7+ Taskbar Tweaker for Windows 10 Anniversary Update: early alpha version

Microsoft has announced that the second update of Windows 10, the Anniversary Update, is going to be available on August 2. While the update is not available yet, there are rumors that the update will be based on Windows 10 build 14393, which is available for the participants of the Windows Insider program.

Meanwhile, I have updated 7+ Taskbar Tweaker to be compatible with Windows 10 build 14390. There’s an alpha version available, which is functional, but not complete: some of the options still don’t work properly with the new build. Also, the alpha version might work for Windows 10 build 14393, but it wasn’t tested. Those of you who have donated can get the alpha version here (the link was removed).

Alpha version changelog

  • v5.1.9.2 (August 6): Implemented the Display seconds on the tray clock option, fixed the Hide the Start button option for 64-bit.
  • v5.1.9.3 (August 13): Fixed the Combine grouped buttons option, fixed labels showing up for grouped buttons with the Don't combine grouped buttons option.
  • v5.1.9.4 (August 19): Improved the combining options, implemented the tray_icons_padding advanced option for Windows 10, other fixes.

Update (September 1): The first public beta version is available! Get it here.
Update (September 9): Windows 10 Anniversary Update is fully supported by 7+ Taskbar Tweaker.

Posted in Software, Updates by RaMMicHaeL at July 25th, 2016.
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197 Responses to “7+ Taskbar Tweaker for Windows 10 Anniversary Update: early alpha version”

  1. Potato says:

    Thank you very much for this software and its updates, I can’t imagine my Windows without it. Is there a chance to have an option for fully transparent taskbar added to it? Thx again.

  2. Sojiro84 says:

    Yes! I was waiting a long time for this update. I regretted going on the insider builds again the moment your program stopped working in that build.

    Glad to have a working version again. Was a good reason to donate some at the same time for this sweet little program.

  3. TheColin21 says:

    I donated, but I sill cannot download. For weeks by now. That’s pretty annoying.

    • Bugster says:

      Same for me

      • Nico de Vries says:

        Same for me. I donated but can not download the alpha. Would appreciate if that could be fixed. It says “Could not send the email because of a server error. Please try again later. The following error has occurred: mail() [function.mail]: Sorry, the server has not relayed this email, more emails were sent today than allowed”.

        • RaMMicHaeL says:

          Unfortunately, the server that I’m using limits the amount of emails that can be sent every day. Therefore, the email couldn’t be sent.
          Try again today or tomorrow, it should work.

  4. Tsvetan says:

    Thank you!

  5. Riccardo says:

    Can’t wait for it to work with the clock, I’m a “seconds-whore” xD

  6. Slusho says:

    Updated and my taskbar icons are back to being big again. Thanks!

  7. Dennis says:

    Thanks for the alpha version. Just installed it on Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Most features do indeed work. The two features that are must have for me work perfectly (middle mouse button on taskbar item to close, drag-drop rearrange task bar items). I had to work without them for 15 minutes and almost went crazy… 🙂 So far the only thing that I found that doesn’t work is ‘Display seconds on the tray clock’. Keep up the good work!

  8. Naveen says:

    I am getting an error while running the latest version of 7+

    Could not load libarary(107) for Windows 10 14393

    • Migs says:

      This is happening to me also. Even worse, my PC hangs right after the error message shows up. Start button, Taskbar, Clock, Action Center Icon — all become unresponsive. Once they are, I cannot bypass it to access Task Manager or Settings or MSCONFIG or even the Command Line, so I could disable Taskbar Tweaker from initiating.

  9. Kuba says:

    Please relase it to public soon 🙂

  10. Yuuki says:

    Can not Donate from Japan in paypal.
    I am looking forward to the official version.

  11. Lukas says:

    The access to the alpha version does not work:

    Sorry, the server has not relayed this email, more emails were sent today than allowed.

  12. Matt says:

    Need any help with testing? First thing I noticed is that the tray clock isn’t showing the seconds when that option is selected, and the time goes away completely if you hover over it.

  13. CoffeeistheNewBlack says:

    Windows Defender is seeing the beta file as malware. I’ve reported to Windows that it is not.

  14. Matzzz3 says:

    THX !

  15. Sythini says:

    When requesting early alpha access this shows up:

    ”Could not send the email because of a server error. Please try again later.
    The following error has occurred:
    mail() [function.mail]: Sorry, the server has not relayed this email, more emails were sent today than allowed.”

  16. Daniel says:

    Hey man, your mail server doesn’t feel like sending any more mail today:
    http://i.imgur.com/8kGZD2C.png

    Thanks for Taskbar Tweaker, I can’t live without it.

    • RaMMicHaeL says:

      Unfortunately, the server that I’m using limits the amount of emails that can be sent every day. Therefore, the email couldn’t be sent.
      Try again today or tomorrow, it should work.

  17. Alex says:

    looks like your mailserver broke because of the many donators trying to get that alpha version today 🙂

    Could not send the email because of a server error. Please try again later.
    The following error has occurred:
    mail() [function.mail]: Sorry, the server has not relayed this email, more emails were sent today than allowed.

    • RaMMicHaeL says:

      Unfortunately, the server that I’m using limits the amount of emails that can be sent every day. Therefore, the email couldn’t be sent.
      Try again today or tomorrow, it should work.

  18. Yves says:

    Something went wrong. I made a donation to test the new version. That’s what the e-mail check site said:

    Request access to early alpha versions
    Could not send the email because of a server error. Please try again later.
    The following error has occurred:
    mail() [function.mail]: Sorry, the server has not relayed this email, more emails were sent today than allowed.

    I’ll come back tomorrow.

  19. Ferdinand says:

    Could someone please confirm if the alpha version works for Windows 10 build 14393? Thanks!

  20. Douglass Guy says:

    7+ Taskbar Tweaker is a terrific app, but now following the Windows 10 update to build 14393.10 I am receiving a “Could not load library (107)” error. I understand you are working on the alpha version of Tweaker but I am leery about alpha and beta testing on my machines. Any idea when the full version for this new Windows build will be completed? I really enjoy the app and am looking forward to using it again.

    Also, is it possible to make a donation without using PayPal?

  21. Ken Mason says:

    I donated to you earlier today, and then went to download the alpha version. Unfortunately, I got the following error:

    “Request access to early alpha versions
    Could not send the email because of a server error. Please try again later.
    The following error has occurred:
    mail() [function.mail]: Sorry, the server has not relayed this email, more emails were sent today than allowed.”

    Also, the List View shows black text on a white background, instead of white text on a blue background (my preference).

    Can you please fix this for me? Also, when do you expect to have the RTM version available? Even better, give me a shout when it’s ready.

    Thanks!

    • RaMMicHaeL says:

      I donated to you earlier today, and then went to download the alpha version. Unfortunately, I got the following error:

      Unfortunately, the server that I’m using limits the amount of emails that can be sent every day. Therefore, the email couldn’t be sent.
      Try again today or tomorrow, it should work.

      Also, the List View shows black text on a white background, instead of white text on a blue background (my preference).

      Is that caused by the tweaker, or is that an issue of Windows?

      Also, when do you expect to have the RTM version available?

      I don’t have a fixed date, but I hope to get it ready in 2-3 weeks.

  22. Hinesmdc says:

    The Anniversary update for Windows 10 has broken the program! It always says “could not load library” or something like that. Please fix! This is one of my favorite programs ever.

  23. Yves says:

    E-mail/download worked today, and v5.1.9.1 works as expected on Windows 10.1607. Thank you!

  24. E1 says:

    Thanks, this did the trick after the anniversary update started causing “could not load library” error messages.

    Funny how much I miss 7TTT when it stops working 🙂

  25. Roger says:

    Download doesn’t work after Donation. It says:
    Could not send the email because of a server error. Please try again later.
    The following error has occurred:
    mail() [function.mail]: Sorry, the server has not relayed this email, more emails were sent today than allowed.

    • RaMMicHaeL says:

      Unfortunately, the server that I’m using limits the amount of emails that can be sent every day. Therefore, the email couldn’t be sent.
      Try again today or tomorrow, it should work.

  26. George says:

    Thank you very much – v5.1.9.1 actually works on Windows 10.1607! But I’ve encountered with the bug of “Display seconds on the tray clock” feature – if it’s enabled and I hover the mouse over the tray clock then time is disappearing completely and there is an empty space only.

  27. dtam says:

    I made a donation to test the new version. But I can’t download it:

    Request access to early alpha versions
    Could not send the email because of a server error. Please try again later.
    The following error has occurred:
    mail() [function.mail]: Sorry, the server has not relayed this email, more emails were sent today than allowed.

    • RaMMicHaeL says:

      Unfortunately, the server that I’m using limits the amount of emails that can be sent every day. Therefore, the email couldn’t be sent.
      Try again today or tomorrow, it should work.

  28. Fred Greco says:

    I am getting the same error others have reported. I donated yesterday using my wife’s email (she has the PayPal account), but I get this:
    “Request access to early alpha versions
    Could not send the email because of a server error. Please try again later.
    The following error has occurred:
    mail() [function.mail]: Sorry, the server has not relayed this email, more emails were sent today than allowed.”

    Is it possible to get access to the new alpha? It is annoying to have this program (which is GREAT) broken by the Windows 10 update.

    • RaMMicHaeL says:

      Unfortunately, the server that I’m using limits the amount of emails that can be sent every day. Therefore, the email couldn’t be sent.
      Try again today or tomorrow, it should work.

      • Fred Greco says:

        I was able to download it the next day and it worked like a charm. Thank you for your great program! I have been using it for years.

  29. Yves says:

    Combining windows on the taskbar doesn’t seem to work anymore. Is that what you mean with “incomplete”?

  30. Alex says:

    thank you for your great effort developing this amazing tool.
    sorry i cant make a donation. paypal isnt available in my country nor any other epayment methods.
    i wish if you could send me a copy of the alpha because its really hard working with the default taskbar. this is my email address and thanks
    odb970@gmail.com

  31. LeVvE says:

    I got a question, would it be possible to move the notification button all the way to the right when “Show desktop” button is disabled?

    Like this: https://i.imgur.com/kZD1VfA.png

  32. Lee says:

    Hi – I donated today as I wanted to get access to your alpha version of 7+ Taskbar Tweaker for Win10 Anniversary and upon successful donation, I tried to enter my email for access. I received the following error:

    **Request access to early alpha versions
    **
    **Could not send the email because of a server error. Please try again **later.
    **The following error has occurred:
    **mail() [function.mail]: Sorry, the server has not relayed this email, **more emails were sent today than allowed.
    **

    Please advise.

    Thanks and love the product! Windows is driving me insane since it updated last week.

    Lee

    • RaMMicHaeL says:

      Unfortunately, the server that I’m using limits the amount of emails that can be sent every day. Therefore, the email couldn’t be sent.
      Try again today or tomorrow, it should work.

  33. Diego says:

    Hi there! I’m trying to download the alpha version but I’m receiving the following error:

    Request access to early alpha versions

    Could not send the email because of a server error. Please try again later.
    The following error has occurred:
    mail() [function.mail]: Sorry, the server has not relayed this email, more emails were sent today than allowed.

    Can you help?

    Thanks!

  34. Migs says:

    After I get the “Could not load Library (107)” error, my PC freezes up. Then I cannot access Settings or Taskbar Manager or even MSCONFIG to disable 7TT from loading at startup.

    Windows just keeps loading, and then the error shows, and then everything freezes. Please help.

    • RaMMicHaeL says:

      You can open Task Manager by using one of the hotkeys, e.g. Ctrl+Alt+Del or Ctrl+Shift+Escape.
      If that doesn’t help, enter safe mode. You should be able to use msconfig from there.

      • Migs says:

        Wow thanks for replying. Very nice of you to take the time to suggest a fix, even in the midst of what must be a busy time.

        I now know that although the 107 error was occurring during my Windows 10 startup, it was not the actual cause of the Windows 10 startup problem. Twas really Windows 10 that was screwing up. Classic case of a post hoc ergo propter hoc mistake.

  35. Herbert says:

    Thanks for the quick response to my email. The alpha version so far is working fine for me and I appreciate your efforts on this program. Like everyone has said, it’s beyond useful and the few days I was without it after the Windows 10 Anniversary Update were excruciating.

  36. Долматов says:

    Good tool, but i donate little money

  37. Ivan says:

    Привет!
    Хочу скачать альфа-версию, а там:
    Request access to early alpha versions
    Could not send the email because of a server error. Please try again later.
    The following error has occurred:
    mail() [function.mail]: Sorry, the server has not relayed this email, more emails were sent today than allowed.

    Донат сделал, 5$ только могу (
    Спасибо за отличную программу, без неё никак!

    • RaMMicHaeL says:

      Спасибо за поддержку!
      У сервера дневное ограничение по количеству писем. Попробуйте снова сегодня или завтра, должно получится.

  38. John says:

    Hi Michael, just wondering if it would be possible to preserve taskbar order in the next update of taskbar tweaker? The trouble is, when the option to only show open windows on the desktop you are using is selected, the taskbar order changes when switching between desktops if taskbar items are rearranged. Would be happy to donate to make this happen!

  39. Kevin says:

    I donated to get the Alpha version but there is an error:

    Could not send the email because of a server error. Please try again later.
    The following error has occurred:
    mail() [function.mail]: Sorry, the server has not relayed this email, more emails were sent today than allowed.

    Thanks

    • RaMMicHaeL says:

      Unfortunately, the server that I’m using limits the amount of emails that can be sent every day. Therefore, the email couldn’t be sent.
      Try again today or tomorrow, it should work.

  40. Kevin says:

    It appears that the email system wont allow more sending of the alpha version today. Is there a daily limit?

    • RaMMicHaeL says:

      Unfortunately, the server that I’m using limits the amount of emails that can be sent every day. Therefore, the email couldn’t be sent.
      Try again today or tomorrow, it should work.

  41. Jack S. says:

    Kaspersky: Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Injector.piul
    McAfee-GW-Edition: BehavesLike.Win32.Dropper.tc
    Panda: Generic Suspicious


    virustotal: https://virustotal.com/ru/file/c6158b52545996ad7e4dc1898cc4d18bc6f2241e294fc1bf7a7f0e3454e481c9/analysis/

  42. Tom says:

    I just installed the v5.1.9.2 alpha of 7+ . It worked fine enlarging the taskbar icons on the Windows 10 anniversary build. I needed to run it as an administrator.

  43. bolu says:

    How much should I donate to get alpha access?

  44. Sergey says:

    Is it possible to not display the text (only icons) for the grouped, but not combined taskbar icons?

    Windows setting: Combine taskbar buttons: Always, hide labels
    7+ taskbar: Group by Application ID, Don’t combine grouped buttons

    Text is not shown for normal icons, but is displayed for the grouped icons, I’d like to see only icons without text.

  45. mongojarle says:

    Feature suggestion (win10):
    Allow for reordering of the messages-icon and the clock. The other icons you can move around, but not the clock and chat-bubble. Annoys me that the order of these two are switched around.

  46. Wells says:

    While i dont have the Alpha version, i do have the v5.1 version, and up untill today, it has worked well with Windows 10.

    But today… Windows installed an update on my PC that changed the start menu around (again….) As well as reset my video and audio options back to default…..

    Now 7+ is giving me a: 7+ taskbar tweaker: Could not load library (107)

    Error on startup.

    Just wanted to let you know their new update breaks it 🙁

  47. Nico de Vries says:

    Please note the alpha version triggers several virus scanners:
    Bkav: HW32.Packed.2387
    Kaspersky: Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Injector.piul
    McAfee-GW-Edition: BehavesLike.Win32.Dropper.tc
    Panda Generic: Suspicious

    See: https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/c6158b52545996ad7e4dc1898cc4d18bc6f2241e294fc1bf7a7f0e3454e481c9/analysis/1470751345/

  48. LafinJack says:

    You are beautiful.

  49. Patrick says:

    I have a suggestion for a future release: it would be possibile to create an option for moving the “notification area” in the taskbar on the left of the clock, as it was before the Anniversary update? I prefer it that way, and it would be nice for me to have the taskbar “the old way”.

    Thanks and compliment for your amazing work!

  50. Well, I paid the 10 bucks to have access to the alpha version, and it doesn’t seem to combine large/labelled grouped taskbar buttons yet, which is the main reason I used 7+. I’m now using the Windows option of grouping small/non-labelled taskbar buttons, which isn’t ideal, but at least it’s consistent, and I’m starting to get used to it. I’m now wondering if I even need 7+. Why not just keep using a Windows default option without complication?

    • RaMMicHaeL says:

      First of all, thank you for the donation!
      The combining option should work correctly in v5.1.9.3.

      I’m now wondering if I even need 7+. Why not just keep using a Windows default option without complication?

      It’s a matter of preference and habit. Some like it one way, some like it another.

      • Thank you. I tried using the link to the new version, and it says the account is generating too much traffic and has been disabled. I inputted my email address to see if a new link has been created, and I get a server-error message.

        By the way, thank you for your efforts. I’ve been using 7+ for many years, and it’s nice to have a product that provides great taskbar features that Microsoft might mimic years after the fact.

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