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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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 ...
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Windows 7 taskbar tweak - make Alt-Tab in Windows 7 like Ctrl-Tab in Firefox

Assume that we have three tabs in Firefox, and we are at the first tab, when we do Ctrl Tab, we navigate to the second tab, Ctrl-Tab again, we go to the third tab (1st >> 2nd >> 3rd). We must do ...
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Is there a Windows 8 shortcut to display the taskbar?

In Windows 7, Win can be used to raise an auto-hidden taskbar. In Windows 8, Win overwrites the entire screen with the Start Screen. Is there a keyboard shortcut in Windows 8 to display the Taskbar ...
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Taskbar Preview Pane + Mouseover Info Text: Is it possible?

I've noticed a couple similar questions (ie. How to always show titles on Windows 7 Taskbar thumbail preview?), but wanted to throw this out there to see if anyone knew of a way to achieve my specific ...
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How to get a trace of the process history in Windows 7?

I recently noticed that there's a program which shows up on task-bar and disappears momentarily (No window shown). This happens periodically. I want to find out what process this is. Is there a way to ...
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Send taskbar icon to statusbar [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Running batch file in notification area I've set up a batch file which runs an application via the command line. For the application to keep running I need to keep that ...
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Changing Windows taskbar auto-hide settings upon connecting an external monitor

I have a netbook running Windows 7. When using it normally, I like to have the taskbar auto-hide, but I frequently have an external monitor connected and much prefer the taskbar visible then. Is ...
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Running batch file in notification area

Is there any simple code that will make my batch file process, when run, to go to the notification area rather than the taskbar?
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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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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 ...