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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Is it possible to hide the pin/unpin buttons for items on the task bar?

When right clicking an icon on the taskbar Windows displays a small menu. This always contains a button to pin/unpin the application on the taskbar. I frequently use this menu to open new windows ...
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Show hidden icons button out of place

I recently got a Yoga 2 Pro (3200x1800) resolution and it's mostly been great except for one aggravating but minor issue: the "show hidden icons" button on the taskbar isn't vertically centered and ...
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View the current day in the taskbar

Is there a way to view the current day (eg. Wednesday) next to the date and time in the taskbar? I can never remember the day when I need it, so is there a way to add the day in the taskbar?
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GeForce Experience ignores taskbar on secondary monitors in Windows 8

NVIDIA's GeForce Experience program in a Windows 8/8.1 environments will ignore the taskbars on secondary monitors and fullscreen over the top of them, similar to how Windows 7 and prior didn't have ...
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How can I pin Eclipse Luna to the Windows-7 taskbar?

I used to be able to pin Eclipse to my taskbar by adding these lines to the eclipse.ini file: -vm C:/Program Files/Java/[my java version]/bin But it doesn't seem to work with the new Eclipse Luna ...
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Setting up Firefox with multiple profiles running simultaneously (Windows 8)

The goal A click on Firefox in the TaskBar starts an instance which asks which profile to use. When that instance runs and the same icon is clicked with middle mouse button (to start a new instance) ...
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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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Pinning Folders To The Taskbar In Windows 8?

Whilst application shortcuts and programs can be pinned to the taskbar in all recent version of Windows including Windows 8. I can't find a way to pin folders to the taskbar for quick access in ...
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Audio icon isn't working, but keyboard buttons are

Problem My speakers work fine and they are able to play any sounds, from music to anything, like normal. Except, the taskbar icon shows that it is unusable (see below)... Yet, the volume (or whether ...
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Windows 8.1 multi monitor setup with a vertical taskbar grabs mouse when moving across border

So I'm having a problem with what I believe to be a recent Windows 8.1 update (probably KB2919355). I use a vertical taskbar on the right side between two monitors. When I move my mouse across the ...
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Windows 8.1 Explorer in Taskbar with starting Folder

I want to have an icon in Windows 8.1 Taskbar that opens Windows Explorer in a specific folder and does not create a second icon when I click the first. I tried several approaches to do this: Pin ...
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Make taskbar icons' size bigger/smaller than options given Win 8.1

I am using Windows 8.1 and I want to make my taskbar icons size bigger/smaller than options given in settings. If I set the option to bigger icons, it is to big: If I set it to small, it is ...
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My taskbar buttons have disappeared - not a graphical glitch, they're simply not there

I've just experienced a very weird bug. After installing Dropbox 1.0RC over 0.7.112, my taskbar buttons have disappeared: As you can see, none of the open programs have a button on the taskbar, so ...
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Add custom command line to extended context menu in Windows 7

I have an application pinned to the task bar. 90% of the time, I run it with no additional command line options, so I can either click it (if not already open), or right click the icon and click the ...
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How do I pin a network application to my taskbar?

If I launch an application from my local drive, I can right click on the icon in the task bar and it gives me an option to pin to the taskbar. But an application launched from a network drive does not ...
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Taskbar pinned file shortcuts become invalid after moving the underlying files

When you move a file that is pinned to the taskbar (in a jumplist) that pinned shortcut becomes invalid. Clicking it results in the usual error for broken shortcuts: How can I move a big number of ...
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How to fix missing icons in the taskbar and start menu?

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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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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Windows 8.1 - “Show Desktop” rectangle has disappeared from taskbar

My "Show Desktop" button, the vertical rectangle at the far right of my taskbar, has completely disappeared--it was there, now it's not. My taskbar now just ends abruptly with the time/date info, and ...
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Windows 8 - Prevent Transparent Windows when Hovering

Say you have several windows open. Maybe like 4 different Internet Explorer pages with several tabs in each IE window. You know how the icons are grouped on the taskbar, like one icon for similar ...
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In windows 7 Is there an easy/prorammatic way to refresh/restart my taskbar?

I'm using a traditional XP-style taskbar in windows 7 (small icons, never combine). I'm also typically on a laptop with a dock, that drives 2 external monitors (so 3 screens total). Eventually ...
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How to disable Winamp agent in the taskbar?

I remember the days when I could right click on the Winamp icon in the Windows taskbar, and select "Disable Winamp Agent", and it would actually disable and not appear again. This no longer seems to ...
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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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Network monitor for taskbar in Windows

I am interested in monitoring my bandwidth via an icon in the taskbar of my windows 7 machine. I recently found process explorer which provides exactly the feature I want, but with RAM, CPU, GPU, and ...
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Remove Windows 7 taskbar thumbnails

Is there any way to get rid of the taskbar thumbnail previews on Windows 7 once and for all?
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Multiple Displays area not visible in Windows 8 Taskbar configuration

I have a Macbook with a Windows 8.1 bootcamp setup, which I'm using with an external monitor. I'd like the taskbar to extend to the second monitor, but when i right-click on the taskbar and select ...
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How can I increase the size of the pinned jump list in Windows 7?

I use Notepad++ for a bunch of text files. I like to pin my frequently used text files to the Notepad++ icon on the taskbar. There seems to be a limit of 18 items visible. I can pin more than 18 ...
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Different icons for different excel files

In my work, all coding can be done in VBA only - hence, all of our tools (dbase queries, data processing, cash overviews, etc) are written as xlsm files. At the moment, the number of different tools ...
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Fix for Windows 7 bug where taskbar icons point to the wrong programs not requiring reboot

Currently, some of my taskbar icons point to incorrect programs. For example, when I click on my Pidgin icon, Google Chrome launches. Also, my Google Chrome icon is totally missing (even though ...
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taskbar icon preview (and Alt+Tab icon preview) disappears quickly

OS: Win7 Pro x64 Laptop: Lenovo x240 Dock: Lenovo ThinkPad Basic Dock - Port Replicator Monitor 1: AOC 21.5", E2243FW (VGA) Monitor 2: Lenovo 21.5", LS2223 (DVI) Issue: When hovering the cursor ...
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windows 7 taskbar icons moves by group (grouping is disabled)

I have win 7. Taksbar grouping - "never" All tasks(icons) are not in one small group, but big tasks as it must be. But if I open 3 notepad programs etc & then I'll try to move one of this task in ...
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Windows 7 taskbar, create popup menus?

Is there a way in Windows 7 to create a single icon that pops up with a menu? I'm used to having True Launch Bar installed, but at the moment it doesn't integrate with the new taskbar/shortcut bar of ...
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Windows 7 side Taskbar: how to have multiple icon columns?

NOTE: I know this can be done with the taskbar on the bottom. I seek the solution for a taskbar on the side. I attached a picture of what I mean. In the screenshots, you can see that my taskbar ...
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Making the popup toolbar menus on Windows XP's taskbar stay put during editing

I'm looking for a way to make the popup toolbar menus on Windows XP's taskbar stay in place while you edit it, and only close when you tell it to--by clicking outside it, for example. Right now it ...
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How do you change the hover text on a pinned taskbar item in Windows 7?

I have two versions of SQL installed and I would like the hover text to show the different versions instead of just SQL Server Management Studio and SQL Server Management Studio (2). I tried to right ...
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Taskbar and desktop refreshing

I have an issue that my HP 650 laptop is doing refreshing of taskbar and desktop in every 2 minutes. When refreshing the icons from the taskbar are disappearing for 1-2 second and then again shown. ...
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Aero Peek not working when hovering over taskbar icon

I don't know how to explain this in words clearly, but my Windows 7 computer used to be able to show only a particular window if I hovered my mouse on the Taskbar. However, I don't know if I set ...
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How can I configure UltraMon so that UltraMon taskbars are in the same order than the Windows taskbar?

Windows 7 cannot natively display a taskbar to each of my monitors, so I use UltraMon's multi-taskbars feature. How can I configure UltraMon so that the applications in the UltraMon taskbars are in ...
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Multi-Monitor Taskbars with UltraMon: showing the Start Button and the Tray Icons

I use UltraMon to duplicate the taskbar across several monitors. Is there any way to show the Start Button and the Tray Icons on each taskbar like we can do with DisplayFusion Taskbars? I use ...
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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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how can I remove shortcuts from my task bar if the link is dead?

I tried the Chrome development version for a few days, didn't like it because my tabs became broken and wouldn't load properly. I changed back to the live version, but I forgot to uninstall the ...
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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 to fix broken taskbar icons in Windows 7

I have a program pinned to the taskbar. After I upgraded the program (I think) the icon broke. What I get now is what you see below; that ugly default application icon thing. If I unpin it, I get ...
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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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Windows 8.1 taskbar unresponsive

The taskbar at the bottom of my screen is unresponsive for the last week, despite the fact that I've shut down and restarted my pc many times. It is extremely annoying to switch between windows ...
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How do I move the task bar?

My mother was moving some things around on her desktop the other day and somehow moved her task bar. It went from horizontal along the bottom of the screen to vertical along the left edge of the ...
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Windows 7 taskbar groups to use vertical menus only, not thumbnails?

I frequently have 10 or more windows of the same application (e.g. Outlook, Word, IE, etc.) open at one time. Windows 7's new taskbar grouping thumbnail feature shows a preview of open windows (aka ...
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Completely remove windows 8.1 taskbar

Does anyone know of a way to completely remove the taskbar in windows 8? I have tried taskbar eliminator as suggested in a different post however it doesn't work reliably in windows 8. I'm using this ...
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Windows 7 taskbar as sidebar, minimum width fixed

This may sound like a trivial and unnecessary question, but it keeps annoying me more and more. If you choose "small icons" for the taskbar in Windows 7 and the taskbar is either at the top or the ...
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Windows 7 Enterprise: after clicking Show Desktop, I can't seem to switch focus back to an app that has an open dialog

I'm using Windows 7 Enterprise and running a portable installation of EditPad Pro 7 off a new removable drive. The first time you run a given portable copy of EditPad, it opens a dialog prompting you ...