7+ Taskbar Tweaker for Windows 10 October 2018 Update

Three days ago, on October 2, Microsoft started pushing a new Windows 10 update, the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, to users. As with previous Windows 10 updates, the new update breaks compatibility with 7+ Taskbar Tweaker.

With previous updates of Windows 10, I published alpha versions of 7+ Taskbar Tweaker while working on compatibility for the new update. But this time there will be no alpha versions – the gradual updates will be through beta versions, and until the final version is ready, contributors can try the experimental support with an access code. See the 7+ Taskbar Tweaker and Windows 10 insider builds post for more details.

Currently, the 5.5.0.4 beta version is available, which was designed around Windows 10 insider build 17713 but partially works with the Windows 10 October 2018 Update. I’m aware that it’s not fully compatible, and I’ll do my best to fill the gaps as soon as I can.

You can get the support code for the beta version here.

Update (October 12): v5.5.0.5 beta is available. This version fixes most known issue.

Posted in Software, Updates by RaMMicHaeL at October 5th, 2018.

29 Responses to “7+ Taskbar Tweaker for Windows 10 October 2018 Update”

  1. LLiam says:

    Hi

    The beta 5.5.0.4 you mentioned does not partially work with the latest October update release.

    My laptop has just updated and I tried the beta build mentioned by you in the post but;

    Could not load library (1004) error message after install.

  2. LeonK says:

    The beta version 5.5.04 crashed my Explorer (1809 win10) if I change Taskbar button order by dragging it. So it is unusable in 1809 for me.

    • RaMMicHaeL says:

      This most probably happens due to the virtual_desktop_order_fix advanced option. Please disable it for now, until a version that fixes it is available. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  3. Mayuresh says:

    After installing the 5.5.04 beta version , I get a the below message. What does that mean ?
    Could not load library (1004) error message after install.

  4. Dennis says:

    Will be waiting patiently on the upcoming update.

    BTW, will that be possible to create this tool that can be run regardless any windows version? Windows update is annoying which crashes this wonderful software all the time…

    • RaMMicHaeL says:

      will that be possible to create this tool that can be run regardless any windows version? Windows update is annoying which crashes this wonderful software all the time…

      Not with the way the tweaker currently works, unfortunately.

  5. Mike says:

    Must be a pain to keep updating the code every six months 😐
    Out of curiosity…

    What exactly keeps breaking functionality?

    Does there exist a way to increase a release’s longevity to survive Windows 10 version updates?

    As the SW is proprietary, what happens if you step away from development? Any chance you would open source the SW?

    • RaMMicHaeL says:

      What exactly keeps breaking functionality?

      You can read this post for details.

      Does there exist a way to increase a release’s longevity to survive Windows 10 version updates?

      Not really, as long as you want to keep all of the current options.

      Any chance you would open source the SW?

      Maybe one day, but currently I don’t plan to open source it.

      • Mike says:

        as long as you want to keep all of the current options.

        I can only speak for the PCs I oversee, but the reason your brilliant piece of SW gets installed on these desktops is the no_width_limit setting for vertical taskbars.

        Far as I know, 7+TT is the only SW that provides this functionality.

        Many thanks Sir 🙂

  6. Alexandre Frohlich says:

    Hello,

    You mentioned a supporter code. I made a contribution for earlier versions of your amazing app.
    I don’t remember receiving a code nor seeing a place to input said code. Although my memory isn’t what it used to be.
    Can you help me out here?

  7. Alexandre Frohlich says:

    It’s me again, I might have used a different email and I am just posting a new message with the other email.

  8. Lang says:

    Hi, RaMMicHaeL

    Thanks for great helpfull tool. I using Latest beta version: v5.5.0.5

    Taskbar is crash when I middle button click to maximize all group items (taskbaritem|mclick: 11)

    Please fix it. Thanks so much!

  9. jungsu says:

    I donated.
    When will it be updated?
    I am waiting.

    • RaMMicHaeL says:

      Thank you for the contribution jungsu! A release version for Windows 10 October 2018 Update is not yet ready. Meanwhile you can try the beta version. You can get it here. Then you need to insert a support code for the tweaker to enable the experimental support. Please see this post for more details.

  10. Jos says:

    Hello,

    I have the new Windows 1809 update; and v5.5.0.5 beta does not work (I get an error “could not load libraries”).
    Should this version already work with the Windows 10 October 2018 update?
    Thank you.

  11. Alex says:

    Hi RaMMicHaeL

    i received supporter code but there it shall be inserted? I do not see any option or settings file or even in registry
    Please assist

    Thank you

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