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 and Windows 8.

Download (portable installation available)

exe 7tt_setup.exe (1.12 MB, changelog)

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

Beta version
exe 7tt_setup_beta.exe (1.12 MB, changelog)
More info about beta versions.

Demo video

Here is a video that demonstrates some of the tweaks:

FAQ

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)

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.

P.S.

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.

7tt-portable-small

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 (731.97 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.
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2,214 Responses to “7+ Taskbar Tweaker”

  1. Oliver says:

    I was SO relieved to see that this worked on W8 too after having to upgrade from W7. Definitely crucial for my well being. That’s kinda sad actually… But nevertheless true.

  2. Genesis says:

    Have you considered changing tray icon to an 8 on Windows 8? :)

  3. Felipe Carasso says:

    Hey! Very nice add-on to Win7!

    If you ever consider adding more features, one that I’d like to see is something that would keep groups from splitting between multiple taskbar lines.

    Thanks!
    Felipe

  4. Gordon says:

    On multiple monitors, using DisplayFusion, how do you make 7TT work on BOTH taskbars? Works fine on the primary, but not at all on the secondary, which is where I really need it :)

  5. Gordon says:

    Thanks for your prompt reply. Might have a talk with Binary Fortress and see if they can organise it.

    Again, thanks.

    G

  6. Retired Engineer says:

    I have an idea for a new productivity feature. I do *not* maintain pop-up menus for many pinned applications which can show Pinned and Recent items. For these apps I suggest adding to each an On/Off switch which will keep them “narrow” on the Taskbar, along with pinned apps which do not support context menus.

    The ability to keep pinned app icons narrow on the Taskbar reduces wasted Taskbar space.

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