7+ Taskbar Tweaker v4.5, with Windows 8.1 Update 1 support

7+ Taskbar Tweaker v4.5, the stable version that is compatible with Windows 8.1 Update 1, is finally out!

Two months ago, I’ve created a blog post describing why adding support for the new Windows update is not trivial, and provided a way for you, the users, to support the porting effort with donations. I was pleasantly surprised by the quick completion of the goal. I want to thank everybody who supported the porting effort: Charles George, Justin Shillock (Platypus Man), and other contributors.

In addition to the support of Windows 8.1 Update 1, 7+ Taskbar Tweaker v4.5 fixes a couple of minor bugs comparing to v4.4.6. One issue that is still left unsolved is the lack of proper support for Metro taskbar items. Windows 8.1 Update 1 has a separate handling logic for Metro tasks, so it will require some effort. I plan to get this fixed in one of the future versions.

You can get 7+ Taskbar Tweaker v4.5 here.

Posted in Software, Updates by RaMMicHaeL at May 10th, 2014.

12 Responses to “7+ Taskbar Tweaker v4.5, with Windows 8.1 Update 1 support”

  1. xpclient says:

    Thank you again for a fantastic program. Makes the new Windows taskbar usable.

  2. Great, it works for me, thank you so much! It feels good to have the Taskbar working “correctly” again: Middle-click to close programs/windows, just like Internet Explorer, Visual Studio, and most of the other tabbed applications out there.

  3. Hi
    i have problem explorer.exe crashed
    when windows startup loading
    it is problem 7+ taskbar or Windows ?

    • RaMMicHaeL says:


      it is problem 7+ taskbar or Windows ?

      Have you tried turning off the tweaker and restarting? That’s the best way to find out whether the tweaker causes the issue.

  4. not one microsoft can search help code error: 0x3b1ed6bc

  5. CMMartti says:

    Thank you very much for updating 7+TT for Windows 8.1. I was sorely missing the scroll to change volume, among many, many other great features. 7+TT is freeware at it’s best!

    Hopefully Microsoft doesn’t break 7+TT compatibility any more in future Windows updates!

  6. RobotNinja says:

    Amazing functionality & thanks for update – I salute you

  7. RPhillips says:

    It’s been said many times already, but I don’t think you can ever get tired of hearing kudos and appreciation from this community. You have created an amazing product that makes windows so much more like it “should” be.

    Thank you very much!

  8. Jay says:

    I got the same problem!!

    Explorer.exe – unknown hard error.

    Closing the dialog box restarts explorer.exe automatically then runs fine.

    Trying to solve the problem damaged my windows installation. I’m currently trying different solutions to boot in my account, (currently stuck in a black screen loop), before reinstalling windows.
    Once I’m up and running again, I will reinstall 7+ (uninstalled it and did scan /sfx, windows died on the next reboot) when I’m up and running again and report back here if the the problem comes back.

  9. David Roper says:

    i am the admin of my laptop. I am the only one using it.
    I cannot uninstall it. It refuses to uninstall and tells me i do not have admin rights. What now?.

    • RaMMicHaeL says:

      The tweaker shouldn’t require administrative rights to either install or uninstall.
      Could you provide a screenshot with the error you’re seeing?
      Also, you might want to try disabling autostart for the tweaker, restarting, and trying to uninstall again.

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