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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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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Missing running applications and pinned application icons from taskbar in Windows 7

Today when I was using the computer as usual, the running applications and pinned application icons which normally appear in the taskbar were gone suddenly. At first, I thought a restart will help but ...
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Taskbar context menu appearing behind taskbar when jump list is being shown

I've noticed something weird in Windows 8. When I right-click the taskbar, the context menu shows up normally. However, when right-clicking the taskbar with a Jump List open, the menu appears behind ...
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Select “move window” from Win8 desktop taskbar

I have my TV connected as "extended desktop". I start the VLC video player in a resizeable window on my primary monitor, drag it to the extended desktop, and hit "F" for full-screen. Then I settle ...
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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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Windows 7 Taskbar resets on every login

I like to reorder my Taskbar a bit, other than the Windows 7 default is. I use two "rows", the lower is for quicklaunch and other toolbars: This works perfectly, as long as I don't log off from the ...
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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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How to get rid of Dell bluetooth Media control bar?

In the image, if you look at the taskbar, you can see a bar with the Bluetooth icon on it and some media control buttons. I added this by mistake when I connected by phone to transfer a file and ...
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Remove Windows 7 taskbar thumbnails

Is there any way to get rid of the taskbar thumbnail previews on Windows 7 once and for all?
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Automate creation of taskbar shortcuts

I have Windows 8 computers on a domain. I want to create a Group Policy Object to create taskbar shortcuts for users as they move onto different machines. I have created a batch file that will copy ...
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Auto hide taskbar when on desktop

Is it possible to auto hide the taskbar when there is no opened window. I mean when there is a window in taskbar, the taskbar should be visible but when there is no window taskbar should auto hide ...
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Change taskbar to allow double click to start programs?

I would like to be able to double click on programs on my taskbar to start them rather than one left click because I find myself accidentally starting programs when trying to quickly navigate to ...
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Unable to drag and drop documents onto pinned icons in taskbar

I've finally upgraded to Windows 7 at work. However, I find myself unable to drag documents onto certain pinned icons on the taskbar and have the apps that own those icons open the file. Seemingly ...
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Rearrange explorer windows in taskbar [duplicate]

I want to rearrange explorer windows in task bar in windows 7. I am able to rearrange windows of different applications but I can't rearrange windows of explorer
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Win Key + # beyond 9?

If I press the Win Key + a number I can switch to or open the program pinned to the task bar. This works up to 9. If I want to get beyond 9, and into the double digits what do I press?
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How to prevent an app from minimizing (Windows 7)

Is there a way, on Windows 7, to prevent a specific application from minimizing to the task bar & the system tray, even if the application itself doesn't support this feature? Please note: I mean ...
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How can I make Windows 7 to NOT switch applications when I click on the current one? [duplicate]

When I accidentally click the icon of the current application (the one I am using now), Windows 7 switches me to the last application I have used. It happens to me a lot because I tend to try and ...
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PowerShell icon missing from taskbar

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 I installed PowerShell 3 by installing Window Management Framework 3.0 (Windows6.1-KB2506143-x64.msu) Somehow the PowerShell icon has gone missing from the taskbar. ...
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Automatically move taskbar when rotating screen

I have a Windows 8 tablet-laptop combo with which I have an issue. To save space, I keep my task bar at the left side of the screen. This is fine when using the device in landscape mode, but when I ...
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Tooltips shows up behind taskbar in Windows 7

Tooltips for taskbar icons in the hidden icons popup keep showing up behind the taskbar. For some of these, I can't see the tooltip at all. This makes it very difficult to differentiate between them. ...
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Windows 7: Windows randomly become “always on top”

Kind of a weird issue: Often while I'm using Windows 7 with multiple app windows, one or more of them will randomly become "always on top", not allowing me to access my taskbar below (it's set to ...
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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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Remove Norton One Icon?

I recently installed Norton One, and it installed Norton 360. It works ok, but now I have a yellow "1" right next to my start button, on the taskbar! How can I get rid of the icon while still keeping ...
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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?