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 (1.19 MB, changelog)

Available languages:
Arabic, Czech, Dutch, English, Finnish, 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 (1.19 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 (740.57 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.

2,628 Responses to “7+ Taskbar Tweaker”

  1. Dallas says:

    Would it be possible for you to add a feature where you make the icon show/hide arrow work like it did in vista and below, and show the hidden icons on the taskbar, instead of showing them in a little window thingy? That would be nice, and it seems like it would be possible. :)

    • RaMMicHaeL says:

      This was already suggested here.
      Vote for it if you’d like to see it implemented.

      I don’t think that I’m going to tackle it in the near future, as implementing this is not so trivial, but I might take a look one day, when I have extra spare time.

  2. jim bob says:

    Would really like to see an option to choose medium icon size (24px). At the moment you can only choose large (32px) and small (16px).

    • jim bob says:

      Hi RaMMicHaeL, any idea if this can be done?

      • RaMMicHaeL says:

        No, it’s not possible without a major amount of work – the two options are pretty much hardcoded. Also, it won’t look that great, as most programs provide only 16×16 and 32×32 icons, so the 24×24 ones are going to be a scaled version of 32×32.

  3. I’m getting “this program is blocked by group policy. For more information contact your system administrator”.

  4. lue lusten says:

    looks like your using something Avast does not like or someone reported it, avast seem to never listen to my false possative so can you please clear this up with them i used your tool know its safe but 90% of the time if i white list it still blocks it


    • RaMMicHaeL says:

      Can you please provide more details about the detection? i.e. the version of the tweaker you’re using, the name of the false positive detection, the nature of the detection – file based or behavior based, a screenshot, and any other relevant information.
      I’ve checked the tweaker setup file on Virustotal, and it seems to be clean, at least for Avast.

      • Lue Lusten says:

        Sadly it wouldn’t tell me it showed me it was blocked twice but would not tell me what it found I used your new beta well I tried to download it but avast said no, it might also be the source it was downloading it from but it wont let me download it soon as its complete avast says nope says its a problem and then blocks it.

        • RaMMicHaeL says:

          Could you provide a screenshot?
          Also, please contact Avast about it. I’m sure they can help you with this more than I can.

          • Lue Lusten says:

            I have contacted Avast two many times they don’t and have never listened or contacted me back about things like this and been a dev myself I even had to wait days for replies from them as a dev, there a good AV but there reply response is crap, but I will try and download it again over the weekend and try snap them shots for you.

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