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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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Right clicking system tray icons causes both taskbar and application menus to appear

We recently got new company laptops for remote work so that we could stop having to remote into our old workstations on site. Aside from the always on VPN software, and offline sync being configured, ...
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Blank icon shows up on the taskbar even though I selected an icon

I setup a shortcut on the taskbar to go directly to a specific Zoom meeting. Initially, it showed up with the standard Zoom icon. But then it's been replaced with a blank space. I've gone in and re-...
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Task bar changes transparency on mouse-over

Windows 10 taskbar (on the main screen only) is out of focus and unclear when not hovering the mouse over it. I can’t find any settings for this annoying issue. The taskbar is not hiding, but unclear. ...
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Windows 11 - How Can I Change the Taskbar Icon or Actual Icon of Windows Terminal

Microsoft makes it extremely difficult to make any changes to "modern" Windows apps. For most non-MS Store applications, you can simply place a shortcut with a modified icon in the Start ...
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Make a specific icon in taskbar require double click to run

Does anyone know if there is a way to make a specific icon in the taskbar to require double click to run? I'm using 7+ taskbar tweaker, it will allow double click on all the icons, but not a specific ...
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Microsoft "News and Interests widget on taskbar in Windows 11

I know that the News and Interests widget can be turned off on taskbar in Windows 11. I don't really want to turn it off, I would just like to move it to the right side of the taskbar but this is not ...
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Windows 10/11 widget/system icon for a bluetooth device battery

Normally we often check bluetooth devices battery by this way: But it will be more convenient if we can see it on the system tray like laptop's battery: or have a 3rd party app display it like this ...
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How do you us Windows + t in remote desktop?

How do you use WindowsT in remote desktop? I want to focus on my taskbar so that I can switch through apps from my taskbar. I want to still apply the windows combination on my local computer. I know ...
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How to make Windows 10 taskbar work like Windows XP allowing programs to be on top of it (not autohide)

Apologies in advance for the wordiness, but over the decades I have found that specificity generates more useful responses with other questions like this. :) I have a setup with Windows10 Home v1511 (...
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Winows 10 taskbar preivew disappear

My goal is really quite simple. I want to make it such that there is no delay between my mouse moving away from the window preview (from the taskbar) and that preview disappearing. Somehow, in the ...
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Is there way in Windows 11 to have a similar downloads/deleted files list directly in taskbar like in MacOS dock?

Because of my work specific I use both Windows and MacOS computers. During my work on MacOS I really enjoy that my downloads list and/or deleted files list is always in one click from any now opened ...
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How can I force "news and interests" to only show weather on the taskbar?

Up until yesterday my "news and interests" taskbar item only ever showed the weather as an icon and some text (20°C Mostly cloudy). Today it's cycling through my usual weather, a blue icon ...
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Flip taskbar order in Windows 10 / 11 in vertical mode (switch start button with clock)

Obviously Microsoft with a passion doesn't let us fully customize the taskbar. Since I have a ultrawide monitor, I need my taskbar on the side of the screen. But now my start button is at the top. Is ...
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Changing Windows 11 Bluetooth Taskbar / Tray Icon

This existing thread on the topic was very helpful, but I need some help replacing the images inside the btpanui.dll & bthprops.cpl I managed to find the icon I want, matching the aesthetic of the ...
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How can I unpin MSI Center in Windows 10?

MSI Center is pinned in my Windows 10. I can't unpin it. How can I unpin MSI Center in Windows 10? What I tried: Closing doesn't help: Editing C:\Users\Default\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\...
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Windows 11: the bottom of snapped windows on second monitor are placed behind taskbar

I've recently moved to windows 11 on two separate systems. In both cases I'm working on a laptop (1920x1080 display) and have a 3840x1600 second monitor connected. I've enabled "show taskbar on ...
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Drag and drop between maximized applications in Windows 11

I am using most of my apps in maximized mode. When I need to drag'n'drop something (usually a file), I don't minimize neither of them. Instead I am: Dragging a file from source application to a ...
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Get rid of decorative search icon in Windows 10 taskbar [duplicate]

There's this really annoying visual that's showing up on my taskbar that I can't figure out what it is or how to get rid of it. It displays immediately to the right of the following text Type here to ...
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WSL 2 graphical apps won't start from taskbar (or shortcut), but will start only once they are ran from a wsl that was first opened from cmd

Okay, here is the strange behavior. I created myself WSL shortcuts in my taskbar to be able to open for instance the gnome-terminal linux graphical app from the shortcut CTRL+ALT+T. The shortcut ...
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How to hide images in Windows 10 Search Bar? [duplicate]

How do I make the Search Bar in my Windows 10 taskbar appear vanilla, without any images for upcoming events/holidays? I'm not a Windows user. I only use windows to take screenshots for other Windows ...
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How do I "shift+right click" a taskbar icon when on a touchscreen in Windows 10?

To access useful actions on taskbar icons like "Open file location", one needs to hold shift when right-clicking, either on the icon directly or on the program name after right-clicking once....
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Kde neon corrupted

I am using kde neon for a time now and this is the worst thing that I can not troubleshoot. It started when I was installing regular updates and I think there were updates for the dark theme and it ...
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How to separate same applications with different position in taskbar Windows 10

Is there any way to use applications like that is a different application and when opening it will open in a different position in the taskbar not like in the same application with Other Instances ...
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Taskbar Windows 11 not visible in some applications on non primary monitors

When running some applications in Windows 11 in FullWindow modus such as: Firefox Telegram Etc The Taskbar in Windows 11 is not visible on all monitors that are not the primary monitor. My monitors ...
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Remove new type of ad on Windows 10 search bar after Windows update

After a recent windows update this ad is now showing up on the search bar It a small button on the right of the search bar, and if you hover (or click) over it it shows a panel as shown How do I get ...
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Show right-aligned path in windows explorer taskbar icon (when hovering over it)?

For example, lets say I have the following open in multiple explorer tabs: C:\Program Files\Java\jdk-18\bin\bin C:\Program Files\Java\jdk-18\bin\conf C:\Program Files\Java\jdk-18\bin\include C:\...
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How to prevent application in full screen mode to hide the taskbar?

According to the number of search results people have problems hiding the taskbar in full screen mode. But I'm interested in the opposite, I don't want the application in full screen mode to use the ...
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How can the cartoon added to taskbar search in recent Windows 10 update be removed? [duplicate]

In the last few days an update to Windows 10 has altered the search box in the taskbar to add a daily cartoon to the search box, like this: I find this intrusion of a irrelevant, space wasting, ...
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Taskbar menu like Start menu, search bar, Windows Defender etc won't respond on clicking

Start menu, search option, windows defender are not responding on click. Defender gets opened and then closes. I have tried - Restarting windows explorer from task manager. Created other user profile. ...
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Disabling icons from appearing on the task bar doesn't work

I wanted to select some icons to be disappeared from the taskbar. But as you see from the screenshot, it doesn't work at all: I disabled the appearance of "DisplayLink Ui Sys-Try Application&...
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Windows 10 Taskbar and multiple monitors

I am running Windows 10 with TWO monitors. When right-clicking the TaskBar on the MAIN Monitor, the TaskBar context menu has a "Toolbars" menu item: But when right-clicking the TaskBar on ...
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Windows 11 LastActiveClick not working

I have tried setting up LastActiveClick in Windows 11 and it is not working as expected. Any ideas? I have restarted the computer. I followed this guide In the video linked below, I expect the ...
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Windows 11 taskbar very tall in one out of three monitors

I have 3 monitors. In one of the monitor the taskbar is very tall. I am not able to figure out how to make it normal. See screenshot Tall Normal
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Gmail Desktop Icon on Windows - Looking for Notification Number on top of Icon

I have a Windows 10. I don't want to have Gmail, Google Calendar, or Google Keep on my browser but rather a standalone app. The workaround for this was to do the following: On Google Chrome, click ...
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How to turn off search highlights in Windows 10?

After a recent Windows update, my search bar looks ugly: The "Yellowstone National Park" text and that image is annoying. How do I disable them? This is how it previously looked:
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How can I edit the URL of a taskbar icon pinned by Edge?

I'd like to pin a website to my taskbar using Microsoft Edge, namely https://example.com/calendar/today. However, I cannot use Edge's menu because upon browsing that URI the website immediately ...
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Windows 11 reduces apps CPU load when showing desktop

I have a Windows 11 Pro Workstation on a MSI motherboard with an I9 chip on it. The workstation should do heavy CPU work during hours / days. I monitor energy consumption. Everything is working fine ...
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Windows from other Windows 10 Virtual Desktops flashing on Task Bar?

I've done a bit of Google-Fu on this one and can't figure out how to correct this behavior. I have two virtual Desktops in Windows 10. In one of them, I have some automated processes running, and ...
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How can I add custom text into taskbar?

I have number of similar computers, which requires some visual identification for the user. Identification is couple letters and number(e.g. XUH1). I've tried to use BgInfo in order to show this ...
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Every 5-30 minutes wifi stops working (request timed out) until I click wifi icon in taskbar. What happens on wifi icon click?

I am using Lenovo Yoga 910 with Windows 10 installed. And I have strange problem with wi-fi. Every 5-30 minutes I get "request timed out" mixed with replies with big time~1500ms, while ...
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Taskbar icon grouping?

I have a launcher in the taskbar "TizenStudio.exe". It launches an IDE, which creates a different icon, as it launches "eclipse.exe". Is there a way to add "eclipse.exe" ...
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External links not opening in Google Chrome

I'm running in Windows 10 Pro. Chrome is my default browser. When I click on the Chrome icon in my taskbar to open it, and then click on any external URL link, for example a link in a Microsoft Teams ...
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Windows 11 Taskbar - "Show Hidden Icons" up arrow on multiple displays

Running multiple displays in Windows 11, I understand how to show the taskbar on both displays. But, the "Show Hidden Icons" up arrow that expands multiple icons for running processes only ...
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Desktop Icons rearranged when hiding Taskbar Windows 10

I recently noticed that when I toggled the taskbar visibility in Windows 10 that all my desktop icons are rearranged. When restoring the visibility of the taskbar (unhiding it), the desktop icons are ...
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How do you remove the standard Start Button from the Win 11 Taskbar?

I have just upgraded a Win 10 machine to Win 11. I succesfully installed Open Shell and moved the taskbar icons to the left. Unfortunately, unlike in Win 10 where the Open Shell button replaced the ...
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Make Taskbar appear on second screen when first screen is in full screen mode - Linux Mint

I have two screens on my PC. On the main screen I have the taskbar, on the second screen there is no taskbar at all. I would like to have it in such a way that as soon as a program runs in full screen ...
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How do I remove "offset" below task bar?

There is a "offset" or gap below my Windows 11 task bar, the task bar is not at the very bottom of the screen. How can I push the task bar to the bottom of the screen? Thanks for your help,
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Show all windows from a grouped program in the taskbar (Windows 11)

Since you can not ungroup items on the taskbar anymore in Windows 11 I'm looking for a way to show all windows of a single item/program on the desktop (e.g. "unminimize" them and bring them ...
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Windows 7 - Taskbar Icon Is Different When Program Is Running Compared To Pinned Shortcut

I am running multiple instances of Google Chrome. Each one has the same 'start in' directory but a different 'target' directory so in the Windows taskbar they all run and show as separate apps. I have ...
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RDP works when launched from the desktop but not from the taskbar

Hey guys I'm having a bit of a weird issue with RDP, basically, I have this computer I would like to remote into at 10.0.0.10 (example IP), and it works just fine if I make a RDP icon on the desktop ...
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