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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Completely hide overflowed (hidden) items in taskbar

I have windows 10, and I'm trying to completely hide the things in the "overflowed" (hidden) notification icons. Here's an image of the startup programs: How can I remove all the items in the "...
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Pin to Taskbar Menu is Missing for all programs

I had a new problem after i had finished clearing the registy with an app. When i want to add Chrome and other programs to taskbar, there's no "Pin to Taskbar Menu" in my options. I tried to drag the ...
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Context Menu of Pinned File in Taskbar - Where is this File?

Question states it already. I want to know where the Pinned File is located on the hard drive. I can open it with a left-click. I can not search for it because of #!$%§ windows see Image number 2. ...
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removing icon and profile name from taskbar in Windows (10)

I recently upgraded to Windows 10 (although I'm not sure if that's relevant or not), and I've figured out how to do some customizations to the taskbar that I really like, namely, showing just the ...
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291 views

Looking for Chrome extension to rename browser windows in Windows taskbar [closed]

I tend to have 4-5 Chrome windows open, one for each topic (different projects at work etc). I often can't tell which one is which because the name of the currently open tab doesn't make it entirely ...
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Can't Build Program Because It's Being Held Hostage by Another Program

I know this has been asked before, but none of the questions I've looked at seem to answer my question. So, with that, and to assure I've done my homework before someone gets on me, let me tell you ...
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Can't pin phpStorm64.exe to desired position in windows 10 Taskbar

I'm using phpStorm on Windows 10 and would like to pin the application to a specific spot in the taskbar. While that works with the PhpStorm.exe it doesn't with the PhpStorm64.exe. The pinned icon ...
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342 views

Windows 10 Taskbar not working properly

Okay, so this one is kind of more complicated to solve than the other questions. Like the others, my Windows 10 taskbar is COMPLETELY unresponsive, but the thing that is different is this: My ...
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Cannot show any pinned application to Start Menu or Taskbar

I am trying to fix a problem on a Windows 7 machine (which is not mine, so I don't know what it has been done on it, but it is in reasonably working shape and up-to-date with Windows updates and ...
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Windows 10 Open Applications Not being highlighted on taskbar

Anybody had this issue whereby open applications are no longer being highlighted in the windows 10 taskbar? It's annoying as I'm using multiple desktops, and wihtout the highlighting i forget which ...
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Mouse acting weird on old PC

So I have an old desktop computer with Windows XP on it(yes,shame on me--but I dont use it much so), and ive always had a problem on it that I never really took care of since I dont use this PC much....
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Taskbar shortcut run as another user

I've recently learnt if I press the Win key followed by the indexed number of a shortcut on my taskbar, it executes. There's a particular item on my taskbar that I always want to run as another user....
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Recently opened items in Windows Explorer disappeared from the Windows 7 Taskbar

My history of recently opened items in Windows Explorer disappeared from the Windows 7 Taskbar: I've tried using used CCleaner to fix it, but it didn't help. I did not install any updates, just ...
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Windows 10 Taskbar Icon Highlight Sticks

The problem is when, for some reason, I accidentally Right-Alt Right-clicked an icon in the taskbar. And that causes to freeze the highlighting on any icon that is selected from the taskbar. I managed ...
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Windows 10 taskbar not working

Everything was fine, and suddenly, the start menu button, including everything else on the taskbar, stopped working. I can right click on start button but if I try clicking volume, battery, action ...
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How do I restore applications in taskbar after killing explorer and desktop through “Alt+F4” and then Ctrl-Alt-Shift cancel?

In Windows 7, after bringing up the shutdown dialog by Alt+F4 on desktop, the whole desktop stuffs can be killed by Ctrl+Alt+Shift clicking the Cancel button. Now, after I start a new task of ...
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How to restore a window onto a specific monitor

I have been unable to Google this one correctly, so let me switch gears and explain it on here. When I click a window in the taskbar, I want it to open/restore into the monitor I click in. If it is ...
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Windows 10 - Most of taskbar completely stopped working

I've had W10 running on my laptop now for quite a while, and haven't had problems as of yet. This morning I turned on my laptop, and figured out that the start menu, search, battery, wifi, sound, ...
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How do I separate tabs in the Taskbar

I want to separately move the tabs (of the same application) in the taskbar. I have 2 Chrome Windows open. If I want to move either of them to another position inside the taskbar, both are moved, as ...
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How do I make the Windows 8.1 task bar non-translucent (opaque)?

I often run full-screen RDP sessions from one Windows 8.1 system to another. Since the task bar is placed in the same location (the bottom of the screen) in both, and the task bar by default is ...
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How can I get a laptop's Windows 10 taskbar to show the battery level?

I've done searches with various permutations of battery life, power level, etc., and all the web content I've been able to see so far has been information on how to use power plans and other decisions ...
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Where are the task bar icons stored on Windows 10

I've looked in %AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar as recommended by this answer for Windows 7, but I don't see a "User Pinned" folder.
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How to hide startmenu - Windows buttom straight to typing in search bar - Win10

I want to hide the startmenu buttom. I never use it at all I just go straight to search (Cortana thingie but without internet search or assistance) and type what I want). Now it would be much more ...
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Windows 10 Accent Color Personalization in Pinned Taskbar Items

I have had my laptop upgraded to Windows 10 for about a month now. I just upgraded my desktop yesterday and noticed a difference I cannot figure out. The calculator is pinned to the taskbar on both, ...
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Can't unpin files from taskbar in Windows 8.1

I have a few files pinned to SumatraPDF on my taskbar and I can't unpin two of them. They seem to be stuck. I've tried removing Sumatra from my taskbar and re-adding it, but all my pins persisted. I ...
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Taskbar buttons combining in Windows 10

Is it possible to get Windows Explorer in Windows 10 to do the following: I want to have to Windows Explorer shortcuts in the taskbar - Windows explorer and Downloads folder. That is easily done as ...
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Could not Right Click on taskbar icons and start menu could not open in windows 10

I installed windows 10 two days ago. First day, it worked fine, but now, when I right click on taskbar icons, or try to open start menu, or left click on Volume, Network or Time icon on right side of ...
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How do you make Windows Taskbar list view not truncate long paths?

I would like to be able to differentiate between several different long paths in windows explorer when I bring up the list view, but I have been unable to find a way to achieve this. I found ...
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Windows 10 taskbar icons not combining

I am using windows 10, and in taskbar properties "Taskbar buttons" is set to "Always combine, hide labels". However I noticed that Visual Studio Code and WebStorm 10.0 ignore this rule. Labels are ...
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Win7 x64 Taskbar: Add Icon for Specific Tab in Mouse Properties?

The touchpad on my laptop is OK when I need it, but I like to turn it off when I'm using the mouse. To do this, I go into Control Panel > Mouse > UltraNav tab > uncheck Enable TouchPad. I'd prefer to ...
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Broken Windows10 taskbar

I updated from Win8 to Win10 few days back. I am having issues with icons displayed on the taskbar - as shown in the picture. Chrome icon is simply displayed as only a little stripe, happens with also ...
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281 views

Unresponsive task bar on Windows 10

Whenever I click on the Windows task bar (lower right corner) for example to see incoming notifications or turn down the volume, the task bar doesn't react. To change the volume I have to right click ...
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Windows Key Shortcut does not work the same with Taskbar Auto-Hide

This may be oddly specific but here goes... When I have the Windows taskbar anchored to the view and I press Win + 1 (or whatever number), it brings an application to the front view. I have Chrome ...
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How to make Windows 10 taskbar thumbnail previews bigger? [duplicate]

The window previews in Windows 10 are too small to make any informed decisions. How can I increase the size of the thumbnail preview? Note: This is not a duplicate of Is there any way to make ...
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Can't right-click Taskbar Icons on Windows 10 [duplicate]

I restarted my PC many times, I also have restarted the Windows Explorer task but it doesn't work. I cannot right-click icons on Taskbar, I can't even click on the Start menu. EDIT: I don't know if ...
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Windows 8 Jump List (Quick Launch, Task Bar) menu items background is too dark and icons misaligned

On my new laptop with Windows 8 on initialization setup I probably chose a wrong background, which applied only to Quick Launch items context menu: now I can't see labels when i open any icon menu, ...
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Network stats on taskbar [duplicate]

Is there any network manager tool that show network's downloading/uploading speed on taskbar for Windows 8.1/10? I use little Snitch on my mac and its amazing. I wan't same tool for all my Windows pc. ...
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In firefox, how do I create a bookmark and pin it to the taskbar as an icon, without it getting pinned to the firefox jump list

I have managed to successfully set this up by following a guide before, but that seems to have since disappeared from the internet. If I recall correctly, it involved something as silly as creating ...
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Windows Taskbar Clock Width

I have used the program from Control Panel > Clock, Language, and Region > Region and Language > Additional Settings to change my format of date shown on the clock of Windows 7's taskbar. ...
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Windows 7 keeps creating messed up profiles

Ok so I have an installation of Windows 7 that for a long time I never bothered with the other user accounts I had made, the reason why I had made other accounts was for Windows file sharing as you ...
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Glitch/error when right clicking on icons in Windows 8.1 Taskbar [duplicate]

(See the picture example) I have just installed Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox, I have done this before and I have never had this problem. Installing all updates/restarting doesn't fix the problem, and I ...
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Text-only taskbar icons

I installed a mac theme on my win7 and I have pinned icons on my taskbar: I want to display a text only like this: without icons like on Mac without using 3rd party programs. What do I need to ...
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How to hide the Start button in Windows 10 [duplicate]

In Windows 8, Microsoft removed the Start button. I've upgraded to Windows 10 and the Start button has made an appearance again. I've checked the taskbar context menu and it allows me to remove: ...
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Excel workbooks pinned to taskbar on Win 10 disappeared

My question is two fold: Can I change the order of Excel workbooks pinned to the taskbar on Win 10? In Win 8.1 I could just drag them in whichever order I wanted. I saw the similar question ...
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Duplicate icons on taskbar in IntelliJ – Windows 10

I have an issue with IntelliJ IDEA and Android Studio when I pin the icons to my taskbar. If I click on the icon, the actual window opens in a smaller duplicate icon on the taskbar rather than opening ...
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Removing system tray notifications

Using Windows 7, I am running WhatPulse. It generates annoying notifications in the system tray that I just don't need to see. The administrator on WhatPulse forums refuses to accept there is a ...
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Google Chrome icon changes to Default in taskbar when I close it

Icon changes from this: to this: My profile is in folder C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default. This does not happen to profiles in C:\Users\Ohto\AppData\Local\Google\...
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Keyboard shortcut to open links on the windows taskbar

Is there a way to select the "Links" part of the taskbar with a keyboard shortcut. I have a script there I want to run a lot and am getting tired of clicking the small buttons. (It is similar to the ...
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Custom color for Windows 10 taskbar

It seems that I only can select among some predefined colors for the taskbar in the Personalize section. I already tried the regedit hack (HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\CurrentVersion\Themes\Personalize\...
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Windows 10: PuTTY does not work correctly with the taskbar context menu?

When right clicking on the PuTTY icon in the Windows 10 taskbar, I get recent connections. Clicking on one of those just opens the PuTTY main page. Instead of connecting to that connection. Is it me? ...