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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Win 7 task bar buttons - combine for some applications or not other applications

Is it possible to let task buttons of some applications never combine and others always combine? For example, never combine for Outlook, Excel and Visual studio and always combine for others.
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Win 7 task bar buttons - combine or not [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any way to hide taskbar labels and not combine taskbar buttons? Is it possible to force some buttons never combine and others always combine?
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Taskbar/Desktop icon flashing on launch, but not opening

My computer is a normal Windows 7 - Ultimate box, 64-bit version. Nothing too fancy, but not too shabby either. I use it for browsing the net and a daily portion (of healthy!) gaming. Nothing more, ...
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Is it possible to align Windows 7 taskbar buttons?

Is it possible to align Windows 7 taskbar buttons with the button above it when the taskbar is >= 2 rows in height? The default behavior is to begin "staggering" the buttons when too many windows are ...
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Add separators to windows 7 taskbar?

Is there any way to add separators to the Windows 7 taskbar like you can in a browser? I have a 21" monitor with enough shortcuts in the taskbar to fill the entire width. It would be visually helpful ...
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Stop windows-7 explorer taskbar icon changing for different locations

If I open an instance of Windows Explorer, a button appears on the taskbar; its icon matches the icon of current location in Explorer. E.g. If I've clicked on a drive (e.g. C:) then the taskbar icon ...
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Disable Skype Windows 7 integration [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Hide programs (such as Skype) from Windows 7 taskbar Running the latest version of Skype on Windows 7 (starting with Windows), Skype integrates with the Windows 7 ...
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Windows 7 task bar stuck in hiding, how to fix?

In Windows 7, I use the "Auto-hide the task bar" feature. Usually, it works fine: As soon as the pointer touches the screen bottom, the task bar pops up. However sometimes, it refuses to rise. ...
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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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Closing multiple windows quickly from the Win7 taskbar flyout

I'm using Windows 7's "combine [buttons] when taskbar is full" option, so programs I'm running might each have only one button on the taskbar even when they have multiple windows open. Hovering over ...
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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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Taskbar disappears sometimes when using a second monitor

Windows 7 laptop, docked with a second monitor. This problem started happening when I started using the second monitor. The taskbar will often stop displaying. The Windows logo remains, but the ...
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Change Windows 7 taskbar location automatically based on screen shape or on docking status

My laptop has a 14" widescreen: pretty wide, but not very high. I find it most convenient to have the Windows taskbar located on the left of the screen, since I can spare the width but not the ...
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How do I pin minecraft directly to my taskbar? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Some taskbar pinned icons are duplicated when an instance of the application is running So for those of you who don't know you can have your taskbar set up like this: ...
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How do I combine multiple java buttons into a pile on the taskbar?

Does any one know how to have open java windows stack in the windows taskbar? I'm running a few (20) java apps and they don't combine therefore taking up loads of room on my task bar. Taskbar ...
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How to fix missing icons in the taskbar and start menu? [duplicate]

I installed Visual Studio 2012 yesterday and during the install my path somehow got screwed up1. Since then, the icons for applications that are part of Windows are the default "unknown" icon, but ...
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Windows 7 taskbar - transparency effect

I'm having a problem that I can't solve. Somehow the taskbar on Windows 7 is translucent or transparent, making it impossible to see the end of any web page on any browsers. How can I restore it to ...
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Hide programs (such as Skype) from Windows 7 taskbar

I have my windows 7 taskbar with no pinned applications, and a quick launch. Because I have windows set to show their title rather than just the icon they take up quite a bit of room. I have skype ...
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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?
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Why does Windows 7 networking indicator not show actual value?

This has been occurring on all Windows 7 machines I own, and I would like to finally know a reason why it is happening. Icon showing no network access The icon is showing that the computer is not ...
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How do I remove the day from the Chrome OS taskbar?

A recent update to Chrome OS added the day of the week in the taskbar, making the time smaller. Is there way to remove the day from the clock in the taskbar? I want the clock back to its original ...
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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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Google Chrome 'ruined' after someone else logged in

Google Chrome was the default browser that came with my laptop. I have a Google account which I was logged into Chrome with. Someone else logged into my chrome using their account which has resulted ...
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Quick Launch disappears after restart on Windows 7

Every time that I turn on Windows 7 , quick launch disappears, and I add it manually to taskbar every time. I had this problem on may last Windows 7 (64bit). And know on my 32bit version of Windows 7 ...
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Google Chrome cache Issue in Windows 7 over multiple systems

I am using Chrome with two systems both running on Windows 7 64-bit. I configured both instances of Chrome with my Google account, and everything worked perfectly. Lately however I am having a hard ...
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Why am I sometimes unable to use the Taskbar until I press Ctrl+Alt+Del?

I never know when it will happen, and I can not make it happen, but every so often I can not click on any of the icons on the taskbar nor the Start button on the taskbar. Nothing. Like it is locked. ...
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View multiple windows of same program in taskbar

Can windows be configured so that multiple instances of same program are not grouped together in taskbar. An example of multiple instance if IE : I'd prefer in certain situations to view the same ...
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How can I create a separate toolbar from the Task Bar?

In Windows XP, you could separate toolbars from the Task Bar by dragging them to the desktop. They could then be left lying about anywhere on your screen or, my preferred option, docked to any side ...
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How to pin NetBeans to Windows 8 (x64) taskbar?

I've googled around and it seems that I'm not the only one with the problem, however I couldn't find the solution. Maybe someone around here has figured it out. The problem is that netbeans.exe is ...
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Can I change the behavior of my firefox shortcut on the Windows 7 taskbar?

I have to admit that I've developed a nasty habit. When I want a new browser window, I shift+click the Firefox icon to make a new window of Firefox. Lately, though, I've been really wanting to get ...
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Some Programs can't be pinned to the Window 7 taskbar

I noticed the other day when running eclipse that I can't pin the Eclipse exe directly (I can pin the shortcut to start it, however once started, it seems to open another application that uses the ...
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Change Windows Explorer taskbar button target without multiple processes

By default the Windows Explorer link pinned to the Windows 7 taskbar takes you to Libraries. Is it possible to alter this target to my user folder without having it launch in a separate process? What ...
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How to disable taskbar item jump list in Windows 7?

How to disable taskbar item jump list, that pops up when dragging taskbar item towards the desktop?
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How can I disable the Taskbar / Tool Tray icon of an application? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows application to hide an application from the taskbar I have a program on my computer that displays both a taskbar and a tool tray icon. I only need the tool tray ...
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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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Taskbar Window Order changing in Windows 7

In Windows 7, I have the “Never combine” option of the taskbar selected. (I'm using this hack to remove the text from the icons, but I dont think this has much of an impact on my issue.) I tend to ...
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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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How to rearrange pinned taskbar icons without a mouse in Win 7 Pro?

Is there a way to reorder my pinned icons using keyboard shortcuts or an external app? I don't have a mouse and I want to rearrange them in a specific order without using a mouse to drag! Win 7 Pro. ...
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remove Outlook from taskbar *when maximized* (not minimized)

I have Outlook 2010 constantly displayed on a monitor (dual monitors, Windows 7) and I am wondering if there would be a way to remove the taskbar button (taskbar, not notification area) so that it ...
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My taskbar doesn't slide down and up

I have been using windows 7 for some time, and I noticed that my toolbar (which I have hidden) have been acting a little bit weird. Normally, when I hover my cursor over it, it gently and smoothly ...
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Why are my Windows 7 System Alerts not coming to the front?

Ever since I installed Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64 on my Dell XPS M1730, system alerts (for example, the alert you get when installing software that wants to make modifications to your computer) will flash ...
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Execute a program by double-clicking the taskbar and/or the desktop, Windows 7

It would be so useful, and not very difficult, because in fact I have Directory Opus installed (a very powerful windows explorer alternative) and it does exactly that, but only by double-clicking the ...
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Windows 7 Taskbar Never Combine, Show Labels Only, No Icon

In Windows 7, in the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties, there is an option to Never Combine which shows both an icon and accompanying text. I have seen people who want Never Combine but want no ...
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How can I pin a program to the Windows 7 Taskbar, with parameters?

In my case, I have to login and manage user accounts on a specific PC on our network quite frequently. I just learned that I can use the Windows Computer Management Snap-in to connect to another PC ...
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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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Window goes beyond the taskbar in Windows7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 taskbar hides other windows' status bar When I a drag window left or right, it goes beyond the taskbar as in the picture: How can I prevent this ? So when ...
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Altering the Windows 7 grouping thumbnail preview

I like the windows 7 grouping behaviour for multiple similar windows, except when I have multiple Explorer windows open. In this case, showing thumbnails of each open explorer window is next to ...
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Dual monitors - move system tray to right-most end of taskbar?

I'm using dual monitors with Windows 7 (and Ultramon). Is there any way to move the system tray to the right end of the taskbar on my right-most monitor? So rather than: Start|<Pinned ...
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Windows 7 Taskbar Icons Randomly Disappearing

This is a problem that i'm totally stumped on. Taskbar Icons that are pinned, as well as open program thumbs keep disappearing. This is totally random, no set pattern. I've tried updating drivers ...
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Can I have the Windows 7 taskbar pinned icons change like they do when unpinned?

I just discovered that if Windows Explorer is unpinned from my taskbar it displays the icon of the currently active folder. This is what I see if it's pinned But if it's unpinned I see the current ...