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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Show Firefox tabs or tab groups on Windows Taskbar?

No matter how many tabs I have, Firefox only shows one item on the taskbar. I'm not talking about the previews when you hover over the item on the taskbar, that works fine. It only displays 2 or more ...
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why does windows xp forget my taskbar height between logons?

Every time I log on, I unlock my taskbar, double its height, then lock it again. Next time I log back on, it's back to single height again. Can anyone tell me what would cause this? Thanks Tim
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What could be causing my taskbar to crash?

Fairly frequently I encounter a problem when trying to access my Windows7 taskbar. I get an hour-glass that never goes away unless/until I click enough to prompt Windows to announce that Explorer is ...
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Add custom command line to extended context menu in Windows 7

I have an application pinned to the task bar. 90% of the time, I run it with no additional command line options, so I can either click it (if not already open), or right click the icon and click the ...
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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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windows 7 taskbar icons moves by group (grouping is disabled)

I have win 7. Taksbar grouping - "never" All tasks(icons) are not in one small group, but big tasks as it must be. But if I open 3 notepad programs etc & then I'll try to move one of this task in ...
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My taskbar buttons have disappeared - not a graphical glitch, they're simply not there

I've just experienced a very weird bug. After installing Dropbox 1.0RC over 0.7.112, my taskbar buttons have disappeared: As you can see, none of the open programs have a button on the taskbar, so ...
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How do I uncenter my tasbar icons in Windows 8.1?

For whatever reason all my icons are now centered in the taskbar on Windows 8.1. How do I get it to be left aligned again?
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Virtual desktops with custom taskbar pinned applications

Is there a windows 7 application that enables to pin different taskbar applications by virtual desktop?
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How to correct wrong task bar icon for windows explorer.exe?

The windows explorer.exe program's task bar icon is mixed up with some other program, how can I fix that?
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shortcut to click and close things on taskbar with one click and no mouse movement?

My taskbar even with a width to handle two rows, is getting a bit full. I have put a black circle around what i'd like to quickly close. I don't want to have to go to each one, right click then move ...
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Dual monitors - move system tray to right-most end of taskbar?

I'm using dual monitors with Windows 7 (and Ultramon). Is there any way to move the system tray to the right end of the taskbar on my right-most monitor? So rather than: Start|<Pinned ...
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when clicking an item on the taskbar it is always selected no aero peek

I have a problem the result is aero peek is not working , but it is enabled the problem is when I click any item in the taskbar it is always selected so when I hover no aero peek because it is ...
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Stopping Outlook from being grouped with Windows Explorer in XP Task Bar

I've recently upgraded from Outlook 2003 to 2007 and for some reason Outlook is now grouped with Windows Explorer when the Windows Taskbar need to group things: I don't want it to do that! Is ...
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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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Why is the right-click menu on the taskbar missing for some icons?

This has happened to me once before. I attempted to pin Eclipse (Java IDE) to the taskbar, and for some reason there are now 2 icons there. Neither of them have a right-click menu, so I cannot remove ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Tasks are open in Windows 8 Taskbar but they cannot be opened

I'm trying to fix a major issue in Windows 8. I'm finding that some programs have tasks open (in preview miniature mode) in the Taskbar for the same program, but when you click on them, Windows 8 ...
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What Command line command would close firewall settings window or administrative tools window and taskbar icons

The following is nothing to do with where the mouse is when the command is issued, as that should be irrelevant. As the command specifies what to close. I would like to have a command that will close ...
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Unusually large gap between lowermost icon and taskbar in Windows 8.1

When I have an icon located close to my taskbar, it looks like this: I'm using Windows 8.1. I started a game that for some reason defaulted to 1024x768. I went ahead and changed the in-game ...
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How to slim windows 8 taskbar when it is placed as a sidebar?

I've seen a couple of solutions for windows 7 but none for windows 8. Does anyone know how to slim the width of the taskbar when it is set as a side bar? here is the windows 7 example original: ...
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Workstation 10 unity, control guest program icon in host taskbar

On VmWare Workstation 10, I'm running Windows 7 guest operating system with MS Outlook 2010 inside Windows 7 host operating system. The purpose is to alow for 2 instances of Outlook to run in ...
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Auto hide taskbar when on desktop

Is it possible to auto hide the taskbar when there is no opened window. I mean when there is a window in taskbar, the taskbar should be visible but when there is no window taskbar should auto hide ...
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Changes in windows 7 do not save to hard drive?

This is kind of weird behavior: I pin an application to my taskbar. About 5 minutes later I get a bsod. When I reboot, the icon that I pinned to the taskbar is unpinned. Do these changes - to the ...
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Windows 7 taskbar bug

I installed Advanced System Care to try to change my settings for Aero Peek. Now I have this rendering bug in my taskbar. I can't seem to undo the changes I've made and I get this every time - how ...
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Why does my app not load in the pinned icon? It makes a new one

I usually pin visual studio to the task bar and then when I fire it up I get all instances appear as a stack of cards on the pin. However I have this interesting problem now where when I start it it ...
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Windows 7: How to have 2 shortcuts to the same executable in the Taskbar?

One to be ran "as Administrator" and the other as the regular user?
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Aero Previews Stop Working Sporadically

This problem is a little difficult to diagnose, but many times I've noticed that on my Windows 7 machine the previews that pop up when hovering over items in my taskbar do not show up. When hovering ...
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Lock quick launch area in Windows 7

I would like my shortcuts that are pinned to the taskbar to always appear to the left of the buttons for the running programs. Occasionally, a running program button will appear to left of one of the ...
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Extra Control Panel Icon on my Windows 7 Taskbar

I'm running Windows 7, and I show a second Control Panel in the Taskbar. I can delete the icon of the 2nd CP, but it will return later. Any clues to what is going on?
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Making the popup toolbar menus on Windows XP's taskbar stay put during editing

I'm looking for a way to make the popup toolbar menus on Windows XP's taskbar stay in place while you edit it, and only close when you tell it to--by clicking outside it, for example. Right now it ...
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How can you control a Windows XP\2003 taskbar size via the registry?

all the googling I've done only shows me how to lock or unlock it, how to hide it, or how to control the grouping setting. What I'm looking for specifically is, when you make the task bar one or two ...
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Need solution to disable the taskbar at login

Is there a registry hack to prevent running programs from appearing in the taskbar, or to disable and lock the taskbar at startup?