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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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Windows task bar double column

I have my task bar located on the left. When I have to many icons on it, it creates a hidden second column which I have to scroll to. No matter how wide I make the taskbar this behaviour persists. Is ...
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Automatic pinning and unpinning upon startup [on hold]

Each time when I start up my laptop, Chrome unpins itself from the taskbar and File Explorer pins itself to the taskbar, even though it's already pinned, so that there are two icons of File Explorer ...
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Script to remove icons from the Windows 10 taskbar

I am trying to clean up our deployment process and give all users a clean and bloat-free desktop, start menu, and taskbar. We are using Windows 10 (1803). My Goal is as follows { Desktop: Icon for ...
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All the shortcut icons (desktop / Start Menu / taskbar) are plain white w/ folded corner

First, this is a work computer on a domain, and we're seeing this across all profiles, including the local Administrator profile. The shortcuts do work, they just don't display the icons. I'm sure y'...
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How do you prevent the programs from unhiding a hidden taskbar? [duplicate]

I have Windows 10. I've set taskbar to auto-hide to maximize screen real estate. Sometimes programs make it pop up (un-hide) if they receive some kind of status update. How do I prevent it? It's ...
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windows 7 not showing correct wifi icon in taskbar

I have windows 7 64bit and there's a problem with wifi icon as show in attached ... even if wifi is connected to network it's still showing another icon(i.e not connected icon). Thanks in advance.
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How to stop taskbar from popping up on FullScreen games in Windows 10?

Just like this: ReCore game. It's on fullscreen but when I move the mouse to bottom the taskbar will show up like in the picture. Or when I move the mouse to the top another bar shows up. How do I ...
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Firefox bug when launched from Windows 10 taskbar

So, I have been having this annoying issue for nearly a month now and none of the solutions I found online seem to help. Here's what happens. When I click on the Tasks present in the Firefox task ...
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How to change taskbar location in Windows 10 based on rotation

Having a Windows 10 based tablet, the taskbar wastes precious space dependent if I hold the tablet in portrait or in landscape mode. Is there a tool or macro, which can change the location based on ...
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Store windows 7 and 10 config for all users

I'm trying to configure Windows 7 and 10 for all users, unfortunately by default settings are stored only on admin account, on which it was configured. For example I'm trying to turn off "Press and ...
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Windows 10: Sort/rearrange icons in taskbar

I was wondering if there is an option in Windows, a tweak or third party software to allow arranging icons in the taskbar (currently it is possible only to drag a group of the same program, but not an ...
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mystery dog / bear / husky icon in taskbar [closed]

Can anyone help me figure out what program this icon is for? When I click it, it doesn't show any information. It's a school laptop. I've tried looking in programs and can't find anything. Here is ...
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Create File Explorer Shortcut for All Users in Taskbar in Windows 10 1607 LTSB

Is it possible to create a File Explorer shortcut in Windows 10 LTSB for all users? I don't want to go the XML route because then the users can't edit the taskbar. I just want the File Explorer to ...
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Lower part of a window hidden behind the taskbar

Lately I've been having a problem that some programs hide NON-MAXIMIZED windows behind the taskbar. So that the bottom part of the program is not visible. Then I have to move or resize the program to ...
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Remove the Windows taskbar, keep the background

The title basically says it all. I want to remove the Windows taskbar entirely. None of those "taskbar hider" programs. I've tried 3 of those, and for all of them, my taskbar switched to auto-hide ...
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Windows won't hide my notification area icons, even though I set them to hide

In Windows 10, windows will always show all of my notification area icons. I've gone into "Taskbar Settings>Select which icons appear on the taskbar", and turned off everything, but all the icons ...
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Windows 10 Home - Horizontal Taskbar Pinned Apps. Stack

Is there an option on Windows 10 Home to rearrange the vertical taskbar pinned applications from to this?
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I can't interact with two tasks on my task bar (notification icons)

This is the strangest problem i've ever had. Two of the applications on my taskbar (notification icons) are 90% unresponsive. 90% meaning i can open them (can only close them with right click -> close)...
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Custom background on windows taskbar depending on the application

I have a problem because due to having a lot of open applications in work I struggle with finding proper one one the taskbar. Many apps have their icons blue and it doesn't help to recognize which one ...
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Multi-column Taskbar When It's on Left/Right in Windows

When the Windows Taskbar is at bottom/top (horizontal) it can be multi-row, but when you put it on left/right side of screen (vertical), it only has one column (row!). Is there a way to have two ...
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Group processes in the taskbar, is this possible?

I'm working as a support engineer, and regularly I'm working with several tasks, which imply: One or several Windbg sessions One or several Visual Studio sessions (application or dumps) In my ...
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Google account photo in chrome taskbar

How do I remove my Google account photo in chrome browser taskbar as of 9-20-18. It is taking of valuable space. I do not want to log out of my google account just hide the photo from always being ...
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How to start a “Recent” shortcut from a pinned app in admin mode?

I pinned Visual Studio to the taskbar and in the Properties and I set it to run as an Administrator. That works: when I click on a icon, it opens VS in Administrator mode. However, when I right ...
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KDE - Cannot access the taskbar due to a wrong setting. How to restore it?

In KDE Plasma 5 I set the option to let the taskbar disappear automatically, AND the option to switch workspace touching the borders of the screen. This second feature has the priority over the first ...
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How to put the notification area in multiline mode?

A couple of days ago the taskbar glitched (I actually use an AHK script to toggle its visibility) and I was left with a rather curious layout: a single-size taskbar with a wrapped notification area. ...
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Windows 10 taskbar multiple monitor - Show pinned apps + only active apps on each monitor

I was able to get only active apps to show on the taskbar for each monitor in a multi-monitor setup via this thread: Show corresponding icons for each monitor on task bar That works great, now I ...
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Change Windows 10 cmd.exe taskbar icon within the terminal

Once I have a cmd.exe terminal open, is there any command that can be run from within the terminal to change it's taskbar icon for just that session? Perhaps my Google-fu is lacking, but I've been ...
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Windows 10 taskbar on top - clipping all open programs

I like having my Windows 10 taskbar located on the top of my display; however, on my recent build with a new monitor (I'm not sure if curved monitors have a different aspect ratio or something causing ...
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Windows 10 taskbar doesn't show number of messages received by Skype App

I am using Windows 10, and the Skype App that came with it. (Not Skype for Business.) I have its icon in the taskbar. But when I get a message, the taskbar icon doesn't change to show me that I ...
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Right-Click to 'Show on this monitor'

In a multi-monitor setting, is there a way to drag a window from another monitor to the current one, preferrable by right-clicking on the task bar icon and choosing the option "Show on this monitor"? ...
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Skype taskbar notification icon appears as 2 smaller skype icons

I use the Mate Panel, version 1.16.2, as part of the Cinnamon desktop environment (but in fall-back mode because of Graphics issues). When I start Skype for Linux (I keep it up-to-date, so 8.28.0.41 ...
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Windows 10 system tray reduce icons

I have my Windows 10 taskbar displays all of the system tray icons, and i already set it all off in the control panel taskbar settings. Is there a control somewhere where I can specify how many icons ...
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Can not pin MyComputer on windows 10 taskbar or as a tile

I can not pin MyComputer to the taskbar when dragging it on the taskbar a list appears with the pinned system icons and in that list the MyComputer icon is there and seems pinned but it does not ...
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How to permanently unpin IE from taskbar in Windows 10? (It reappears after restart)

I tried to follow the instructions in https://superuser.com/a/1285784/936664 but could not find the file LayoutModification.xml. The only file in the location for me is called DefaultLayouts.xml and ...
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Windows 10 customize task bar visiblity

I want to completely disable my taskbar on my 1st monitor. I found a way where I have to set the 2nd monitor as main and "Show on all displays" to false. I still want to have my 1st monitor as my ...
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Linux: panel with mac-like menubar functionality?

I'm playing with my desktop appearance at the moment, and I would really like to save some vertical space. At the moment there is the Xfce top taskbar, the Firefox titlebar filling up space and the ...
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Keyboard shortcut to expand a grouped taskbar button

When one points cursor to a grouped taskbar button, it gets expanded displaying previews of the grouped windows. Is there any keyboard hotkey that can do the same for the active window? The purpose is ...
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KDE Plasmashell Crashes Upon Start?

I have a computer running Kubuntu 18.04.01, and the plasmashell program appears to be buggy. Upon starting the computer and logging in, plasmashell attempts to boot, and then quickly crashes. The ...
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Am I able to show my Taskbar on some of my displays?

I have two monitors plugged into my laptop, am I able to have a Taskbar on both of the monitors but not at all on the laptop screen? The laptop screen is not my 'main screen'. Thank you!
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How to show taskbar without showing start menu?

How do we show just the taskbar without showing start menu? In case where you are fullscreen, doing some work and suddenly have to jump to taskbar to switch to another program or to use a utility ...
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How do you change the hover text on a pinned taskbar item in Windows 10?

I have 2 icons for the different version of the same app. I would like to rename one of them for more clarity. Currently, on hovering over the taskbar pinned icons, I see it as App and App (1). How ...
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How do I combine multiple java (OpenJDK) buttons into a pile on the taskbar?

I found this answer for Oracle's Java runtime. But I am running ojdkbuild (OpenJDK) which doesn't seem to create the same registry entries. I have done a search for "isHostApp" & "java.exe" ...
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Configuration files for Windows Taskbar

I'd like to know (a) where the configuration files for the Windows Taskbar are stored, and (b) how to edit the files to remove the item of malware. Yesterday I installed Foxit Reader and Foxit Mobile ...
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How do I hide an “entry” in the taskbar but keeping the window of the application open and visible?

How do I hide an "running application entry" (for a lack of a better word) in the taskbar but keeping the window of the application open and visible? I don't mind if the application moves the entry ...
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How do I hide/unhide the taskbar using a keyboard shortcut manually in Windows 7?

I want to use a keyboard shortcut (if possible one which I can choose myself) to manually hide/show the Windows taskbar in Windows 7. I prefer a manual way to set up the shortcut. If this is not ...
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Old and Missing Icons on Windows 10 Upgrade

I just upgraded a Windows 7 machine to the latest version of Windows 10. The one pre-existing user account, Administrator (my clients aren't terribly creative :)), is missing task bar icons for all ...
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Windows taskbar recent items

How can I clean unpinned (recent) items from taskbar? The part shown here:
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Taskbar Icons not staying on the lefthand side

I'm using Windows 2016 and cannot get my icons on my taskbar to stay at the lefthand side of the taskbar - like previously on (I think) Windows 2007.
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How do I configure which Cinnamon applets spawn on log-in?

I use Devuan Ascii / Debian Stretch, with Cinnamon. Whenever I login, several applets which I have removed from the panel last time - appear again: Bluetooth, Accessibility, Clipboard manager thingy......
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Large delay in Windows functions such as left-clicking taskbar icons or right-clicking start menu items

I'm using a laptop with a Windows 10 Pro OS and an Nvidia GeForce 150M graphics card. I recently had an error within my MBR that I managed to fix through various command line commands and system ...