshot: http://s18.postimg.org/usvy04hl3/task_Bar.jpg
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Mirrored taskbar icons

My brother tried to install some junk on his laptop (Windows 7) and ever since then the icons in the taskbar got mirrored. I tried rebuilding IconCache.db but it didn't work the problem out. He says ...
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Mapped Drives pinning - when I pin a second location in the same path/server, the first disappears

When trying to pin multiple mapped drives (whose locations are on the same server) by dragging them from the Explorer window to the taskbar icon, the first drive pins properly. When I drag the ...
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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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Unusually large gap between lowermost icon and taskbar in Windows 8.1

When I have an icon located close to my taskbar, it looks like this: I'm using Windows 8.1. I started a game that for some reason defaulted to 1024x768. I went ahead and changed the in-game ...
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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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How to pin Chrome to the Windows 7 taskbar?

How can I pin Chrome browser to the task bar next to the icons you see in the attached image? I have tried to drag the chrome shortcut there but it does not work.
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How to keep the task bar back of the Application?

I want to customize my taskbar so that my applications can be full screen occupying on top of the taskbar space. Here's why Auto-hide doesn't work for me, It always pops open when I receive IM ...
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Icons Disappear Hovering Over TaskBar

When I have more than 8 or 9 applications open in Windows 7, the icons of the open applications disappear when I hover over them. This is what it looks like. I have these icons appear as ...