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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Is there an application that will move an active window to the system tray without minimizing it

I have an active application (lets say an instant messaging client) whose buddy list I have up (active) on one side of my screen at all times in Windows 7. I would like to remove that icon from the ...
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How to disable windows 7 taskbar thumbnails preview?

I do not like the taskbar thumbnails, how could I disable it? EDIT: Thanks for the answer, but what I need is a preview like this while mouse hover on the taskbar(which is retrieved by using windows ...
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Removing killed processes from Windows taskbar notification area

There are some windows programs that create an icon in the taskbar notification area. Even after these processes are killed, their taskbar icon remains there, until you hover your mouse over it, then ...
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Pinning Google Chrome's “Application Shortcuts” to the Windows 7 Taskbar

I love the idea behind Google Chromes Application Shortcuts, but they don't integrate well for me into the Windows 7 taskbar. Ideally, I'd like to be able to have my most used webpages (gmail, ...
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Taskbar hangs when opening a folder

Any one in here who has experienced this problem. The taskbar hangs whenever I: Open a folder from a browser Open a usb flash drive Open a drive on my computer It really sucks, but the solution to ...
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Windows 7 - Setting up the default taskbar items

I've been working on building windows 7 deployments and I've run into an interesting issue. I want to customize the pinned taskbar items after I finish the deployment. We have a number of different ...
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Add Volume Control to Itunes Jump List

Is it possible to add a volume control to iTunes' Jump List? The pause and skip buttons are useful, but a volume slider would make it so much better. Is this possible?
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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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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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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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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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Stop windows-7 explorer taskbar icon changing for different locations

If I open an instance of Windows Explorer, a button appears on the taskbar; its icon matches the icon of current location in Explorer. E.g. If I've clicked on a drive (e.g. C:) then the taskbar icon ...
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Grouping shortcuts with different parameters in Windows 7 Taskbar

I have created many different windows shortcuts for pgAdmin.exe with the target database given as a command line argument. For example: "C:\Program Files (x86)\pgAdmin III\1.14\pgadmin3.exe" /s ...
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The tooltip for the taskbar clock won't show up in Windows 7

When I hover the mouse pointer over the clock in the Windows 7 taskbar, the tooltip flashes for a millisecond and then disappears. Sometimes it disappears so quickly that I won't even notice. ...
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Hide a taskbar toolbar's text and title by default

I need to add toolbars which hides the shortcut/icon/application text and title as default. I thought the best way would be through the registry (where everything like that can be set, but not this I ...
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Replace Windows 7 explorer and superbar by XP explorer/taskbar

Is there a way to completely replace Windows 7 explorer and taskbar by its XP counterparts? I don't mean only the look but a real replace (maybe by replacing parts of the 7 system by files from XP) ...
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Why aren't my games starting when I click on their icons?

I've been having an ongoing issue when trying to start up games. I have my various games pinned to my taskbar, and sometimes, when I try to click on them to start 'em up, the icon lights up for a ...
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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 can I slightly delay the pop up of the task bar?

Windows XP SP3 Many times as I head to the bottom of my desktop, I will slightly overshoot the target at the bottom and the task bar will pop up, hiding the target. I then have to move the cursor out ...
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How can I ungroup each and every button using small size icons on taskbar in Windows 7?

Is there any way by which I can ungroup all icons even if they belong to the same application? I want to ungroup some of the Windows Explorer files from each other which are grouped together by ...
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Pin 2 similar shortcuts to the task bar

I've just switched to Windows 7 from XP - under windows XP I had 2 shortcuts to mstsc.exe on my quick launch bar, and I want to do the same with Windows 7: "Remote desktop connection" - mstsc.exe ...
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Windows 7 Taskbar: Per Program Display Settings?

I am curious if anyone has found a way to set those "Group" and "Display name" setting for the taskbar for individual items? I would love to have some entries as a single icon, no matter how many ...
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Restoring the Outlook “you have mail” icon

So I'm running Outlook at work; I've done SOMETHING (but I don't know what) that stopped the little envelope icon from appearing in the system taskbar when I have new mail. I actually find that ...
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Launch multiple copies of a program pinned to Windows 7 taskbar [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Launch App multiple times from a Pinned Shortcut Using Taskbar buttons set as Never combine and the Classic skin (if that matters), how do I launch multiple copies of a ...
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Where does the Windows 7 taskbar store its data?

Where does the Windows 7 taskbar store its data? I'm aware of c:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar for pinned applications, but what I would ...
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Windows 7 Taskbar disappears overnight

I've got this problem that started happening recently. Overnight, something is happening that makes my taskbar disappear on my laptop. The Start orb is still there, and if I click it, it pops up ...
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Can Google Chrome show separate taskbar icons for applications

I use applications in google chrome a lot, so gmail, hootsuite etc all have their own application. I find it fits well with how I like to work. So if I want gmail I tap the windows key type gmail and ...
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Pin to taskbar icon gets (2) appended

After upgrading from Vista to Windows 7, I find that I cannot Pin the application "Shiretoko (64-bit)" to the taskbar without it getting a label of "Shiretoko (64-bit) (2)". I don't have any other ...
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How to get the Vista taskbar to span multiple monitors?

I can't for the life of me get the vista taskbar to span multiple monitors. I've searched and looked far and wide, and alas the only pseudo-solution i can find is Ultra-Mon, but a) it doesn't quite ...
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Remote desktop: Fullscreen is limited to the resolution of my primary monitor. How can I get a full screen rdp session on my second (bigger) screen?

I have 2 monitors, unfortunately one is smaller than the other. I want to use the 1920x1200 monitor for a fullscreen RDP session (this is where I do my main work). And I would like to use the ...
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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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How do I add or setup the QuickLauch toolbar (previously available in XP and Vista) in WIndows7?

As a programmer working in Windows, I found the QuickLaunch area in the task bar to be a great boost to my productivity - all my most frequently used programs, right there, without having to open up ...
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Windows XP Start Button is ugly if the Task Bar is on the right-hand edge of the screen

Windows XP: After moving the Task Bar to the righ-hand edge of the screen, everything looks good except the Start button: It is not centered. It is big. The left hand curve of the button is cut ...
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Windows battery meter utility suggestions

Can you suggest a good battery meter utility for Windows? Battery status being graphically displayed in the taskbar is the (obvious) minimum requirement. Anything else the utility can inform or do is ...
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Moving Icons from one page to another in the Windows 7 Taskbar

As a programmer I have a tonne of icons pinned to my Task Bar (Visual Studios / 5 Different Browsers / Etc...) When you reach enough icons to fill the bar it flips the rest onto a 2nd page that they ...
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Chrome's new window disappear from desktop

I'm having this problem with Chrome on a Windows 7 x86 machine. I'm using Chrome for a locally hosted intranet web app. In the web app, there's frequent use of new window which popup, which works like ...
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Little size of windows on taskbar. How to fix it? [closed]

How to change it to normal size?
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How to customize Windows 7 taskbar using registry entries?

I am trying to find registry entries to set the following conditions: Auto-hide task bar Use small icons on task bar Disable icon grouping (never combine) Google seems unforthcoming maybe someone ...
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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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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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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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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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Don't combine Taskbar Icons, but only display Icons [duplicate]

I've never really liked this feature about Win7, but I guess I just got used to it. The feature I don't like is mousing over the Win7 icons when there are multiple windows of the same type open. You ...
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Pinned program on the taskbar is not grouping in Windows 7 Ultimate

Previously, I had pinned Google Chrome Dev to the taskbar. Being that it was unstable and crashed frequently, I decided to uninstall it. Before uninstalling, however, I did not un-pin its icon from ...
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Can you display milliseconds in the time/date on the Windows 7 taskbar?

I need to time some things, thought it would be nice to do this... Or maybe a better question: Can the date/time format in the Windows task bar be changed?
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Why doesn't it appear to be possible to have multiple pinned taskbar buttons for multiple Chrome profiles?

I have two Chrome profiles set up using the --user-data-dir=<path> argument and I want to create two separate pinned task bar buttons for these two profiles (this is obviously on Windows 7). ...
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“Group similar taskbar buttons” not working

When I changed orientation Windows task bar and put it to vertical, then "Group similar taskbar buttons" is not working. Any help?
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Switch between program windows by default when clicking the taskbar icon

The default behavior for grouped Windows 7 taskbar icons is that when you click them, a list of thumbnails appears and you have to click again to pick one. Another method is doing Ctrl-click which, ...
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Windows 7 taskbar hides other windows' status bar

On Windows 7, when I maximize an application window, like MS Word for example, the status bar of that app becomes hidden behind the Windows 7 Taskbar instead of docking itself at full screen mode, ...
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Changing the size of the Windows 7 taskbar

Is there a way to change the size of the Windows 7 Taskbar ?I'm fine with built in solutions or third party software. Something like the MacOS X Doc Zooming effect would be OK/nice, too. Edit: I'm ...