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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Taskbar disappears sometimes when using a second monitor

Windows 7 laptop, docked with a second monitor. This problem started happening when I started using the second monitor. The taskbar will often stop displaying. The Windows logo remains, but the ...
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How do I remove the day from the Chrome OS taskbar?

A recent update to Chrome OS added the day of the week in the taskbar, making the time smaller. Is there way to remove the day from the clock in the taskbar? I want the clock back to its original ...
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Google Chrome cache Issue in Windows 7 over multiple systems

I am using Chrome with two systems both running on Windows 7 64-bit. I configured both instances of Chrome with my Google account, and everything worked perfectly. Lately however I am having a hard ...
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Why are my Windows 7 System Alerts not coming to the front?

Ever since I installed Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64 on my Dell XPS M1730, system alerts (for example, the alert you get when installing software that wants to make modifications to your computer) will flash ...
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Windows 7 Taskbar Never Combine, Show Labels Only, No Icon

In Windows 7, in the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties, there is an option to Never Combine which shows both an icon and accompanying text. I have seen people who want Never Combine but want no ...
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Windows 7 Toolbar does not move with Taskbar

So I have a quick launch toolbar on the right side of taskbar at the bottom of my screen in Windows 7 (it is a Recycle Bin shortcut). However when new programs add an icon in the notification area on ...
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How do I add Yoxos Eclipse profile to the Windows 7 Taskbar?

I have used Yoxos before and have managed to (almost) get it working how I wanted. I understand that it's designed so you launch a profile from the .yoxos file which is created when the profile is ...
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Windows 7 like task bar for Linux

One thing I really like in Windows 7 is the taskbar. I'm wondering if there is some program in Linux which will give me the same functionality. Here is the functionality that is important to me: I ...
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Make java applications behave normally with reguard to the taskbar

I have a java application that is launched from a batch file as follows: SET JAVA_HOME=C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jdk1.5.0_16 SET JAVA_EXE="%JAVA_HOME%\bin\java.exe" %JAVA_EXE% -Xmx128m -jar ...
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Fedora Core 10: Window List & Workspace Switcher applets keep crashing

I was minding my own business typing a command or two in a Terminal window when a dialog popped up telling me that the Workspace Switcher had crashed, and would I like to reload. Without thinking I ...
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Taskbar Preview Pane + Mouseover Info Text: Is it possible?

I've noticed a couple similar questions (ie. How to always show titles on Windows 7 Taskbar thumbail preview?), but wanted to throw this out there to see if anyone knew of a way to achieve my specific ...
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How to refresh Taskbar Thumbnails after Aero was turned off and on again?

I use the radmin remote software that turns off Aero when it runs. When I exit, Aero turns back on, but all of my taskbar thumbnails are gone until I manually restore each window – a royal pain! ...
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Windows 7 taskbar clock disappears

The clock on the right of the taskbar is enabled but seems to disappear every time I reboot my computer. (I'm guessing at the frequency; I notice it has gone away every day after I dock.) The clock ...
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Clicking program tab on Taskbar in server 2003 brings two windows

This is a crazy problem. I am using server 2003 as my development machine. When I click a "program icon" (Don't know if that is the right word) in the task bar, sometimes it will bring the program I ...
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Updating Firefox causes two icons to appear in the taskbar in Windows 10

I am using Firefox version 44 on Windows 10. Whenever there is any update to Firefox, this will cause 2 icons on the taskbar whenever I open Firefox, like attached picture below: Other than that, ...
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How do I increase the number of items on a jump list in Windows 10?

How can I increase the maximum number of items that appear on a Windows 10 jump list, and is there any way to set separate maximums for recent and pinned items? I use Remote Desktop to connect to ...
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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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Windows Taskbar: Force applications to stay in place when open

Can I do something to fix|force the applications to stay in place? I understand it has to do with separate processes and such, but there's a point I don't understand. taskbar overview: What ...
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Modify target of unpinned applications in taskbar

Example: I do not have MS Excel is not pinned. When opened, its icon shows up in taskbar. To open a new instance, that taskbar icon can be middle clicked. But to open it without loading a blank ...
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Can resize but cannot reorder toolbars on taskbar in Windows 7

The taskbar is not locked. I can change the height of the taskbar. I can drag the toolbar handle to resize the toolbar width but if I click/hold/drag [cursor has 4 direction arrows] then it will not ...
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Is it possible to “stick” the pinned items to the left so they don't move?

I have recently upgraded to Windows 7 from XP and one thing I find annoying is how the Pinned Items behave compared to the Quick Launch items; quick launch items would always stick to the left no ...
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Black broken box kind of overlay on Google Chrome Icon on taskbar

Whats this? is it saying my chrome crashed or any security breach? Im worried, all my tabs are fully functional in it.
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How to correctly pin MSYS to task bar in Windows 8?

I use MSYS/MinGW a lot on Windows 8.1 and wanted to create a shortcut on the taskbar at the bottom. What I did is to lauch MSYS, and once it appears on the task bar, choose "pin this program to task ...
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Anyway to set taskbar height in registry

I have a issue that my taskbar does not want to stay 3 high. It is not a windows issue more so the screen that I am using disconnects itself when I turn it OFF and when I turn it ON windows detects ...
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Show all programs from all monitors in the taskbar

The Windows 7 taskbar only shows the programs running on the current monitor. Applications running on the second monitor are listed in the taskbar of the second monitor. Is it possible to make the ...
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No AIMP taskbar animation when playing radio

When I play radio stations with AIMP 4 my taskbar icon is animated. How can I stop that animation as I find it distracting? No animation when I play audio files from disk - all good Have disabled ...
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Windows task bar action buttons not working (win key, win search, start screen, volume..)

Firstly sorry for the lengthy description but I tried to give most of the info which may help to find the cause and solution of the problem. Recently I restored my system using system recover image ...
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How to change taskbar-titlebar size?

I really don't know the name of this bar: In this picture, the path string is very long and was cut by windows, how do I change the size of that area to show the entire title string of any windows? ...
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Change taskbar position from powershell

I would like to make a shortcut on my desktop to change the position of the taskbar from top to bottom and vice versa. Is there an easy way to do it in powershell without messing up with the ...
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How to stop windows 8 from minimizing all instances of the same program?

This behavior is unbelivably annoying and it started in this new Windows 7 or 8 I'm not sure. Suppose I have 2 excel files open and they are displayed in the taskbar They are both MAXIMIZED, and I'm ...
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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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Windows 8.1 use small taskbar buttons setting isn't working

Recently I got a new secondary HDMI monitor, and when I plugged it in Windows set it as my main monitor and messed up a few display things. The two images are after I set my original monitor as my ...
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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 ...
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Resize Windows 10 notification area

For a long time, the windows notification area (aka, system tray) would stack icons 3 high, thus conserving real estate on the task bar. (Below in an example in XP). I just upgraded from Windows 7 ...
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Disable taskbar showing on main monitor in a multiple monitor setup, when another monitor is clicked

I have always had a problem with my multi monitor setup. My setup goes like this: 1080p 2160p 1080p Those are my three monitors. My 2160p monitor is my main monitor and has taskbar showing. None of ...
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MS Office, Adobe PDF taskbar icons missing

Recently my icons for all MS Office applications in the taskbar are showing and a generic icon. In Windows Explorer I see a generic icon for all Office files, PDF files. I have tried deleting the ...
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Taskbar menus show partial icons when locked (Win10)

I have 2 menus added to my taskbar, & when the taskbar's unlocked, they display correctly- ie. the menu name is visible, but the contents of the menu is hidden behind the 'expand' arrow. My ...
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Shortcuts now insist on being pinned to the icon of the program that opens them

I have several Oracle VM VirtualBox virtual machines configured on my Windows 7 host. There are two ways to start a virtual machine: 1) Start the VirtualBox VM Manager, select the virtual machine ...
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taskbar jumping from second monitor to main monitor

Windows 10 user. I have this issues about the task bar is jumping from my second monitor to my main monitor and both are Samsung 4k. when my screens go black even its locked on the second monitor. ...
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Right-click menu lag only for a specific icon (strange Windows 10 bug)

This is a weird one - the context menu in Windows 10 takes a few seconds to pop up when I right-click an icon. Specifically, the File Explorer icon that's pinned to the taskbar by default does this. ...
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Wallpaper blocked by Windows taskbar

I have a wallpaper with some text at the bottom, which is hidden by the taskbar in Windows 7. How do I get the wallpaper to fit the entire screen except behind the taskbar? (I want the entire ...
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Can't Build Program Because It's Being Held Hostage by Another Program

I know this has been asked before, but none of the questions I've looked at seem to answer my question. So, with that, and to assure I've done my homework before someone gets on me, let me tell you ...
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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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Taskbar shortcut run as another user

I've recently learnt if I press the Win key followed by the indexed number of a shortcut on my taskbar, it executes. There's a particular item on my taskbar that I always want to run as another ...
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Windows 10 Taskbar Icon Highlight Sticks

The problem is when, for some reason, I accidentally Right-Alt Right-clicked an icon in the taskbar. And that causes to freeze the highlighting on any icon that is selected from the taskbar. I managed ...
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How to restore a window onto a specific monitor

I have been unable to Google this one correctly, so let me switch gears and explain it on here. When I click a window in the taskbar, I want it to open/restore into the monitor I click in. If it is ...
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Windows 10 Accent Color Personalization in Pinned Taskbar Items

I have had my laptop upgraded to Windows 10 for about a month now. I just upgraded my desktop yesterday and noticed a difference I cannot figure out. The calculator is pinned to the taskbar on both, ...
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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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Taskbar buttons combining in Windows 10

Is it possible to get Windows Explorer in Windows 10 to do the following: I want to have to Windows Explorer shortcuts in the taskbar - Windows explorer and Downloads folder. That is easily done as ...
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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 ...