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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Show Windows 8 Taskbar with Touch Screen

I have been searching for an answer for this for a while and have not found anything. On Windows 8 with a touch screen, I have the task bar set to autohide (something I've preferred in Windows ...
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Registry or command line - Set fixed position of pinned task bar item

I am installing Google Chrome in addition to Internet Explorer 11 on several Windows-7 machines. After the installation, I would like to have Google Chrome set to the same position (#2) in the task ...
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Windows 8: the taskbar's Chrome won't open without right-clicking, but why?

I have a Chrome icon on my taskbar. If I left-click it, it glows as if to open, but then the glowing goes away and nothing happens. If I right-click it, then I can successfully open Chrome by clicking ...
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number between brackets in pinned program on taskbar

I have a pinned shortcut to Internet Explorer in my windows 7 with the number 221 in brackets. full name: Internet Explorer (221). Can someone explain what is the meaning of this number? This happens ...
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Is it possible to change Windows 7's Quick Launch icon size? Maybe registry?

I recently found out you can enable Quick Launch in Windows 7. The only problem is that the icons are slightly bigger than the original taskbar icons so there's a little gap on the bottom of the ...
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Icons in System Tray in Taskbars mirrored by DisplayFusion

How can I configure DisplayFusion so that the Windows Taskbars on the non-primary monitors have the same number of rows for the icons in the System Tray than on Windows Taskbar on the primary monitor? ...
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How to show or count the number of grouped applications on Windows 7 taskbar

In Windows XP it was possible to know the number of application X taskbar grouped instances/opened windows (e.g. several PDF opened with Acrobat Reader instances, IE/FF/... opened windows, etc.). For ...
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Grouping firefox (multitabs opened) buttom in taskbar(windows) as that of chrome

To be fair i don't really know the jargon used to specify my question. let me describe it in this way. Does Firefox (Firefox pin or button in task-bar that behaves as of the windows explorer pin) can ...
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Disappearing program thumbnail on taskbar

I have a problem - when I hover mouse on icon of program/folder in taskbar, then the thumbnail shows, and when I hover mouse on the thumbnail, all that program's thumbnail disappears, and current ...
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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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How can I hide an application from the Windows taskbar?

Is there a way to "hide" a normal windowed application in Windows? I'm looking for something that removes it from the taskbar and possibly puts an icon in the system tray instead.
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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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Make Windows “Show icon and notifications” by default, but let you hide some

In Windows 7 if you have the Always show all icons and notifications on the taskbar option disabled, the setting for individual applications defaults to Only show notifications. Is there a magical ...
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Where is the Windows 8.1 Pinned TaskBar info stored?

I am referring to the bottom icons we can set and also click on to either start a new instance of that program or bring its open window into the main view. I assume somewhere in the registry there ...
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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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Program Icons Missing in Windows 7

I have just received a new laptop, (HP Elitebook 8770w) and I am encountering an odd issue. Icons for a couple of programs are not displaying correctly. The programs currently affected are TeamViewer ...
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how to set 2-row taskbar to fill vertically first in KDE?

I have KDE 4.14.2 in a debian experimental. I changed my taskbar to have 2 rows. When I have many windows open and 2 rows of icons, the windows are listed first in the top row, left to right; the ...
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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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Re-enabling a taskbar on one monitor only in DisplayFusion

I have 6 monitors connected to my computer. I use DisplayFusion with the multi-monitor taskbar feature enabled and I disabled the taskbar on 3 monitors. Is it possible to re-enabling a taskbar on ...
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Update paths of pinned files in Windows 7

I'm trying to find the locations of the pinned files so I can update the shortcuts to a different drive letter, but I can't find where they are saved. Can anyone help? I'm looking specifically for the ...
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USB Plug & Play Icon shows Ghost Plug Ins?

I have a desktop running WIN XP Pro that after bootup, the plug & play icon shows all five USB ports are active and there are no devices plugged into them. How can I stop this so the icon displays ...
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Configuring Windows 7 Quick Launch taskbar icon (for Google Chrome)

I have two different machines both running the same version of Windows 7 Pro. One (the good one, from my point of view) has a QuickLaunch Google Chrome button on my Taskbar immediately to the right of ...
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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 does Windows 7 decide which processes get stacked on the taskbar? (Different behavior depending on language of Windows installation…)

I'm developing a product with multiple different program that are launched through a java wrapper from a central launcher application. With the default Windows 7 taskbar options, each program should ...
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how do i get my taskbar back without rebooting (multiple monitors)

after i start/restart my Win8.1 laptop with an external monitor on HDMI, the taskbar is on both monitors. The only difference is that on the laptop display, the notification area, a.k.a. "the tray" ...
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How do I get the icons back on the taskbar in windows 8.1? [duplicate]

I had a programme on my taskbar and it had an icon. Sometime later I changed the executable and/or moved it, but now the icon is gone from the taskbar. The application still runs. If I unpin it and ...
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Taskbar aeropeek preview and Alt-Tab auto close on Windows 7 [duplicate]

I wanted to reply to the following thread: taskbar icon preview (and Alt+Tab icon preview) disappears quickly But I am not allowed to. So I am created another here to share my experience. First, the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Taskbar Favicon - icon

Can I change the favicon - icon of a pinned IE 11 web application? I have numerous web favicons pinned to my taskbar and they default to the IE favicon. This gets to be confusing when trying to select ...
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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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My windows go under panel. I can´t close it

Some programs that I open, open under my taskbar. Because of this, I cannot move the program nor close it. I am using Windows 8.1 and I have disabled transparancy, but I still cannot access the close ...
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How can I pin a batch file and an internet shortcut to the taskbar in Windows 7?

I have two files on a computer with Windows 7 installed on it. The first file is a batch file. The second file is an internet shortcut. How can I pin each of them to the taskbar?
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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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Auto hide taskbar entirely? [duplicate]

I'm using the auto hide feature in W8.1, but even using it still leaves a thin amount of the taskbar, presumably to allow you to see pinned icons and such, which really bugs me, is there any way to ...
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Windows 8.1 multi monitor setup with a vertical taskbar grabs mouse when moving across border [duplicate]

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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Keyboard Shortcut for Frequent from Pinned program

I got to know the pinned programs in taskbar and using it for Excel, Outlook, Chrome. I have put frequent files/urls to those pinned programs which I will get by right clicking the pinned program from ...
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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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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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Toshiba windows 7 laptop, all icons the same [duplicate]

all desktop icons the same and when I try to open it says this action is valid for products that are already installed. when I enter regedit in the search it says the same thing so i can't even fix it ...
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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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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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How to hide the one-pixel leftover from the taskbar after activating the “Auto-hide the taskbar” option? [duplicate]

Activating the “Auto-hide the taskbar” option from Taskbar’s properties doesn’t hide it entirely. A single pixel is left sticking out like a sore thumb and I don’t know to make it go away. When the ...
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Where is the list of pinned start menu and taskbar items stored in Windows 7

What is the location of pinned start menu and taskbar items? Is this list a registry, or a folder somewhere?
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Font name of windows taskbar

Windows 7: I downloaded a program to give me a taskbar on my 2nd monitor at work. The font on that second taskbar is off. I would like to try and change it to match the main taskbar. What is the font ...
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Windows 7: Custom width of a specific taskbar icon, [duplicate]

I'm using Taskbar Meters as a convenient way to keep my resource usage visible at all times. If you are not familiar with the product, it opens separate windows for memory, CPU, and disk usage with ...
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Windows 7 taskbar preview popup - How to keep it open? [duplicate]

In Windows 7, I would like to keep the thumbnail preview of an application in the taskbar open even when the mouse is not hovering over the icon in the taskbar. Is this possible and if so, how? Like ...