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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Display the taskbar clock on multiple screens in Windows?

Is it possible to display the clock on the taskbar on each screen in Windows 8, preferably without 3rd-party tools?
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Why is Excel hidden on the taskbar?

We have updated 6 machines to Windows 10 over the weekend and one of them has an issue that I hoped would go away with the upgrade but it has not. And of course it's the boss's computer. When he ...
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Windows 7 Taskbar disappears

I am using my Lenovo b550 Windows 7 laptop with a projector for training. For the last few days, I have noticed that my taskbar does not remain on top of other applications. How can I solve this ...
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Change the width of the “Language Indicator” in the taskbar

After applying new theme on Windows 10, the font of the taskbar became bigger, so the word ENG was cropped on both sides how shown in image: Cropped Input Indicator How can I increase the width of ...
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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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Trying to work with 2 Displays on Windows 10

I am trying to work with 2 monitors on my Win10 Laptop. One being the main laptop screen ofc and the other a LED TV I recently bought. Now when I connect them via HDMI and select "Extend these ...
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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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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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Remove line under Windows 10 taskbar icons

That "underline" underneath taskbar icons was apparently added to indicate the application is open (vs. just pinned). I don't need this indicator. Is there any way to remove the open application ...
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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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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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How can I restart my taskbar?

Occasionally the clock in the notification area of the taskbar stops working. If I hover over it I can see the analog clock view is correct but the digital readout is frozen. Today I tried to hide the ...
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Windows XP, classic theme, empty space at the bottom of taskbar, caused by language bar

I have to use Windows XP for work reasons and this UI bug is a small but constant annoyance. When classic theme is enabled, taskbar elements don't align with the size of the taskbar, leaving a few ...
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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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windows 10 - make taskbar itself a different color from the taskbar buttons

I use the taskbar vertically down the screen with Ungrouped icons. In windows 7, the background color of the taskbar itself was different from the background color of the buttons on it, so it was ...
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Taskbar icons no longer appear in Windows 10 (start menu also broken)

My partners laptop has somehow just stopped showing the windows 10 icons in the taskbar nor can she use the Windows start menu button - when clicked it simply does nothing. Can anyone suggest why ...
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How to hide (but keep enabled) Action Center icon from the taskbar

I am using Windows 10, and normally in recent Windows versions, I can hide system icons as well as app icons in the notification area (previously known as system tray). A little triangle button ...
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Taskbar height/width on the side

I'm using my taskbar at left side but I hate width of them. I don't know why are icons as Wi-Fi connection, Volume etc. in two columns which expends width of taskbar. I tried unlock taskbar and ...
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Different icons in taskbar when at work vs at home

Whenever I use my work laptop at work, I have my taskbar icons set up as I like. However, whenever I take my laptop home and start it up there, some other icons (such as Word, PowerPoint, etc.)show up ...
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Windows 7 taskbar hover color stuck

When you mouse over the taskbar, the hover color for that program shows. However, it won't go away. Is there a way to have it disappear once your mouse moves away? A temporary solution I found is ...
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Windows 10 virtual desktops - preserve taskbar order

Is there a way to preserve the taskbar order while switching between virtual desktops in Windows 10? The order resets on my PC every time, and that's very annoying.
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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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Drag and drop minimizing windows in Win 7/10 involving taskbar

In Windows XP images from web browser can be dragged and dropped to desktop by holding file over taskbar while lmb is held down, then window minimizes itself and desktop shows up and you can drop it ...
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Windows 10: PuTTY does not work correctly with the taskbar context menu?

When right clicking on the PuTTY icon in the Windows 10 taskbar, I get recent connections. Clicking on one of those just opens the PuTTY main page. Instead of connecting to that connection. Is it me? ...
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Make outlook emails display as a separate icon on taskbar

I realize this is a duplicate. Unfortunately the original question is just answered as "This is a duplicate". and when I look at the original posts, I can see that they clearly don't address the ...
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1answer
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Windows 10: How to hide window without closing?

Coming from a Mac OS background, I find it immensely useful to be able to have an app running, loaded in memory, and doing updates but having no visible open windows. This allows things like Facebook ...
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Windows logo key+number don't work with more than one open programs

I work with several windows, several programs at the same time. Sometimes more than 20 at once. My workflow becomes to heavily use Windows logo key+number to jump from one to another. Example: I have ...
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Windows 10 Apps, right-clicking on Taskbar icons, Start Menu/Search Bar and clicking Windows System Tray icons all fail

So in the middle of the day (worked fine in the morning), I come to find out that all the crap listed in my Title starts to happen. Internet Explorer 11 also doesn't fully function: some sites fail to ...
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How to disable Taskbar Thumbnail preview in Windows 8 ?

When I hover my mouse cursor over a running application's button in the taskbar, small windows appear showing the contents of the open program. How can I disable that? I find it quite annoying.
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Windows Explorer on taskbar not working

The shortcut for Windows Explorer on the taskbar has seemingly broken. It shows the default icon and when I click it, I get the following message, "Can't open this item. It might have been moved, ...
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Is there a way to auto hide taskbar into the corner

In Windows 7 and so, you have the option to autohide the taskbar and show it when you move the mouse over the bottom of the screen. Is there a way to show the taskbar when you move the mouse over a ...
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Windows 10 taskbar not working

Everything was fine, and suddenly, the start menu button, including everything else on the taskbar, stopped working. I can right click on start button but if I try clicking volume, battery, action ...
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Win10 - Uninstalled program still in “Select which icons appear on the taskbar”

I have uninstalled a program from my computer - secureline.exe. However, it still appears in "Select which icons appear on the taskbar". I get here by doing the following: Get System up Click on ...
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Get program that is stuck under task bar in Windows 7

I have a program that is stuck under the task bar in Windows 7. I cannot click on it because (I think) the click is interpreted as being on the task bar and not on the program. How do I recover it? ...
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Customise Chrome Taskbar Icon

I saw an answer about changing the Chrome icon when Chrome is running (post) I tried everything, I literally opened every file I could with Resource hacker and changed any icons I could find that had ...
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Windows 10 doesn't show date [duplicate]

My PC with Windows 10 doesn't show the date - refer to the picture. How to fix that?
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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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Add Process explorer to taskbar right click context menu Windows 8.1

I recently discovered process explorer (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx) and would like to add it to the context menu when you right click on the taskbar. It has the ...
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Windows 8 force battery/plugged-in icon to show in task bar

On laptop systems with a battery, Windows 8 shows either a battery icon (when running from battery) or a "plugged in" icon (when running from AC). Clicking on this icon allows changing the power ...
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How can I get the system tray on my second monitor?

Whenever I play games, those will always launch on the main monitor. Since the system tray where the clock is located is only displayed on the taskbar on the main monitor, I can't see what time it is ...
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How to show weekday in Windows 10 clock in taskbar?

In all windowses before 10 I could just pull the taskbar up and I could see which day it is: But when doing that in Windows 10 it doesn't work: How can I get my weekday back without having to ...
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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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How can I increase the width of the Show Desktop button in Windows 7/8/8.1/10?

I'm using Windows 8.1 on a Surface Pro 2, and my Show Desktop button is 8 pixels wide (that's not even a millimeter), making it near unusable with touch, and even difficult with the mouse. I have the ...
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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 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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Arrange windows within the same application in the taskbar of Windows 7

Is there a way to arrange windows within the same application in the taskbar of Windows 7? Right now we can freely adjust each application's position in the taskbar, but within the app itself the ...
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App Menus in Notification Area Open Behind the Notification Box

Whenever I right click on an application in the notification area, the menus open up behind the notification box. Is there a way to fix this? I am running a triple monitor setup with the task-bar ...
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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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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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Task Bar is not working Windows 10

I am having problem with my Windows 10 Taskbar. I can't click on tray icons nor i can search in the search box. Even if i press window key from keyboard nothing pops up . I don't know why it's ...