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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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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MS Windows: Change taskbar text

Is there any way to set the text of a taskbar item in Windows XP? I need something on-the-fly that can be set per-instance, not per application. For instance, if I have three Putty windows open, I ...
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Windows 7 Toolbar does not move with Taskbar

So I have a quick launch toolbar on the right side of taskbar at the bottom of my screen in Windows 7 (it is a Recycle Bin shortcut). However when new programs add an icon in the notification area on ...
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How to start a program as administrator through a pinned to taskbar shortcut, through one of the “recent” files

I'll try to explain my situation: I am a developer and use Visual Studio. I always want to run Visual Studio as administator. I have pinned a shortcut to the task bar and in its properties set it to ...
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Open file with a batch file pinned to the taskbar

How do you get a file opened by a batch file pinned to the taskbar? In XP you could just drag your batch file onto the quicklaunch section of the taskbar, then any file you drop on that icon would be ...
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How to get aero themed windows and a task bar on Ubuntu 11.10?

I know some themes that make all of ubuntu look like windows 7, but I just want the windows to be aero themed. How can I do this? Also, I want the Windows 7 taskbar (including the start orb) in ...
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How do you get Windows 7 to show time remaining in the battery meter?

Running Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium on a HP Laptop. The system tray power meter never shows the time remaining in the system tray. Only really ever show a percentage remaining number as pictured. ...
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Shut Down took way too long because of “Background Programs”

I tried shutting my desktop PC (with Windows7) down but after several attempts (like 4 or 5) at Start --> Shut Down, the GUI was still there and it was not shutting down. I didn't think there were any ...
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Why don't applications launch right after I boot WIndows?

I have a few applications in my task bar on Windows 7. Right after the machine boots, the task bar is unresponsive: When I move my mouse over an icon, nothing happens. Very shortly after boot ...
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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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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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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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Windows XP Task Bar stuck on right side of screen

Due to a misclick/drag, the task bar is on the right side of the screen in Windows XP. The task bar is not locked, but it will not respond to any drag movement, and is stuck! Any suggestions or ...
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Media keys toolbar on task bar

My keyboard does not have media keys. Does anyone know of a toolbar or something for the Windows 7 taskbar which would add the basic keys there? Like a previous, next and pause button or something.
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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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How do I add Yoxos Eclipse profile to the Windows 7 Taskbar?

I have used Yoxos before and have managed to (almost) get it working how I wanted. I understand that it's designed so you launch a profile from the .yoxos file which is created when the profile is ...
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Google Chrome pinned to Windows 7 taskbar not opening under pinned icon

I have both Google Chrome and Eclipse pinned to my taskbar in Windows 7 64-Bit. However, when I launch these programs, they don't appear to open under the pinned taskbar icon Eclipse behaves ...
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Windows 7 task bar at autohide, make it totally disapear?

My desktop look is empty so all I have is a nice wallpaper. My Windows taskbar has the "Taskbar Appearance" setting to "Auto-hide the taskbar". Although hidden, it leaves a thin top layer so you can ...
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Windows 7 like task bar for Linux

One thing I really like in Windows 7 is the taskbar. I'm wondering if there is some program in Linux which will give me the same functionality. Here is the functionality that is important to me: I ...
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put an icon in the task bar through script on domain computers

Question: How can I create a python/batch file that will put an icon in the task bar for all users logins? Info: We are trying to retrofit a program on to some computers in our computer science ...
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Windows 7 apps inserted in middle of task bar, instead of added to the end

When I open instances of the same application in Windows 7 the newly opened instance is inserted in the task bar immediately after the existing instance instead of at the end of the list like Windows ...
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Why does my Tray Icon's Behavior occasionally reset Windows 7?

I'm fine with having most of my tray icons hidden, however I want the Outlook Notification envelop to show at all times when I have new messages. Its important for me to know when I have unread ...
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Windows 7: can't reopen minimised window on taskbar, preview OK

I have a program and want to either bring its Window to the front or reopen it after it is minimised. It is on the taskbar and hovering over it shows the preview of the window. However clicking on ...
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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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Restarting explorer does not restore taskbar

I've been having a really annoying problem with explorer in Windows 7. Sometimes I need to restart explorer, for example to help testing software I'm developing. I know I can stop explorer.exe ...
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How do we set the taskbar's “rectangle area” (width and height)?

How do we set the taskbar's "rectangle area" ? When the taskbar is located at the bottom of the screen, I could easily set the height of the taskbar. However I couldn't figure out how to set the ...
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Chunks of tooltips get stuck, where the screen isn't refreshing, I guess. (Windows 7 Professional x64, 1-2 monitors)

Here's a screenshot: It happens a lot, not always. This screenshot was taken after less than an hour of browsing web, searching for something desperately, a lot of mouse movement, plus working on ...
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Windows 7 has broken icons that look the same

My daughter has done something to her Windows 7 PC, but I'm not sure what and she can't quite remember. She is not an Administrator on her machine so it perturbs me that she has broken it so well. ...
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Can VirtualBox's tools automatically hide the Windows taskbar for seamless mode?

When I switch to seamless mode in VirtualBox the Windows taskbar appears right above the Mac OS X Dock. It's very annoying and makes seamless mode pretty much unusable. Is there a way to configure ...
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Launch App multiple times from a Pinned Shortcut

I have a CMD prompt shortcut pinned to the taskbar but I can only launch it once? So I have to have yet another icon on the desktop to launch multiple windows? (The same thing applies to many app ...
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Windows 7: How to display both date and time in tray *without* using large icons or increasing the height of taskbar? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 - display date using small icons As we approach the year 2012, there has to be a way to show the date and time in Windows 7 without doing any of the following: ...
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Reorder Windows 7 taskbar items [duplicate]

It seems like Microsoft goofed up again and did not include a feature in Windows 7 to order taskbar items. To clarify, you can now order the groups, but not the items within the groups. So let's say ...
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Can I remove a toolbar title present on the Windows 7 taskbar?

I use the Address toolbar on the windows 7 taskbar using the following shortcut: Is it possible to remove the title of the toolbar displayed in front of the address box? This is just taking ...
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How can I make the Windows 7 taskbar behave like a cross between the old Quick Launch and new Superbar?

I really like the taskbar in Windows 7, I think combining buttons to launch apps and the icons that show your running apps is groovy. However, because I like having as much space as possible, I've ...
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Windows 7 taskbar bug

I installed Advanced System Care to try to change my settings for Aero Peek. Now I have this rendering bug in my taskbar. I can't seem to undo the changes I've made and I get this every time - how ...
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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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Windows 7 Start Menu / Taskbar shortcut icon issue

I'm running Win7 Ultimate x64, and have Visual Studio 2010 installed. The other day I mis-clicked and deleted the VS2010 program folder; I realised my mistake the next time I started the PC and ...
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Windows 7 rightclick menu from toolbar like ALT-SPACE?

The menu containing Restore, Move, Resize, Minimize, Maximize and Close accessible through right click on a window titlebar or click on the upper left form icon, was before the new Aero stuff ...
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Creating folder shortcuts in the Windows 7 taskbar

Say I have multiple locations that I'm working with fairly regularly, and want access to them quickly - 1-2 clicks or key strokes. Is it possible to do something like pin an explorer shortcut to the ...
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How can I make multiple programs occupy one icon space in the Windows task bar?

In the image below you will see the Windows 7 taskbar. On the Google Chrome icon, you can see that there is more than one Chrome window open, so if you scroll over the Chrome icon, it will pop up ...
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Is it possible to set the Windows Taskbar Preview pop-ups to sort alphabetically?

Sometimes when you have many instances of a process, it can get pretty ugly to switch between windows, especially when the windows' names are weird... So, is there a setting to sort these pop-up ...
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Pinning programs to bar in Windows sometimes duplicates icons [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Some taskbar pinned icons are duplicated when an instance of the application is running I love the feature in Windows 7 of pinning programs to the Task Bar, though I'm ...
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Why does my app not load in the pinned icon? It makes a new one

I usually pin visual studio to the task bar and then when I fire it up I get all instances appear as a stack of cards on the pin. However I have this interesting problem now where when I start it it ...
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Make java applications behave normally with reguard to the taskbar

I have a java application that is launched from a batch file as follows: SET JAVA_HOME=C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jdk1.5.0_16 SET JAVA_EXE="%JAVA_HOME%\bin\java.exe" %JAVA_EXE% -Xmx128m -jar ...
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using Windown key & numeric keypad

In Windows7, we can use <Window> key with numeric key to quick select the n th window in taskbar. For sample : if I want to view 3rd window, I use combo <Window> key + <3> key But we ...
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Looking for Windows 7 task bar style win+number key to activate apps, for Mac

I was looking around for a utility that emulates the Windows 7 effect of Win + a number key to activate an application from the position on the TaskBar matching the number. Spotlight, Quicksilver ...
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Fedora Core 10: Window List & Workspace Switcher applets keep crashing

I was minding my own business typing a command or two in a Terminal window when a dialog popped up telling me that the Workspace Switcher had crashed, and would I like to reload. Without thinking I ...
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Win7: Taskbar programs look like they're being hovered over when they're not

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 keeps thinking I'm still hovering over a taskbar program even though I'm no longer hovering over it, resulting in the hover colour and tooltip being displayed when it shouldn't. ...
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How to make combined taskbar buttons more distinct in Windows 7

I am adjusting the Windows 7 taskbar and am reasonably happy with it. I have Taskbar Taskbar Buttons setting at Always combine, hide labels which is doing what I want and what it says. What I would ...
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Stacking toolbars in a multi-row taskbar in Windows Vista

I have a high taskbar (two rows) in Windows Vista, and I want to stack toolbars (which tend to be designed to take up one row). The default behavior is side-by-side only. See image: top of image ...