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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Windows 7 taskbar looks weird

Does anyone know what happens to my windows 7 taskbar? It looks really weird. I guess it might have something to do with Windows 7 Taskbar Tweaker that I have installed on my computer. I've been ...
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How can I restart my taskbar?

Occasionally the clock in the notification area of the taskbar stops working. If I hover over it I can see the analog clock view is correct but the digital readout is frozen. Today I tried to hide the ...
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How to display seconds in the taskbar clock?

Is it possible to get the Windows 7 taskbar clock to display the seconds, without having to install a utility?
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Can I automatically hide a program in the taskbar on startup?

I have a Windows application that I need to run on startup and keep running continually. It spawns a window, and I don't need that window open all the time. Rather than just minimize it, I wanted to ...
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Can Windows 2008 R2 display a different taskbar icon for each open MMC snap-in?

When developing, I tend to have several MMC windows open, each with a different snap-in. Typically, I have: BizTalk Server Administration Console Event Viewer Services Certificates In Windows ...
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Programmatically customize windows 8

Could I make the Windows 8 Start menu behave more like the task-bar? The functionality I have in mind is to automatically pin running applications to the left most group, and also to create that group ...
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Remove taskbar with registry in windows 7

I'm trying to permanently hide my taskbar. I'd rather not use a different shell or use software to do this for me, so editing the registry seemed a natural choice. Searching the web a bit, I found ...
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Make windows 7's grouped programs to be in the most recently used (MRU) order

Windows 7 groups programs together in the taskbar so that the user can access them using win+#. You can cycle through them by pressing the same # multiple times, but these programs are ordered in the ...
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How can I stop Windows Taskbar from hiding a focused application when I click the app's taskbar item? [duplicate]

Currently, on Windows, if you click an app in the taskbar, it is brought to the front of the desktop. However, if the app is already at the front it is sent to the back of the desktop, i.e. hidden ...
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How to remove norton one icon next to start button on taskbar

I have recently installed Norton one and it installed Norton 360. It works OK but I now have a yellow "1" next to my start button! How can I get rid of it while still keeping Norton 360 and Norton ...
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Can I get a Windows XP-like application taskbar in OS X?

I'm looking for a Windows-like taskbar application switcher in OS X. I'm mainly looking for a Windows XP-like taskbar, not the app-icon taskbar that Windows 7 has by default. Not, I hasten to add, ...
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How to sort Windows 7 taskbar thumbnail previews?

Here is a screenshot of the list of windows I have stacked in my Windows 7 taskbar. This is just for Explorer, but similarly I have lots of stacked windows of other processes as well. Currently ...
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Set horizontal/vertical taskbar edge position from command line?

Is there a way to set which edge the taskbar is laid out on (either horizontally or vertically to the top, bottom, left and right borders of the screen) via the command line? Workarounds (like ...
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How do I display a number of buttons combined in taskbard under 1 group in Windows7- the same way as it was displayed in WindowsXP by default?

I want Win7 taskbar to display number of buttons combined under 1 group by the way it is done in WinXP by default - there is a number of buttons and then the name of group, while in Win7 there is only ...
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Windows 7 - Always use hover color in taskbar when window is active (like Ubuntu)

Is there a way to use the hover color whenever my app is open -- like on Ubuntu? (The rightmost is what I want whenever chrome is open) Would make it significantly easier to see which ...
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Remove toolbar entry from taskbar's Toolbar menu

I tried several times through to uninstall the program which has this toolbar but the program seems to have a problem with Windows 8 so I removed it using REVO Uninstaller. Nevertheless, the entry ...
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Windows 8, pinning Downloads to the taskbar, with correct icon, etc

I'd like my Downloads folder pinned to the taskbar in Windows 8. Evidently this is not something they want you to do, so I had to look for a workaround. Currently I have something pinned with the name ...
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How to pin a user-specific instance of Google Chrome? [duplicate]

In Google Chrome, under Settings, I created an addition user. So there is First User and Dad. I'd like to pin 2 copies of Chrome to the taskbar, so that one opens Chrome with First User and the ...
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Title of cmd windows (in task bar) [duplicate]

I often find myself end up with several cmd windows which I need to be open for several days at a time. When I hover on the clumped cmd icon in task bar (in windows 7), it shows me something like ...
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Disappearing Taskbar & System Tray along with Black Rectangle on the Desktop?

On about three occasions, I have left my PC (Windows 7, 64 bit), only to return after half an hour to discover, that the taskbar & system tray at the bottom of the desktop has disappeared, ...
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Windows 8 multi-monitor notification area [duplicate]

Is there any way to allow the notification area to be displayed on both taskbars in a multimonitor configuration? It's currently limited to only appearing on the primary monitor and there doesn't ...
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Change Win7 taskbar position (overriding GPO, Registry Editor, Admin. Rights)

I run the computer center of my Faculty and the problem is that users manage to change the Win7 taskbar position. I don't really know how they do this as far as I have applied many group policies that ...
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Increase Windows 7 taskbar thumbnail size

Is there a way to increase the size of the mouse-over thumbnail size for Windows 7 task-bar items? Ie, if I have multiple file explorers open and mouse-over them it would be nice to have larger, ...
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Win 7 taskbard do not apear after start

After I killed a virus in the PC and restarted it, everything works fine but the taskbar with the start menu and the icons in the desktop aren't apear. I still can open and run everything from Task ...
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Launch programs from pinned taskbar custom icons

I've just followed a tutorial on how to customize icons in Windows 8 (see link below). However, when I open the program, it shows the default icon in the taskbar and not the changed icon. How do I get ...
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Why does the vertical space between desktop icons change when I toggle the auto hide property of the taskbar?

I recently changed the auto-hide property of of my taskbar from "On" to "Off". Doing so caused all the icons on my desktop to get rearranged. The icons were rearranged in such a way as to clear out ...
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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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Show Windows 8 Taskbar with Touch Screen

I have been searching for an answer for this for a while and have not found anything. On Windows 8 with a touch screen, I have the task bar set to autohide (something I've preferred in Windows ...
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Unpinned Windows Explorer in Windows 8

I accidently unpinned the Windows Explorer icon on my desktop task bar in Windows 8 and cannot find any possible way to reverse this. What must I do to get Windows Explorer back?
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How can I duplicate Windows 7 task bar - WITH clock, notification, and start bar on extended desktop?

Windows 8 was a bust, enabled duplicate task bars but no notification area. I've tried UltraMon, and saw some other software but nothing actually duplicates the notification area on an extended ...
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Windows 7 missing icons and taskbar

We are running Windows 7 on a notebook. After logging in with one account (it has Admin rights), empty desktop appears, with no icons and no taskbar. I can change desktop properties (e.g. Themes), I ...
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Is it possible to edit Windows 8 swipe actions?

I would like to edit edge swipes in Windows 8. Specifically, I want to swipe up to show the taskbar. Is there any way to do this?
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Keep toolbars from changing taskbar size

When I set a toolbar in the taskbar to show large icons, it makes the taskbar taller. Is there any way to prevent this?
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How to change the size of toolbars in Windows 7's taskbar?

Look at the capture, there are some space between my "Quick Launch" toolbar and the application icons. And I cannot drag the icons upper. I feel the space wastes my total space of taskbar. Do ...
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How can I instruct Google Talk to remain in the taskbar when closed?

This seems like a silly question, but does anyone know how I can instruct Google Talk to remain 'open' in my taskbar when closed ( much like skype can be configured to do ); or to restore the ...
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How to change the time zone Windows 7 uses to display time in the task bar?

I have my hardware clock set up in UTC. Windows 7 lets me add extra clocks to be shown when I click on the task bar clock, but the always-visible task bar clock itself remains in UTC. Can I change ...
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Fix for Windows 7 bug where taskbar icons point to the wrong programs not requiring reboot

Currently, some of my taskbar icons point to incorrect programs. For example, when I click on my Pidgin icon, Google Chrome launches. Also, my Google Chrome icon is totally missing (even though ...
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Windows 7 side Taskbar: how to have multiple icon columns?

NOTE: I know this can be done with the taskbar on the bottom. I seek the solution for a taskbar on the side. I attached a picture of what I mean. In the screenshots, you can see that my taskbar ...
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Is it possible to set a Windows 7 taskbar button to accept a different application as a child?

Whenever it is possible I prefer to use "portable" versions of applications instead of installing them ordinary way. I put them on drive D: and they store all the data inside their directories and ...
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Pin two shortcuts to same application with different settings to taskbar

I'd like to have two shortcuts to Visual Studio on my taskbar: one with default settings and a second modified to always run as admin. I know I can manually start a copy with admin rights by right ...
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How can I rearrange the windows of the same program on the taskbar? [duplicate]

In Windows 7, I have the taskbar buttons set to not combine, so I often have multiple Google Chrome browser buttons side by side. Is there a way to rearrange those buttons around each other? When I ...
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Turn on auto hide for taskbar on second screen but not on primary screen in windows 8

I have a laptop running Windows 8, and recently purchased a monitor to use while at home. I love that there is now a taskbar on both screens, but I wish I could turn on the auto hide feature for the ...
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How to pin sites to the taskbar in Windows 7 with Internet Explorer 8?

How can I pin any site to IE8 icon in the Windows 7 taskbar?
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Prevent a single IE window with multiple open tabs from being displayed as multiple windows in the taskbar? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Prevent IE8 tabs from opening tabs in stack in taskbar When I use IE 9 or 10, and open multiple tabs, the taskbar icon is shown like there are many instances of IE, even ...
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Pin Icons to right side of Windows Taskbar?

How can I pin a program/folder to the right side of the taskbar, instead of the left side? I'm using Windows 7.
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How to achieve one long taskbar across two monitors in Windows 7?

I want one long taskbar across both of my monitors that has these elements on each monitor. Monitor one: the start button, pinned applications and open windows on that monitor. Monitor two: open ...
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Emacs org-mode timer - can it be shown in the Windows 7 taskbar?

I use Emacs org-mode for organizing my tasks and projects and also for time tracking. However, I'm working a lot in other applications (mostly Microsoft Office 2007 or Firefox), so the Emacs Window is ...
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How to reduce spacing between pinned icons in windows 7 taskbar (horizontal)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I further decrease the width of small, pinned icons? I noticed a lot of people having the same problem. And I found no way around to fix or modify this huge ...
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Shortcut for launching taskbar app #11

For launching 4th app on my taskbar, I press Win + 4. This works for first 10 apps. Win+0 will launch 10th app on my taskbar. But, I can't figure how to launch 11th app on taskbar using a shortcut?
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Is there any tool which allows to set any arbitrary window title in the taskbar minimized window?

I work on a lot of folders and applications simultaneously. By default, the folder windows when minimized show the first few characters of the folder name. In my case, many subfolders have same name ...