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 (1.4 MB, changelog)
Latest version: v5.5

Beta version
exe 7tt_setup_beta.exe (1.41 MB, changelog)
Latest beta version: v5.5.0.6
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 (753.85 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.

4,332 Responses to “7+ Taskbar Tweaker”

  1. Christopher Lopez says:

    I keep getting error loading library (5).

    I am on windows 10 pro please help.

  2. Poor College Student says:

    I accidentally updated to 1809, since I thought I was on the Semi-Annual Channel (~4 months delayed release updates) and not the targeted one.
    Will we have to wait till Nov/December before non-doners gets the 1809 version?
    If so, I’m definitely considering reinstalling my whole OS to 1803 so I can get this working again.
    Also keep up the good work, this is definitely an indispensible tool.

    • RaMMicHaeL says:

      It’s nice to know that you value 7+ Taskbar Tweaker so much that you rather downgrade your OS to use it. No need to do it. I believe that the beta version works well enough, even if it’s still not 100% ready.
      I see from your username that you’re a student. Please email me and we’ll sort it out. My email can be found here.

      • PCS says:

        Well thanks, but no.
        I decided to roll back to 1803 (got my system setup in less than 20 minutes, thx to backups) and i’ll just wait it out.

  3. jerome says:


    For many months, my explorer crashed many times. Easily 7 / 8 times per week.
    I’m not sure but I think the problem is 7+ taskbar.
    With 7+ v5.5.0.2 and : problem
    With v5.5.0.3 and since i updated to, no more problem, no crash.

    Eveything seems to be ok for me with the beta
    Personnaly, i stop now to update 7+ taskbar. I will update only i really need it!

    Thank you 🙂
    (sorry for my poor english…)

    • RaMMicHaeL says:

      Hi Jerome,

      I assume that you’re using Windows 10 with the new October 2018 Update. v5.5.0.5 is indeed the first version which is designed around this Windows 10 version – v5.5.0.4 and v5.5.0.3 were designed around Windows 10 insider build 17713, and v5.5.0.2 and earlier didn’t support Windows 10 version 1809 at all. So it makes sense that versions before v5.5.0.5 had problems.

      I understand that v5.5.0.5 works well for you, which is good to know, but I still suggest you to update to the next non-beta version when it’s ready (v5.6).

  4. GWK says:

    still same fatal error v5.5.0.6 for 17765.55

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