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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How to hide shortcut text of toolbar on taskbar windows 7?

Currrently in Windows 7 taskbar, we can add toolbar to have extra spaces for shortcuts by Right click on taskbar -> Toolbars -> New... But the icon/shortcut will have the text below it. How can we ...
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Setting the Taskbar buttons to combine when full via PowerShell

Is it possible to set the Taskbar buttons option to Combine when taskbar is full via a powershell command? I've looked at Set “never combine” in Windows 7 using the registry? but I'm after a ...
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Way to override taskbar icon of already running arbitrary program instance?

I have open several instances of programs like cygwin terminal, putty, etc., for different but related things. It would help me work if they had different icons each, because I have open a relatively ...
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Software flashes just a split second in taskbar. How to find out what software it is?

I've started to notice a strange program that just flashes about every minute in my taskbar. I've uninstalled any strange software trough Windows Add or Remove Programs. It's quite annoying. And my ...
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Accidentally xkilled desktop and taskbar on linux

I was on CentOS with KDE, and I accidentally pressed Ctrl+Alt+Esc, and then clicked the desktop, and the taskbar. Only the mouse pointer worked now. My short research showed that this is xkill, and it ...
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Windows 8: Sync Explorer's Favorites with Explorer's Pinned folders

I'd like to sync these two folders, maybe with symlink, but unfortunately I can't find the directory where Windows 8 puts the pinned folders from the Explorer's icon in the taskbar. Screenshots to ...
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Program Stuck on Taskbar

When I open a program, and then open another program, I can't restore the first program that minimized. The program is stuck on the taskbar. ALT+TAB doesn't work, but Windows+TAB does. The ...
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How to find out what process a system tray icon corresponds to?

Is there any way to find out what process created a given icon in the system tray? A new icon has appeared that I don't recognize and I would like to find out what process spawned it.
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Aero Peek not working when hovering over taskbar icon

I don't know how to explain this in words clearly, but my Windows 7 computer used to be able to show only a particular window if I hovered my mouse on the Taskbar. However, I don't know if I set ...
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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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How/Is there a way to fix broken TASK links on Windows 7 for Google Chrome?

I solved this a while back by uninstalling and reinstalling Chrome but it didn't work the first attempt at this because I prematurely believed it failed I right-click on Google Chrome pinned to my ...
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Visual Studio application name doesn't update taskbar name after renaming project

I have a visual studio 2012 express application that was re-named mid project. The 'Assembly name' in the project properties is the correct name now and all references to the old name have been ...
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How can I get Opera to accurately populate the Speed Dial portion of the taskbar context menu?

The taskbar recent documents lists are a very handy feature in Windows 7+. Opera 18.0 uses a variation on this, showing pages from your Speed Dial instead. Groovy! Except the documents shown are ...
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Network monitor for taskbar in Windows

I am interested in monitoring my bandwidth via an icon in the taskbar of my windows 7 machine. I recently found process explorer which provides exactly the feature I want, but with RAM, CPU, GPU, and ...
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The separation of a group of windows Firefox

How do I open two windows of Firefox, it will pop up in one group. This is inconvenient. I wish that every window had a separate icon on the taskbar. In addition, change the graphic of each icon on ...
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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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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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Program Icons Missing in Windows 7

I have just received a new laptop, (HP Elitebook 8770w) and I am encountering an odd issue. Icons for a couple of programs are not displaying correctly. The programs currently affected are TeamViewer ...
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Any way to eliminate click delays across Windows?

Using Windows 8.1 across multiple machines and am noticing a slight timeout before my clicks register on things like balloon buttons, taskbar icons, etc. immediately after clicking on them or having ...
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Windows 7 Enterprise: after clicking Show Desktop, I can't seem to switch focus back to an app that has an open dialog

I'm using Windows 7 Enterprise and running a portable installation of EditPad Pro 7 off a new removable drive. The first time you run a given portable copy of EditPad, it opens a dialog prompting you ...
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Is it possible to have the pinned shortcuts indicate that they are running?

I have a 3 monitor setup. I set the app icons to show on the taskbar of the display that it is on. This part works great. I have pinned a number of apps. Let's take Outlook as an example. It is ...
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How can I speed up the redraw rate for the Windows 7 taskbar?

In foobar2000, I have a script for Columns UI that scrolls the song title across the taskbar button. I like it, but I wish it scrolled faster and more smoothly. I've read that the taskbar redraw rate ...
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Why did the Show Desktop button in the Windows 7 taskbar suddenly get bigger?

I noticed something weird happen to my Show Desktop button under Windows 7, which is that its size almost doubled from what it was when I first installed Windows. What can cause that to happen? By the ...
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Manjaro: How to make taskbar icons glue to the right?

I want the rightmost icons to always be on the right of the screen. I looked through the options but couldn't find anything. Link to screenshot: http://s18.postimg.org/usvy04hl3/task_Bar.jpg
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Mirrored taskbar icons

My brother tried to install some junk on his laptop (Windows 7) and ever since then the icons in the taskbar got mirrored. I tried rebuilding IconCache.db but it didn't work the problem out. He says ...
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Mapped Drives pinning - when I pin a second location in the same path/server, the first disappears

When trying to pin multiple mapped drives (whose locations are on the same server) by dragging them from the Explorer window to the taskbar icon, the first drive pins properly. When I drag the ...
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Windows Start Menu position

Is there a way to change position of my Start menu in Windows 7? When I press the Start button, or Windows button on my keyboard, it opens the start menu with default position bottom left, just above ...
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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 order windows of the same program on taskbar [duplicate]

I'm using Windows 8 and appreciate the ability to reorder my programs at will in the taskbar. However, for different windows of the same program - I have three Firefox windows, for instance - I can't ...
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How to pin Chrome to the Windows 7 taskbar?

How can I pin Chrome browser to the task bar next to the icons you see in the attached image? I have tried to drag the chrome shortcut there but it does not work.
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Icons Disappear Hovering Over TaskBar

When I have more than 8 or 9 applications open in Windows 7, the icons of the open applications disappear when I hover over them. This is what it looks like. I have these icons appear as ...
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Windows Explorer multiple folder instances

I use Windows 7 and I have created shortcuts for some of the folders I use most frequently in order to place them on taskbar for easy access to them. For example, I have folder Favorites pinned to the ...
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Desktop flashes, does not load

Almost every time I update my Windows 8.1, the whole thing breaks. After login (which takes an unusually long time), the taskbar will appear with only the Start button (mapped to Classic Shell). The ...
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Pin folders in Windows 8.1 taskbar

In Windows 8 I loved the ability to pin any folder to taskbar. (with a workaround) Now, it looks like they broke the way it works. I have those problems: When I click a "pinned" folder in 8.1, it ...
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Win7: How can I bring all windows of a single application to the front?

I use a Mac at home, but Windows 7 at work. I much prefer OS X's Dock to Windows's taskbar, in particular the behaviour where you click once on an application's icon in the Dock and OS X brings all ...
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How Can I Not Show the Green Download Progress Display for Google Chrome in the Windows Taskbar?

I use Windows 7 and when downloading with Google Chrome the icon in the taskbar has a partially green background that indicates the download progress. Is there a way to not show this green status ...
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Ergonomic solution to switch between hide/show Windows 7 taskbar?

I know you can hide/show Windows 7 taskbar by right-clicking it, opening the Properties menu and check/uncheck "Auto-hide the taskbar", however this is a long process, I am looking for a more ...
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A second Start menu icon has appeared — how can I remove it?

I am using Windows 7 Home Premium. After installing Google Chrome, I now have two start menu icons in the taskbar. How can I return the state so that only one icon appears?
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Make outlook emails display as a seperate icon on taskbar. [duplicate]

When I open/compose and email in outlook, the window is kept in the outlook stack, as following: What I'd like to do, is have the emails be stacked as a new icon, so clicking the outlook icon will ...
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After upgrade to Windows 8.1, no Skydrive icon in task bar [duplicate]

I upgraded to 8.1 and now I don't see the SkyDrive icon in the task bar, nor the green light under it indicating the my computer is communicating with SkyDrive. When I go into Control Panel ...
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Always show windows CPU monitor graphic in taskbar

I would like to always show the windows CPU usage graphic in the taskbar near the system clock as it does when the task manager is open. Is there a way to make it always show with no more intervention ...
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is there a way to group desktop icons on the task bar

i have a folder on the desktop which has a bunch of programs i use frequently, i can't pin all these programs to the taskbar themselves as there are too many for the screen width that it'll just make ...
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In Windows 7 I cannot change icon of VBS file from wscript icon And put multiple ones on the taskbar

note- I have solved this and will post my answer, though other answers are welcome of course. I have a VBS file, the contents doesn't matter but it acts as a wrapper and runs another program. The ...
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How to stop the start menu from dissappering below the taskbar

My start menu has picked up this habit of not fully popping when I click it. It happens at random times and is kinda hard to reproduce it at will. It looks like this: It usually goes back to normal ...
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Multi Monitors on Windows 8.1 always revert from Extend to Mirroring after sleep

I run into this issue daily. It seems everytime my computer wakes from sleep the external monitor is "Mirroring" the main display rather than "Extending" it. Also the setting "Show taskbar buttons ...
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Click on icon in taskbar may not lead to setting application to foreground

Just few days ago I've faced with a nasty problem - after I click on any icon in Windows Taskbar nothing happens except for icon blinking (though application should be brought to foreground). I've ...
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Never Combine grayed out

I want to set the taskbar at the bottom to always combine the buttons in Windows 7. When I go to Taskbar and Start Menu Properties to change it, I see that it is set to "never combine", but the ...
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Show current ping to website on Taksbar

I'm looking for a way to monitor my current internet connection quality by showing the ping-response to a website like google in the taskbar on the right side. I'm using Windows 8.1. Kind of like ...
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Pinning Folders To The Taskbar In Windows 8?

Whilst application shortcuts and programs can be pinned to the taskbar in all recent version of Windows including Windows 8. I can't find a way to pin folders to the taskbar for quick access in ...
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Can't alt-tab, can't click on programs in the taskbar when I preview them

I am having this problem with alt-tabbing where if I alt-tab the program switcher shows up, but it flashes so fast that you can't read it and it also does not actually alt-tab, it stays on the same ...