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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KDE 5 - Plasma keeps crashing and not starting again (no task bar, no right clicking desktop)

I have a problem like in this question: After booting I come into a desktop w/o taskbar and where the desktop is not reacting to right click. Most of the times krunner works, so I can start programs (...
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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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Windows 10 - Recreating Change to Start Menu to allow Recent Files in Tiles

Awhile back I was messing around with some of the setting in Windows 10 (mostly registry hacks) to customize everything, and I did something to make the Context Menu on my Taskbar and Start Menu ...
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Can resize but cannot reorder toolbars on taskbar in Windows 7

The taskbar is not locked. I can change the height of the taskbar. I can drag the toolbar handle to resize the toolbar width but if I click/hold/drag [cursor has 4 direction arrows] then it will not ...
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Windows 10 taskbar right click doesn't work properly

So I've had this problem for quite some time, I can't really explain it in the title. I'm running Windows 10 and when I right-click on the icon of a running program on the taskbar the only option I ...
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How to remove 2 pixel task bar line in windows 7 when task bar is hidden?

I have Windows 7. When I hide the task bar it still shows in a bright white 1 or 2 pixel line across the bottom of my screen (as my task bar is on the bottom of my screen). SO if I watch Netflix or ...
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Weird mouse behaviour

Recently I have encountered a problem with my mouse: Sometimes I can't click normally but sometimes I can, My mouse only worked inb some specific parts of the screen. For example: When I open a ...
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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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Change icon of Windows 10 Quick Launch (Custom) Toolbar

I have created a quick launch toolbar of my Games folder (Right click taskbar → Toolbars → New Toolbar → Select Game Folder). This creates a toolbar that looks like this: I am trying to change the ...
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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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Is there a way to move windows to different monitors based on which taskbar they are clicked on from?

So I have two monitors, and I wa wondering if there was a way to make it so that if I were to click an icon on the second monitor's taskbar, then the windows would move from the first monitor to the ...
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How does one move the taskbar to the secondary monitor in Windows 10?

I'm running windows 10 and have two monitors. I'd like to have my task bar appear only on my secondary monitor. Let me be clear, I am NOT asking how to switch the primacy of my monitors, because I ...
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ClickOnce application does not open from shortcut

After the most recent updates to Windows 10, an installed ClickOnce application will no longer launch from the taskbar shortcut. I can get the shortcut to work again by uninstalling/reinstalling the ...
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How to show weekday beside the time in Windows 10 clock in taskbar? [duplicate]

I want my taskbar buttons to remain small and display the weekday next to the time instead of below the time. For example the display should look like: Wednesday 21:43 I am okay with the date not ...
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Windows 10 virtual desktops - preserve taskbar order

Is there a way to preserve the taskbar order while switching between virtual desktops in Windows 10? The order resets on my PC every time, and that's very annoying.
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Taskbar running-program icon rightclick broken for Razer Synapse Windows 10

For some reason - and this doesn't happen for anything else - when I right click on my Razer Synapse icon on the little program tray at the bottom right of my taskbar, it brings up a menu which doesn'...
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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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Windows 10 freezes and Taskbar icons will not restore display [closed]

Windows 10 when I minimize an app and then work on something else the original app will not restore from the taskbar.Other times the display just freezes and nothing works.The only way to fix this is ...
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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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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 ...
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No AIMP taskbar animation when playing radio

When I play radio stations with AIMP 4 my taskbar icon is animated. How can I stop that animation as I find it distracting? No animation when I play audio files from disk - all good Have disabled ...
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Windows 10: File Explorer from taskbar not responding/crashing

Purchased new PC with Windows 10 about a month ago. Did not have any problems until few days ago: File Explorer shortcut on the taskbar is not responding-- after clicking the icon, it will just not ...
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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 ...
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Broken icon of Skype in the Windows 7 taskbar [duplicate]

Usually, I have Skype pinned to the taskbar on Windows 7 and its icon prints normally. For a few days, this icon has seemed broken/not found : If I un-pin the program from the taskbar, the icon ...
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How to change taskbar-titlebar size?

I really don't know the name of this bar: In this picture, the path string is very long and was cut by windows, how do I change the size of that area to show the entire title string of any windows? ...
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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) ...
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Windows 10 search not “popping up”

(Using Windows 10 Pro x64) Hi When I click the "search icon" in the taskbar, nothing happens - no popup window. When I click the start button in the taskbar a window popsup ... fine .. but if I ...
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Change taskbar position from powershell

I would like to make a shortcut on my desktop to change the position of the taskbar from top to bottom and vice versa. Is there an easy way to do it in powershell without messing up with the registry?...
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How to stop windows 8 from minimizing all instances of the same program?

This behavior is unbelivably annoying and it started in this new Windows 7 or 8 I'm not sure. Suppose I have 2 excel files open and they are displayed in the taskbar They are both MAXIMIZED, and I'm ...
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unable to control taskbar audio control with keyboard media keys

I am streaming music from phone to computer via bluetooth. I have a bluetooth audio control in my taskbar that doesn't respond to windows media key commands - play/pause, next, prev. any ideas on ...
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242 views

Putty Taskbar Jump List Broken on Windows 10

I have Windows 8 on my laptop and the jumplist for putty has always worked just fine. After installing Putty on my desktop (Win 10) the jumplists do not show up when I right-click the taskbar icon, ...
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Windows 8.1 use small taskbar buttons setting isn't working

Recently I got a new secondary HDMI monitor, and when I plugged it in Windows set it as my main monitor and messed up a few display things. The two images are after I set my original monitor as my ...
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Windows 10 1511 Explorer Freezing

I updated my Windows 10 installation to 1511. Shortly after, I experienced the following for the first time: First, a popup alert from the Notification Center will appear and not disappear. On ...
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Shortcut loading on a Taskbar Folder

I'm not quite sure how to phrase this into a proper question for the Title. However I've got a folder on my C:\ called Games that I have all the shortcuts for all of my games and some programs thrown ...
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Windows 10 Taskbar: Never combine, always hide labels

Is there a way to never combine task bar icons, but still not display their labels? This worked on Windows 7 with a registry hack found here, but it doesn't work as expected on Windows 10. It is ...
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How to change win10 taskbar text color from BLACK to WHITE?

I've upgraded to win10 from win7, and find the texts on the taskbar are black, which make them hard to read: I know how to change the color of the taskbar(and titlebar etc.) following this post:...
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Resize Windows 10 notification area

For a long time, the windows notification area (aka, system tray) would stack icons 3 high, thus conserving real estate on the task bar. (Below in an example in XP). I just upgraded from Windows 7 ...
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Windows 10 Rearrange Folders in Taskbar [duplicate]

In Windows 10, what can I do to keep folders from sticking together in the taskbar? To clarify, if I have two folders open (such as Pictures and Documents) they are always placed next to each other ...
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Disable taskbar showing on main monitor in a multiple monitor setup, when another monitor is clicked

I have always had a problem with my multi monitor setup. My setup goes like this: 1080p 2160p 1080p Those are my three monitors. My 2160p monitor is my main monitor and has taskbar showing. None of ...
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Cygwin Icon Broken In Taskbar

I have a weird issue that kind of drives me nuts. When I open my Cygwin terminal, the icon in the task bar is broken on my left monitor. When I drag it to the monitor on my right it appears as normal. ...
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MS Office, Adobe PDF taskbar icons missing

Recently my icons for all MS Office applications in the taskbar are showing and a generic icon. In Windows Explorer I see a generic icon for all Office files, PDF files. I have tried deleting the ...
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Windows 10 Taskbar Issue with Open Windows Mapping to Wrong Taskbar

I am trying to use the option in Windows 10 where an open window only appears on the taskbar of the monitor it's open in. In the taskbar settings its called Show Taskbar Buttons on the "Taskbar where ...
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How can I pin shorcuts with arguments to the start menu on Windows 10?

I know that it's possible to drag and drop a shortcut onto the taskbar in Windows 10, but when I try to do the same thing with the Start Menu, I can't find the shortcut. That is, if I simply drag and ...
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Start menu broken and Icons completely missing

So that's the best I could do with the title. It all started when I was playing skyrim and it crashed, I couldn't open task manager so I signed out and signed in again. After that I couldn't click on ...
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Taskbar menus show partial icons when locked (Win10)

I have 2 menus added to my taskbar, & when the taskbar's unlocked, they display correctly- ie. the menu name is visible, but the contents of the menu is hidden behind the 'expand' arrow. My ...
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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 ...
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Windows 10 file explorer continually crashes

I upgraded to Windows 10 recently and the biggest issue I'm having is that every time I click on file explorer (whether from the start menu or the taskbar), the file explorer AND taskbar crashes. I ...
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Windows 7 bluescreens every time I try to open a recent file

This is a computer I received today in a professional environment. I'm not sure what it was used for previously or how it was installed. I've got full local admin rights. It's currently set up with ...
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virtualbox guest (win 7) on linuxmint host (17.2) menu and taskbar inactive in full screen

I am running virtualbox 5.02 on a linuxmint host (kde desktop, linuxmint 17.2) and running a windows guest (win 7). After some time of using this guest (around one month) the windows 7 menu and ...