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 (1.58 MB, changelog)
Latest version: v5.8

Beta version
exe 7tt_setup_beta.exe (1.58 MB, changelog)
Latest beta version: v5.8.0.3
More info about beta versions.

Demo video

Here is a video that demonstrates some of the tweaks:

Source code

https://github.com/m417z/7-Taskbar-Tweaker

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 (758.62 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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5,103 Responses to “7+ Taskbar Tweaker”

  1. ray says:

    Thank you so much, nice tool.

  2. Martin says:

    Hi, nice tool – I looked for reordering grouped apps (browser) as are random after restore. Works fine, but… Using within VirtuaWin (desktop switcher) makes this order only until I switch desktops – after back it backs to initial 🙁 I would appropriate if you can cover it as well 🙂

  3. Student says:

    Hi, there is already RTM version of Windows 19041.153. But 7+ Taskbar Tweaker doesn’t support it yet.

    • RaMMicHaeL says:

      Hi,
      The update wasn’t released yet as far as I know, but for now the beta version of 7+ Taskbar Tweaker should support it.

      • Bx says:

        also hoping to see 19041.172 work so that i can begin to rebuild my own pc fresh

        ive tested 19041.172 in vm and 7tt 5.8.0.3 doesnt work with it.

        the most important feature im looking for is having taskbar icons without grouping and also without text. in fact –
        is there a registry hack for such

  4. mSyx says:

    ARM not supported.

  5. Ty says:

    Best task bar tweaker to date; makes productivity blown out of the water; love replacing middle click with processhacker taskbar, mouse driven volume control and all the rest; way ahead of microsoft. would love to see an option to change color, windows 10 is limited.

  6. EXCELLENT TWEAKER!!!

  7. Paul A. Gureghian says:

    You responded to my last question, but when I came here to see it, I couldn’t find it. so I will ask it again.

    How long after the next public release of Win10 will TT release a compatible version ? or will the current stable release and / or beta version cover it ?

    I installed a preview build to version 2004 and TT broke. So I have rolled back to the last stable public build and TT works again.

    • RaMMicHaeL says:

      Here’s your previous question and my answer.

      How long after the next public release of Win10 will TT release a compatible version ?

      Depends on the amount of required changes and my spare time. Shouldn’t take long, but there’s no deadline I can or want to commit to.

      will the current stable release and / or beta version cover it ?

      The beta version has some amount of support, but some options might not work. It’s available to contributors. See my answer to your original question for details.

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