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.

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)

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.

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 (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.
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2,762 Responses to “7+ Taskbar Tweaker”

  1. Jacker says:

    do i made real windows xp settings in my windows 7? please reply
    http://i.imgur.com/MUnpf9o.jpg

  2. Jack says:

    Wouldn’t it be good to have the start button on the top row while the task bar is on XP style and having multiple rows of task items, rather than in the middle.
    Thanks
    Jack

    • RadarNyan says:

      Hi there, thank you so much for this tiny app. I’ve been using it on all my Windows 7 PC and it works flawlessly – can’t live without it.

      I see now Windows 10 is supported, but I can’t make the switch right now (damn forced updates) there’s just one feature in Windows 10 that I love – you can finally scroll on inactive window without bringing it to front!

      Is it possible to get this feature on older Windows (7/8/8.1) via 7+TT? I found online that there’s a registry trick but it has some issues – if the focus only happens only when mouse wheel is scrolled, not just by moving on inactive windows, it would work perfectly. Is it doable? I’d like to avoid install another app for this matter (since I see that AlwaysMouseWheel also offers “Volume control when the mouse wheel on the taskbar” I’m afraid if it would break other 7+TT features related to mouse wheel on taskbar)

  3. zeki says:

    I have a problem. there is a delay of 6 seconds in the new version. Working with metatrader 4. help!

  4. Kirk says:

    When i start the program it closes at the same time… cant unstall, cant install new version… Everytime it opens a window of the 7Taskbar it closes…. and no message is given

  5. Jack says:

    Hi, RaMMicHaeL! I think I got the brilliant idea for your program) What do you think, is it worth adding such feature: to put in the center pinned items of Superbar? As in Mac OS. But here the point is not to copy the Mac, this is to ensure that the pinned items were always at hand, and not in the left corner.

  6. Tom Woodgeard says:

    Hello; The only thing I want to do is add seconds to the task bar clock in windows 10.

    Can I do this and not change anything else?

    Thank you!

    • RaMMicHaeL says:

      Hi,
      Sure, just install the tweaker and choose only that option. If you’re asking whether it’s possible to do it without the tweaker, then the answer is no (unless you find an alternative program, of course).

  7. CyberCrone says:

    Thanks! The only thing I didn’t like so far in Windows 10 was the tiny taskbar icons, and you fixed that for me.

  8. Jacker says:

    can you modify explorer.exe in windows 10? because it doesn’t get themed in taskbar
    http://www.deviantart.com/art/Tema-W10-Alien-Return-556281548

  9. Tinu says:

    Nice 7TT runs on Win10. Some ideas to enhance it for Win10.

    Whereever we can choose actions like in “Double click in free task bar”, include new Virtual Desktop options .. Win+TAB, maybe even Previous Screen, Next Screen, with cycling (configurable, yes/no) and then please to save somehow the last active (focused) window. Win10 does NOT and I hate it … when I switch to another screen, on my system, no window on target destop is focused, so i always have to click first to activate a window.

    as a programmer, this annoys me a lot, switching from output desktop to editor … always have to click on editor when returning …

    would be nice if 7tt could solve this little annoyance for us …

    FWIW.

    Thanks for 7tt

    Tinu

    • RaMMicHaeL says:

      Whereever we can choose actions like in “Double click in free task bar”, include new Virtual Desktop options .. Win+TAB

      Actually, “Ctrl+Win+Tab (Windows 7)” does that. I need to rename it at some point.

      when I switch to another screen, on my system, no window on target destop is focused, so i always have to click first to activate a window.

      Yeah, it’s one of the issues of the new virtual desktops feature. Another one is that the order of the taskbar buttons is not being preserved if you did manual reordering. I might look at fixing it in the future.

  10. Jackel says:

    Thx for the great work. BTW, I wonder how can I disable win7’s taskbar always on top

  11. Bryan Prescott says:

    Good morning. First, thank you for this wonderful program. I have a Win 7 machine – updated. Since the last update, I have not been able to get the program to show Thumbnail Hover View of programs on my task bar. It stays in list view, even thou the setting is set for default – Show In Thumbnail Preview (default).

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you

    • RaMMicHaeL says:

      Hi,

      You imply that the tweaker causes the issue. Did you try closing it? Does it solve the problem?
      In general, thumbnails are not shown if Aero is not enabled, so that might be the reason.

      • Bryan Prescott says:

        I’ve been using your program for about a year now, and have not changed any settings, and up until recently, I always was able to view as thumbnails on my taskbar, using your program.

        I didn’t imply it was the program, just letting you know what I have seen.

        I have closed the app and restarted it, but still the same problem. Aero is enabled, just double checked it again.

        but since you used a generic response to close program and you seem to take offense that I am having a minor problem with your program, I will figure it out myself and not bother you again with any issue pertaining to your program, since you are treating me like a neophyte with a computer. I’ve been working with computers long before you were born, and have forgotten more than you have learned.

        So sir, I will close the program and reboot my machine and see if the ‘close program’ response works.

        If that doesn’t work, then fuck it, I’ll reverse engineer what you have developed and correct issue, if I find one, myself.

        Good day

        • RaMMicHaeL says:

          It seems like there has been some misunderstanding, Bryan. I didn’t take offense, and didn’t treat you like a neophyte. All I did was trying to help.

          I didn’t imply it was the program, just letting you know what I have seen.

          You wrote: “Since the last update, I have not been able to …”, hence my comment. As a first step, I wanted to find out whether the tweaker is responsible for the issue, so that I’ll know what to try next.

          If you’re willing to cooperate, let me know. Otherwise, feel free to reverse engineer the tweaker as much as you want while searching for the issue.

  12. GWK says:

    yeahhh it is work in windows 10 :) thank you 😉

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