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 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 to hide startmenu - Windows buttom straight to typing in search bar - Win10

I want to hide the startmenu buttom. I never use it at all I just go straight to search (Cortana thingie but without internet search or assistance) and type what I want). Now it would be much more ...
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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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Can Windows 7 place a task bar on each monitor, which only shows applications running on that screen?

I would like to have a task bar on each of my monitors, but I only want applications that are currently on that monitor to be displayed on its taskbar. This can be accomplished using UltraMon. ...
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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 10 Accent Color Personalization in Pinned Taskbar Items

I have had my laptop upgraded to Windows 10 for about a month now. I just upgraded my desktop yesterday and noticed a difference I cannot figure out. The calculator is pinned to the taskbar on both, ...
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Can't unpin files from taskbar in Windows 8.1

I have a few files pinned to SumatraPDF on my taskbar and I can't unpin two of them. They seem to be stuck. I've tried removing Sumatra from my taskbar and re-adding it, but all my pins persisted. I ...
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Some taskbar pinned icons are duplicated when an instance of the application is running

For some applications that I pin to the taskbar, the icon gets duplicated when an instance of the application is running. For example, in the screen shot below you see there are two icons for ...
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Taskbar buttons combining in Windows 10

Is it possible to get Windows Explorer in Windows 10 to do the following: I want to have to Windows Explorer shortcuts in the taskbar - Windows explorer and Downloads folder. That is easily done as ...
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Could not Right Click on taskbar icons and start menu could not open in windows 10

I installed windows 10 two days ago. First day, it worked fine, but now, when I right click on taskbar icons, or try to open start menu, or left click on Volume, Network or Time icon on right side of ...
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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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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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How do you make Windows Taskbar list view not truncate long paths?

I would like to be able to differentiate between several different long paths in windows explorer when I bring up the list view, but I have been unable to find a way to achieve this. I found ...
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Windows 10 taskbar icons not combining

I am using windows 10, and in taskbar properties "Taskbar buttons" is set to "Always combine, hide labels". However I noticed that Visual Studio Code and WebStorm 10.0 ignore this rule. Labels are ...
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Is there any way to make taskbar icons bigger in Windows 10?

So after Windows 10 installation I've noticed that icons in taskbar became a significant bit smaller than they were in Windows 7/8 while taskbar height stayed the same, here's the comparison: The ...
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Windows 8 Jump List (Quick Launch, Task Bar) menu items background is too dark and icons misaligned

On my new laptop with Windows 8 on initialization setup i probably chose wrong background, which applied only to Quick Launch items context menu: now i can't see labels when i open any icon menu, see ...
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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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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, I have approximately 20 ...
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Win7 x64 Taskbar: Add Icon for Specific Tab in Mouse Properties?

The touchpad on my laptop is OK when I need it, but I like to turn it off when I'm using the mouse. To do this, I go into Control Panel > Mouse > UltraNav tab > uncheck Enable TouchPad. I'd prefer to ...
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Broken Windows10 taskbar

I updated from Win8 to Win10 few days back. I am having issues with icons displayed on the taskbar - as shown in the picture. Chrome icon is simply displayed as only a little stripe, happens with also ...
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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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How can I move the start menu / task bar to a secondary display?

I have a netbook using Windows XP, with a secondary monitor attached. Both monitors are configured and working correctly. What I would like to do is move the start menu and the task bar over to the ...
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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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Unresponsive task bar on Windows 10

Whenever I click on the Windows task bar (lower right corner) for example to see incoming notifications or turn down the volume, the task bar doesn't react. To change the volume I have to right click ...
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VLC only in Windows 7 system tray?

How can I set the VLC icon only in Windows 7 system tray and not duplicated also in the taskbar? To be clear (since some of the answers seem to misunderstand what is being asked), the question is not ...
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Can't right-click Taskbar Icons on Windows 10

I restarted my PC many times, I also have restarted the Windows Explorer task but it doesn't work. I cannot right-click icons on Taskbar, I can't even click on the Start menu. EDIT: I don't know if ...
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Windows Key Shortcut does not work the same with Taskbar Auto-Hide

This may be oddly specific but here goes... When I have the Windows taskbar anchored to the view and I press Win + 1 (or whatever number), it brings an application to the front view. I have Chrome ...
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How to make Windows 10 taskbar thumbnail previews bigger? [duplicate]

The window previews in Windows 10 are too small to make any informed decisions. How can I increase the size of the thumbnail preview? Note: This is not a duplicate of Is there any way to make ...
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Increase Windows taskbar thumbnail/preview size

Is there a way to increase the size of the mouse-over thumbnail size for Windows 7 task-bar items? Ie, if I have multiple file explorers open and mouse-over them it would be nice to have larger, ...
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How can I make the Windows 10 taskbar bigger? [duplicate]

How can I make the Windows 10 taskbar bigger? I don't want to install a customer program to replace "start" I don't want to change the scale as it make some parts of the UI look strange and blurred. ...
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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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Change Microsoft Edge Taskbar icon

How would I change the Taskbar icon for Microsoft Edge. Note that the Edge exe is not double-clickable, so creating a shortcut and changing the icon didn't seem to work for me. Edit: I created ...
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Keyboard shortcut to open links on the windows taskbar

Is there a way to select the "Links" part of the taskbar with a keyboard shortcut. I have a script there I want to run a lot and am getting tired of clicking the small buttons. (It is similar to the ...
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Network stats on taskbar [duplicate]

Is there any network manager tool that show network's downloading/uploading speed on taskbar for Windows 8.1/10? I use little Snitch on my mac and its amazing. I wan't same tool for all my Windows pc. ...
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Why does my Tray Icon's Behavior occasionally reset Windows 7?

I'm fine with having most of my tray icons hidden, however I want the Outlook Notification envelop to show at all times when I have new messages. Its important for me to know when I have unread ...
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Windows Taskbar Clock Width

I have used the program from Control Panel > Clock, Language, and Region > Region and Language > Additional Settings to change my format of date shown on the clock of Windows 7's taskbar. ...
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In firefox, how do I create a bookmark and pin it to the taskbar as an icon, without it getting pinned to the firefox jump list

I have managed to successfully set this up by following a guide before, but that seems to have since disappeared from the internet. If I recall correctly, it involved something as silly as creating ...
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Windows 7 keeps creating messed up profiles

Ok so I have an installation of Windows 7 that for a long time I never bothered with the other user accounts I had made, the reason why I had made other accounts was for Windows file sharing as you ...
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How can I pin a .txt file to the taskbar in Windows 7?

In XP/Vista I could drag a text file to the taskbar and while holding down CTRL-SHIFT it could make an icon for that text file. I click on it and it opens that text file in my default editor. In ...
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Glitch/error when right clicking on icons in Windows 8.1 Taskbar [duplicate]

(See the picture example) I have just installed Windows 8.1 in VirtualBox, I have done this before and I have never had this problem. Installing all updates/restarting doesn't fix the problem, and I ...
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Text-only taskbar icons

I installed a mac theme on my win7 and I have pinned icons on my taskbar: I want to display a text only like this: without icons like on Mac without using 3rd party programs. What do I need to ...
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Excel workbooks pinned to taskbar on Win 10 disappeared

My question is two fold: Can I change the order of Excel workbooks pinned to the taskbar on Win 10? In Win 8.1 I could just drag them in whichever order I wanted. I saw the similar question ...
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How to hide the Start button in Windows 10 [duplicate]

In Windows 8, Microsoft removed the Start button. I've upgraded to Windows 10 and the Start button has made an appearance again. I've checked the taskbar context menu and it allows me to remove: ...
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How to increase taskbar icon size?

In Win8.1 the taskbar icons were bigger than in Win10. In Win10, the icons also seem to have a upper and lower margin to the taskbar limits. How can I control this, i.e. increase icon size and, if ...
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Windows 8 unclear focused program in taskbar

I am finding it hard to see which program is focused on the task bar. I end up clicking on the taskbar item not realising im looking at it maximized. This minimizes the program. I hope you can ...
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Removing system tray notifications

Using Windows 7, I am running WhatPulse. It generates annoying notifications in the system tray that I just don't need to see. The administrator on WhatPulse forums refuses to accept there is a ...
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My System Tray Stopped Giving Me The Option To Minimize Visible Notifications

I am using Windows 7 Professional. My system tray is taking up almost the whole task bar! The arrow that allows you to hide the running programs into the system tray is just gone. I have found how ...
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Google Chrome icon changes to Default in taskbar when I close it

Icon changes from this: to this: My profile is in folder C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default. This does not happen to profiles in ...
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Custom color for Windows 10 taskbar

It seems that I only can select among some predefined colors for the taskbar in the Personalize section. I already tried the regedit hack ...
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Want side by side view of folders on taskbar

For convenience when multiple folders are opened, I would like to have the folders side by side on the taskbar, not one on top of the other. I still want them combined, but when I run my mouse over ...