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 (1.59 MB, changelog)
Latest beta version: v5.8.0.4
More info about beta versions.

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Windows 10 Version 2004 (Released May 27) Support Status

  • Latest release version, 7+ Taskbar Tweaker v5.8, October 21:
    Latest supported version is Windows 10 version 1909.
    Windows 10 version 2004 is not supported.
    A new version compatible with Windows 10 version 2004 is being worked on.
  • Latest beta version, 7+ Taskbar Tweaker v5.8.0.4, April 24:
    Windows 10 version 2004 is partially supported, most options work.
    An access code is needed to activate the insider build support. See this blog post for more details. Click here to get an access code.

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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5,222 Responses to “7+ Taskbar Tweaker”

  1. TNT says:

    I’m on the Windows version 19041.264 and the actual release doesn’t support Windows 2004 one, the beta doesn’t ever work and asks for a code if its over 5/10$USD I won’t to.

    Guess I need to wait till weeks or months to see the support on free releases. Can’t wait. I’ll keep an eye on the webpage

  2. Osama says:

    Unfortunately stopped working on the Feature update to Windows 10, version 2004

    Error: ( Could not load library 109 )

  3. Ali says:

    Don’t work in windows may 2020 update

  4. Eisenvater says:

    Funktioniert nicht mehr. Ich würde gerne auch zahlen, geht aber nur mit Kreditkarte, die ich nicht habe.
    Also warten oder nen Keks benutzen oder aber, es werden auch alternative Zahlungsmöglichkeiten angeboten.

  5. Uxorious says:

    Pay the $5 or whatever the donation amount is.
    The beta “mostly” works, and he deserves something for listening to all of us complain 🙂

    • James Weissman says:

      The beta works fine. Pay the money — it’s worth it.

      • GinoX27 says:

        The beta doesn’t work on my side. You should not disinform people like this

        • Uxorious says:

          Doesn’t work how?

          For me it’s working fine.
          The only option that I am having issues with is the “virtual_desktop_order_fix” causing the taskbar to reboot when I reorder icons.

          • GinoX27 says:

            Doesn’t work how?

            For me it’s working fine.
            The only option that I am having issues with is the “virtual_desktop_order_fix” causing the taskbar to reboot when I reorder icons.

            I’ve commented in a rush, sorry for my fast no so kind reply up there.

            To be more precise, the beta works « Partially » as said in this website. Whenever 7+TT is starting on boot, everything works perfectly 5 – 30 minutes then it reboots explorer.exe non stop causing Fences (Another Software I use) to crash and I have no other options than shutting down 7+TT from task manager

            • Uxorious says:

              Hmm I’m not seeing that.

              Been working for a few weeks with 2004 and the beta without any problems.

              Could also be a Fences problem…

              • GinoX27 says:

                Hmm I’m not seeing that.

                Been working for a few weeks with 2004 and the beta without any problems.

                Could also be a Fences problem…

                Sadly it’s not. I tried once to block fences from starting on boot. And 7+TT continued to loop restart explorer.exe

  6. 星辰 says:

    很不幸,微软2004版本不支持该程序。

  7. Anixx says:

    Hello!

    Is it possible to add an option to show the network connections in system tray? I mean the ones one can see in the folder “Сетевые подключения”? I mean that they would show the connection status in tray the same way as in that “Сетевые подключения” folder.

  8. DL-Navigator says:

    Hello.
    The program is great.
    But it does not work with the latest version of Windows.

    In addition, after updating Windows antivirus Dr. The Web defines the program as a virus and removes it.

  9. Me says:

    Hi Michael

    I made a donation for beta 1.5.8.4 and satisfied with main features working, however is there a way or workaround to get back ” drag towards desktop ” in order to close open apps from taskbar ?

    Thanks !

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