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Posted at June 17th, 2010.

249 Responses to “About”

  1. Thanks for 7+ Taskbar Tweaker and in particular the w10_large_icons feature, which I found at http://www.tenforums.com/general-discussion/10367-make-taskbar-icons-bigger-2.html while searching for a solution for the Win 10 small taskbar icon annoyance.

    • Tim W says:

      Loved the win 10 Large taskbar Icons feature! Unfortunately, they won’t let me use it at work because it triggered Symantec Endpoint intrusion detection and has two Trojan hits on VirusTotal

  2. Valentin says:

    Hello RaMMicHaeL,
    I use your Taskbar Tweaker 7+ program under Windows 7 (very handy thank you), and I wanted to know if it were possible to add the “decombine via left-click on the group, not only via on mouse hover.

    thanks good
    And sorry for translation
    Val

  3. Randy says:

    Hi Ram,
    Could 7+ have a feature to minimize on Windows startup? Currently running Windows 10, and I have to minimize it every time Windows is restarted.

    Otherwise, totally solid man. Just donated $10.

    • RaMMicHaeL says:

      Hi Randy,

      Thanks for the donation!

      7+ Taskbar Tweaker should start minimized to tray by default. Perhaps you have more than one entry for it in the autorun list. You can check this in task manager, the startup tab.

  4. Eli says:

    A couple of weeks ago I sent a comment to you using the hidden, disposable email address submitted above. You responded promptly, for which I thank you.

    However, today I received a phishing email at that same email address (the old ‘your PayPal account is limited’ scam).

    So I suspect that your website has been compromised.

    If you want to know more about this, contact me offline via that disposable email address.

    • FF says:

      I’m just browsing around, and I wanted to point out that anyone can send an email from any email address. I can send an email to you with the “From” field set to “Steve Jobs steven.jobs@apple.com“, while having had no access to any such email address, nor the Apple smtp server, nor ever having had any interaction with Jobs, Apple or anything else. The SMTP protocol is very versatile and you can do pretty much anything you want with it. I wouldn’t be worried about compromised machines just as a result of a rogue email from a trusted email address.

  5. Setr223 says:

    Hi!
    It would be great if there was an option in Taskbar Tweaker 7+ to reduce the size of font of seconds in the clock. Something like, you know, big hour, big minutes and small (eg. half height) secons.
    Seconds are useful but too much distracting now.

  6. loise says:

    Do you know any way to lock lf2 .dat

  7. tom says:

    The remove exta gap between items option works fine while in horizontal mode. I only use the taskbar in vertical mode. There is a bit of space on each side of the items that cannot be reduced. Can you reduce it somehow while in vertical mode?

    • RaMMicHaeL says:

      The trick which 7+ Taskbar Tweaker uses to reduce the gap doesn’t work with the vertical taskbar mode.
      As of now, I don’t plan to search for a more universal solution.

  8. Cody says:

    In regards to the w10_large_icons feature: Is there any way I can make your software load before the desktop appears?

    I realize this is something minor, but I really don’t like having to see the icons small even for a moment. They don’t become large until after your program eventually launches.

  9. hi, i’m using win7 64 bit. i want to disable tumbnail preview at taskbar on mousehover. searched google, forums etc. non of the articles helped me inculiding editing registry, system performance options, disabling aero peek, using gpedit.msc… only taskbar tweaker solved the problem. but:

    first of all i do not want to use a program to do this.

    and secondly, if you managed to do this, hiding prewiev with a program, that means there must be a solution. could you please tell me how to do this without using a program.

  10. Tim says:

    What would be really useful would be an option to have the taskbar buttons a different color to the taskbar itself, or some other way of telling the groups when you have manual grouping with vertical taskbar. see here:

    http://superuser.com/questions/1073441/windows-10-make-taskbar-itself-a-different-color-from-the-taskbar-buttons/

  11. LafinJack says:

    You are beautiful.

  12. Chris says:

    Hello,

    is it maybe possible to center the taskbar icons like shown here with your tweak? (http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/20602-taskbar-center-icons.html)

    I think it looks awesome and would be extremly useful for multi-screen-setups.

    Best regards,
    Chris

  13. Lisa says:

    Hello!

    I donated so I can test your alpha versions of 7+ Taskbar Tweaker. I haven’t received any e-mail with a download link. I checked my spam folder as well, but no e-mail. Am I missing something? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

    E-mail I used: raptormoonx@sbcglobal.net

  14. SpeedXaaa says:

    Hey, I made a donation just a bit ago in order to get the alpha version, and it says I’m not in the database. Does it just take a little while to process or what?

    Thanks!

  15. T.L. Wang says:

    Hey, I made a donation just a bit ago in order to get the alpha version, and it says I’m not in the database. Give me a hand please.

  16. Taylor Landress says:

    Dontaed a little while ago and haven’t received my download link. How long does it usually take? Thanks again for this helpful software/.

  17. Nate says:

    Hi, donated and won’t let me download. Thanks!

  18. Andre Asselin says:

    I tried using the alpha versions of taskbar tweaker with Win10 anniversary, but Win10 is detecting the download as malware (Trojan:Win32/Varpes.M!cl). Virustotal also is reporting 9/56 engines detect it as malware https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/4db925bfe1d5d8c193c49da2a7077868eeb24036b747372154c84679fdf8c279/analysis/1472670410/

    I’m sure this is a false positive…. but is there something you can do to eliminate that?

    Thanks!

    Andre

    • RaMMicHaeL says:

      The only thing I can do is contact the companies, but I don’t want to invest my time in that, since that’s an alpha version.
      As a side note, I have just released a public beta version, which seems to have less detections.

      • Andre Asselin says:

        I just tried the new beta, and Win10 does NOT detect it as malware. Not sure why the alphas are borked and the beta works… but problem solved

  19. Kuba says:

    I’ve been using Taskbar Tweaker for several years, and it has worked like a charm. Recently, both of my work PCs (a Win7 and a Win10 machine) have been giving the following error message:
    7+ Taskbar Tweaker: Could not load library (1003),
    and 7TT tweaks do not work. I’ve identified the cause as a block by CylancePROTECT, which my company has recently started using. If there is a workaround, I would love to know about it. I haven’t figured out yet whether Cylance has a list or is identifying 7TT through the Windows Explorer processes it affects. Thought I would share.

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