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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Finding which process has taken the taskbar captive

The 'refusing to auto-hide' taskbar on Windows has frustrated me for years and despite trying lots of hacks, only restarting the explorer process reliably works without fail when I can't locate which ...
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Windows 7 : Stop showing tooltip when hovering oppened applications on taskbar and instantly show thumbnails preview

I'm having a hard time figuring out somethihng on windows 7. I would like to disable the useless tooltip from showing on my taskbar application icons once i hover my mouse on them and instead i would ...
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Blank and partially-blank buttons persist in taskbar after applications close

For all accounts on a particular Windows 7 Enterprise computer, taskbar buttons don't go away when windows & applications close. The text goes away, but the icon persists. The buttons do not ...
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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 change the size of toolbars in Windows 7's taskbar?

Look at the capture, there are some space between my "Quick Launch" toolbar and the application icons. And I cannot drag the icons upper. I feel the space wastes my total space of taskbar. Do ...
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Emacs org-mode timer - can it be shown in the Windows 7 taskbar?

I use Emacs org-mode for organizing my tasks and projects and also for time tracking. However, I'm working a lot in other applications (mostly Microsoft Office 2007 or Firefox), so the Emacs Window is ...
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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 labels....
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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 ASHV....
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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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How can I hide TeamViewer icon in taskbar?

I am unable hide the TeamViewer's icon in the notification area. I've tried "hide always" using the taskbar properties, but it doesn't seem to work. Is there a way to make it actually disappear?
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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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How do I add applications to Pinned in the Steam Context Menu on the Taskbar

I have Steam on my Taskbar, right clicking it opens this menu: How can I add applications to this list (Indicated by the red arrow)? I tried marking as favorite on steam but it didn't do anything. ...
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Hyper-V VM to open fullscreen mode as default from taskbar

I have a windows 8.1 Enterprise virtual machine installed on my Windows 10 Enterprise workstation. Every time I open my VM from taskbar it opens in windowed mode which is quite annoying as I have to ...
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KDE Plasma 5 taskbar dissappears on external monitors

I'm running Kubuntu 16.04 with kernel 4.4.0-28-generic and Plasma 5.6.5 I am mostly docked with two external displays, and I use all three with the Laptop one as primary. I have a customized taskbar ...
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Weird i mark on taskbar

For 2 day's I am seeing this weird i mark on Taskbar as below: Nothing happens even if I click on that, double click no luck. Restarted PC couple of times, installed latest updates still no luck,...
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Right clicking on windows 10 does nothing

I am having similar issues to what others had. I upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, and all went fine and smooth except for not being able to right-click some shortcuts in start menu or taskbar. ...
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Restoring Windows 10 Task Bar

My task bar and start button in Windows 10 disappeared overnight; there was just a black space under the windows. Windows keys do not bring it up. I seem to recall on older Windows versions you could ...
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Windows 7 toolbar's “menu” displayed on left screen, how to move it to main (right) screen?

(I suppose this also applied to Windows 8, 8.1 & 10 but didn't test on those systems.) Users can add toolbars on Taskbar through right click on Taskbar > Toolbars > New toolbars, just like the ...
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Taskbar height/width on the side

I have my taskbar at the left side but I hate its width. I don't know why the icons (Wi-Fi connection, Volume etc.) are in two columns. That expands the width of my taskbar. I tried to unlock the ...
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Different icons in taskbar when at work vs at home

Whenever I use my work laptop at work, I have my taskbar icons set up as I like. However, whenever I take my laptop home and start it up there, some other icons (such as Word, PowerPoint, etc.)show up ...
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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 7 taskbar hover color stuck

When you mouse over the taskbar, the hover color for that program shows. However, it won't go away. Is there a way to have it disappear once your mouse moves away? A temporary solution I found is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Not showing taskbar in fullscreen mode for extended display

OS: Windows 7 64-bit I'm using dual monitors with extended display mode. While I'm watching a video with full screen mode, the taskbar disappears. But if the second monitor is activated, the task bar ...
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Icon display in task bar

I have a trouble in displaying the open app tabs in my task bar and my current display is quite a mess. Maybe I have just clicked something in my settings or anything that have changed the display but ...
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is it possible to achieve Windows XP-like taskbar under Windows 10

I have not liked what has become of the taskbar since Windows XP (or for that matter, the Ribbon interface of Microsoft Office software, which for me is the opposite of intuitive). Under XP, the ...
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Windows 10 File Explorer Taskbar Icon disappeared

Okay I have a weird one for you and I'm lost on where to go, what to edit, etc. My Girlfriend's Windows 10 No longer has a File Explorer Icon when the application is open and running. The last icon is ...
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Disabling WebSense From Command Line

I want to disable websense from command line. Is it possible? I looked at it's command line switches and stuff, but couldn't find anything that disables it. Now, I'm right clicking to Websense 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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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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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 ...