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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Windows 7: How to have 2 shortcuts to the same executable in the Taskbar?

One to be ran "as Administrator" and the other as the regular user?
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Why does the Outlook taskbar envelope icon sometimes remain active, even if I have no unread email?

Outlook has a nice envelope icon that displays on top of the taskbar icon when I have new mail. Sometimes this icon comes up when I get a new message, but then doesn't go away when the message is ...
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Re-open a crashed explorer?

How do I open Explorer again after it crashes? Opening Task Manager and adding "explorer" as a task simply opens up a new instance of My Computer but does not open the taskbar etc. Additionally, no ...
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Why don't my Windows 7 taskbar items line up?

I know this is a minor issue, but it is driving me insane. I just switched from XP to Windows 7 (Pro, 64-bit), and my standard setup is to have a two-line TaskBar because I frequently have many ...
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How do I remove Skype from Windows 7's taskbar (notification area only is fine)?

How do I remove Skype from the Windows 7 taskbar, at least when it's minimized? Skype disappears from the taskbar in both Windows XP and Windows Vista, not sure if by default now, but I cannot make it ...
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Why is my task bar always displayed

I have "lock the task bar" unset and the task bar used to dissapear. It now appears to be always displayed. It is particularly annoying because if you take a window to the top of the screen it ...
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How to prevent pinned icons from creating additional icons? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Some taskbar pinned icons are duplicated when an instance of the application is running Clicking on the Eclipse (Indigo) icon on my task bar makes a new icon instead of ...
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How can I set different taskbar icons for Firefox profiles in Windows 7?

Is there a way to have different taskbar icons for two different Firefox profiles? I have two shortcuts which point to bat scripts which launch Firefox profiles in following manner: start "" ...
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How to remove / change window title bar to make XP look like Windows 7?

Is there any way of changing or removing the text in the Windows XP window title bars? I want it to look like Windows 7 or Vista.
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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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How to add a running application to the Windows 7 System Tray? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to put a program in system tray in Windows 7? I want to save some space and move minimized running applications to the System Tray. Is this possible? Note: I am ...
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Move location of “Desktop” toolbar in Windows 7 task bar?

Having used XP for something like a decade, while I much appreciate almost everything about Windows 7, it's been hard to let go of the cascading menus from the start menu for finding my commonly used ...
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Why does an instance of a program sometimes not merge with his icon on the taskbar?

Allow me to explain by showing you this picture: As you can see, it is a picture of my Windows 7 taskbar, no modifications made. Now let's take a look at the right 3 active Icons. You have Navicat ...
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How can I configure the width of vertical WindowsXP taskbar to stop it expanding?

I prefer to place my Windows taskbar vertically on the right, but I want it to be one icon wide not two, that way if I have multiple copies of the same app running I can hover of the apps icon for it ...
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How to move the taskbar postition in Windows XP using regedit?

How do I move the taskbar postition in Windows XP by using regedit? For example, move it from the bottom to the top of the desktop, not using the mouse.
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How can I disable flashing icons on Windows 7 taskbar?

I set my Windows 7 taskbar to auto-hide. However, sometimes when a program changes or something new happens in a program, the taskbar will show its self, and its respective taskbar icon will begin ...
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297 views

Little size of windows on taskbar. How to fix it? [closed]

How to change it to normal size?
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Is there any way to force Windows 7 to refresh the taskbar previews?

I frequently find that some of the window previews in the Windows 7 taskbar will be lost, especially after a window has been minimized or hidden for a considerable period of time. Instead of the ...
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Aero Previews Stop Working Sporadically

This problem is a little difficult to diagnose, but many times I've noticed that on my Windows 7 machine the previews that pop up when hovering over items in my taskbar do not show up. When hovering ...
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Lock quick launch area in Windows 7

I would like my shortcuts that are pinned to the taskbar to always appear to the left of the buttons for the running programs. Occasionally, a running program button will appear to left of one of the ...
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TaskBar buttons show icon but no text

I installed Windows Server 2008 R2 (but I believe this question stil belongs here and not on serverfault) and the default look is one in which the taskbar buttons (taskbar, not notification icons) ...
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How to refresh Taskbar Thumbnails after Aero was turned off and on again?

I use the radmin remote software that turns off Aero when it runs. When I exit, Aero turns back on, but all of my taskbar thumbnails are gone until I manually restore each window – a royal pain! ...
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Can we group only items other than Firefox in the Windows XP taskbar?

I want to group some unnecessary items such as explorer into a group so that I can close them once and for all. But this grouping option also group Firefox (for some reason I always use two separate ...
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Hide Spotify from Windows 7 Task Bar

When Spotify is running, it shows a little icon in the activity field. On most operative systems, closing the Spotify window minimizes the player to the activity window, freeing up space in the task ...
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How to remove the double registered item in task bar notifications

I found that I have my Cygwin xwin is double registered in task bar notifictions. How can I delete one of them?
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Make the windows 7 taskbar NOT always on top?

Is it possible to set the windows taskbar not to appear on top of other windows? I have it set to auto-hide and it is annoying to touch it's side of the screen by accident the screen and have it popup ...
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Get numeric position indicator on icons in taskbar? [duplicate]

You can open/switch to applications on the taskbar using SUPER+. A great feature, but hard to use due to the fact you have to count the icons.. Is there a way to show the positions on these icons? ...
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Setting the view of the toolbar to Large icons creates a gap in the Windows 7's taskbar

If you add a custom toolbar in the Windows 7 taksbar and set the toolbar view to Large Icons (and the icons in the toolbar are not set to Use small icons), the height of the taskbar unexpectedly ...
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How do you move the taskbar entries around separately for one program in Windows 7?

I often have a bunch of Chrome windows open in Windows 7, and what I would like is to move one window to the left of the taskbar, one in the middle, one at the right side, with the other programs that ...
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Windows 7 Hide Labels of certain programs

Is there a way to hide labels on some taskbar icons, while leaving the labels for other icons? I'm currently using the solution to "Hide taskbar labels without combining", but when I have multiple ...
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How do I change the icon for a Windows 7 taskbar group?

One of the programs I use, Coot, is launched from a batch script, which sets some environment variables, which then launches a program that prints to a console and in-turn launches the program window. ...
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Why are notification area icons' settings not saved in Windows XP?

Every time I logon I set several icons to be hidden in taskbar properties. But after reboot this setting is lost. How can I fix this problem?
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How do I pin a remote desktop connection to the taskbar?

If you create a remote desktop .rdp file (with stored credentials etc) and drag it to the taskbar in Windows 7, it doesn't behave as expected when you click it. Clicking the pinned shortcut on the ...
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Pinning different programs to each virtual desktop's taskbar

I use Mark Russinovich's Desktops to organize my windows in my work computer. Is it possible to pin different programs to each virtual desktop's taskbar? For example: Desktop 1: Chrome, Windows ...
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Bizarre Windows7 task bar behavior on right-click menu

I've recently installed Windows 7, 64-bit. I'm seeing a strange behavior with the task bar. When I right click a running program on the task bar, a menu pops up, typically with the program name, ...
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pin TWO folder shortcuts as separate icons on Windows 7 taskbar?

pin TWO folder shortcuts as separate icons on Windows 7 taskbar? I did this all the time on XP Now, when I drag and drop a folder shortcut to my Windows 7 taskbar, it lumps them all in together. ...
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Remove logo and glare from Windows7 task bar

How do I go about removing the simulated glare from the Windows 7 taskbar? Shrinking it a little and tightening up the display of icons wouldn't hurt either. I'd also like to remove the Windows ...
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Extra Control Panel Icon on my Windows 7 Taskbar

I'm running Windows 7, and I show a second Control Panel in the Taskbar. I can delete the icon of the 2nd CP, but it will return later. Any clues to what is going on?
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when clicking an item on the taskbar it is always selected no aero peek

I have a problem the result is aero peek is not working , but it is enabled the problem is when I click any item in the taskbar it is always selected so when I hover no aero peek because it is ...
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Possible to remove active program indicators from windows 7 taskbar

I'd like to remove the square (which turns coloured on mouse over) that appears around icons in the windows 7 task bar. The square that shows that an app is running rather than just pinned and not ...
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Vertical taskbar on windows server 2008 too wide [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 taskbar as sidebar, minimum width fixed Some people like a vertical taskbar. On older Windows systems it was possible to make it as wide as 1 Icon: On some ...
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Windows 7 games minimising to desktop

Does anyone know why my games minimize back to the desktop after about 10 minutes play? I'm using Windows 7 and it only seems to happen in certain games and has only recently started happening.
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Windows 7 taskbar clock disappears

The clock on the right of the taskbar is enabled but seems to disappear every time I reboot my computer. (I'm guessing at the frequency; I notice it has gone away every day after I dock.) The clock ...
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Pin chat windows in Windows Live Messenger to Task Bar in Windows 7

Is it possible to drag/pin individual conversations in Windows Live Messenger on to the Windows 7 task bar. Currently, I have the Windows Live program pinned, and I need to hover over that, and then ...
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Keyboard Shortcut for Show Windows Stacked? (Win 7)

Does anyone know of a keyboard shortcut, to avoid right-clicking on the taskbar, that would show windows stacked?
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Remove the page title from the taskbar, but not the tabs

Is there a setting, tweak, script, plugin or whatever that allows me to remove the active page title from the Windows XP task bar, but at the same time keep the titles of all pages in the tabs? So, I ...
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How to save Windows 7 taskbar toolbars into the toolbar list permently?

Taskbar toolbars are really useful for projects I have open but when I'm done and I untick that toolbar from the list to display it goes forever and I have to remake it by doing the following each ...
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Need solution to disable the taskbar at login

Is there a registry hack to prevent running programs from appearing in the taskbar, or to disable and lock the taskbar at startup?
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On Windows 7, can I customize it so that when I click an app, all 3 windows of it re-open?

I have an app (such as Command Prompt), and there are 3 windows open for it (3 instance of the app). If I click on it on the task bar, it pops out 3 windows and let me choose which one to reopen. ...
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Windows 7 Taskbar Right Click Options

I have a set of dictionaries installed on my computer. Unfortunately, they are all in separate programs (English-Italian and Italian-English are two separate programs). I would like to add one ...