7+ Taskbar Tweaker

7+ Taskbar Tweaker
7+ Taskbar Tweaker allows you to configure various aspects of the Windows taskbar.
Most of the configuration options it provides can’t be tweaked using the taskbar properties or the registry.
The tweaker is designed for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10.

Download (portable installation available)

exe 7tt_setup.exe (1.21 MB, changelog)

Available languages:
Arabic, Czech, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Macedonian, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian.

Beta version
exe 7tt_setup_beta.exe (1.21 MB, changelog)
More info about beta versions.

Demo video

Here is a video that demonstrates some of the tweaks:


Q: Which registry keys does 7+ Taskbar Tweaker modify? I don’t need extra processes in my system.
A: The only registry keys the tweaker modifies are its own settings. There are no registry keys for the options it provides. The tweaker does that by injecting a DLL to explorer, hooking/subclassing/some other methods of the dark side.
As for extra processes, the tweaker is a native program, and is very lightweight. It shouldn’t slow down your system, and uses an extremely small amount of memory. Also, you can hide the tray icon if you want.

In case you want to remove the tweaker’s settings from the registry, look for them here:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\7 Taskbar Tweaker
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run (“7 Taskbar Tweaker” value)

P.S. if you’re a programmer, you might want to take a look at the 7+ Taskbar Tweaking Library.

Q: My antivirus complains about 7+ Taskbar Tweaker.
A: It’s a false positive. I guarantee that the tweaker binaries (and any other files on this site, unless specifically noted) are 100% clean.
Also remember that the tweaker injects into explorer and modifies its memory, which is indeed suspicious.

Q: Can I Group/Combine/Label only some of the items on the taskbar?
A: Yes, use Taskbar Inspector.

Q: Can I use 7+ Taskbar Tweaker in a commercial environment?
A: Yes, feel free to use it wherever you want.

Q: Where is the portable version?
A: When installing the tweaker, choose the Portable type of install, as shown on the image below.
The portable version will be extracted to the selected folder.


Note: If the tweaker is already installed on your computer, the option won’t be visible. You can launch the setup with the /portable command line switch to force a portable installation.

Q: I want to report a bug/suggest a feature! What is the best way to do it?
A: Post it on the UserEcho page.

Q: I want to translate 7+ Taskbar Tweaker to my language.
A: The archive below contains the files needed to be translated.
Please read readme.txt before proceeding.

zip 7tt_translate.zip (740.63 kB)

If you are brave enough to translate the help file, contact me for the required software and files.

Posted in Releases, Software by RaMMicHaeL at September 30th, 2009.

2,893 Responses to “7+ Taskbar Tweaker”

  1. Hanjo says:

    first of all: awesome tool! I couldn’t live without it.
    I’ve set “Hovering” to “List” in the “Taskbar items” panel and it works nicely. However, I often have several Explorer windows open with very long paths. The full path often gets truncated and this makes it hard to identify the correct window. Is there any change to increase the width of the list?
    Thanks so much

  2. Matthias Vance says:


    Just a heads up:

    Microsoft has released build 1511 for Windows 10 to the general public.
    After the update, Taskbar Tweaker can no longer inject the library.

    Kind regards,

    Matthias Vance

  3. Alexey Shashkov says:

    Since the Windows build 1511, 7++ Taskbar Tweaker is no longer fixing the “Never combine, HIDE labels” problem when the taskbar is on the left: the “…” labels appear again.

  4. Пролетариат says:

    Добрый вечер, RaMMicHaeL!
    Выражаю огромную благодарность за твикер! Жизнь свою уже без него не представляю.

    Есть идея по расширению функционала. Как известно, по клавише Win+<номер окна> можно очень удобно переключаться между открытыми окнами. Однако сложно быстро подсчитывать порядковый номер окна, когда их более пяти.
    Будет очень приятно увидеть в твикере возможность нумерования окон, например, цифрой поверх иконки программы. Или же изменением названия программы, что-то вроде: “1:Total Commander”.

    Заранее благодарю!

    • RaMMicHaeL says:

      Добрый вечер!

      Рад, что Вам нравится твикер :)
      Насчет Вашей идеи, попробуйте программу 7+ Taskbar Numberer.

      • Пролетариат says:

        Благодарю за оперативный ответ!
        И правда, это та программа, которая нужна! Надо будет основательно полистать ваш блог, полезнейшие вещи можно обнаружить.

        Однако вынужден сообщить, что программа не отображает нумерацию в классической теме Windows 7. Жаль, ведь на всех компьютерах использую именно эту тему. Если будет желание, исправьте, пожалуйста. Спрос есть!

        • RaMMicHaeL says:

          программа не отображает нумерацию в классической теме Windows 7

          Да, это известное ограничение. Классическая тема требует другой подход, и я не планирую добавлять для нее поддержку.

  5. Chris Willsher says:

    Hello, I have just discovered your brilliant product and am trying to get to know it. I am now using it on the new 1511 version of Windows 10. I like to use the small task bar icons so I lose the date. I have used your program to show seconds. I know that I can change the parameter of tray_clock_fix_width to shrink the space but I would actually like to widen it to show the date alongside. I don’t want to increase the width of the task bar which brings the date back again. Is there any way that I can do this please?

    • RaMMicHaeL says:

      Hi Chris,
      As far as I understand, you’re trying to use small icons, and want to see the date at the same time, right?
      This kind of customization is not available in 7+ Taskbar Tweaker. You might want to try out T-Clock, which is designed for taskbar clock customization.

  6. Sagar K says:

    Thanks for making 7+ taskbar tweaker! I am currently using it to hide the start button in windows 10 to make it look like windows 8. I wanted to join you all to help you improve these programs, but I just know batch programmming. Will that do?

  7. Chris Willsher says:

    Many thanks for your helpful reply. I can report that T-Clock Redux seems to do the job in Windows 10 and allows the date and time to show alongside in the reduced width small icon taskbar. It complements 7+ Taskbar Tweaker very nicely.
    Thanks again.

  8. LordMiscrit says:

    The explorer.exe process crashes when “hide taskbars” setting is on and the size of the taskbar is less than the original size (i’m using it in vertical mode and with a reduced width)

    win 10 version 1511

  9. cluch says:

    when i launch the program,meet the error message:Could not load library(1003).how to fix it~~

  10. wicasa says:

    Nice Product! Look like though, even in Beta, when I select the option, “Hide the Start Button” it is instead hiding all of the icons on the taskbar instead of the Start button.

  11. Lucille Carignan says:

    Many thanks for this helpful program, it makes Windows so more pleasant to use.

    May I require some feature? I think the “Advanced options” dialog should have a taskbar icon, which is not the case currently.

    1) Without this taskbar icon, the dialog appears to be hard to reach. I often have to do Alt+Tab to find it. Also, I tend to forget I had opened this dialog and I am surprised to see it back hours later!
    2) The missing of this icon is very surprising, and inconsistent with all the other applications.

    Kind regards

  12. Alexey Shashkov says:

    Скажите, будет ли поддержка Windows 10 build 1511?

    • RaMMicHaeL says:

      Уже есть :)
      Попробуйте, пожалуйста, бета версию. Если не будут обнаружены проблемы, планирую выпустить финальную версию в ближайшие дни.

      • Alexey Shashkov says:

        Спасибо, функция “Never combine, HIDE labels” снова в строю, без лейблов вида “…” при таскбаре сбоку.

  13. James Pyle says:

    Is there any chance for an update to remove even MORE spacing between pinned icons?

    I love the app but am trying to get icons right next to each other. Probably not possible without some visual style modification since the extra space is from the little selector bars when you mouse over.

    Doesn’t hurt to ask though :) Love the App. Microsoft should buy your program and implement it into their OS, seriously.

  14. Jay says:

    Hey, I just use 7+ Taskbar Tweaker so I can get smaller taskbar on side, I was wondering if there is settings that will autoclose 7+ Tweaker after it resizes the taskbar because I have noticed that even if you close the 7+ Tweaker taskbar is in small size.

    Thank You.

    • RaMMicHaeL says:

      No, there’s no such command. Also, I assume that there are situations where the size would reset if 7+ Taskbar Tweaker is not running, for example when the resolution is changed.

  15. Olden says:

    I can’t get 7+TT to downsize the taskbar in Win 10 (10240). I have changed the width setting in Advanced Options and tried it with both 5.0 and but nothing happens. Is there some further action I have to take in addition to the Advanced Options change?


  16. Olden says:

    Well, unlocking should have been obvious, but I hadn’t done it. Did it just now and went through the back to 0 then to 1 bit and nothing happened.

    Is there something I need to do to trigger resizing the taskbar after making the no_width_limit 1?

  17. Olden says:

    Yes, that worked. I had tried it several times before but forgot to unlock the taskbar. Duh.


  18. Gio says:

    Hello, I installed tweaker and it’s very helpful, but I have one problem, when I use “snipping tool” program (it’s pinned on taskbar) and I close it – it unpins it till next restart, how to fix this?

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