The bar displayed on a full edge of a GUI desktop that is used to launch, monitor and switch between running applications.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

0
votes
1answer
98 views

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 forth....
0
votes
1answer
42 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
37 views

windows 7 task bar not showing active tasks

Just got new PC at work. Still running windows 7 Enterprise like the previous Windows PC. However, when I launch an application, no icon appears on the task bar. Not even when I minimize the app. I ...
0
votes
1answer
200 views

Annoying white arrows on the taskbar icons area. Windows 10

I've just installed Wiondows 10 Insider Preview Build 14279 And I get these annoying white bands/arrows on the taskbar icon area. How can I get rid of them? I've tried different options at ...
0
votes
1answer
15 views

Windows TaskBar doesn't show new items

Since Windows 7(mayne Vista too) I have a problem with pinning an item to taskbar. The path to taskbar is %appdata%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar, but adding either .bat,...
0
votes
0answers
35 views

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 ...
-1
votes
1answer
39 views

Is It Possible To Lock/Freeze Windows 10 Taskbar Icons?

Often I must drag icons from the unseen/unused portion/s of the taskbar to the part of the taskbar I can see. For example, I must endlessly drag the Chrome icon from the "bottom" of the taskbar, the ...
0
votes
2answers
59 views

How to move a tab between two maximized Google Chrome windows

If I un-maximize one window I can easily drag from one window to the other but if both windows are maximized I can only pull tabs out to their own windows. I expect it to work like file dragging ...
0
votes
1answer
18 views

Chrome Desktop Shortcute Not Working

I am Running Windows 8.1, and recently have had an issue with Google Chrome. The shortcut in my taskbar will not open chrome upon clicking. I will have to right click, and click either "New Window" or ...
-2
votes
1answer
295 views

Problems with windows 10 start menu, task bar, system icons

All task bar icons have disappeared and only the the windows icon (which also doesn't work) and action center are left. Windows icon will not open start menu or show the shorthand version on right ...
1
vote
0answers
85 views

Windows 10 taskbar behaving strangely until restarted

Every now and then (once or twice a day), my Windows 10 (1511) task bar starts acting strange: Jump lists don't work (i.e. right-clicking on an icon is just ignored) Preview doesn't work (i.e. ...
3
votes
1answer
116 views

How can I make Windows' system tray two rows instead of one?

My taskbar has two rows. First is the Quick Launch, second is for applications. But my system trays is showing the icons only in one row, which is taking too much space. Is there any possibility to ...
4
votes
2answers
3k views

How to show seconds on windows tray clock

How do I show seconds on the Windows tray clock ? I've tried the advanced options in the control panel, but I'm not sure how do I do it. Is it like hh:mm:ss or is it something else?
16
votes
5answers
48k views

How can I hide an application from the Windows taskbar?

Is there a way to "hide" a normal windowed application in Windows? I'm looking for something that removes it from the taskbar and possibly puts an icon in the system tray instead.
1
vote
0answers
35 views

Windows 10 Pro - Taskbar and Navigation crashes

After the last update(March 2016) my widows taskbar cant working and the edge icon disappear. The search on taskbar and the windows button isnt working too. Ive tried search on foruns but the advices ...
1
vote
0answers
2k views

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?
0
votes
1answer
56 views

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, ...
8
votes
4answers
49k views

How can I move the start menu / task bar to a secondary display?

I have a netbook using Windows XP, with a secondary monitor attached. Both monitors are configured and working correctly. What I would like to do is move the start menu and the task bar over to the ...
0
votes
1answer
205 views

My Windows 10 taskbar icons are messed up and I don't know how to fix it

My Windows 10 taskbar icons are messed up and I don't know how to fix it. Here is the screenshot, any ideas? Symptoms: All my active icons are not displayed... only 4 at a time in a slider. This ...
1
vote
3answers
900 views

Restore right-click menu on taskbar icon in Windows 10

SCENARIO I've been customizing a Windows 10 TH2 ISO image using the WinToolkit application, and manually using DISM to remove features and packages from the mounted Install.wim image, I also ...
0
votes
1answer
63 views

Windows 10 task bar hide immediately

I'm running Windows 10 and I was wondering if anyone knew how to change the task bar so that it hides as quickly as it un-hides. When I hover my mouse to the area to make it pop out to starts and ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

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 ...
6
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
192 views

Windows 10 taskbar/start menu problems Version: 10.0.10586 Build 10586

I always had this problem and I thought clean reinstall would fix it, but that isn't the case. I reinstalled windows 10 x64 yesterday and today I'm already facing the same issue.This doesn't always ...
1
vote
1answer
109 views

Taskbar partially missing in Windows 10?

I recently upgraded to Windows 10 and I have a dual monitor set up. In the past, both screens shows the same desktop/taskbar and I can access the taskbar from either screen. Just recently I noticed ...
22
votes
3answers
17k views

Windows 7 - How to pin a .jar to the taskbar?

I have a .jar that I run frequently, and I'd like to pin it to the taskbar. I've tried pinning the .jar itself, and I've tried pinning a .bat file that has the command to run the .jar, but it doesn't ...
-2
votes
1answer
47 views

How do I change the size of the Windows 7 taskbar

On some Windows systems the taskbar looks slimmer than on others. Is there a setting to set the width of the taskbar? My taskbar is set to the Right position and thus I'm referring to the width. If ...
0
votes
1answer
51 views

Icons in context menu on Windows 8 taskbar are displaced

When I right click a taskbar-icon in Windows 8, The "pin program" and "close window" icons are behaving as shown in the image below. How to make these icons behave like the other ones in the context-...
1
vote
1answer
108 views

Windows 10 start-menu/taskbar/desktop issue

I'm not sure if this was caused by a random string of keystrokes I entered or what, but my start menu and taskbar now look kind of strange: I had pretty much the default before. As you can see, all ...
0
votes
1answer
89 views

How do I get just a Microphone icon on my taskbar for Cortana instead of a search field + microphone?

Finding the search field useless, but the microphone input for Cortana great. Was hoping to just have the microphone icon alone. Edit: I'm looking for a way to just get the Cortana microphone icon, ...
0
votes
0answers
42 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

Icon in my taskbar becomes corrupt on execution

I have a program that seems to have a valid icon in my task bar, but when I go to execute the program a bad/missing/corrupt (place holder) icon is displayed. I tried uninstalling/reinstalling the ...
0
votes
0answers
145 views

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 ...
5
votes
5answers
3k views

How do I rearrange pinned taskbar items?

I just upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10, and I can no longer rearrange items in the "pinned lists" of my taskbar items: In Windows 7, all I had to do was drag an item to a new location in the ...
5
votes
1answer
85 views

How do I turn off Taskbar Tooltips in a VirtualBox environment?

I am hosting Oracle VirtualBox 4.322 on Windows Server 2012. One of my virtual instances uses Windows Server 2008. I can't turn off the Taskbar Tooltips on the taskbar, so when I move my mouse ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

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 ...
11
votes
6answers
35k views

Show the date on the System Tray in Windows 10

I have my Taskbar moved to the left side of the screen. How do I show the date below the clock on the system tray? Windows 10 is quite new, so there isn't much on the internet about it.
4
votes
3answers
134 views

Preventing Firefox from going on top of the taskbar

Today, I was working and I tried to access the taskbar. However, it didn't pop up. I moved my mouse off of Firefox and the taskbar unhid, as it should have, but Firefox was on top. As far as I can ...
3
votes
1answer
450 views

Is it possible to change Windows 7's Quick Launch icon size? Maybe registry?

I recently found out you can enable Quick Launch in Windows 7. The only problem is that the icons are slightly bigger than the original taskbar icons so there's a little gap on the bottom of the ...
14
votes
4answers
1k views

How does Windows 7 calculate the color to use for taskbar “color hot-tracking”?

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 currently-...
0
votes
1answer
180 views

Windows 10 start menu - official apps showing as blank buttons

Like many others I've run into the "taskbar stops working" issue. And, while that issue is still not fixed, during an attempt to fix the problem - more stuff got broken. I've run the following ...
1
vote
0answers
93 views

GeForce Experience ignores taskbar on secondary monitors in Windows 8

NVIDIA's GeForce Experience program in a Windows 8/8.1 environments will ignore the taskbars on secondary monitors and fullscreen over the top of them, similar to how Windows 7 and prior didn't have ...
1
vote
0answers
39 views

How can I replace Windows 10's taskbar background with an image? [closed]

I have found a program that can do that for previous versions (Taskbar color effects, Windows 7-8) but it doesn't work on Windows 10.
2
votes
1answer
49 views

Make windows 7's grouped programs to be in the most recently used (MRU) order

Windows 7 groups programs together in the taskbar so that the user can access them using win+#. You can cycle through them by pressing the same # multiple times, but these programs are ordered in the ...
1
vote
1answer
55 views

Windows 10 pinned folder behavior

In windows 8 I was able to pin a folder to the taskbar and when I right clicked my mouse over it I was given give a list of recently accessed folders and also able to pin them. Now, after upgrading ...
-2
votes
1answer
69 views

Win10 - add and remove icons from taskbar using regedit

Is it possible to add and remove icons from the taskbar? I have a program that installs a lot of programs and some are added to the taskbar and some are not. I want to add and remove some ...
5
votes
6answers
5k views

Some Programs can't be pinned to the Window 7 taskbar

I noticed the other day when running eclipse that I can't pin the Eclipse exe directly (I can pin the shortcut to start it, however once started, it seems to open another application that uses the ...
1
vote
1answer
151 views

Hide program icon from taskbar/alt-tab/etc (Not tray) and keep it unminimized? [duplicate]

I want to remove an icon from my taskbar without closing the window itself. To be clear, I'm talking about the taskbar: Not the system tray: My current solution is using RBTray which minimizes a ...
3
votes
1answer
127 views

Windows 10: how to open application as Administrator when clicking on pinned items

I added a shortcut to the taskbar pinning it and set its properties to run as administrator. This works fine as long as I launch the application itself. Some applications (such as Visual studio 2015) ...
6
votes
7answers
17k views

Windows 10: primary monitor taskbar not hiding

OS: Just upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 Software: Display Fusion v7.2 (if meaningful) Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 650 Ti Yes, I upgraded the NVIDIA GeForce driver to Windows 10. I had to, as ...