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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Windows 10 secondary monitors task bars not hiding

My problem is the opposite of this question. The task bar is auto hiding on my primary monitor just fine but it doesn't hide on my secondary monitors. Restarting didn't solve the problem. What is even ...
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Windows 10 start menu - official apps showing as blank buttons

Like many others I've run into the "taskbar stops working" issue. And, while that issue is still not fixed, during an attempt to fix the problem - more stuff got broken. I've run the following ...
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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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Windows 10 start menu issue and taskbar issue. [NOT duplicate.] [on hold]

So. My startmenu wasent working, as per usual with windows 10,so i thought, maybe killing explorer.exe (which handles taskbar afaik, but not desktop, another program handles that for me.) would solve ...
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How can I replace Windows 10's taskbar background with an image? [on hold]

I have found a program that can do that for previous versions (Taskbar color effects, Windows 7-8) but it doesn't work on Windows 10.
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Make windows 7's grouped programs to be in the most recently used (MRU) order

Windows 7 groups programs together in the taskbar so that the user can access them using win+#. You can cycle through them by pressing the same # multiple times, but these programs are ordered in the ...
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Windows 10 pinned folder behavior

In windows 8 I was able to pin a folder to the taskbar and when I right clicked my mouse over it I was given give a list of recently accessed folders and also able to pin them. Now, after upgrading ...
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Win10 - add and remove icons from taskbar using regedit

Is it possible to add and remove icons from the taskbar? I have a program that installs a lot of programs and some are added to the taskbar and some are not. I want to add and remove some ...
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How do I increase the number of items on a jump list in Windows 10?

How can I increase the maximum number of items that appear on a Windows 10 jump list, and is there any way to set separate maximums for recent and pinned items? I use Remote Desktop to connect to ...
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KDE accessibility applet respawned in my LXDE panel - how to get rid of it?

For some strange reason, whenever I log in to my LXDE desktop, I see the KDE accessibility applet on the panel/taskbar. I can't figure out what's triggering it being run and how I can stop it from ...
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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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Hide program icon from taskbar/alt-tab/etc (Not tray) and keep it unminimized? [duplicate]

I want to remove an icon from my taskbar without closing the window itself. To be clear, I'm talking about the taskbar: Not the system tray: My current solution is using RBTray which minimizes a ...
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Windows 10: how to open application as Administrator when clicking on pinned items

I added a shortcut to the taskbar pinning it and set its properties to run as administrator. This works fine as long as I launch the application itself. Some applications (such as Visual studio 2015) ...
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Jump Lists not showing for Office programs in Windows 7

I have a laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium. I installed Office 2010 on this laptop, and I noticed that Jump Lists were not showing. If I pin Word, Excel or PowerPoint to the taskbar or start menu, ...
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Windows 10: primary monitor taskbar not hiding

OS: Just upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 Software: Display Fusion v7.2 (if meaningful) Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 650 Ti Yes, I upgraded the NVIDIA GeForce driver to Windows 10. I had to, as ...
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Close window from the taskbar?

In Windows 7, I was able to right-click on a window's button in the taskbar and get a menu containing an item for closing (or minimizing or maximizing) that window. Is there something I can adjust in ...
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How to pin some icons to the left side and rest to the right side of the taskbar?

How to pin half of the icons to the left side and the rest of the icons to the right side of the taskbar in Windows 10? Like on this image:
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Pin “View Local Services” to Windows 7 Taskbar?

I have to view the Windows services often and would like to pin the "View Local Services" to the Windows 7 taskbar somehow. It doesn't work when I try to drag it from the start menu, nor can I drag a ...
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Restore right-click menu on taskbar icon in Windows 10

SCENARIO I've been customizing a Windows 10 TH2 ISO image using the WinToolkit application, and manually using DISM to remove features and packages from the mounted Install.wim image, I also ...
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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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Windows Vista taskbar flashing[FIXED]

I am having an issue with my Taskbar in Windows Vista. Sometimes the top of it blinks blue and sometimes it completely flashes. It happens about every 2 seconds and it gets worse as I go on without a ...
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Windows 10 taskbar popups broken

I see that this question has been asked a couple of times, but my tryouts in solving it myself based on info I found have not been successful. So basically one moment I noticed that left-clicking ...
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How can I get Google Hangouts to start minimized?

I have the desktop (i.e. Chrome extension) version of Hangouts—it starts up whenever I launch Chrome. How can I get it to start minimised? (It can be minimised manually by clicking on the X that ...
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Show the date on the System Tray in Windows 10

I have my Taskbar moved to the left side of the screen. How do I show the date below the clock on the system tray? Windows 10 is quite new, so there isn't much on the internet about it.
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How do I rearrange pinned taskbar items?

I just upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10, and I can no longer rearrange items in the "pinned lists" of my taskbar items: In Windows 7, all I had to do was drag an item to a new location in the ...
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Windows 10 - Most of taskbar completely stopped working

I've had W10 running on my laptop now for quite a while, and haven't had problems as of yet. This morning I turned on my laptop, and figured out that the start menu, search, battery, wifi, sound, ...
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Windows 10 Taskbar not working properly

Okay, so this one is kind of more complicated to solve than the other questions. Like the others, my Windows 10 taskbar is COMPLETELY unresponsive, but the thing that is different is this: My ...
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About Group Policy: 'Do not allow pinning Store app to the Taskbar'

Using Windows 10 (TH2 Update), I need to enable this policy: User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Start Menu and Taskbar\Do not allow pinning Store app to the Taskbar The problem is that I ...
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Duplicate icons on taskbar in IntelliJ – Windows 10

I have an issue with IntelliJ IDEA and Android Studio when I pin the icons to my taskbar. If I click on the icon, the actual window opens in a smaller duplicate icon on the taskbar rather than opening ...
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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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Make the “Show desktop” button only hide the windows on the primary monitor [duplicate]

Related: How can I make the "Show desktop" function only hide the windows on a specific monitor? "Show desktop" on dual display setup hides windows from second display Is there a ...
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How to get Deep Freeze Enterprise Console to report the PC (local) it's installed on?

This is Jan Sher, I simply wanted to know how I could get my own Computer to report into the Console of Deep Freeze Enterprise. I did install Deep Freeze by the Workstation Install program created in ...
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Windows Taskbar: Force applications to stay in place when open

Can I do something to fix|force the applications to stay in place? I understand it has to do with separate processes and such, but there's a point I don't understand. taskbar overview: What ...
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KDE 5 - Plasma keeps crashing and not starting again (no task bar, no right clicking desktop)

I have a problem like in this question: After booting I come into a desktop w/o taskbar and where the desktop is not reacting to right click. Most of the times krunner works, so I can start programs ...
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Turn on auto hide for taskbar on second screen but not on primary screen in windows 8

I have a laptop running Windows 8, and recently purchased a monitor to use while at home. I love that there is now a taskbar on both screens, but I wish I could turn on the auto hide feature for the ...
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ClickOnce application does not open from shortcut

After the most recent updates to Windows 10, an installed ClickOnce application will no longer launch from the taskbar shortcut. I can get the shortcut to work again by uninstalling/reinstalling the ...
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Modify target of unpinned applications in taskbar

Example: I do not have MS Excel is not pinned. When opened, its icon shows up in taskbar. To open a new instance, that taskbar icon can be middle clicked. But to open it without loading a blank ...
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Windows 10 - Recreating Change to Start Menu to allow Recent Files in Tiles

Awhile back I was messing around with some of the setting in Windows 10 (mostly registry hacks) to customize everything, and I did something to make the Context Menu on my Taskbar and Start Menu ...
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Windows 10: File Explorer from taskbar not responding/crashing

Purchased new PC with Windows 10 about a month ago. Did not have any problems until few days ago: File Explorer shortcut on the taskbar is not responding-- after clicking the icon, it will just not ...
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Where are the task bar icons stored on Windows 10

I've looked in %AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar as recommended by this answer for Windows 7, but I don't see a "User Pinned" folder.
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Taskbar Pinned Shortcuts Location

Ever wondered where those pinned shortcuts are stored in Win7/8/8.1/10? This way you can edit, delete or create new shortcuts. Sometimes they get duplicated but they don't appear as pinned so this is ...
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Windows 7 Aero taskbar thumbnails intermittently fail

I am having a rather unusual, intermittent issue with the Windows 7 taskbar. Based on everything I've found, both on SU and various Microsoft sites, part of the trouble is that several similar, but ...
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Set default/starting folder for Explorer in taskbar without duplicate icon on launch in Windows 8.1

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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Can resize but cannot reorder toolbars on taskbar in Windows 7

The taskbar is not locked. I can change the height of the taskbar. I can drag the toolbar handle to resize the toolbar width but if I click/hold/drag [cursor has 4 direction arrows] then it will not ...
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Stopping Outlook from being grouped with Windows Explorer in XP Task Bar

I've recently upgraded from Outlook 2003 to 2007 and for some reason Outlook is now grouped with Windows Explorer when the Windows Taskbar need to group things: I don't want it to do that! Is ...
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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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Windows 10 taskbar right click doesn't work properly

So I've had this problem for quite some time, I can't really explain it in the title. I'm running Windows 10 and when I right-click on the icon of a running program on the taskbar the only option I ...
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How to remove 2 pixel task bar line in windows 7 when task bar is hidden?

I have Windows 7. When I hide the task bar it still shows in a bright white 1 or 2 pixel line across the bottom of my screen (as my task bar is on the bottom of my screen). SO if I watch Netflix or ...
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Weird mouse behaviour

Recently I have encountered a problem with my mouse: Sometimes I can't click normally but sometimes I can, My mouse only worked inb some specific parts of the screen. For example: When I open a ...
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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 ...