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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Quick Launch disappears after restart on Windows 7

Every time that I turn on Windows 7 , quick launch disappears, and I add it manually to taskbar every time. I had this problem on may last Windows 7 (64bit). And know on my 32bit version of Windows 7 ...
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How to disable taskbar item jump list in Windows 7?

How to disable taskbar item jump list, that pops up when dragging taskbar item towards the desktop?
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How can I disable the Windows 7 taskbar?

I am not talking about hiding it. I am talking about disabling it - making it completely disappear. We have a kiosk-software that is very nice, but due to a problem this software has, the taskbar is ...
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Windows 7 taskbar items not grouping properly

I don't understand the Windows 7 taskbar behaviour. For some programs it will not group the running instances, or it will group some of them but not all. I have set the taskbar items to "always ...
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How to easily reposition taskbar in Windows 7

It's easy to drag and move the taskbar if there aren't many open windows taking up space on the taskbar. You just have to find an empty spot on the taskbar, then click and drag. But if the taskbar ...
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icons in windows 7 taskbar moving by themselves

I'm using Windows 7 64 bit. Few days ago I pinned another one application to taskbar and moved it to the left side. But it moved to the right by itself! I tried to return it to the left side but it ...
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Windows taskbar button widths

How can I change the Taskbar Button widths in Windows systems (esp. for XP and Vista)? I like to make the buttons narrower so that I can see only the icon of the related application window. Is it ...
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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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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 ...
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Google Chrome 'ruined' after someone else logged in

Google Chrome was the default browser that came with my laptop. I have a Google account which I was logged into Chrome with. Someone else logged into my chrome using their account which has resulted ...
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Is it possible to create new category of pinned items for a taskbar shortcut like explorer?

When you right click Explorer on the taskbar a list of pinned with 2 categories is shown: Pinned and Most recently used. (I actually disabled the last one) I was wondering if this is strictly build ...
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Set height of Windows Vista taskbar buttons

I have the taskbar on the left side of the screen because my monitor is so wide, and the buttons are a bit too flat for my liking. How can I increase their height, so that they look more like Windows ...
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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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Taskbar aeropeek preview and Alt-Tab auto close on Windows 7 [duplicate]

I wanted to reply to the following thread: taskbar icon preview (and Alt+Tab icon preview) disappears quickly But I am not allowed to. So I am created another here to share my experience. First, the ...
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Pin an app to the right side of the Windows 7 taskbar [duplicate]

I would like to pin an app to the RIGHT side of the Windows 7 taskbar but I cannot figure out a way to do this. Any help in figuring out how to do this would be very welcome. NOT in the System Tray.
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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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Taskbar Window Order changing in Windows 7

In Windows 7, I have the “Never combine” option of the taskbar selected. (I'm using this hack to remove the text from the icons, but I dont think this has much of an impact on my issue.) I tend to ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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Is it possible to customize taskbar icons? If so how?

I'd like to customize not just desktop icons but the icons that appear in the taskbar, is this possible? And no, I'm not asking how to customize icons pinned to the taskbar, but rather the icons of ...
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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 ...