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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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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Windows 7 taskbar buttons have wrong geometry (height)

In Windows 7, the taskbar buttons are too low (or the taskbar is too high - I don't know what is true). The taskbar with Classic design and classic taskbar settings looks like: As you can see this ...
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Windows 7: folders' taskbar icons issue

I compressed the files on my System drive to gain some space, and now my folders icon looks like this in the taskbar: I KNOW there is a very easy way to set this icon back to normal, since it ...
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No right click, No icons on desktop, Icons are in the taskbar instead?

My service laptop, running on XP for the moment, do not display any icon on the desktop nor allow to right click on the desktop. The desktop icons are instead located in the taskbar, I deleted the ...
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Change Active Taskbar Application

I currently have the Buttons on other taskbars set so Never combine So I can have multiple Chrome windows open and will see multiple Chromes on the taskbar. Now the problem is that sometimes I don't ...
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Command to restore crashed shell on Windows 8?

When on old versions of Windows the shell (taskbar and desktop) crashed, you could go to the task manager and run explorer.exe. That doesn't work in Windows 8 anymore (at least not in 8.1 Update 1, ...
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Create and configure a Windows taskbar toolbar via a script

When I right-click a Windows taskbar toolbar, I can toggle some options such as Show Text, Show Title and Lock the Taskbar. I can also reorder the icons on the toolbar and set it's position. How can ...
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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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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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Collapse some programs on taskbar but not all

I'm just looking to un-group or un-collapse one program I use and leave the rest to grou on the taskbar, without having to download an external application, is there a way to modify a setting in W7 to ...
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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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Taskbar clock not updating

I've noticed recently that the clock on my taskbar has been freezing, but when I click anywhere on the taskbar, it displays the correct time. I'm guessing this is some sort of issue with the taskbar ...
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How to get Deep Freeze Enterprise Console to report the PC (local) it's installed on?

This is Jan Sher, I simply wanted to know how I could get my own Computer to report into the Console of Deep Freeze Enterprise. I did install Deep Freeze by the Workstation Install program created in ...
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How to disable Taskbar Thumbnail preview in Windows 8 ?

When I hover my mouse cursor over a running application's button in the taskbar, small windows appear showing the contents of the open program. How can I disable that? I find it quite annoying.
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Hide running apps

I have a Windows 8.1 HP 64 bit computer, and when I open an app it displays it on the taskbar. Before it doesn't display it on the taskbar, the only way to get to it is to slide your mouse to the top ...
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How can I get the system tray on my second monitor?

Whenever I play games, those will always launch on the main monitor. Since the system tray where the clock is located is only displayed on the taskbar on the main monitor, I can't see what time it is ...
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How do I return an application from the notification area to the taskbar

One of our users has the problem that whenever she minimizes a specific application, it gets minimized to the notification area instead of to the taskbar. The application does not appear in the ...
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Taskbar icon for unpinned applications uses 16x16 instead of 32x32

For an application (specifically a DOSBox SVN variant) I created a filetype, so that all .dosbox configuration files will open with dosbox.exe. That works, but the icon of the started application only ...
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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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What is the specific behavior of the 'Save Taskbar Previews' option?

Win+Pause → Advanced System Settings → Performance, Settings → 'Save Taskbar Previews' 'Save Taskbar Previews' changes the effect of hovering over windows in the taskbar: hovering over windows will ...
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Jump Lists not showing for Office programs in Windows 7

I have a laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium. I installed Office 2010 on this laptop, and I noticed that Jump Lists were not showing. If I pin Word, Excel or PowerPoint to the taskbar or start menu, ...
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Windows 8.1 multi monitor setup with a vertical taskbar grabs mouse when moving across border [duplicate]

So I'm having a problem with what I believe to be a recent Windows 8.1 update (probably KB2919355). I use a vertical taskbar on the right side between two monitors. When I move my mouse across the ...
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Taskbar freezes, can't restart explorer.exe

My taskbar occasionally freezes, also, if I end explorer.exe via Task Manager it doesn't seem to restart, it's just gone. How can I fix this? Edit: I noticed this usually happens when I lock my ...
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Display day of week in Taskbar without impacting Excel

With Windows 8.1, I would like the current day of the week (or abbreviation thereof) to show in my taskbar along with or alongside time and date, without ramifications for Excel and, preferably, no ...
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Can I change the date format only in the taskbar

Can I change the display format just for the date in the windows taskbar? I know that you can customize the format of the date in the taskbar by changing the "short date" display format in ...
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How to remove Store from taskbar

Since a recent Windows 8.1 update, I have the Microsoft Store fixed in my taskbar. How can I remove this Icon again? Right click on it does not give me the unpin option
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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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Prevent Visual Studio from adding projects to Recent items in the task bar

Whenever I pick up an individual project in Visual Studio (e.g. to add it to a solution) the project is added to the "Recent" items in the task bar. For me, this is totally useless, because I never ...
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Just noticed this Bell-Shaped Icon In The Taskbar?

Located first on the left. If I hover my mouse over it, it says "Chrome - Notifications". I have never noticed this before: Is it new ? What is its function & is it related to running the ...
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I have 4 monitors connected running windows. Seeking utility/mod of taskbar to display on 2 monitors only, and not on all 4 Monitors

Trying to find a solution for the following: I been using +7 taskbar tweaker for options such as ability to customize group groups or unpin certain tabs from groups and option to display seconds In ...
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How to hide the “hidden-but-not-really-hidden” parental controls icon on Windows 7 system tray

When Parental Controls are in effect, its icon gets displayed on the Windows 7 system tray. I am trying to hide it by customizing the system tray, setting the Parental Controls to "only show ...
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How to disable progress feature in windows 7 or 8?

When you download something say a file in Mozilla Firefox browser a green bar starts occupying the browser's icon on task-bar that shows the overall progress of download(s) going on .But, I want to ...
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How to put the taskbar's notification area on two screens in Windows 8.1

I have two screens on my Windows 8.1 computer (with Classic Shell Start Menu installed). The thing is that I would like to have the taskbar's notification area (where the clock and all the icons like ...
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Single click to return to currently open programs in start bar

When I have several Word documents open, for example, and I click on the Word item in the start bar, it shows the list of documents from which to choose. Is there a way of disabling this so that I ...
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How can I configure DisplayFusion so that DisplayFusion 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 DisplayFusion's multi-taskbars feature. How can I configure DisplayFusion so that the applications in the DisplayFusion ...
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Windows 8 unclear focused program in taskbar

I am finding it hard to see which program is focused on the task bar. I end up clicking on the taskbar item not realising im looking at it maximized. This minimizes the program. I hope you can ...
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Window Vista Taskbar Always Freezes

I have a Windows Vista (yeah, I know ugh) laptop. After start up the taskbar always freezes. The work around is go to Start Task Manager, Processes tab, select "explorer.exe," and click End Process. ...
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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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Explorer Hidden Taskbar Breaks

On my Windows 7 PC, I have the taskbar set to auto-hide and all works fine except for a few occasions when it well get stuck up and nothing I can do will hide it again. Not even re-setting the ...
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Windows: Separate Previews for Separated Taskbar Icons?

Our desktops at work were switched to Windows 7 a few months ago but I still can't get it to function quite like I want it to. I have fixed the alt-tab to work like it did before and have configured ...
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Dragging Pictures to Taskbar Crashes Explorer.exe

I have a problem when I drag pictures from anywhere in Firefox to the taskbar before into the active folder, it crashes explorer.exe on Windows 7. What could be the cos of this issue? Thanks in ...
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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 ...
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How to make IE look like Mozilla Firefox in taskbar? [duplicate]

Whenever more than one tabs are opened in IE, the task bar shows all the tabs. But, in the case of Mozilla Firefox, the task bar shows like there is only one tab opened. I want know if there is a way ...
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Remove context menu entries from battery symbol

I have some entries in the context menu of my battery icon in the Taskbar Notification Area (TNA): This appears, after I right-click the battery icon. Apparently the uninstall routine missed them. ...
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Different windows explorer icon/grouping domain user vs local user

I recently rebuilt my laptop because I needed to go up to a larger HDD. I reloaded all software from home under a local user. Then I fired up my vpn software and joined the domain from home. But I ...
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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 ...
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Inconsistent taskbar tooltip UI

I have several programs - for example iTunes and Git Extensions - that have what appears to be custom UI that displays when I hover their icon in the taskbar. For iTunes it's just the play/pause ...
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I renamed my user folder in Windows 8, and now my task bar shortcuts are gone. Why?

After renaming my user folder (e.g. from c:\Users\somethingelse to c:\Users\trusktr) and now my task bar shortcuts (among other things) are gone. I've looked in ...
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Hide everything on desktop (taskbar, etc.) except certain icons for one Windows XP user account

I'd like to limit what appears on the desktop of a computer running Windows XP Professional for one user account. The account will be used by young children to play simple educational games in a play ...
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Can anyone tell me the reason for this odd glitch? [closed]

So, here I was using my Windows 8.1 laptop when I noticed something odd. My Firefox window was sharing the icon of whatever was next to it on the taskbar. It sometimes didn't have any icon at all. ...