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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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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Resource usage meter toolbar Windows 10

I was watching a tutorial once and saw that the computer in the tutorial had a handy little toolbar in the taskbar showing his RAM and CPU usage. Any idea how this was achieved? Thanks.
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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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Hide taskbar icons of user apps

Very simple question, let's say I have an app installed that has it's icon in tray. This isn't system icon and can't be removed with standard taskbar settings on Windows 10. I need a way to completely ...
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Show taskbar (system tray) icons on all displays

I am using multiple displays. While the taskbar is visible on all displays, the icons and the notification area (colloquially known as system tray or systray) are only shown on the main display. Is it ...
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Any way to get notified of a incoming lync/skype message?

I am looking for a quick hack. While working with other programs (on a windows 10 desktop), you receive an incoming skype message, or, an outlook meeting reminder, (if that app is still in the ...
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Change Task Bar hover characteristics

When you hover the cursor over a running app in the taskbar in Win10 you get thumbnails for each open window plus a truncated title bar. In Win 7 you used to just get the title bar names, stacked ...
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Can we .bat script 'unpinning' several items from windows taskbar? How about repin?

Can we .bat script 'unpinning' several items from windows taskbar? How about repinning items to the windows taskbar?
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How to make last opened program icon appear last in Windows taskbar?

How to stop making program windows appear together in taskbar, and instead appear in order that they are opened? eg. in screenshot, I opened a CMD window, after pwd.zip, but the last icon on taskbar ...
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Windows 10 System Tray - Collect Other Icons in a Box

How do we collect (not hide or remove) other icons from the system tray in box, instead of showing them all on the task bar? My PC has this problem where all the icons are displayed instead of tucked ...
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Badge Number Notification Skype on Windows 10

I used to have a badge with the number of messages unread on Skype in my Windows10 taskbar. Maybe I modified something but I am now unable to find back the initial settings. I have tried many ...
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How to disable task / app changing keys and functionality in Windows 10?

I frequently use Windows 10 in a virtual machine and find that I only ever want to use alt-tab for task switching. I'd like to disable all kinds of other task switching such as win-tab, the "Task ...
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Windows 10 taskbar multiple columns in a vertical taskbar

Im searching for a software or configuration , gor look up a result similar like this question Windows 7 side Taskbar: how to have multiple icon columns?, I would like to achive a taskbar with 3 ...
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How to separate Windows taskbar short date and explorer short date

It seems like an immensely specific request, but I would like to make it so my taskbar shows the short date (like it does in the attached photo), but file explorer will show the long date when using ...
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Taskbar Button Group Failure w/ File Explorer

As long as I can recall, Win10 Taskbar button for File Explorer fails to group folders several times a day. I use Thumbnail & Icon Cache Rebuilder to delete the thumbnail cache and the Explorer ...
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Clever technique to have an application launched by a wscript script use the script's icon in the Windows taskbar

In the Windows taskbar, I have a couple applications (.exe files) that I launch via shortcuts to custom wscript js scripts. These scripts perform some pre- and post-processing for those applications. ...
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Remove Search Icon from Taskbar in Windows 1909

I would like to remove the completely useless search icon from my Windows 10 taskbar. Usually, there used to be a way to do this, by right-clicking on the taskbar and then selecting Search -> Hide ...
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Pinned taskbar applications losing their icons on Windows 10

I can't see some icons on the taskbar. When I open some applications it works good but when I try to pin the application, it becomes a blank white sheet icon. However, only a few applications are ...
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Windows 10 + Visual Studio: after starting build taskbar icons are gone

After starting build in the Visual Studio all (except the Calculator app) the taskbar app icons are gone: What is the (potential) reason? Product versions: Windows 10 Pro Version 10.0.18362 Build ...
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Windows 10 multiple desktops, some programs appears on different desktop's taskbar

I have 3 monitors. Each desktop has its own taskbar. Number 2 is the main desktop. I have moved program window to the 1st or 3rd display, but in appears on the 2nd display taskbar. Some programs has ...
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How can I show the taskbar only on certain displays in windows 10?

Is there a way to only show the taskbar on the display I choose? I need this because I just bought the Asus ZenBook Flip 15, which has the ScreenPad 2.0. I tried connecting my monitor to the laptop ...
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How to delete docked programs on the 'taskbar' in Linux Mint

(The taskbar I'm talking about) Basically the problem is that the taskbar I'm talking about is the menu to the right of the Menu button and after the 3 dots. I've tried dragging it, pressing delete, ...
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Restoring taskbar

Unfortunately, my taskbar has been thrown off balance, possibly as a result of my baby randomly tapping buttons of the keyboard. Please see the attached pictures. Somehow all my apps have spread over ...
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How to make Windows completely “forget” a system-tray icon?

Ok, so you know how you can right-click the taskbar in Windows, then click Taskbar settings, and under the Notification area toward the bottom, click "Select which icons appear on the taskbar" as ...
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How can I show weeknumber in the taskbar in Windows 10?

Is there a way to show the week number in the taskbar in Windows 10? I prefer it to be integrated in the Windows clock application that is showing in the taskbar anyway - directly or by left/right ...
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Is there a shortcut to access the Windows Taskbar programs beyond the 10th one?

In Windows there is the hotkey Win + 1-0 to access the programs you have set in your taskbar, numbering from 1 up to the 10th one. Is there a shortcut to access the programs in your taskbar beyond the ...
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How to make Windows 10 start menu look more like windows 7?

Win10 taskbar With some tweaking, I managed to make win 10 taskbar more like win 7. There is no need to a big search bar if you can start typing to search, right?. I deleted all the apps from it, so ...
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Seconds in Windows 10 clock - the answer may have changed [duplicate]

Update: I was looking under wrong key. It's not Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer, it's Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer....
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Windows Taskbar Icons Have Ugly Border

Nowadays, icons really look good due to vector graphics. However, I somehow have the impression that something must have gone wrong, since the Google Chrome shortcut icons of Google Maps/Search and ...
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Taskbar can still be seen partially after hiding it

I have enabled the automatically hide the taskbar in desktop mode option but still the taskbar is partially visible. Is there a way to completely hide it?
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How can I unhide the system tray while other windows are maximised?

Sometime in the last few weeks my Windows 10 taskbar stopped UN-hiding unless all windows are minimized. If i have any windows open over the desktop such as Firefox (or any other window): I now have ...
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Windows 10 taskbar pinned items exploring the exe folder instead launching the application

I've upgraded my Windows-7_home_premium to windows-10_Home. Everything looks fine, but the items pinned to the taskbar are opening the folder which contains the target app instead of launching the ...

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