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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Hide application task from taskbar but keep window visible in Windows 7 [duplicate]

I want to hide a certain application (in this case Chrome) from the taskbar in Windows 7 64-bit but keep the window visible (the window is running permanently visible on a 2nd monitor and I don't want ...
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Pin one specific program to the rightside of the taskbar

I run multiple instances of the same program, which is taking up too much space on my taskbar. This is what it looks like at the moment: This is what I want it to look like (or something similar) ...
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Cannot pin explorer.exe to taskbar - creates duplicate icon

I'm trying to find a way to correctly pin Windows Explorer to the taskbar using GPO. I am currently using a batch file to automatically pin various icons to the user's taskbar at logon as per: ...
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Chrome and Taskbar shortcut are not getting along?

All this is on Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and is fully up to date with it's patches. I was running Chrome 37 when it said it wasn't able to upgrade chrome (it didn't give a reason why). So I uninstalled ...
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Focus IE window in powershell [closed]

My code: $ie = new-object -com "InternetExplorer.Application" $ie.navigate("http://localhost") $ie.visible = $true $ie.fullscreen = $true However, after fullscreen, the window still appears behind ...
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Windows 7 Taskbar explorer.exe shortcut open to a custom library location

I want to change the default start location of the Windows Explorer shortcut that is pinned to my Windows 7 Taskbar to be a custom library I created. Here's what I've tried: In my Libraries ...
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google chrome shortcut does not bring up blank page when shortcut placed on taskbar

I have a few google chrome shortcuts on my windows 7 desktop. One of them opens my Hotmail in google chrome. One of them opens my google calendar. And of course there is the original google chrome ...
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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.
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Any way to force the Windows Task Bar to hide (if in “auto hide” mode)

I have my Win 7 taskbar set to autohide but its often pops up... and just stays visible, obscuring the bottom of all other programs (since they are behaving correctly (as if the Task Bar isn't there ...
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Windows 7, quick lauch on task bar placed left

I have to move to Windows 7 from XP. I'm used to launch applications from quick launch in task bar. So, to be able to have several icons in quick launch, I placed task bar at left in XP. That's how ...
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What is the shortcut to go (or bring up/maximize the window) to the newest notification in the taskbar?

What is the shortcut to go to the newest notification program in the taskbar? So when I hit the combination my skype chat windows with the person who messaged me comes up? (or a installer that ...
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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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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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What governs the “start in” path when pinning programs to the taskbar?

I have a program that installs normally and has its shortcut listed in the Start Menu under All Programs. If I right-click and get properties for the shortcut, it lists its "start in" path as one in ...
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Gnome 2: How to exclude running applications from the taskbar?

Gnome 2 provides a nice Windows-like taskbar at the bottom, listing the currently running graphical applications (in user space). There are some applications that I would like to exclude from showing ...
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Make taskbar icons' size bigger/smaller than options given Win 8.1

I am using Windows 8.1 and I want to make my taskbar icons size bigger/smaller than options given in settings. If I set the option to bigger icons, it is to big: If I set it to small, it is ...
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Win 7 taskbar features

When I hover the mouse over an active task icon on the win7 taskbar, the miniature window appears momentarily and disappears, not allowing to click and maximise the task. Can this feature be ...
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Close multiple non-combined windows in Windows 7 or Windows 8

I understand that with right-click on taskbar -> Properties -> Taskbar buttons: "Always combine, hide labels" I get an option "Close all windows" with right-click on a combined task. However with ...
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Taskbar Disappearing on Windows 8.1

It seems that the taskbar disappears permanently whenever I use certain Metro apps on Windows 8.1. That is, when I exit the app, the taskbar is gone from the screen that the Metro app appeared on ...
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Windows 8.1 taskbar preview issue

I was using windows 8 with my previous computer, and I didn't have this problems. When I minimised videos preview seems to freeze, but not minimised its working; I could see a preview of the game ...
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Bluetooth Taskbar Icon dissappeared and can't get it back?

When a PC with Bluetooth inside or has a Bluetooth dongle/usb inserted there is a blue Bluetooth icon that appears in the taskbar on Windows. It was there a few minutes ago and now I can't find it. I ...
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How do I remove Skype from Windows 7's taskbar (notification area only is fine)?

How do I remove Skype from the Windows 7 taskbar, at least when it's minimized? Skype disappears from the taskbar in both Windows XP and Windows Vista, not sure if by default now, but I cannot make it ...
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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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Windows 7 Folder contents in Jump List

Is it possible to drag a folder to the taskbar (which, afaik cannot be done in normal way) and display it's contents using jump list in Windows 7? Example: You drag the "Desktop" folder to the ...
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Can I pin a file to the taskbar in Windows 7? If I can, how?

For example, I have a password protected .ODT file that I use to manage login information. I would like to pin this file to the taskbar so I can click it to open the file in OpenOffice.org (or ...
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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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Windows 8.1 transparency?

So I have two computers. Both of which are running Windows 8.1 (Version 6.3 Build 9600). The only real differences in the systems are that one is Pro, and the other is.. I'm not sure. It simply says ...
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Is there any way to hide taskbar labels and not combine taskbar buttons?

There are three options for customizing taskbar buttons in Windows 7: Always combine, hide labels Combine when taskbar is full Never combine Is there any way to hide labels and not combine taskbar ...
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Utility to rename those taskbar buttons in Windows XP and Windows 7

Does anyone know a utility that would rename taskbar buttons in Windows XP and Windows 7? I've a bunch of programs open that all have the same name and I'd like to give each taskbar button its own ...
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Windows 8.1 Grouped Taskbar Button Selection

I recently installed the Windows 8.1 update and it made a minor change to the way grouped taskbar buttons are navigated. When using the Windows+# shortcut to select a grouped item on the taskbar, it ...
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Icons Disappear Hovering Over TaskBar

When I have more than 8 or 9 applications open in Windows 7, the icons of the open applications disappear when I hover over them. This is what it looks like. I have these icons appear as ...
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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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Taskbar shows over video when focus goes to other monitor

So i have a dual monitor set up and I have a full screened flash video on the main monitor. If I remove the focus from that video to something that is on my other monitor the task bar pops up on top ...
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Windows - See more than two powerplans in the battery-menu in the tray

On clicking the battery icon in the tray, the menu shows the current power plan and the last used power plan. Is it possible to make the menu show more than two power plans?
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Non-standard toolbar in Notepad++ when using “Send To” menu

After installation of Notepad++, I have copied its shortcut into my local Send to... folder (C:\Users\{user}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo) to be able to quickly open any type of file. In ...
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Passing arguments to executable pinned in Taskbar

I try to add --enable-vertical-tabs to the Chrome shortcut/pin in my Windows7 Taskbar. Like indicated here http://superuser.com/a/234287 I edited properties of the shortcut. In the end the target is: ...
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How to make combined taskbar buttons more distinct in Windows 7

I am adjusting the Windows 7 taskbar and am reasonably happy with it. I have Taskbar Taskbar Buttons setting at Always combine, hide labels which is doing what I want and what it says. What I would ...
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Never Combine grayed out

I want to set the taskbar at the bottom to always combine the buttons in Windows 7. When I go to Taskbar and Start Menu Properties to change it, I see that it is set to "never combine", but the ...
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Windows 7 taskbar items not grouping properly

I don't understand the Windows 7 taskbar behaviour. For some programs it will not group the running instances, or it will group some of them but not all. I have set the taskbar items to "always ...
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Windows Explorer on taskbar not working

The shortcut for Windows Explorer on the taskbar has seemingly broken. It shows the default icon and when I click it, I get the following message, "Can't open this item. It might have been moved, ...
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Clicking on an open program in taskbar will open a new one instead of switching to that window on Windows 7

After installing updates on Windows 7, when I open a program and showing it on taskbar, when I want to switch to it by clicking on taskbar it will open a new instance of that program. No matter it's ...
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Is there a way I can intelligently hide the Windows 7 taskbar?

I want the taskbar to be hidden only when there is a maximized window on screen and active, but if I have a window that isn't active then it shows. I've tried taskbar activate and that gets a bug with ...
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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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Windows 7 task bar at autohide, make it totally disapear?

My desktop look is empty so all I have is a nice wallpaper. My Windows taskbar has the "Taskbar Appearance" setting to "Auto-hide the taskbar". Although hidden, it leaves a thin top layer so you can ...
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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/Is there a way to fix broken TASK links on Windows 7 for Google Chrome?

I solved this a while back by uninstalling and reinstalling Chrome but it didn't work the first attempt at this because I prematurely believed it failed I right-click on Google Chrome pinned to my ...
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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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Show Websites with their own icons in the windows 7 taskbar

I want to add some websites to my taskbar and run them in their very own (chrome) instances with their icons. I tried to create a short cut on my desktop and move it to the taskbar, but this adds ...
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disable flashing icons from browser notifications in taskbar windows 8 [duplicate]

I am using google music all access, listening to music via a chrome browser. On song change the icon for the chrome browser in the windows task bar flashes orange, which is annoying. Does anyone ...
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Windows 8.1 Explorer in Taskbar with starting Folder

I want to have an icon in Windows 8.1 Taskbar that opens Windows Explorer in a specific folder and does not create a second icon when I click the first. I tried several approaches to do this: Pin ...