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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VMWare Player will completely hide taskbar, and behave oddly after locking workstation

At work, I develop on a PC running Windows Server 2008 R2. Due to some application constraints, I also run a Non-Commercial version of VMWare Player using Windows 7 on top of my Windows Server. When ...
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Windows: Separate Previews for Separated Taskbar Icons?

Our desktops at work were switched to Windows 7 a few months ago but I still can't get it to function quite like I want it to. I have fixed the alt-tab to work like it did before and have configured ...
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How Can I Not Show the Green Download Progress Display for Google Chrome in the Windows Taskbar?

I use Windows 7 and when downloading with Google Chrome the icon in the taskbar has a partially green background that indicates the download progress. Is there a way to not show this green status ...
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Grouping shortcuts with different parameters in Windows 7 Taskbar

I have created many different windows shortcuts for pgAdmin.exe with the target database given as a command line argument. For example: "C:\Program Files (x86)\pgAdmin III\1.14\pgadmin3.exe" /s ...
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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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Prevent the taskbar appearing on top of full-screen applications without disabling scaling on high DPI settings on Windows 8

My new laptop has a 13.3" monitor. Stupidly, its only supported widescreen resolution is 1920x1080, which by default makes everything really difficult to read. This has ultimately forced me to ...
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Automatically move taskbar when rotating screen

I have a Windows 8 tablet-laptop combo with which I have an issue. To save space, I keep my task bar at the left side of the screen. This is fine when using the device in landscape mode, but when I ...
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Taskbar Window Order changing in Windows 7

In Windows 7, I have the “Never combine” option of the taskbar selected. (I'm using this hack to remove the text from the icons, but I dont think this has much of an impact on my issue.) I tend to ...
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How do I change the icon for a Windows 7 taskbar group?

One of the programs I use, Coot, is launched from a batch script, which sets some environment variables, which then launches a program that prints to a console and in-turn launches the program window. ...
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How can I hide teamviewer icon in taskbar?

I am unable hide the TeamViewer's icon in the notification area. I've tried "hide always" using the taskbar properties, but it doesn't seem to work. Is there a way to make it actually disappear?
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Windows 7 Folder contents in Jump List

Is it possible to drag a folder to the taskbar (which, afaik cannot be done in normal way) and display it's contents using jump list in Windows 7? Example: You drag the "Desktop" folder to the ...
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Pin one specific program to the rightside of the taskbar

I run multiple instances of the same program, which is taking up too much space on my taskbar. This is what it looks like at the moment: This is what I want it to look like (or something similar) ...
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Is there a way I can intelligently hide the Windows 7 taskbar?

I want the taskbar to be hidden only when there is a maximized window on screen and active, but if I have a window that isn't active then it shows. I've tried taskbar activate and that gets a bug with ...
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Show Websites with their own icons in the windows 7 taskbar

I want to add some websites to my taskbar and run them in their very own (chrome) instances with their icons. I tried to create a short cut on my desktop and move it to the taskbar, but this adds ...
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How to get a better contrast on Windows taskbar buttons?

I have two problems with the Windows taskbar buttons in Windows 7 (the taskbar is aligned to the left side of the screen): 1) There is almost no contrast between the focused window and other windows ...
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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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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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What is the specific behavior of the 'Save Taskbar Previews' option?

Win+Pause → Advanced System Settings → Performance, Settings → 'Save Taskbar Previews' 'Save Taskbar Previews' changes the effect of hovering over windows in the taskbar: hovering over windows will ...
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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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Win7: How can I bring all windows of a single application to the front?

I use a Mac at home, but Windows 7 at work. I much prefer OS X's Dock to Windows's taskbar, in particular the behaviour where you click once on an application's icon in the Dock and OS X brings all ...
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A second Start menu icon has appeared — how can I remove it?

I am using Windows 7 Home Premium. After installing Google Chrome, I now have two start menu icons in the taskbar. How can I return the state so that only one icon appears?
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Multi Monitors on Windows 8.1 always revert from Extend to Mirroring after sleep

I run into this issue daily. It seems everytime my computer wakes from sleep the external monitor is "Mirroring" the main display rather than "Extending" it. Also the setting "Show taskbar buttons ...
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How to get rid of KDE's overlay of app icons in cursor when opening a file

Whenever I open a file in KDE (Suse 12.3) the corresponding app's icon is shown next to cursor and the name appears with spinning wheel in taskbar. Normally this disappears very soon and is OK. ...
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Finding which process has taken the taskbar captive

The 'refusing to auto-hide' taskbar on Windows has frustrated me for years and despite trying lots of hacks, only restarting the explorer process reliably works without fail when I can't locate which ...
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How can I increase the width of the Aero Peek button in Windows 7/8/8.1?

I'm using Windows 8.1 on a Surface Pro, and my Aero Peek button is 8 pixels wide, making it near unusable with touch, and even difficult with the mouse. I have the same problem on my desktop, where my ...
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Windows 7 : Stop showing tooltip when hovering oppened applications on taskbar and instantly show thumbnails preview

I'm having a hard time figuring out somethihng on windows 7. I would like to disable the useless tooltip from showing on my taskbar application icons once i hover my mouse on them and instead i would ...
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Howto increase width of Address toolbar history dropdown?

I found "Address" toolbar of the Win7 taskbar useful to choose any address from history dropdown, e.g. folder that you wish to open. So in 2 clicks you open any frequently used folder, without the ...
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Blank and partially-blank buttons persist in taskbar after applications close

For all accounts on a particular Windows 7 Enterprise computer, taskbar buttons don't go away when windows & applications close. The text goes away, but the icon persists. The buttons do not ...
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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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How to change the size of toolbars in Windows 7's taskbar?

Look at the capture, there are some space between my "Quick Launch" toolbar and the application icons. And I cannot drag the icons upper. I feel the space wastes my total space of taskbar. Do ...
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Emacs org-mode timer - can it be shown in the Windows 7 taskbar?

I use Emacs org-mode for organizing my tasks and projects and also for time tracking. However, I'm working a lot in other applications (mostly Microsoft Office 2007 or Firefox), so the Emacs Window is ...
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Taskbar disappears sometimes when using a second monitor

Windows 7 laptop, docked with a second monitor. This problem started happening when I started using the second monitor. The taskbar will often stop displaying. The Windows logo remains, but the ...
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How do I remove the day from the Chrome OS taskbar?

A recent update to Chrome OS added the day of the week in the taskbar, making the time smaller. Is there way to remove the day from the clock in the taskbar? I want the clock back to its original ...
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Google Chrome cache Issue in Windows 7 over multiple systems

I am using Chrome with two systems both running on Windows 7 64-bit. I configured both instances of Chrome with my Google account, and everything worked perfectly. Lately however I am having a hard ...
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Why are my Windows 7 System Alerts not coming to the front?

Ever since I installed Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64 on my Dell XPS M1730, system alerts (for example, the alert you get when installing software that wants to make modifications to your computer) will flash ...
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Windows 7 Taskbar Never Combine, Show Labels Only, No Icon

In Windows 7, in the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties, there is an option to Never Combine which shows both an icon and accompanying text. I have seen people who want Never Combine but want no ...
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Windows 7 Toolbar does not move with Taskbar

So I have a quick launch toolbar on the right side of taskbar at the bottom of my screen in Windows 7 (it is a Recycle Bin shortcut). However when new programs add an icon in the notification area on ...
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How do I add Yoxos Eclipse profile to the Windows 7 Taskbar?

I have used Yoxos before and have managed to (almost) get it working how I wanted. I understand that it's designed so you launch a profile from the .yoxos file which is created when the profile is ...
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Windows 7 like task bar for Linux

One thing I really like in Windows 7 is the taskbar. I'm wondering if there is some program in Linux which will give me the same functionality. Here is the functionality that is important to me: I ...
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Make java applications behave normally with reguard to the taskbar

I have a java application that is launched from a batch file as follows: SET JAVA_HOME=C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jdk1.5.0_16 SET JAVA_EXE="%JAVA_HOME%\bin\java.exe" %JAVA_EXE% -Xmx128m -jar ...
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Fedora Core 10: Window List & Workspace Switcher applets keep crashing

I was minding my own business typing a command or two in a Terminal window when a dialog popped up telling me that the Workspace Switcher had crashed, and would I like to reload. Without thinking I ...
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Taskbar Preview Pane + Mouseover Info Text: Is it possible?

I've noticed a couple similar questions (ie. How to always show titles on Windows 7 Taskbar thumbail preview?), but wanted to throw this out there to see if anyone knew of a way to achieve my specific ...
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How to refresh Taskbar Thumbnails after Aero was turned off and on again?

I use the radmin remote software that turns off Aero when it runs. When I exit, Aero turns back on, but all of my taskbar thumbnails are gone until I manually restore each window – a royal pain! ...
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Windows 7 taskbar clock disappears

The clock on the right of the taskbar is enabled but seems to disappear every time I reboot my computer. (I'm guessing at the frequency; I notice it has gone away every day after I dock.) The clock ...
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Windows multi-monitor setup with seperated taskbars and alt-tabbing

I've found UltraMon and several other tools that will provide seperated taskbars, but is there a tool that will also seperate alt-tabbing behaviour for all monitors? Would be nice if it worked for XP ...
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Clicking program tab on Taskbar in server 2003 brings two windows

This is a crazy problem. I am using server 2003 as my development machine. When I click a "program icon" (Don't know if that is the right word) in the task bar, sometimes it will bring the program I ...
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Strange gap above the taskbar in desktop after connecting another screen

I connected another screen today, just a simple DVI connector. I set the settings to extend the screen from the main screen. After connecting the screen, it is working as expected. But, there is ...
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Windows 8.1 taskbar selected button color

Windows 8.1 customize taskbar how do I change selected button color or current/open tab color All tabs are of almost the same color and hard to distinguish. Is there a way to make selected button ...
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google chrome shortcut does not bring up blank page when shortcut placed on taskbar

I have a few google chrome shortcuts on my windows 7 desktop. One of them opens my Hotmail in google chrome. One of them opens my google calendar. And of course there is the original google chrome ...
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What governs the “start in” path when pinning programs to the taskbar?

I have a program that installs normally and has its shortcut listed in the Start Menu under All Programs. If I right-click and get properties for the shortcut, it lists its "start in" path as one in ...