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 (1.22 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, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian.

Beta version
exe 7tt_setup_beta.exe (1.24 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 (744.74 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.

3,661 Responses to “7+ Taskbar Tweaker”

  1. Alexander FRanke says:

    the most recent beta version ( is falsely detected as a Trojan by Panda Antivirus (I assume because it has the exact number of file size). More info here:

  2. Dave Bian says:

    Hi RamMichael;

    I want to make a report about 7TT… It stopped working after Windows 10 Creators Update.

    I’ve updated my Surface Pro 4 and when I turn it on, a warning appears reading something about “missing libraries” (sorta)… I have to disable 7TT from autostart.

    Please let me know if you know it already.

    Best wishes from Argentina.


  3. John says:

    Oh dear, just upgraded to creators update using the update assistant tool then found out taskbar tweaker doesn’t work. Please release fix soon, thanks.

    • thatdude says:

      the middle click and double click an empty taskbar space features (to mute, etc) are broken since recent windows 10 update

    • Bryn says:

      Also just updated and discovered that 7+ no longer works. Would also appreciate an update. Really hate stacking apps.

    • Jacob says:

      Yes, this is a really cool tool! A fix for Creator’s Update would be greatly appreciated! 🙂
      And I still really wish there was some other donation channel than PayPal… 🙁

    • KEALHOVIK says:

      Yeah, this tool is essential!
      Also what i really wait for in new updates to be fixed is reseting of button positions on virtual desktop changes. I like to use many instances of programs, so for example i have 2-5 opera browsers open and i arrange them so i know which is which, but i also want to use another desktop, when i come back all of those buttons are in one spot and arranged with time of opening.

      • John says:

        Yeah, i wanted this too. It was added a while ago. If you mean the problem where on different virtual desktops if you rearranged the icons, changing virtual desktops messed up the order of those icons?

        This was fixed. The option is kinda hidden and probably not everyone realizes the option is there (i didn’t for some time) but if you right click on notification area icon for taskbar tweaker and click advanced options, then look for virtual desktop order fix and change to 1.

        I did the creators update and completely forgot about taskbar tweaker, but it was one of the first things i noticed when the update completed. The update is actually quit good, but it sucks not having taskbar tweaker functioning.

        This is my number one essential program and i’m sure it is for many others also. Just hoping for a quick fix so we don’t have to suffer for too long!

        • KEALHOVIK says:

          Oh, wow, thanks, i didn’t realized there are “Advanced options” cause i hide it from tray)) But did it help with a problem that already opened apps (pined to taskbar) don’t show up on new desktop?
          And yeah, it would’ve been really cool to hide some tray icons when “Always show all icons in the notification area” is turned on.

  4. Tom says:

    Same problem as John here 🙁 damn creators update

  5. John Mack says:

    Yep same here, getting Could not load library (104) error

  6. John Doe says:

    Ditto on the same.

  7. Daniel says:

    Please update the taskbar tweaker program to work in the creators update. I am already missing it after updating my PC.

  8. Blue Bird says:

    Please, we need 7ptt working with the Creators Update…

  9. John says:

    Pinned items aren’t affected, so default behavior for those. The change was to preserve taskbar order only. Personally, this is a major feature for me as i’m always reordering things!

  10. george says:

    Any Creators Update version??

  11. Ara says:

    How to backup 7+ Taskbar Tweaker configuration in case I have to clean install my PC?

  12. Clint says:

    Hi Michael,

    I am also getting the error with taskbar tweaker and the creators update. Are you able to provide any info of if/when an update can be released? Windows 10 just isn’t the same without it! Thanks

  13. Georg Hausmann says:

    same here, getting Could not load library (104) error like others reported already

  14. John says:

    Does anyone know if i roll back the creators update i will have to enter any of my login details again? such as password? Or can i just use my pin? I haven’t rolled back an update before and was wondering what this would involve?


  15. Gil Bar-shlomo says:

    My name is Gil and I’m from Israel.
    I would love to translate your wonderful software (7+ taskbar tweaker) into Hebrew, I’m sure it will help all Israelis who use your software.
    Please email me if you’d like to.

    Best regards,

  16. Yves says:

    Updated to latest version of Windows 10 creators update, and now get this error


    7+ Taskbar Tweaker: Could not load library (104)


  17. Thiago Henrique says:

    Hi! The 7+ tweaker is not working on windows 10 PRO version 1703 build 15063.138 (creator’s update). It says “it was not possible to load library(104)”.

  18. SorryBadEnglish says:

    7tt and Win7 with classic view:

    7tt changes the icons from directories.
    I set the icons with “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons\3 and 4.

    If I finish 7tt, then MY icons come back.
    If then I start 7tt again, icons change.

    Is there a 7tt setting for “dont change my icons” ?

  19. Baxer says:

    Автору покую, как я понял. Забейте. А еще донатил в своё время…

  20. Rathik says:

    I get the same:

    7+ Taskbar Tweaker: Could not load library (104)

    It seems microsoft doing what ever it takes to brake programs that are actually useful.

    Looking forward for the update


  21. CoproManiac says:

    After the new Windows 10 update, Taskbar Tweaker stopped working.
    I get a ‘Could not load library (104)’ error.

  22. Jacker says:

    Bitdefender, no more false positive! 🙂

  23. Amaury says:

    7tt doesn’t work any more on my windows 10, version 1703 (build 15063.250). Missing a library (104).
    Coul you tell me what to do ?

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