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 (1.11 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 (1.11 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 it’s 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. I reported it to AntiVir and they removed the detection: before, after.
Also remember that the tweaker injects into explorer and modifies it’s 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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1,980 Responses to “7+ Taskbar Tweaker”

  1. Chris says:

    Hi, since Win 8.1 Feature Pack program stopped working: Cannot load DLL (107) (64Bit Win 8.1 Pro). Can you fix, please. This tool is really helpful.

  2. Matt Curtis says:
  3. aLiN says:

    Hi,
    Can you make an option for Middle click to act as Paste (Ctrl + V) like in Ubuntu ?

  4. mark says:

    How can I prevent the main window appearing when 7+ TT executable run?

  5. Ramon says:

    Hello RaMMicHaeL,

    7+ Tweaker (latest Beta) is not compatible with Windows 8.1 Update 1 (Feature Pack) RTM. At Windows Start, the Explorer cannot inject. I love your Program can you please fix the Compatibility? The Explorer.exe are Build : 6.3.9600.17031

    Thanks for your Support

  6. J says:

    Dear gawd… you don’t know what you have until you loose it… I’ll donate on wednesday when I get my pay! I NEED 7+TT more than I need [insert context sensitive word]!

    7+ Taskbar is so important! I get such a fast workflow with all those great features! Once you try it you can’t live without it!

    Thank you for 7+TT
    Great work!

    J.

  7. jt4703 says:

    ARGH I want to completely disable the jumplist and I don’t see how to do it in 4.4.6. Please help! I keep activating it by pushing up on the mouse when I left click.

  8. Drew says:

    Request

    Selective link opening

    Icon 1 – Opens on 1 click
    Icon 2 – Opens on X clicks

  9. shina says:

    So, is it possible switch window AlwaysOnTop?

    • RaMMicHaeL says:

      Nope, but this was requested before.
      It’s not as straightforward to implement in the new (Windows 7 and up) taskbar, as there are items with different widths, such as pinned items, grouped items, combined items, etc.

  10. davis60 says:

    Hey, after I switched from dongle to broadband, I have been getting these randomly, and after that 7+tt don’t work.

  11. Bruce McN says:

    With the option to control the volume through the mouse scroll wheel over the notification area, could you also implement a middle click=mute toggle when the mouse is over the notification area.
    If this is a problem, then maybe having the volume control/scroll & middle click=mute toggle area over the tray clock.

    Thanks for the great program!

    • RaMMicHaeL says:

      A similar feature is already implemented: you can middle click the volume control tray icon to toggle mute.
      Note that you can also use the empty space options.

      • Bruce McN says:

        The middle click over the volume control is a much smaller area than the tray clock (quicker to navigate to the larger area). You have the ability to mute over the taskbar – it would be nice to see middle click support over the tray or over the clock as well.

        • RaMMicHaeL says:

          Using the whole notification area won’t work, as there are tray icons which respond to the middle click.
          Using the clock might work, though I don’t see it as a major improvement over the current feature.
          In any case, feel free to create a suggestion on UserEcho, and I might consider it in a future version.
          http://tweaker.userecho.com/

  12. poidi says:

    Hi there! love the TaskInspector to manually group windows!

    But it would be great to have rules to group windows based on there title.

    i use plenty of puty sessions, and in the title there is the host, which i am connected to – would be great to be able to group them automatically.

    actually i use kitty, and there i can define different window-icons for different hosts – so that would be another possibility to group by window icon?

  13. Argos says:

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

  14. Anthony says:

    I really like 7+ taskbar tweaker. I have a feature request. Can you find a way to restore the date displayed under the time in the lower-right corner, but when the menubar is set to small icons? I really like displaying seconds.

  15. rookie1024 says:

    I love it! The single-click pinned app launch was the most annoying feature ever, and this has a fix for it!

  16. Livven says:

    Just a heads up, Windows 8.1 Update 1 seems to be have broken 7+ Taskbar Tweaker. I get a “Could not load library (107)” error on startup and while the settings page can be opened just fine, none actually have any effect. Trying to open the taskbar inspector says “Not injected into explorer”.

  17. Jacker says:

    After I downloaded and installed Windows important updates, it gives me a error message on startup:
    http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/0fcd/vox32d7831764jjfg.jpg

    • V10R37 says:

      Just a heads up, Windows 8.1 Update 1 seems to be have broken 7+ Taskbar Tweaker. I get a “Could not load library (107)” error on startup and while the settings page can be opened just fine, none actually have any effect. Trying to open the taskbar inspector says “Not injected into explorer”.

      It’s a known issue. Please see the following blog post:
      7+ Taskbar Tweaker and Windows 8.1 Update 1

  18. LPChip says:

    I love this program. Is it possible to add a feature that if you click on an app inside a group it minimises all window but the one you clicked from that group? I’d like to use this to keep the explorer windows minimised when not using them.

  19. nameme says:

    thanks for this software

  20. Derek says:

    I noticed that cycling tabs (via mouse wheel) does not work going left when on the Windows 7 file/copy dialog. In fact I can scroll to go right, but not left.

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