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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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 ...
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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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How to reduce the size of the windows icons in the xfce4-panel taskbar?

How can I reduce the size of the windows icons in the xfce4-panel taskbar? I've reduced the height of my xfce4-panel from 20px to 16px and now the icons in the taskbar are truncated by one or two ...
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Prevent thumbnails from rearranging on the Windows 7 taskbar?

When you hover over a program icon in the Windows 7 taskbar, it pops up thumbnails for each of the Windows of that program that you have running. I like this feature. However, the order of these ...
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How to change Firefox 4 full screen title bar gradient

Is it possible to change this gradient to something else (preferably a solid color or the default gradual horizontal fade)? Using Firefox 4.0 on WinXPx86 Pro SP3.
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Change position of “All Programs” button on start menu

I currently have my taskbar set to the left side of my screen (which gives more vertical screen estate on a wide screen monitor) One minor annoyance is that the start button is now in the top left ...
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Shortcut to Windows 7 Screen resolution setting other than by right-click on the desktop

I regularly have to access the Windows 7 "Screen resolution" setting on a netbook with many full-screen windows open, often with bogged down CPUs. These are the usual necessary steps I have to ...
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How do I pin an exe more than once on my taskbar?

I have several Firefox profiles and I have them pinned to my taskbar. Since i installed windows 7 SP1 I can no longer have both there. Is there a way to fix this so that I can have multiple instances ...
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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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How to refresh Windows XP taskbar's shortcuts icons

Often, I have the Windows XP taskbar's shortcuts icons that don't refresh. I could strike the F5 key repeated times, the whole desktop redraws fine, but not the taskbar... I have tried hiding and ...
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Looking for Windows XP “dual desktops” with dual monitors

I'm looking for some very specific features in a dual-monitor setup on Windows XP and so far have not been able to find what I'm looking for. The best way I can describe it is perhaps dual desktops or ...
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Windows 7 unable start recent app from taskbar

When I right click on an opened app in the task bar, the recent used are shown. For some time now I am not able to run recent when I click on it. The context menu is hidden when I click on recent ...
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How can I remove the red X from the network icon in the Windows 7 taskbar notification area?

How can I remove the red X from the network icon in the Windows 7 taskbar notification area?
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Option to open websites from explorer in a new window instead of a new tab

Is there an option in control panel or a registry-setting, that lets windows explorer open requests for websites in a new internet-explorer-window instead of a new tab in an existing ...
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Can you change the icon of a pinned IE 9 web application? And how do you do it?

In IE 9 you have the ability to click and drag an open browser tab to the Windows 7 taskbar and pin the shortcut to the taskbar. This has the effect of creating a pseudo-application experience where ...
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Task bar remains visible with “Auto-hide the task bar” checked in Windows 7

It's about time that I figure this out. I can say with a pretty high confidence that I have experienced this issue in all consumer versions of Windows since XP. I keep "Auto-hide the task bar" ...
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Can't pin modified shortcuts to the Windows 7 taskbar

I have a shortcut to a .bat file which I pin to the task bar using a workaround by using another icon and this seems to work. Now I make a copy of that shortcut, point it to a different .bat file, ...
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Windows 7 - How to pin a .jar to the taskbar?

I have a .jar that I run frequently, and I'd like to pin it to the taskbar. I've tried pinning the .jar itself, and I've tried pinning a .bat file that has the command to run the .jar, but it doesn't ...
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Can't move Taskbar

My friend was on my laptop and accidently moved my taskbar from bottom to top of my screen. I've tried grabbing the taskbar and move it back down. I can grab it alright but as soon as I begin moving ...
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Switching between taskbar tasks sequentially

In Firefox and some other tabbed interfaces, I can use Ctrl-PgUp/Down to cycle through tabs sequentially, based on their order in the tab list. I associate what is what based almost entirely on its ...
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How to always show titles on Windows 7 Taskbar thumbail preview?

I often use the Win+n shortcuts to 'alt-tab' between windows of pinned application (i.e. Win+2 to basically 'alt-tab' multiple putty windows, where putty is pinned as app #2 on the taskbar). The ...
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How do I bring the task bar from the top of the screen down?

When I was cleaning my mouse, I accidentally moved the taksbar to the top of the screen. I remember that in previous versions of windows, I could just drag it down, but it's not working right now. How ...
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Is there a todo-list /tasks widget that will sync with Google Tasks? [closed]

I'd like to be able to see an at-a-glance view of Google tasks on my desktop (XP). Has anyone found a Yahoo widget or Google gadget that will do this?
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How can I prevent Chrome from hiding the Windows Taskbar?

When I'm using Chrome I have to hit the Windows key whenever I want to show the taskbar. Is there a way to prevent Chrome from hiding it in the first place. On every other application when I move my ...
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How Do I Control Which Programs Expand First on my Windows 7 Taskbar

If I am running Google Chrome and Firefox, both with multiple windows, Chrome always expands and Firefox stacks when there's not enough space for all the windows. Is there any way of controlling ...
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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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Multiple instances of pinned program - icons sometimes rearrange themselves

I have the taskbar set to "Never group", so icons of multiple instances of the same program always appear directly next to each other. This set of icons always fills in the very order the instances ...
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Windows 7: Close on middle-click of taskbar icon?

I'm used to middle-clicking tabs in Firefox, and finding myself instinctively middle-clicking taskbar icons, expecting it to close them, and annoyed when it opens a new instance instead. Is there ...
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Save and Load PinnedShortcuts from Windows 7 Taskbar

I really like the Windows 7 taskbar but I would like to have different sets of icons instead of all of them fixed. These need have been increasing with the use of the new IE9's feature of Pinned ...
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Disable taskbar tooltips in windows 7

I find they frequently get stuck open if you have a near-full-screen application open. Is it possible to disable them?
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How can I hide teamviewer icon in taskbar?

I am unable hide the TeamViewer's icon in the notification area. I've tried "hide always" using the taskbar properties, but it doesn't seem to work. Is there a way to make it actually disappear?
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Change order of libraries during start-menu searches in Windows 7

I use the start-menu to launch files (kind of like Launchy or Quicksilver) and the library functionality is really helpful in quickly sorting out what's what. For example, maybe an older copy exists ...
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How to change taskbar and window colors without using glass effect in Windows Aero?

I have disabled all the special effects for a reason, but now my taskbar and windows are using weird color (light gray blue). For some reason the color options ceased to exist when I disabled glass ...
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Why does the task pictogram flashes instead of opening the program?

Sometimes, when I select a click a program on the Windows 7 taskbar it won't appear (it doesn't gain focus and remains behind other open windows), and the icon will flash and turn orange. This happens ...
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Win7: sort icons in “desktop” popup/toolbar

I've right clicked my task bar and selected Desktop in the Toolbars submenu. This now shows a Desktop >> button left to the tray area. When I click this button, a popup with my desktop icons opens ...
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Find properties of taskbar item in Windows 7?

I created a script to launch a cygwin rxvt instance with certain options, and put it in my Windows Taskbar. I want to duplicate that on another computer, but I can seem to access the original shortcut ...
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How to restore jump list for Windows Explorer pinned taskbar icon?

I pinned Windows Explorer's icon to my taskbar months ago, and all worked fine, including jump lists. Note: I changed the default Explorer's folder using the usual trick of changing the GUID in the ...
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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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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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Force Pinned taskbar items to be “icon only” all the time in Windows 7

By default (at least in my installation), pinned items on the taskbar will be "icon only" when they have no active windows, but when there are active window, the icon expanded to include text ...