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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 on Windows always visible [closed]

Is there any way to make Windows Taskbar ALWAYS present. On my business PC I use a lot of different applications and files. Some of them are going over the Taskbar in full screen. Also VLC and YouTube ...
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Set Taskbar's Background Color in the Registry

I would like to change the W10 taskbar's background color, using Regedit. If you know how please let me know. Thank you
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Windows 10 taskbar application thumbnail on hover disappeared

Until a few days ago, whenever I would hover over an application I had open on the taskbar, it would give me a small thumbnail of the application as it was. So if I was hovering over VLC as it was ...
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How can I remove a taskbar icon but keep it running?

I want to remove the taskbar icon not just hide it in the overflow but keep it running in the background. The app doesn't have an option to hide its taskbar icon.
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Windows 10 Taskbar App Drawer seems to have gone missing

Normal windows 10 installations feature this small drawer in the right-most side of the taskbar, which holds all the background processes running on the computer (i think?). this is an example of such ...
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Taskbar hiding behind maximized window in Windows 10 Dual Monitor

i'm using windows 10 with a dual monitor setup after some random time using the computer the taskbar (which is set to auto-hide) will keep hidden behind any maximized window and won't pop up when the ...
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View taskbar on primary monitor when you click out of a fullscreen application

I have a multi-monitor setup, where I only show the taskbar on the primary monitor. When I have a full-screen application (RDP session or Hyper-V VM session, for example) running on the primary ...
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In outlook 2013, my inbox windows disappear from taskbar but other windows of mails like sent items, draft etc. keep visible in taskbar

In outlook 2013, my inbox windows disappear from taskbar but other windows of mails like sent items, draft etc. keep visible in taskbar. To open inbox again i need to open the outlook. This issue is ...
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Is there a way to easily distinguish between taskbar windows for the same application?

When I'm working in multiple projects in Visual Studio Code, it would be helpful to be able to distinguish between the different windows in the taskbar for the same application in Windows. Especially, ...
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Disable only the news in the News and Interests bar

Is there a way to disable the news from Windows' "News and Interests" taskbar tool without disabling the weather display? I find it very useful for weather and traffic, but I'm really not ...
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windows 10/8 taskbar, program gained focus by keyboard short-cut invocation doesn't give back focus after closing

Would like to find some understanding of a feature that Windows 10 and Windows 8 have (the only versions that I have tested this on) and which causes some annoyance to me. When I launch any program (...
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How do I create a foo.exe file that I can pin to the task bar for a WSL distro I have made “by hand”?

Following the advice in How to get ubuntu 18.04 from windows store if ubuntu and ubuntu 20.04 already installed I can create multiple instances of WSL distros and run them with the command: wsl -d foo ...
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How to prevent a Windows 7 registry setting from always getting reset to the default on reboot?

Hopefully this question will be asking the correct question, and not be an infamous "XY" problem question. The challenge is that "X" has already been asked and answered, but that ...
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I moved the AppData folder, now the start menu and notifications menu isn't working. I have no idea why

I moved my AppData folder to my second drive to save space, and the system icons on my taskbar, including the system menu and networking menu, won't work anymore. I can't right click on applications ...
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Taskbar is very weird

My taskbar is very weird, sometimes the right-side icons including the clock disappear: Other times it looks even more weird: And when I hover mouse over that big mess at right, it gets better What ...
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Stop Task Bar Apps from flashing

when an application is minimized but running, and something happens inside of the application, it's task bar icon starts to flash orange. I.E. Teams recieves a message, a browser download is complete. ...
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Windows 10: Taskbar has gap at the bottom that shows desktop

I recently started using a wallpaper again, after using just a black color for my wall paper for a long time and noticed that there is a gap at the bottom that shows my desktop. If I increase my ...
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Opening application from MRU list causes it to start without focus

When I right-click on an application in the task bar and select something from the MRU, the application will open as expected on top of other windows, but if I try to type, nothing happens - the ...
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How to stick the Hyper Terminal to the taskbar in windows 10

I am using Hyper Terminal for the past 6 months, and it has been a good find. The look and feel of it are amazing. It is a nice upgrade from standard black screens. However, I am unable to stick the ...
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How do you disable the hover over labels on the Windows (10) Taskbar?

I often use a program (Adobe Illustrator) that has a navigation menu at the bottom of the screen (just above the Windows taskbar). When using the program's navigation buttons it is very easy to ...
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Windows Start button and task bar have stopped responding

Ok, I admit I may be partially at fault for this one. The history of this problem is that my laptop has a hybrid drive, with a lovely big 1TB HDD (as advertised), and a pathetic, tiny little 138 GB ...
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How to make Windows 10 taskbar buttons wider while 50+ windows are open

I have difficulty navigating through open windows using taskbar. Taskbar buttons Already I have tried the registry setting of MinWidth at: HKCU\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics\ but it only makes ...
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Windows 10 “News and Interests” taskbar widget shows “No accounts connected”. How to fix?

I've signed in to Windows using my Microsoft account, and the search dialog shows my account as well. However, the News and Interests widget doesn't and instead displays information based on my ...
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Hide a launching minimized app icon from taskbar [duplicate]

I need to hide an app icon when it starts minimized from the taskbar, for example when you start a program minimized, how can you hide the app from the taskbar? Im not talking about tray icons on the ...
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Visual Studio installation problems with TextStudio in Windows 7

I heard that Visual Studio is a very good C++ IDE, that's why I wanted to install it. Btw I have installed TextStudio (it's a famous latex editor) before it (this installation is not related to C++, I ...
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Switch between applications pinned to windows taskbar causes taskbar to appear

OS: Windows 10 Abstract: I've got few apps pinned to taskbar so I can perform fast-switch to any of it using "Win + digit" shortcut from any desktop. Also, I've set taskbar to hide ...
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Turning off transparency effect on windows 10 taskbar only

Is it possible to turn off transparency effect on only taskbar, leaving this effect on start menu and other "windows"? Because when I turning it off in settings -> personalization -> ...
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How to make shortcut to automatically open specific option from group policy (gpedit.msc)

I want to be able to single click on shortcut and automatically set Enabled/Disabled policy I want. So how can I do that without malinkg *.lnk file to point to c:\Windows\system32\gpedit.msc and ...
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How to customize Taskbar and Start Layout

In my organization we have a conference room computer that everyone will have access to use. I am looking to see if I can adjust some layout options on the taskbar and the start menu. I have already ...
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Windows Taskbar show titles option not showing up

my taskbar is not locked and I still cant see the show titles option. the reason I want it so that I can centre all my icons and do that I need the links option, but if there is another way to centre ...
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How can I disable the “News and Interests” Widget on the Windows 10 Taskbar?

On Windows 10 version 1909 and newer releases, Microsoft has added a "News and Interests" widget on the Taskbar (see blogpost): How can I remove this Widget from the Taskbar?
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Windows 10 Taskbar: Avoid Grouping/Combining of Windows if application was started using different shortcuts

I've got two shortcuts on my desktop for the same application. Shortcut 1 opens the application without any additional start parameters, while shortcut 2 does have several start parameters. However ...
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Creating desktop shortcuts with “tasks” on right-click in Windows 10?

I have noticed, that when I right click on, say, Firefox shortcut in Windows 10 taskbar, I have some extra options: Namely, I have Open new tab, Open new Window, -- and New Private Window, which ...
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Taskbar Context Menu / Right Click broken after 21H1 Update on Windows 10

Since my most recent Windows 10 update to version 21H1 with I cannot open the Context Menu (right click) on the Windows 10 Taskbar apps. This is specifically on the apps themselves and not the Task ...
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Windows 10 stretches taskbar icons when connected to external monitor

I set my taskbar to "Never combine" so that the individual windows are shown. As you can see in the image, when I connect to an external monitor, it stretches the taskbar icons. ...
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Is There any way to hide taskbar only on desktop?

As Title says "Is There any way to hide taskbar only on desktop?" I mean taskbar work like regular when open explorer,browser etc, in all cases taskbar always show except on desktop. Windows ...
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Change default taskbar monitor

I have 3 monitors - A, B and C. My primary monitor is A. I want my Windows 10 taskbar to be displayed on monitor B by default. However, whenever I restart my PC, the taskbar moves to monitor C, and I ...
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Where is the Windows 10 Start Menu button icon stored?

Where does Windows 10 store the icon(s) for the Start Menu button? I mean the icons used for the button on the taskbar that opens the start menu. They look like this (dark and light themes, ...
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How to search for local documents by content from Windows 10 taskbar search

How to search for local documents by content from Windows 10 taskbar search? Taskbar search searches local documents only by file name. How to integrate it with proper windows indexed content search? ...
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Prevent Widows10 taskbar search to search in online resources [duplicate]

I don't want to see something like this: Let's say I would like to restrict the search only on applications. Or applications and local files, local documents. I conside it very dangerous. I have ...
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Grouping windows taskbar batch file shortcut and the program it's running in Windows 10?

I've a shortcut pinned to my toolbar that runs a batch script which executes the below command: runas /user:USER /savecred "c:\windows\system32\mmc.exe C:\aduc.msc" When it launches it ...
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Automatic ordering taskbar previews in Windows

In Windows 10, when you hover over a running application icon in a taskbar, a preview of its all opened windows is generated. The order of them usually depends on the order of running them, and that's ...
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Pinned Chrome users icons showing different user avatars

I have 3 different user accounts in Chrome and they are pinned to my taskbar for ease of switching. Previously, they would show the correct avatar on the Chrome icon all the time. After updating ...
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Pinned OneDrive taskbar icon opens in File Explorer instead (Windows 10)

I am able to pin OneDrive to the taskbar by clicking "Pin to taskbar". However, when I click the icon, a separate File Explorer icon opens in the OneDrive folder instead. This seems ...
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Windows taskbar position is reset on reboot

I have two monitors, one landscape (set as main display) and one portrait. I prefer to have the notification area on my left (portrait) monitor, so I drag the taskbar over to it to achieve that. For a ...
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Make Windows 10 taskbar autohide when always on top

I want Windows 10 taskbar to auto hide, but to always be available to come visible on top. At present when auto hide is enabled with always on top also enabled the taskbar does not appear
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show/hide specific icon on windows notification area with command line

How to make a icon appear/hide on the notification area of taskbar (may be as known as system tray) with command line? Like what I can do with the following UI: I thought it could be somewhere under ...
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Windows 10 task bar minimum height

I cannot reduce my task bar more than this: I was using the task bar on the left for a while and it was working correctly but when I decided to put it back on the bottom it became impossible to ...
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How to remove the 2 right arrows in the taskbar windows 10?

When I booted my computer today, I noticed these strange arrows in the taskbar: This is what it shows when I click on it: Any idea how to remove it?
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Any way to change icons of Chrome shortcuts pinned to taskbar? (Windows 10)

I have a bunch of websites "saved as shortcuts" from Chrome, and pinned to taskbar. But I would like to customize the taskbar icons, e.g., to distinguish Outlook Mail from Calendar: How do ...

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