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
Available languages:
Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Macedonian, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian.

Demo video

Here is a video that demonstrates some of the tweaks:

FAQ

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.

7tt-portable-small

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.
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4,209 Responses to “7+ Taskbar Tweaker”

  1. Denton says:

    The new Win10 update has put a Sound Device switcher into the Volume Control panel – is it possible to make 7TT use the new Volume Control slider instead of the Classic one? Thanks for any info!

  2. Anixx says:

    It seems that the distance between the tray icons in Win10 can be reduced by setting the negative value:

    http://winclassic.boards.net/thread/280/classic-taskbar-superbar-startisback?page=1&scrollTo=1441

    Unfortunately, this makes the tray area incorrectly sized, which I suspect, is solely due to lack of support for such possibility by 7+TT. Is it possible to recognize possibility of reducing the distance between tray icons and, as such, correctly calculate size and position of the tray area?

  3. bob says:

    I am getting 7+ TaskBar Tweaker: Could not load library (1003) error with v5.5 on non april update (can’t update at the moment because of corporate policy).

    Any way to download 5.4 again?

  4. Yip says:

    Hello! I just created a shortcut of “7+ Taskbar Tweaker.exe”. Is it possible to launch it minimized (without showing the program interface)? Thanks.

  5. Gene says:

    Your help link isn’t assigned to any app to open it.
    Windows 10 64bit Insiders Preview

  6. Joseph Bell says:

    seems the option to have all tray icons to display on hover is now gone in the v5.5 build . Was this intentional ? That was a fav feature of mine !

  7. Andrew says:

    Having a small issue. I’ve set “no width limit” on advanced options to make the taskbar as thin as possible when it’s in a vertical orientation but upon startup, the taskbar always resets to the default Windows 10 width.

    I’ve installed the tweaker through Standard and also made sure it starts on startup so a bit confused here. I’m running Windows 10 1803 (April Creator’s Update), so maybe that’s the issue?

    • RaMMicHaeL says:

      I’ll try to reproduce it on my computer, and will let you know if I see the issue too.
      Meanwhile, can you please tell whether you have more than one monitor, and whether you have other customization programs on your computer (such as a custom start menu)?

      • Andrew says:

        Hi, thank you for getting back to me! I only have the one monitor (it’s a laptop) and I am running custom themes on Windows. Specifically the Windows Arc Dark theme as well as custom cursors and custom icons. Those are the only customizations I’m currently running.

  8. Lizard says:

    is it already stable?? greetings …. and thx …

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