Questions tagged [taskbar]

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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How to get longer taskbar buttons?

By default, the buttons for opened applications on the taskbar look like this: However, an odd thing happened. I have a laptop with a 4k screen. For work, I plug it into a dock which connects to ...
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(Kubuntu 20.04) KDE taskbar disappears after every reboot

I just installed Kubuntu 20.04 and everytime (since the very beginning) when I start the system and desktop shows up - a taskbar is missing. I found a workaround to get it back by killing plasmashell ...
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Stick a terminal window on the desktop

For some reason I need to get rid of the default desktop and instead I need a terminal to be in the place of the desktop. As an example if I'm using Windows my desktop looks as shown in below. But, I ...
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Black Pointer Icon on TaskBar which points to Edge resulting in Non Clickable Area

I have the following black pointer icon which was added to the task bar automatically.It originally had pointed to Edge,i removed it.But the pointer wont go away.It does not let me click anything ...
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How to find full name & path of a program pinned to the taskbar?

Windows 10. Suppose I have several versions of a particular application installed. One of those versions is pinned to the taskbar. How can I determine the full name and path of the file that would ...
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Bring all explorer windows to front

Is there a smooth way to achieve that with a hotkey or change a setting? My workflow problem is I am running fullscreen apps and using several instances of Explorer simultaneously to move files around ...
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Keep hidden taskbar in background of maximized windows

On earlier versions of Windows (up to 7, I believe) it was possible to configure the taskbar to stay in the background of maximized windows, in addition to the 'hide' option. Only pressing the windows ...
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Change tray icon of a single Firefox window on Windows (for web application; can be local)

I know this is something that certainly does not work easily or is meant to work. But here is my reason: I use the messenger Threema and unfortunately they don't provide an "interface" (aka &...
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Windows 10 Pro v2004: How do I get back Taskbar behavior from earlier windows versions

First thing: YES I searched for my problem, all I found were "Skins" or a way to get back the "Shortcut Bar" Which now ends up as a little arrow thingie on the right side of the ...
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Use different taskbar icon for each profile

I use multiple Opera profiles via the command line parameter --user-data-dir="C:\path\to\profile". However, when I run them, all have the same icon on the taskbar. Is there a way to ...
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How to stop tray notifications of past app crash every time I launch it?

Several days ago an app I was using crashed and I was offered the Win10 'send error report' dialogue box. I didn't want to so clicked the close button on the top right. Ever since then, every time I ...
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How to control Windows 10 notifications outside of the “Settings” app (specifically, disabling flux notifications)?

Flux has an incredibly annoying line of notifications that appear to announce that the app has disabled itself, for whatever reason (when I start some application or use the snipping tool), and I can'...
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how do I stop window in focus minimizing when I click its task button

I'm using Win10 Pro, vers 10.0.18363. I found posts from about 3 years ago, after the anniversary edition came out, which complained that the window in focus did not minimize when they clicked on its ...
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Opened windows don't have focus on Windows 10

When I open a new window by right clicking an application in the task bar such as Visual Studio Code and select a recently opened project, the window does not have focus and the application icon in ...
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Windows 10 - Payroll Application - Won't open - Instead it minimizes to taskbar

When using our payroll application it will automatically minimize on the taskbar. In order to maximize, user has to right click - maximize. After doing this, it works fine and user can open with no ...
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4k monitor will only display 3-row date in taskbar when using 100% scaling and set as the main monitor

I am using a 4k external monitor over usb-c to DP alongside a 4k laptop. I prefer to use the external monitor as the main one since it's larger. The issue is that when using it as the primary monitor ...
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System icon in the task bar are not poping up

All the system icons in the taskbar, such as the Network, Battery and Volume icons, the date-time panel and the Notification icon are not responsive to left-click. However, they are responsive to ...
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Properly locking Windows 10 taskbar to the proper monitor

So I've been struggling with this issue for quite a while. At first I thought it was a combination of DisplayPort and an HDMI monitor, but now that I have 2 monitors with a DisplayPort the issue ...
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PowerShell run as administrator from taskbar not launching correctly

In Windows 10 (1909) I'm having some odd results when using the Run as administrator task from a PowerShell taskbar shortcut. The window launches but does not finish launching and I cannot input any ...
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Open file in app by dragging it onto taskbar icon

One of the features I depend on in macOS is opening a file in a specific app by dragging it onto the app icon in the Dock. Is there a way to do this in Windows 10? I tried dragging a file onto the ...
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Let taskbar thumbnails diappear when you move mouse out

When I move the mouse over the Windows 10 taskbar, thubmnail preview appears. But when I move the mouse out, they just stay there! This is really annoying. Is this normal behaviour? Do you experience ...
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Windows 10: Restore hidden application windows

Every once in a while, I mistakenly Hold Alt and Shift while typing 2 or 3 or 4 (but not 1). When that happens, then one of the applications I have open disappears. Note that this doesn't mean its ...
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Chrome App mode Starts in different Field in Taskbar

I use the Chrome App-Mode in my taskbar, for Youtube for example, by using --app=https://www.youtube.com, and put that shortcut into my taskbar. But when i open it, it creates a new "element"...
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My windows 10 taskbar icon width is so wide

I have no idea why the icon width of my windows 10 taskbar became so wide. I tried "Use small taskbar buttons". And my "Scale and layout" is 100%, I can't reset it to normal. ...
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Why does my git bash shell show up as a separate tile in my task bar, when running as admin? [closed]

EDIT: Other SE users cannot reproduce this so it's likely an issue with my company's GPO. Holding open until I can send my helpdesk a link to this write-up. I use Git for Windows, on Windows 10. ...
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Windows 10 Taskbar program flashing but not opening when called

When I right click a local file and choose "Edit with (...)" while the program running, the program starts to flash in the taskbar, but it doesn't open on the screen unless I click on it. ...
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How to uncombine taskbar buttons and be able to move them separably in Windows 10?

I used the Windows taskbar setting to never combine taskbar buttons. However, when I move one of the buttons of the same app, the rest of the buttons of the same app move along with it, which I don't ...
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Customize windows store app on taskbar

How can I create a custom icon for a windows store app and pin it to the taskbar? Creating a shortcut for the program (which works great for real programs) does not work for a store app. The shortcut ...
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Where's Win10's Registry for Desktop wallpaper, Desktop icons and Tasbar icons?

In my company we got a computer which "barely" runs. Anytime it is rebooted the desktop is wiped so that the wallpaper, all icons, start icons and taskbar has the default stuff on it. (My boss knows, ...
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Is there some way to prevent Windows 10 from updating the opened list of processes for a “task group” while the mouse cursor is over it?

I constantly have 10 or more cmd.exe windows opened at any given time, sometimes many more. These are all launched minimized, by my scripts, so they are never noticed by me in any way. They group ...
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Taskbar hidden on Windows unlock, forcing delay from resize of all Windows

Sometimes (but not always), when I unlock my computer, the start bar has disappeared while locked and then upon unlock it shows back up (as it should be) which requires all windows to resize and can ...
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Color of active window in Windows 10 taskbar

In the Windows 10 taskbar, the active window is not very strongly highlighted. This makes it difficult to quickly see which window is active. How can I change the color of the active window? Related ...
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Mimic Macs CTRL + ARROW behavior on Windows 10

I would like to mimic the behavior of Mac's ctrl + <arrow key> on Windows 10. Particularly for the left/right arrow keys. To describe the behavior briefly for anyone who doesn't know. Say in Mac ...
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Windows 10 no language icon on the taskbar

I've been trying to fix a keyboard switch delay problem and changed something in my registry (at that moment I had Russian and Japanese layouts), it got solved but instead I got a duplicate language ...
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Preview of opened apps in taskbar disappers very quickly

Preview of opened apps in taskbar disappers very quickly so the user cannot choose which tab to open. Also have issues with Alt+Tab not working. The computer is a Lenovo T470 with windows 7. ...
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How to make Tab+alt switching tasks of a separate screen/taskbar when using multiple screens

Given that there are tasks separated into and shown in taskbars, Tab+Alt(Switching To The Previous Window) sometimes is pointless when your previous window is already shown in the other screen. Which ...
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Top of display appearing at bottom of screen

The top few pixels of my screen have been shaved off and transplanted to the bottom, so that the taskbar is raised a few pixels above the bottom of the screen. I've googled this and found some ...
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Can I make a shortcut contain two different programs on the taskbar?

first post here. Couldn't find anything similar already posted. On Windows 10, I have it set so that when I click the Google Chrome shortcut on my taskbar, it actually opens a batch file I made which ...
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How do I make the hidden notifications arrow point to the left in Windows 7?

In Windows Vista and earlier it use to point to the left to show hidden notifications extending the notifications area out. Since Windows 7 it's just an up arrow that shows a separate box instead. Is ...
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Is there a way to make taskbar more sensitive to show, when hidden? Win 10 x64

I've got an external monitor set as primary monitor, directly above my laptop monitor (on extend). While I can hit win-key to show the taskbar it's very fiddly to actually get it to show on its own ...
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How to interact with windows (raise/lower) of already open applications from command.com or powershell

I have a series of open windows showing in my taskbar that I want to raise/lower via scripts (e.g. half a dozen web pages pre-opened for reference). I specifically don't want mouse interactions or ...
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Hidden Icons Window In Windows 7 Occupying 50% Of The Screen

I'm running Windows 7 Enterprise and for the last few months, whenever I select the 'Show Hidden Icons' button in the bottom-right corner of the taskbar, the window that appears on screen is huge - ...
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Switch to any “Not responding” window

Sometimes apps do heavy and long tasks: calculations, updates, etc. This is not about some specific app: most of apps have such conditions, depends of app code, hardware performance and moon phase. At ...
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How to get normal taskbar when minimizing games?

When I minimize almost any game (e.g. Alt+Esc in X4 with borderless window), then go to desktop (Win+D), then unminimize any maximized window (e.g. Firefox), the taskbar disappears and instead I see ...
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How to pin a specific batch file to start menu or task bar

I have a batch file that I want to run easily on Windows 10. I am trying to pin it either to the start menu, or the task bar, or at least have it come up when I search from the start menu. I have ...
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Is there a native way to make apps start on current monitor when started from taskbar?

I've been trying to configure my Windows 10 and thing I couldn't manage to do is, starting applications on the monitor I clicked them to run using taskbar pins. Windows 10 tends to start applications ...
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Arrange taskbar icons “glued” inside group

I have many copies of running application (Ctrl+N in Chrome for example). I need to re-arrange them to set last opened in left of group, but if I try to move - it moves all group with other ...
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Customize SPECIFIC icon in Windows 10 notification area in registry

Ok so, i'm aware that in the registry you can easily "always show all icons in the notification area" or turn this feature off. What I'm looking for is a way to specifically hide or show an ...
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Auto hide windows taskbar similar to ubuntu sidebar

I really like how the launcher bar / sidebar in Ubuntu auto hides itself. If any window wants to enter its area, it will hide itself. But if no window is in its area, the sidebar will show itself, ...
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Taskbar Icons Disappear Until Hover

When I click the show system tray button, internet or volume button on the taskbar, all icons in the taskbar except the Start, Cortana and cascade view buttons disappear. They only reappear when I ...

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