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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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Some files formats and one program icon in start menu and taskbar show a blank document icon

Since two days ago my Windows 10 1803 started showing some files with a blank document icon, specifically ISO files show that instead of the default blank document with a CD on top of it. Since the ...
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How to pin Google Chrome with a specific user (profile) to Windows 10 taskbar?

I am running Google Chrome v71 with two profiles. How do I pin it to the taskbar with both, specific profiles?
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Can I edit the tasks list of the Right Click options on Windows 10 Taskbar Icons

I would like to add the option to restore previous session on the tasks option, it this possible?
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Can I create second taskbar shortcut list in Windows 10?

I'm web developer. My hobby is music. It would be nice if I can fast switch between these two content of taskbar (see this two screens): Dev Taskbar Sound Taskbar Presence of unused shortcuts ...
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How do I pin IE-based applications to taskbar?

My employer uses an IE-based application for timesheets, so I have to use this every day several times. I'm not sure what this type of application is called, but to get to it, I have to open a link in ...
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After 1809 update, taskbar has incorrect network icon

After Windows 1809 update, taskbar has incorrect network icon. I am using Windows 10. Though I updated through LAN(at my university) I don't have any Ethernet access now. But the Ethernet icon with ...
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windows 10 taskbar right click only have “close window” or “unpin from taskbar”

i am using windows 10, When i right click program icon on taskbar, the only option is "Close all windows" while the program is running, Or "Unpin from taskbar" while the program is pinned but not ...
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What does the thin line on my macOS dock designate?

What does the line between FaceTime and my VPN app indicate? I notice that I can bring some apps from one side to the other but not vice versa. I am running macOS 10.14.1. Thanks!
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Show task bar on all displays

On windows 7 how do I display my task bar on all of monitors (3) ? I found the below instructions online: Just right-click on the taskbar, head to Properties, and check the "Show Taskbar on All ...
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How do I make Windows 10 only show me the windows associated with the CURRENT virtual desktop when I hover an app's taskbar icon?

I have 5 or 6 virtual desktops in Windows 10, both on my home PC and my work desktop. At work, I'm able to have e.g. a separate instance of Sublime Text open on every virtual desktop, and on any given ...
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Set taskbar icon for Chrome's kiosk mode

I'm using Ubuntu. I'm running an app in Chromium's kiosk mode. The app's app.desktop file contains this: Icon=/foo/bar/baz/someicon.png This works. And the appmenu/activities panels show the app ...
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“Recent” lists on start and taskbar despite turning it off

Since updating to Windows 10 1809, right clicking on start and taskbar icons shows a list of recent documents. When going to Settings, Personalization, Start, and then checking and unchecking "Show ...
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How do you secondary click on the Windows 10 taskbar when it is full?

If you have lots of running apps the Windows taskbar cannot be clicked with your secondary mouse button to access the context menu (unless you close apps to make space just to do this). Is there ...
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Remove Show desktop button next to clock on Windows 10

Using Windows 10 v1803. Is there any way to remove the thin Show desktop slice next to the clock? It is only 5 pixels wide (including the thin grey border), but it is annoying! The image on the left ...
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Windows 10 - System Tray Icons Won't Hide

I have a three monitor setup on my new Win10 machine and I'm trying to hide the system tray icons - it just doesn't work. I know how you are supposed to do it via "Taskbar Settings" and "Select which ...
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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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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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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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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!