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 (1.39 MB, changelog)

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

Beta version
exe 7tt_setup_beta.exe (1.4 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 (753.2 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.

3,914 Responses to “7+ Taskbar Tweaker”

  1. laonongaiyumi says:

    Hi, Great Developer, this app is wonderful powerful, Now i want ask if this function “Hide the start button” can upgrade, please look at the picture below, https://pan.baidu.com/s/1gf0BSXH, I use 7+ taskbar tweaker effect is the left side, the tray icon is incomplete, but I use “UltraMon” this software is normal, as right side show, please help me, thank you very much!

    • RaMMicHaeL says:


      I’m not familiar with this issue. I see that you have some customization programs: UltraMon and weather near the clock is what I see on the screenshot. I assume that 7+ Taskbar Tweaker conflicts with one of the other customization programs.

      • laonongaiyumi says:

        Very thanks for reply, you are right, i have got the confliction between 7+ Taskbar Tweaker and my weather application, so my Wishes, is , if 7+ Taskbar Tweaker can update for “Hide the start button” function, because the same type application just as UltraMon can hide the start button and the effection is normal, the tray icons can see. If you care, the weather application is here, http://sj.ruanmei.com, it’s green and small.

  2. Paul Friedman says:

    Fantastic software!

    Does it have a way to disable the “always on top” functionality (ala XP)?



  3. llcxc0808 says:

    When I choose“emptyspace|lclick 7” ,I want to click the left mouse button to implement Win+Tab / Ctrl+Win+Tab .But I have to press two times each time.

  4. llcxc0808 says:


  5. Muriel H says:

    Love you. Even sent you some money. Quick question, when Microsoft breaks Taskbar Tweaker, why can’t you just upload a patch to the new library?

  6. StereoType says:

    Hi, RaMMicHaeL,
    thank you for this wonderful tool. Is it possible to add an option that prevents to minimize the active window when you click with left mouse button on it’s taskbar button? I want to be sure to have an active window when I click on taskbar item whatever it is already active or not. And I suppose I’m not one in that wish (did some googling on this).

  7. Mark says:

    would it be possible to implement the features of https://sourceforge.net/projects/dualmonitortb/
    it’s really useful but there are some problems if i use 7tt and that program at the same time

    • RaMMicHaeL says:

      Hi Mark,

      Apps such as the one you linked, and other similar apps, aren’t supported. The reason is that these apps create another, custom taskbar, but 7+ Taskbar Tweaker is designed to work only with the original taskbar of Windows.

  8. noby says:

    Hi, error in w7…
    5.3 works ok
    5.4 have error

  9. Pj says:

    Hi, I was able to install this at my last uni (even despite the restrictions on the university computers) but my current uni blocks it (it seems it doesn’t block the actual install as it shows when I type it in ‘Start’, but when I try to open it it says ‘This app has been blocked by your system administrator’). Ever since Windows 10 was forced on people, it’s been really frustrating to try to use Windows, so do you know if there’s any way to get around this? It made using Windows so much easier.

  10. Ayhan says:


    how can I hide the labels after I have ungrouped the tasks?

  11. Ayhan says:

    Okay, I found it. How can I remove this settings, I found both options on regedit, need I do delete the whole folder of 7-tweaker on the registry?

  12. Sam says:

    it is possible to add the option to show full date and hour on a “small icons” taskbar? to show more than just the time in 1 line

  13. overdue says:

    hey bro,
    I wonter many years, why don’t you add taskbar preview size tweak?

    Here it is:

    Open registry – Win + R and type regedit
    Go to path HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Taskband
    Add new DWORD 32 Bit Value
    Key: MinThumbSizePx
    Value: Number of pixels anywhere less than 500

    Restart Explorer with any of the following methods:

    Longest – Restart Computer

    Medium – Log off and then log back on

    Shortest –
    Ctrl + Shift + Right click on Taskbar
    Select ‘Exit Explorer’
    Pull up Task Manager (Ctrl + Shift + Esc)
    File > ‘Run New Task’ > Type explorer
    Voila! You’ve restarted explorer

    • Stamimail says:

      In past RaMMicHaeL said that he doesn’t want to waste time on things you can get by simple modifying of the registry.
      It appears over the years that this make problem for the Portable version users, who want to get the same user experience when using the app as guests in other PCs.

  14. lephter says:

    THANK YOU for this 7 task bar tweaker software , it helps me a lot

  15. Sydney says:

    Getting a new PC soon and figured I’d at least TRY to fix up W10 before going back to W7.

    One of my first thoughts, “Does W10 have anything like 7TT?” Turns out yeah, you in specific are still out there being awesome for W10.

    Thanks for the handy tool, been using it for years now.

  16. Janet says:

    Thanks for this truly amazing software.

    I got a simple feature request.

    When ‘Minimize/restore when mouse is over: Taskbar buttons’ is activated,

    this only works when single window is open, but not when multiple windows are open.

    I think it would be great if wheel could minimize/restore all windows of that Application ID.


  17. Allen says:

    Loved 7TT for years, but the cycle between taskbar buttons thing dont’ seem to work now. =[

    Already downloaded the version supposedly for W10FC.

  18. John says:

    Hi, I really love this software and have been using it for some time now. I’m using it in Windows 7 (and have the classic theme on). Would it be possible to add an option which lets the user choose the pixel separation between minimised windows on the taskbar, and between the start button and the first minimised window? This is something that’s bothered me for years and given the level of control that 7+TT has, I wondered if this might be doable.

    Many thanks again for making this awesome piece of software.

  19. Harry M says:

    Thank you so much for this !

  20. KC says:

    Hi! I just got a Windows 10 update 3 days ago (don’t know what kind) and now I get an error message for my taskbar. It’s on the latest update v5.4. Is there an update for the new W10 in the works?

  21. Stas says:

    Hi. There’s an old bug in Windows 10 with taskbar icons scaling: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-start-winpc/taskbar-scales-down-icons-using-larger-sizes-and/67e43f31-764f-42f2-88fd-fbe125879e12
    I’m wondering, is it possible to fix that by the tweaker?

  22. Don Pardo says:

    When I have disable_topmost set at 2 and open the start menu, it overlaps the taskbar (cannot see the taskbar). Also, the hidden tray icon window overlaps the context menus (cannot see the context menus). Is this a bug or is there a setting that will correct this? I have screen shots of this that better shows what I’m trying to describe. Thank you for all your work on this.

  23. lyle says:

    can you tell me what registry keys 7+ taskbar tweaker edits with grouping and combinging, well as decombine and left click on combined item? for grouping group by applicatin id default and dont group, when no grouping place new items next to the existing ones, dont group pined items, drag within/between groups usng right mouse button, and the other options under combining and “decombine,” left click on combined item, i just want to know, i am a computer person but i want to know thats all, thanks sir

  24. Daniel says:

    I think something changed recently where the never combine/hide labels option doesn’t work properly.

    In Windows 10 (build 16299.192) I am using “Combine taskbar buttons: Always, hide labels” and within 7TT (v5.4) I use “Don’t combine grouped buttons”.

    I use a vertical taskbar and just noticed that it is only a problem when on the left/right side of the screen, and not when horizontally on the top/bottom. Also fyi I am using the 7TT “Group by Application ID (default)” option when I see the problem; also if I change to “Don’t group” then the labels seem to work as expected (albeit changing other functionality as a byproduct).

    As always, thanks for your hard work on this product – I appreciate it.

  25. Matthew Shea says:

    Thank you for this app; I just discovered it. I got a little bit of my sanity back today, such as it it, lol.

  26. Marc says:

    Windows 10, Office 2016
    I have selected “Don’t Group” and “Do not combine grouped Buttons” but still all of my office buttons are stuck together and unable to be separated. How can I fix this?

  27. Marc says:

    Never mind! I fixed it by installing the current version, not the one off Download.com!

  28. Zac says:

    Taskbar Tweaker breaks the start menu in the latest update (Start menu won’t open). When I disable the tweaker, it works again. FYI, thanks.

  29. Ryan Penfold says:


    Lovely app actually. I prefer my taskbar items to be set with “don’t group”.

    I would however very much like to be able to swap the taskbar items, e.g. if I have two instances of the same app, it might be preferable to me which one is leftmost and which one is rightmost. Can this be made possible please?

    Thanks and Kind Regards,


  30. Ryan Penfold says:

    Hi RaMMicHaeL,

    You’re right. I’ve just tested it and it works. Must be a new feature.

    Kind Regards,


  31. Padzonk says:

    Man i love you. Now i can finally enjoy working with multi desktops thanks to “virtual_desktop_order_fix”. Donated too, pls keep the great work.

  32. HungCD says:

    Are there any options software to swap positions’s icon group from right to left side?
    Some icon (right side) as network, charging … I need to left side

  33. Sreejith says:

    Hi Rammichael,
    I am doing a testing for this software.My requirement is to hide a particular html page from task bar.After installing this software I changed the application id of that particular page to 7+taskbar tweaker and selected show label to never.That works fine.But when I close and relaunch the html page it is still in showing in the task bar and the application id no longer there in 7+taskbar tweaker.Please advise if there is any way to save the configuration.


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