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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My System Tray Stopped Giving Me The Option To Minimize Visible Notifications

I am using Windows 7 Professional. My system tray is taking up almost the whole task bar! The arrow that allows you to hide the running programs into the system tray is just gone. I have found how ...
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Separate taskbar icon in separate tab (Chrome)

Is it possible to force Google Chrome (38.0.2125.104 m) on Windows 8.1 to show separate taskbar icon for each window (NOT tab)? I need this for Chrome only and global suggestions like this won't go ...
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Cannot enable Notification Area in Windows 7

In 64-bit Windows 7, I cannot enable the notification area in the taskbar at all. Every time I try to customize the notification and system icon settings, it says "Some settings are managed by your ...
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How to extend the timeout of highlight win7 taskbar when starting application

I am launching an application from the Win7/Win8 taskbar, Windows highlights the icon you are launching. (The same highlight used when the application is open). However, if the application doesn't ...
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How do I enable taskbar scrolling in Gnome 3 (Centos 7)?

Since last 3-4 years, I have been using Centos 6.x with Gnome 2 that has feature of cycling through windows by scrolling over the taskbar. Recently, I upgraded to Centos 7 that came up with Gnome 3. ...
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Chrome browser doesn't show up when restarted from a taskbar

I have came across a problem that is restrict me from using Chrome fully and honestly, I don't want to use any other web browser. The problem is, that when I start the browser, it works well, I have ...
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Chrome Task-bar Right Click Menu

I've started getting a really weird error popping up when I try to launch a second instance of google chrome from the taskbar right click menu. Any ideas? Here are the details... Scenario: Right ...
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Windows 7 Starter Edition Cannot Click Icons in Taskbar (Acer Laptop)

The taskbar shows up on the bottom of the screen as usual, and the icons for (in this case) Firefox, Excel, and Wordpad show up there, but I can't switch between programs by clicking the icons. ...
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taskbar error can't minimize

i have a problem with taskbar, all the application here, when i minimize it, won't return to taskbar, instead, it goes to the corner left of the desktop, i have tried restore system, but it's not ...
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Taskbar icon disappears after a while

I'm using TrueCrypt and the portable Thunderbird is on that volume. A couple of weeks ago I had dragged it onto my Windows 8.1 taskbar to create an icon; other pinned application icons are there ...
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Audio icon isn't working, but keyboard buttons are

Problem My speakers work fine and they are able to play any sounds, from music to anything, like normal. Except, the taskbar icon shows that it is unusable (see below)... Yet, the volume (or whether ...
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How can I configure UltraMon so that UltraMon taskbars are in the same order than the Windows taskbar?

Windows 7 cannot natively display a taskbar to each of my monitors, so I use UltraMon's multi-taskbars feature. How can I configure UltraMon so that the applications in the UltraMon taskbars are in ...
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Multi-Monitor Taskbars with UltraMon: showing the Start Button and the Tray Icons

I use UltraMon to duplicate the taskbar across several monitors. Is there any way to show the Start Button and the Tray Icons on each taskbar like we can do with DisplayFusion Taskbars? I use ...
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Windows 8.1 taskbar unresponsive

The taskbar at the bottom of my screen is unresponsive for the last week, despite the fact that I've shut down and restarted my pc many times. It is extremely annoying to switch between windows ...
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Change Active Taskbar Application

I currently have the Buttons on other taskbars set so Never combine So I can have multiple Chrome windows open and will see multiple Chromes on the taskbar. Now the problem is that sometimes I don't ...
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Command to restore crashed shell on Windows 8?

When on old versions of Windows the shell (taskbar and desktop) crashed, you could go to the task manager and run explorer.exe. That doesn't work in Windows 8 anymore (at least not in 8.1 Update 1, ...
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Ubuntu launch bar for windows (8)

Is it possible to have the Ubuntu task bar (on the left) on Windows 8. Or, are there some good task bar customizers for Windows 8. What i'm trying to find is a way to have my Win8 task bar similar in ...
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Double click the taskbar button of a busy minimized-maximized window causes it restoring its non-maximized size — why?

I am using WinDirStat to scan my D: drive, and its window is slightly slow and unresponsive. I have minimized the already maximized window. Some time later I want to check the progress and I click the ...
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Tint2 thinks external display is number 1

I am using XrandR to give my Arch Linux laptop an external display. I'm struggling with one thing, though: My taskbar thinks the external display is number 1. This is a problem because it means my ...
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Taskbar clock not updating

I've noticed recently that the clock on my taskbar has been freezing, but when I click anywhere on the taskbar, it displays the correct time. I'm guessing this is some sort of issue with the taskbar ...
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Is there any way to hide taskbar labels and not combine taskbar buttons when the taskbar is on the side?

This question Is there any way to hide taskbar labels and not combine taskbar buttons? works for the taskbar in the normal position but not when its on the side. Is there a way to produce this effect ...
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Taskbar icon for unpinned applications uses 16x16 instead of 32x32

For an application (specifically a DOSBox SVN variant) I created a filetype, so that all .dosbox configuration files will open with dosbox.exe. That works, but the icon of the started application only ...
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Is there a way to have ClearType in the taskbar and no tearing at the same time in Windows 7?

When I use the Windows Classic theme the taskbar respects the font settings, such as Clear Type or no smoothing, but I have heavy tearing when moving windows. When I use an Aero-based theme, I have no ...
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Prevent Visual Studio from adding projects to Recent items in the task bar

Whenever I pick up an individual project in Visual Studio (e.g. to add it to a solution) the project is added to the "Recent" items in the task bar. For me, this is totally useless, because I never ...
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How to hide the “hidden-but-not-really-hidden” parental controls icon on Windows 7 system tray

When Parental Controls are in effect, its icon gets displayed on the Windows 7 system tray. I am trying to hide it by customizing the system tray, setting the Parental Controls to "only show ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Windows Explorer multiple folder instances

I use Windows 7 and I have created shortcuts for some of the folders I use most frequently in order to place them on taskbar for easy access to them. For example, I have folder Favorites pinned to the ...
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Windows 7 PC doesnt showing current running applications in Taskbar

My Laptop, which has Windows 7 OS installed, in recent days isn't showing the active running applications in the task bar, were as I can find the applications running in the Task Manager applications ...
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windows 7 taskbar style and color issue

all of a sudden what i started my pc today the taskbar seems to be changed. The taskbar is thin, the colors are toooo light and barely readable. initially my performance settings were set to custom ...
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Taskbar context menu appearing behind taskbar when jump list is being shown

I've noticed something weird in Windows 8. When I right-click the taskbar, the context menu shows up normally. However, when right-clicking the taskbar with a Jump List open, the menu appears behind ...
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How to prevent an app from minimizing (Windows 7)

Is there a way, on Windows 7, to prevent a specific application from minimizing to the task bar & the system tray, even if the application itself doesn't support this feature? Please note: I mean ...
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Windows 7: Windows randomly become “always on top”

Kind of a weird issue: Often while I'm using Windows 7 with multiple app windows, one or more of them will randomly become "always on top", not allowing me to access my taskbar below (it's set to ...
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Can I automatically hide a program in the taskbar on startup?

I have a Windows application that I need to run on startup and keep running continually. It spawns a window, and I don't need that window open all the time. Rather than just minimize it, I wanted to ...
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Windows 8, pinning Downloads to the taskbar, with correct icon, etc

I'd like my Downloads folder pinned to the taskbar in Windows 8. Evidently this is not something they want you to do, so I had to look for a workaround. Currently I have something pinned with the name ...
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put an icon in the task bar through script on domain computers

Question: How can I create a python/batch file that will put an icon in the task bar for all users logins? Info: We are trying to retrofit a program on to some computers in our computer science ...
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How can I configure the width of vertical WindowsXP taskbar to stop it expanding?

I prefer to place my Windows taskbar vertically on the right, but I want it to be one icon wide not two, that way if I have multiple copies of the same app running I can hover of the apps icon for it ...
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Setting the view of the toolbar to Large icons creates a gap in the Windows 7's taskbar

If you add a custom toolbar in the Windows 7 taksbar and set the toolbar view to Large Icons (and the icons in the toolbar are not set to Use small icons), the height of the taskbar unexpectedly ...
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Windows 7 games minimising to desktop

Does anyone know why my games minimize back to the desktop after about 10 minutes play? I'm using Windows 7 and it only seems to happen in certain games and has only recently started happening.