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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Is there a taskbar for OS X?

I'd like to permanently see a clickable list of windows I have open, in the same way that the taskbar allows in Windows. Can I do this on Mac? Some details: i have many virtual desktops (spaces), ...
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Get program that is stuck under task bar in Windows 7

I have a program that is stuck under the task bar in Windows 7. I cannot click on it because (I think) the click is interpreted as being on the task bar and not on the program. How do I recover it? ...
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How to disable windows 7 taskbar thumbnails preview?

I do not like the taskbar thumbnails, how could I disable it? EDIT: Thanks for the answer, but what I need is a preview like this while mouse hover on the taskbar(which is retrieved by using windows ...
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Combine taskbar shortcut and window icons

I've noticed on my windows 7 PC that some pinned shortcut icons on the taskbar do not combine with their application window icon. For example, the normal behaviour is shown with Google Chrome when ...
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How do I start the taskbar after changing the “shell” registry key that runs at login

So, I have made a version of windows that looks like it isn't running windows (no logos or common windows tropes), so that it looks like it is only the software I choose that is running, sort of like ...
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Cairo-Dock: is it possible to ungroup windows?

Very simple question: how to I ungroup similar windows in Cairo-Dock? I wanted to have my Pidgin contacts list separate from my chat window, so I can open each of them through one interaction only - ...
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Unable To See “Get Windows 10” App Despite Trying Solutions [duplicate]

I have tried most of the solutions I could find on this website and on google to solve this problem, including the script. On using the script I get a succeeded message but then the app instantly ...
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Disable taskbar flashing for only specific programs

I use WizMouse on Windows 8.1 as a lightweight program to automatically scroll the window under the mouse, regardless of whether that program currently has focus. I want the program to work even in ...
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Permanently remove the Touch Keyboard icon from taskbar so it does not come back after reboot

How can I permanently remove the Touch Keyboard icon from the taskbar so it does not come back after reboot? I have tried the following methods without success (Touch Keyboard icon comes back after ...
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How to display seconds in the taskbar clock?

Is it possible to get the Windows 7 taskbar clock to display the seconds, without having to install a utility?
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How can I pin a CHM file to the taskbar?

In Windows 7, the "Pin to Taskbar" option is not available when I open CHM files, is there any way I can add a file of this type to the taskbar?
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Flash a full-sized popup image via Windows Taskbar?

There's a document I'd like to keep handy at my desk for reference purposes (a contact list for everyone at my company). I'd like to clear all the paper from my desk and store it digitally, but I'd ...
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How does Windows 7 taskbar “color hot-tracking” feature calculate the colour to use?

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 ...
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How Can I Not Show the Green Download Progress Display for Google Chrome in the Windows Taskbar?

I use Windows 7 and when downloading with Google Chrome the icon in the taskbar has a partially green background that indicates the download progress. Is there a way to not show this green status ...
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Multiple Displays area not visible in Windows 8 Taskbar configuration

I have a Macbook with a Windows 8.1 bootcamp setup, which I'm using with an external monitor. I'd like the taskbar to extend to the second monitor, but when i right-click on the taskbar and select ...
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Sending wmplayer to Hidden Icons, in the background

Is there anyway to send windows media player to taskbar menu, in the Hidden Icons part like kmplayer? I want to play musics in the background. the wonderful icon doesn't work for me:
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how to add shortcut to ubuntu taskbar

I am using UBUNTU 14.04 with cinnamon desktop. After trying to create a shortcut for a PDF file to Cinnamon's Taskbar, I found maybe I should have searched for a folder containing the Taskbar's ...
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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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Windows 7 taskbar is hidden but still docked

I want to reclaim the space taken by the taskbar and also hide it (not visible at all, ever), however I still need to be able to access the Start menu via Ctrl-Esc (Windows key is disabled on this ...
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Pinning task bar icon shows old icon image

I have desktop application that changes the default icon after login. I am using Windows 7 ultimate. After login, if I pin the task bar icon, the icon is not updated and shows the default icon. When ...
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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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SOLVED - Open Internet Explorer Desktop version from Start? [duplicate]

Is it possible to pin IE tiles that when you tap it, it open IE in desktop mode? I imagine it will be possible to make a shortcut with iexplorer.exe /somecommand or something like that and then pin it ...
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Is there a way to move the taskbar to another monitor?

I am using Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2 and three monitors. I would like for my taskbar to be moved to the third monitor. How can I get it over there instead of on my primary monitor?
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Exit superfluous task bar

Via some unreproducible manipulation my screen session ended up with 2 task bars. How can I eliminate the extra one without exiting the system? Thanks, Gert
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Windows 7 64-bit: icon does not appear on taskbar

I have installed the Opera browser on my Windows 7 64-bit. since it is my main browser, I pinned it to the taskbar. however the opera icon does not appear, instead the default Windows icon is show. I ...
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win7 taskbar multi line button widths

I am using win 7 with a multi line horizontal task bar. Windows adapts the apps task bar button sizes dependent of the number of buttons to display. in winXP all buttons on all the lines had the same ...
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Make the task bar visible at all times

With the recent Windows 8.1 update we are able to run "Metro" apps inside the desktop view, but when so, the task bar fades away (hides) and it is very irritating to click twice and some times more to ...
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Registry or command line - Set fixed position of pinned task bar item

I am installing Google Chrome in addition to Internet Explorer 11 on several Windows-7 machines. After the installation, I would like to have Google Chrome set to the same position (#2) in the task ...
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number between brackets in pinned program on taskbar

I have a pinned shortcut to Internet Explorer in my windows 7 with the number 221 in brackets. full name: Internet Explorer (221). Can someone explain what is the meaning of this number? This happens ...
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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 ...
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Icons in System Tray in Taskbars mirrored by DisplayFusion

How can I configure DisplayFusion so that the Windows Taskbars on the non-primary monitors have the same number of rows for the icons in the System Tray than on Windows Taskbar on the primary monitor? ...
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Grouping firefox (multitabs opened) buttom in taskbar(windows) as that of chrome

To be fair i don't really know the jargon used to specify my question. let me describe it in this way. Does Firefox (Firefox pin or button in task-bar that behaves as of the windows explorer pin) can ...
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Disappearing program thumbnail on taskbar

I have a problem - when I hover mouse on icon of program/folder in taskbar, then the thumbnail shows, and when I hover mouse on the thumbnail, all that program's thumbnail disappears, and current ...
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Arrange windows within the same application in the taskbar of Windows 7

Is there a way to arrange windows within the same application in the taskbar of Windows 7? Right now we can freely adjust each application's position in the taskbar, but within the app itself the ...
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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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Make Windows “Show icon and notifications” by default, but let you hide some

In Windows 7 if you have the Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar option disabled, the setting for individual applications defaults to Only show notifications. Is there a magical ...
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Where is the Windows 8.1 Pinned TaskBar info stored?

I am referring to the bottom icons we can set and also click on to either start a new instance of that program or bring its open window into the main view. I assume somewhere in the registry there ...
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how to set 2-row taskbar to fill vertically first in KDE?

I have KDE 4.14.2 in a debian experimental. I changed my taskbar to have 2 rows. When I have many windows open and 2 rows of icons, the windows are listed first in the top row, left to right; the ...
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Show hidden icons button out of place

I recently got a Yoga 2 Pro (3200x1800) resolution and it's mostly been great except for one aggravating but minor issue: the "show hidden icons" button on the taskbar isn't vertically centered and ...
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Re-enabling a taskbar on one monitor only in DisplayFusion

I have 6 monitors connected to my computer. I use DisplayFusion with the multi-monitor taskbar feature enabled and I disabled the taskbar on 3 monitors. Is it possible to re-enabling a taskbar on ...
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Update paths of pinned files in Windows 7

I'm trying to find the locations of the pinned files so I can update the shortcuts to a different drive letter, but I can't find where they are saved. Can anyone help? I'm looking specifically for the ...
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USB Plug & Play Icon shows Ghost Plug Ins?

I have a desktop running WIN XP Pro that after bootup, the plug & play icon shows all five USB ports are active and there are no devices plugged into them. How can I stop this so the icon displays ...
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Configuring Windows 7 Quick Launch taskbar icon (for Google Chrome)

I have two different machines both running the same version of Windows 7 Pro. One (the good one, from my point of view) has a QuickLaunch Google Chrome button on my Taskbar immediately to the right of ...
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Hide a taskbar toolbar's text and title by default

I need to add toolbars which hides the shortcut/icon/application text and title as default. I thought the best way would be through the registry (where everything like that can be set, but not this I ...
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How does Windows 7 decide which processes get stacked on the taskbar? (Different behavior depending on language of Windows installation…)

I'm developing a product with multiple different program that are launched through a java wrapper from a central launcher application. With the default Windows 7 taskbar options, each program should ...
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how do i get my taskbar back without rebooting (multiple monitors)

after i start/restart my Win8.1 laptop with an external monitor on HDMI, the taskbar is on both monitors. The only difference is that on the laptop display, the notification area, a.k.a. "the tray" ...
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How do I get the icons back on the taskbar in windows 8.1? [duplicate]

I had a programme on my taskbar and it had an icon. Sometime later I changed the executable and/or moved it, but now the icon is gone from the taskbar. The application still runs. If I unpin it and ...
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Taskbar aeropeek preview and Alt-Tab auto close on Windows 7 [duplicate]

I wanted to reply to the following thread: taskbar icon preview (and Alt+Tab icon preview) disappears quickly But I am not allowed to. So I am created another here to share my experience. First, the ...
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taskbar icon preview (and Alt+Tab icon preview) disappears quickly

OS: Win7 Pro x64 Laptop: Lenovo x240 Dock: Lenovo ThinkPad Basic Dock - Port Replicator Monitor 1: AOC 21.5", E2243FW (VGA) Monitor 2: Lenovo 21.5", LS2223 (DVI) Issue: When hovering the cursor ...
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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 ...