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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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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How can I pin a .txt file to the taskbar in Windows 7?

In XP/Vista I could drag a text file to the taskbar and while holding down CTRL-SHIFT it could make an icon for that text file. I click on it and it opens that text file in my default editor. In ...
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How to get Deep Freeze Enterprise Console to report the PC (local) it's installed on?

This is Jan Sher, I simply wanted to know how I could get my own Computer to report into the Console of Deep Freeze Enterprise. I did install Deep Freeze by the Workstation Install program created in ...
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Is it possible to set a Windows 7 taskbar button to accept a different application as a child?

Whenever it is possible I prefer to use "portable" versions of applications instead of installing them ordinary way. I put them on drive D: and they store all the data inside their directories and ...
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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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Can't launch Chrome from the Taskbar or Start Screen when running as an administrator

My problem is pretty simple. I can launch Google Chrome v35.0.1916.114 from anywhere with no problems until I set the .exe to run as an administrator (useful for downloading files to my C:\ drive). ...
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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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Taskbar freezes, can't restart explorer.exe

My taskbar occasionally freezes, also, if I end explorer.exe via Task Manager it doesn't seem to restart, it's just gone. How can I fix this? Edit: I noticed this usually happens when I lock my ...
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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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How can I disable flashing icons on Windows 7 taskbar?

I set my Windows 7 taskbar to auto-hide. However, sometimes when a program changes or something new happens in a program, the taskbar will show its self, and its respective taskbar icon will begin ...
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How can I get the system tray on my second monitor?

Whenever I play games, those will always launch on the main monitor. Since the system tray where the clock is located is only displayed on the taskbar on the main monitor, I can't see what time it is ...
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How do I return an application from the notification area to the taskbar

One of our users has the problem that whenever she minimizes a specific application, it gets minimized to the notification area instead of to the taskbar. The application does not appear in the ...
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Windows 7 task bar stuck in hiding, how to fix?

In Windows 7, I use the "Auto-hide the task bar" feature. Usually, it works fine: As soon as the pointer touches the screen bottom, the task bar pops up. However sometimes, it refuses to rise. ...
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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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How to toggle the auto-hide status of the Windows taskbar

I use Windows 8 on my desktop. Currently I have to move my mouse over the taskbar, right click, click on properties, click on auto-hide the taskbar, and then click OK. This is a real pain if you want ...
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Bizarre Windows7 task bar behavior on right-click menu

I've recently installed Windows 7, 64-bit. I'm seeing a strange behavior with the task bar. When I right click a running program on the task bar, a menu pops up, typically with the program name, ...
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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 an application that will move an active window to the system tray without minimizing it

I have an active application (lets say an instant messaging client) whose buddy list I have up (active) on one side of my screen at all times in Windows 7. I would like to remove that icon from the ...
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How to clear all pinned program items from the jump list

I'm not able to unpin items of the Windows Explorer. When I click the pin icon the items becomes yellow/orange and nothing happens. Is there an Unpin all command or a registry key where Explorer ...
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What is the specific behavior of the 'Save Taskbar Previews' option?

Win+Pause → Advanced System Settings → Performance, Settings → 'Save Taskbar Previews' 'Save Taskbar Previews' changes the effect of hovering over windows in the taskbar: hovering over windows will ...
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How to prevent window titlebar from being obscured when taskbar is at top?

Lately when using Windows 7 on my laptop, I like to keep the taskbar at the top. It just seems more natural to me to keep these controls at eye level than at the bottom. One of the problems you ...
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Battery icon missing from task bar

I used to have an icon on the Windows Vista taskbar showing the battery amount remaining (laptop). It has mysteriously vanished. How can I get it back? I followed the Windows FAQ (see How can I hide ...
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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 change task bar only color in Windows 8?

Is there some way for me to set the task bar color at the bottom to a specific color independent of the color of the window border? For example, I want to keep the task bar color black, while keeping ...
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Turn on auto hide for taskbar on second screen but not on primary screen in windows 8

I have a laptop running Windows 8, and recently purchased a monitor to use while at home. I love that there is now a taskbar on both screens, but I wish I could turn on the auto hide feature for the ...
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Display day of week in Taskbar without impacting Excel

With Windows 8.1, I would like the current day of the week (or abbreviation thereof) to show in my taskbar along with or alongside time and date, without ramifications for Excel and, preferably, no ...
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Why doesn't it appear to be possible to have multiple pinned taskbar buttons for multiple Chrome profiles?

I have two Chrome profiles set up using the --user-data-dir=<path> argument and I want to create two separate pinned task bar buttons for these two profiles (this is obviously on Windows 7). ...
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How to start a program as administrator through a pinned to taskbar shortcut, through one of the “recent” files

I'll try to explain my situation: I am a developer and use Visual Studio. I always want to run Visual Studio as administator. I have pinned a shortcut to the task bar and in its properties set it to ...
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Windows 7 Taskbar Icon Highlight Sticks

After running Win 7 for some unknown period of time, the taskbar icon highlight starts to stick (video demo here: http://screencast.com/t/l5LhJ2uM). If I restart or kill explorer.exe and relaunch, it ...
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Can I change the date format only in the taskbar

Can I change the display format just for the date in the windows taskbar? I know that you can customize the format of the date in the taskbar by changing the "short date" display format in ...
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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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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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How to change the default applications pinned to the taskbar?

I am trying to configure a Windows 7 machine on a domain where multiple users will be logging on. By default Windows 7 pins Internet Explorer, the file browser, and Windows Media player to the ...
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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 make open programs appear in taskbar in Linux

Normally when a program is open an entry is placed on the taskbar in order to easily find it, which is useful when a lot of programs are open. In Ubuntu 10.04, when I moved a program to the other ...
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Just noticed this Bell-Shaped Icon In The Taskbar?

Located first on the left. If I hover my mouse over it, it says "Chrome - Notifications". I have never noticed this before: Is it new ? What is its function & is it related to running the ...
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I have 4 monitors connected running windows. Seeking utility/mod of taskbar to display on 2 monitors only, and not on all 4 Monitors

Trying to find a solution for the following: I been using +7 taskbar tweaker for options such as ability to customize group groups or unpin certain tabs from groups and option to display seconds In ...
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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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Single click to return to currently open programs in start bar

When I have several Word documents open, for example, and I click on the Word item in the start bar, it shows the list of documents from which to choose. Is there a way of disabling this so that I ...
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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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Ergonomic solution to switch between hide/show Windows 7 taskbar?

I know you can hide/show Windows 7 taskbar by right-clicking it, opening the Properties menu and check/uncheck "Auto-hide the taskbar", however this is a long process, I am looking for a more ...
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How to disable progress feature in windows 7 or 8?

When you download something say a file in Mozilla Firefox browser a green bar starts occupying the browser's icon on task-bar that shows the overall progress of download(s) going on .But, I want to ...
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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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Remote desktop: Fullscreen is limited to the resolution of my primary monitor. How can I get a full screen rdp session on my second (bigger) screen?

I have 2 monitors, unfortunately one is smaller than the other. I want to use the 1920x1200 monitor for a fullscreen RDP session (this is where I do my main work). And I would like to use the ...
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Windows 7 Start Menu / Taskbar shortcut icon issue

I'm running Win7 Ultimate x64, and have Visual Studio 2010 installed. The other day I mis-clicked and deleted the VS2010 program folder; I realised my mistake the next time I started the PC and ...
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How to prevent stacking of windows in the Windows 7 taskbar?

Is there a way to get Windows 7 to show two separate icons in the taskbar when I have two instances of the app running instead of having them stacked on top of each other? Windows XP had similar ...
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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 8 unclear focused program in taskbar

I am finding it hard to see which program is focused on the task bar. I end up clicking on the taskbar item not realising im looking at it maximized. This minimizes the program. I hope you can ...
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Window Vista Taskbar Always Freezes

I have a Windows Vista (yeah, I know ugh) laptop. After start up the taskbar always freezes. The work around is go to Start Task Manager, Processes tab, select "explorer.exe," and click End Process. ...
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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 ...