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 (1.22 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.

3,079 Responses to “7+ Taskbar Tweaker”

  1. Prashant says:

    Please add an options to change taskbar icon size in win 8… they are way too big and not like windows 10.

  2. InterPanorama says:

    7+ Taskbar Tweaker: Konnte die Prgrammbibliothek nicht öffnen (107)!!!

    Das ist die Information bei einem Update auf Widows 10 Version 14295!!!

    Windows hat also die Funktion des Programms blockiert!!!

    Was kann man da tun???

  3. InterPanorama says:

    7+ Taskbar Tweaker: Was the program library is not open (107) !!!

    That is the information when you update to Windows 10 version 14295 !!!

    Windows has therefore blocked the function of the program !!!

    What can you do there ???

  4. Stamimail says:

    How to “Open With” by “Drag and Drop” upon a taskbar button?
    I have a .lnk file (a website shortcut), and I want to get a new instance when dropping the .lnk file on the browser taskbar button.
    IE8 – works
    Firefox/Chromium – Doesn’t work.

    • RaMMicHaeL says:

      The “Open With” feature is a built-in feature of Windows, not a feature that the tweaker adds. You can activate it by holding the Shift button. All that the tweaker does is making Windows think that you’re holding the button.

      As for your question, sorry, but I don’t exactly know how the functionality works.

  5. Brian says:

    Windows Defender keeps thinking 7+ Taskbar Tweaker is malware http://i.imgur.com/2QwUdx5.png

  6. Atlan says:

    Love this tool. There is one problem with foxit reader. It won’t display a context menu when right clicking the taskbar item. It does display one when 7+tt is off. Any idea?

    • RaMMicHaeL says:

      You’re probably using the “Standard window menu” option. Foxit has this menu disabled for some reason.
      You can turn off the tweaker, Shift+Right click on the Foxit button, and you’ll that there’s no menu in that case, too.

  7. Atlan says:

    Yes, you’re right. Thanks!

  8. h-h says:


    I’m using Windows 10 with a vertical taskbar and just discovered the extended option “w10_large_icons”. It seems to increase the icon size from 24 px to 32 px when the “small icons” options from Windows is disabled.

    However, I prefer to ENABLE the “small icons” option from the Windows taskbar settings! The “w10_large_icons” option does nothing in this case. 🙁 24 px icons would fit perfectly in the small taskbar button height. So, could you please enable increasing the 16 px icons to 24 px icons when the said option of 7+ Taskbar Tweaker is enabled? This would be a great help!

    • h-h says:

      Any opinion about that? Did I make the point clear?

      • RaMMicHaeL says:

        The tweak of changing 24×24 icons to 32×32 icons is quite tricky – it misuses the fact that the number 24 isn’t used in the code except for the icon size. The same trick won’t work to change 16×16 icons to 24×24, and unfortunately, I’m not aware of another solution for this.

        • h-h says:

          Is it possible to come closer to a solution step by step? In my understanding you would have to replace some byte with the value 16 by the value 24. Even if a user has to accept many crashes of “explorer.exe”, wouldn’t it be possible to find out which occurence has effect and replace only this occurence from then on?

          • RaMMicHaeL says:

            It’s not that flexible. I cannot just hardcode the address of the correct value of 16, and patch it, because there are many versions of explorer.exe. Even if I decide that this feature will be for Windows 10 only, there are several versions of explorer.exe. Thus, the tweaker has to find creative ways to do the modification.
            For w10_large_icons, it hooks one of the common API functions, and changes 24 to 32 every time the value 24 is passed as an input.

            • h-h says:

              What I meant is providing the functionality to let the user find out which occurence of the value 16 should be changed (or whatever this translates to), so for one user it would be the 5th occurence and for another the 17th occurence. Does “explorer.exe” change by Windows updates?

              I can’t understand why such a static view of the taskbar is forced upon the users. The font doesn’t adapt too, although I increased the system font sizes.

  9. AAA says:

    Is there any way to remove the program title from the taskbar without removing the filename? I know There’s a setting to show icons only but I’d still like to see the filename.

    For example, if I open a textfile it’ll show the notepad icon, then the filename, then a space hyphen space, then the program name “Notepad”.

    Sometimes there’s programs that show the program name first and I can’t even see the filename. I’d like to remove the program title system wide rather than just be selective. Thanks.

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