When I right-click a Windows taskbar toolbar, I can toggle some options such as Show Text, Show Title and Lock the Taskbar. I can also reorder the icons on the toolbar and set it's position.

How can I do the following via a script?

  • create a new taskbar toolbar
  • set the toolbar position
  • set the order of the icons
  • toggle Show Text
  • toggle Show Title
  • lock the toolbar
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    All can be done using powershell since powershell can use C# library. Search the internet for Poweshell solutions. – S Nash Jun 9 '14 at 15:29
  • I suspect that when you change settings a desktop.ini file is created inside the toolbar with attribute hidden. Otherwise it is set through the registry. My knowledge is not sufficient enough to answer this, which is why I added a comment instead. It may help others write a solution. – LPChip Jun 9 '14 at 15:29
  • Thanks @SNash but I'd already searched. Seems it's not so simple... – shamp00 Jun 9 '14 at 16:07
  • Yeah @LPChip I'd looked for a desktop.ini, but no luck. – shamp00 Jun 9 '14 at 16:08

Most of the settings can only be altered by the user, this was a concious design decision by Microsoft. See here and here for some reasons why. If the user runs the script their taskbar could be adjusted. See here for an example.

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