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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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? Internal or with the help of outside programs, both welcome. Something like the MacOS X Doc Zooming effect would be OK/nice, too. Edit: I'm ...
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Quicklaunch like functionality in Windows 7

Windows 7 changes the taskbar and removes quicklaunch which I used heavily and miss somewhat. I know you can re-add quicklaunch to the taskbar but it seems to me a better idea would be an application ...
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How do I keep an icon in the Windows 7 taskbar from disappearing when its program is open?

In Windows 7 I have icons pinned to my taskbar. But if the application is open, the icon is no longer visible. I want to open a second window of the application and it's a pain to have to traverse ...
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I renamed my user folder in Windows 8, and now my task bar shortcuts are gone. Why?

After renaming my user folder (e.g. from c:\Users\somethingelse to c:\Users\trusktr) and now my task bar shortcuts (among other things) are gone. I've looked in ...
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Where is the ordering of taskbar shortcuts stored?

In Windows, where is the "ordering" of the taskbar program shortcut icons stored? I'm trying to rearrange them without directly click-and-dragging them into a respective arrangement. Behind the ...
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Script/Tool to Auto Hide/Unhide Windows Taskbar

I have to toggle Windows taskbar auto hide/unhide frequently. Is there any script/registry/tool that can let me simply double click to toggle the setting?
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Can I prevent a particular program from showing up in the taskbar on Windows XP?

I have a program that I need to run more or less continuously, but which I won't need to access very frequently. Currently, launching the program creates a window and causes the program to appear on ...
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Taskbar Eliminator not reliably removing taskbar

I'm using taskbar eliminator to remove my windows 7 taskbar as I prefer my mix of rainmeter and rocketdock, however it doesn't really work all that reliably. The taskbar appears when windows starts ...
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windows 7 taskbar pin custom shortcuts to jumplist

For example I have TightVNC Viewer pinned to taskbar, it does not allow a jumplist (pinning multiple items or storing recent items). However I have a couple of shortcuts to vncviewer.exe that take ...
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How to pin Visual Studio 2008 project to the taskbar?

I have VS2008 and VS2010 installed on my box. I have a solution (the .sln file) that I use VS2008 for. When I double click on the solution, VS2008 opens it. I would like to drag the solution to ...
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Can I make the shift+right-click the default right-click action on tasks in the task menu?

When I right click on a running task in my start menu I usually get 3 options: Launch a new copy of this - I don't use this Pin this program to the taskbar - I don't use this Close window - I use ...
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Pin a document to the task bar

I'd like to pin a document to the task bar in Windows 7. The document in question is a pre-set configuration for an application, and launches the application in the state defined within. I can pin ...
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Move the Start Menu in Windows 7 Taskbar

Is there anyway to move the Start Menu button on the taskbar in Windows 7? I've decided to try moving the taskbar to the left so I have more vertical screen real estate, but I would like the start ...
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Windows XP Taskbar Grouping

It would be really nice if I were able to group applications in the xp taskbar according to the project I was working on... For instance if i had two folder windows open, an im window, and a word ...
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Custom toolbar location XP

A few years ago Umber Ferrule wrote that the toolbars in the taskbar are defined in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Streams. This looks very plausible but ...
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Windows taskbar unresponsive and always showing the busy Icon. Explorer.exe process crashes frequently

I strongly suspect a rogue application (or service or bug) in my Windows 8 laptop which kills my explorer process and at times makes the taskbar unresponsive showing the busy icon all the time. Hence ...
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Invert windows 7 taskbar

I want to position Windows 7 taskbar on the left side of the screen, but to revert it's default ordering: bottom left would be the Start button, then applications, then clock. Is this possible?