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We have a problem. Symantec is flagging the 18.104.22.168 download of Taskbar Tweaker as having the virus SONAR.ProcHijack!g37. Can you please run a scan, and let us know when a clean version is available?
I can forward a screenshot of the full report.
The latest beta version is 22.214.171.124, why not use it instead?
http://www.nyan.cat/pikanyan 😀 Good one
Great work, appreciate it. Have no luck in donating since Paypal is banned around here. Would you mind sharing the alpha version ?
I’m using the 17134.1 build and the beta version does not load.
Thanks in advance <3 You’re loved
Please send me an email.
Hi there, since I the Taskbar Tweaker doesn’t work with the Creator’s Spring update, I decided to donate a few Euro’s to get the alpha-version…
Unfortunately, I’m not able to download this version…
Thank you for your donation, I appreciate it!
You need to use your PayPal email (yours is at outlook.com). Email me if you need more help.
“The latest beta version is 126.96.36.199, why not use it instead?”.
Would love to. But – can you run a virus scan against it first?
Looks like Symantec is OK with it:
In general, if you encounter a false positive detection from Symantec, you can submit it here:
They usually remove the false detection without any problem.
The latest beta is not compatible with the W10 Spring Creators Update, when will the updated version be uploaded?
Currently there’s only an alpha version. Please see this blog post for details:
Request access to early alpha versions
Could not send the email because of a server error. Please try again later.
The following error has occurred:
mail() [function.mail]: Sorry, the server has not relayed this email, more emails were sent today than allowed.]
I donated just to download the alpha version.
There were too many requests for the server to handle yesterday. Please try again, it should work now.
Let me know if you need more help.
How do I go about receiving Alpha versions, please?
Please see this blog post for details:
I have now made a donation so can I download the Alpha version please
Please use the form on that same page to get a mail with the link:
Input your email as it’s registered in PayPal (with a dot after “ray”).
Thank you for your support!
I have donated,but can’t download,kindly pls help and check it,Thanks.
I’ve replied your email.
You can’t host binaries on clear http in 2018, this is ridiculous. Do you know about Let’s Encrypt?
Unfortunately my web hosting doesn’t support https at the moment. I know that’s suboptimal, but they say that https support is being worked on and should be available soon.
Norton won’t let me install v188.8.131.52. Allows me to install v184.108.40.206, though.
Symantec doesn’t mark the file on VirusTotal. Please contact Symantec and ask them about it.
Thank you for making good software. I am Japanese.
It can not be used with the new version of Windows 10.
alpha versions is required. I tried to donate but it seems that PayPal has not been accepted from Japan. What should I do now.Thanks.
Please contact me via email.
Thanks a lot for your effort to make it easier dealing with a lot of stuff on windows.
There’s a problem (incompatibility warning) with the 7+ Taskbar Tweaker on the new Windows 10 update (version 1803)
Can you please address it and thanks again.
Windows 10 version 1803 is not yet supported, but there’s an experimental alpha version.
Please see this blog post for details:
Made a donation (receipt arrived of the donation through paypal) but still get no access.
Thanks for the attempt, but unfortunately the $0.01 all went to PayPal’s fees. And even if they didn’t… 🙁
I’d suggest you to put minimum fees and buttons like 1$, 5$ and so on so that it would be automatic (there’s no indication of minimum amounts or Paypal fees).
yea, donated 0.01 too, no access
Доброго времени суток.бета версия не работает,при запуске программы пишет ошибка – не удалось загрузить библиотеки,помогите исправить ошибку …
Здравствуйте! Смотрите мой ответ тут:
I made a donation, and I got this error message.
“Seems like you didn’t make a donation. You can make one here.
If you believe that this is an error, please contact me.”
I replied to your email.
Same issue here. Made a $10 donation via Paypal but my email is still not recognized.
Please send me an email and with your details and I’ll check it.
I make donation. How can i download latest alpha 7tt?
I replied to your email.
I have just made a donation as I believe your work really deserves compensation, but I got the same error as Jim Kwon…
Thank you for the contribution Bogdan. Your email exists in the database, so perhaps you tried too soon, before the donation was confirmed by PayPal.
In any case, I’ve just released a public version of 7+ Taskbar Tweaker with Windows 10 April 2018 Update support (v5.5), so the alpha version is no longer relevant.
Malwarebytes is tonight suddenly popping up ‘website blocked due to riskware’ and saying it’s something 7+Taskbar Tweaker is trying to do. Never had the issue before, so it could just be an overzealous update, but wanted to let you know.
Thanks for letting me know. That’s probably a false positive. I’ll contact Malwarebytes about it.
Because Malwarebytes keeps blocking your “7+ Taskbar Tweaker” program from attempting to go to “rammichael.com”, because your website is NOT SECURE, and because Malwarebytes, also, reports that your website contains what it calls “riskware,” I am no longer going to use your programs, and I’m going to, immediately, uninstall any of your programs that I have installed on my computer for security reasons!!
This is a false positive – a wrong detection of Malwarebytes. The blocking should be removed in the near future. See the reply of a Malwarebytes staff here:
does it work with two monitors?
Are you referring to 7+ Taskbar Tweaker? If so then yes, it does, for Windows versions which provide taskbars for secondary monitors (Windows 8 and up).
Some user in our company started using your software. They installed it and 7+ Taskbar Tweaker generated a del.vbs script. Can you help me find out what is this vbs script and why is it installed and put into the registry RUNONCE?
Or can you tell me which versions of 7TT uses it because I just installed v5.5 but the same script wasn’t generated for me at all.
Because of this it seems to be a suspicious software.
Thanks in advance if you could help me out.
The del.vbs script is a simple script that is created when the tweaker auto-updates, and its purpose is to remove the temporary installer of the new version upon restart. If you just install the tweaker manually, the file is not created.
Feel free to look at the code, it contains a couple of easy to understand code lines.
I am an engineer who is using one of the software that you developed, SlimFTPd (3.181), as a FTP Server.
Could you please confirm whether you have “fixed bug where active session counter would not be decremented if user disconnected without logging off.” in the lastest version (3.181) because it seems like the server is not actually disconnecting the session.
Our client is getting 421 error (which is server connection limit issue) once in a while and it does not recover unless we restart the FTP Server.
Thanks a lot!!
I’m not the original developer of SlimFTPd, I forked the project mainly to add Unicode support (original website and my fork). My fork is based on the latest version, 3.181, which should have the issue fixed (in versions 3.11 and 3.12). But I don’t really know, perhaps the issue wasn’t completely fixed.
I haven’t used SlimFTPd in high loads, only for a modest personal use, so I haven’t encountered this issue. If you manage to find and fix it, feel free to send a pull request on GitHub 🙂
Actually, looking at the code, I know what the issue is – the counter increacement/decreacement is not thread safe. I’ll fix it and post back.
Done, please try the new version and let me know if it fixes the issue.
Wow! I didn’t expect such a quick response.
Thank you for taking time to look back at the code and fixing the issue.
I will do a simple load testing and see if this new version fixes the issue!
Привет! У меня есть идея новой фичи 7+ Taskbar Tweaker.
Сделать возможность привязки виртуального рабочего стола к внешнему монитору.
Например, у меня ноут в офисе подключается к докстанции с 2 мониками. Я удобно раскидал все приложения по ним.
При отключении от докстанции я бы хотел, чтобы второй моник и все окна с него перетекали на второй виртуальный рабочий стол.
Как вариант, можно при отключении монитора создавать новый рабочий стол, а при подключении обратно его убивать.
Буду рад помочь лично, если приложение написано на C#.
Эта фича менее подходит для 7+ Taskbar Tweaker, так как речь не о кастомизации панели задач. Есть более подходящие приложения. Например, эти написаны на С#:
I have made donation yet see system couldnt detect so
Can you help with this ?
Thank you for the donation.
I replied by mail.
I use PayPal donations, but does not detect my mailbox.
please help me.
Hi, after the latest windows 10 update, I get a 7 + taskbar tweaker incompatibility warning message. It says that it seems I am using an unsupported build of Windows 10(an insider build). That I can proceed, but windows may crash or hang, the tweaker can fail. Why did I get this message and how do I fix it? I am not very good with computers so please use easy to follow directions.
Can you specify your OS build? You can find it by searching for “About your PC” in the start menu. You can use this guide for detailed instructions (the “Use the Settings App to Check Basic Info” section).
sage. It says that it seems I am using an unsupported build of Windows 10(an insider build). That I can proceed, but windows may crash or hang, the tweaker can fail. Why did I get this message and
This is for OS Build 17763.1 Which was just released less than 24 hours ago. Im having the same issue my self.
The Windows 10 October 2018 Update (which was apparently released yesterday) is not yet supported.
You can try the beta version of 7+ Taskbar Tweaker which has partial support for the new update, based on an earlier insider version.
Do you have any type of ETA on when the full functionality of taskbar tweaker will work? The main feature I use is the combining which doesn’t currently work.
I don’t have an ETA, but I’ll try to address the combining issue as soon as I have some time. Thanks for reporting.
The combining options should be fixed in v220.127.116.11, please try it out and let me know if there are any other issues.
Sorry, my email can’t receive this code. Can I change it?
Please email me with all the details, and I’ll try to help you with this. My email can be found at the top of this page.
I made a donation but I haven’t received a code
Thank you for the contribution! I replied to your email.
I made a donation but I haven’t received a code 🙁
Thank you for the contribution! I've sent you an email.
Hi. Thank you for this program.
I love ‘sort group item’ in the inspector.
But I want more easy way to sort group items.
Several clicks are needed to do it.
It would be better that there is auto sort function.
‘Always auto sort items’ below ‘Sort group items’ would be great.
You can use the Mouse Button Control options in Advanced Options to configure a combination (e.g. Ctrl+Right click) that will sort the group items.
See the comments here for more details:
I have sent a donation but as yet I have not:
received an email acknowledgement
I have not received a code!
Thank you for the contribution!
Please check your email.
Thank you for your great software, it helped me to use Windows more easily from Win7, 8, 8.1, 10, 2012…to Server 2016.
May I have the code that I can try it on Server 2019?
Thank you for the contribution!
Please check your email.
Thanks for you provide the code, it works perfectly on WinServer 2019.
Please make comment at download place, that old program must be uninstalled with option delete settings. Restart computer and then install 5.5.05. It is very important.
Actually you don’t need to do that. Perhaps you had a specific problem on your computer.
7+ Taskbar Tweaker is a brilliant tool! Good work!
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I want to donate but PayPal doesn’t work in my home country Turkey. Please help!
We can’t remember the password for Icy Tower 1.4/1.5 mods. Could you please send it to my email?
P.S.: Thanks for the 7+ Taskbar Tweaker; been using it for years.
Hi John! Long time no chat 😀
I’m not sure I know what you’re referring to. I was involved in Icy Tower 1.3.1 (and maybe a bit of 1.3). When Icy Tower 1.4 was released, I lost interest. I have these mods for Icy Tower 1.3.1, as well as some other tools, but nothing for Icy Tower versions newer than 1.3.1.
I’m referring to data.dat, the datafile which contains graphic assets for the game. I was under the impression that I got the password from you back then, but it might have been directly from Johan. He doesn’t remember the password either, though.
It probably wasn’t me. Perhaps the password can be recovered, depending on the validation method.
We remembered the password. Thanks for responding, anyway!
You made me curious, so now I have it too 🙂 it’s right there in the executable, xored. A password that makes you smile 😉
Today when I updated to the latest version of 7+ Taskbar (5.6.1) my antivirus (Avast) blocked the app from starting, citing ‘idp.alexa.51’. I’ve done some research on it and it seems to be a false positive that occurs on Avast, AVG, and Avira for the most part
Although, In the meantime, I’ve downgraded back to the previous version and there are no issues. Do you have any clue on what could have set it off?
False positives are unfortunately common for new versions of 7+ Taskbar Tweaker and for beta versions which are less common. Please see the FAQ above and this blog post.
Ah, I see. I had no idea of this. Apologies for the confusion, it should’ve occurred to me to read the FAQ first, as I imagine you get these type of questions often enough. Apologies again, and thanks for the reply!
Hi I have a suggestion. Even if grouping is enabled, the tab should be sorted. It will be great if you add this feature.
What do you mean by “sorted”?
I mean, even if grouping is enabled, the tabs can be changed by scrolling.
There are two relevant options. There’s the Thumbnails -> “Drag to reorder” option, and the Grouping -> “Drag within/between groups using right mouse button” option. Have you tried them?
My PC W10pro has got these two updates
(kb 4482887 kb 4486553). 7+task bar Tweaker does not run now any more
Update KB4482887 introduced an incompatibility with 7+ Taskbar Tweaker v5.6. Updating to v5.6.1 should solve the issue.
Hello I just sent $10 about 12 am GMT March 23 2019. It was sent, but all I got in return was a thanks so I probably did something wrong. Is it bcoz I did nor ask for recognition that I am refused download?
I’m in Ireland. I am trying to set up a PC I bought 15 months ago.
I get error: 7+ Taskbar Tweaker could not load library (107).
My explorer.exe version is 10.0.17134.677
First of all, thank you for the donation, I really appreciate it. As for the error you’re getting, the latest version of the tweaker, 5.6.2, should fix it. Please make sure that you’re using the latest version. It can be downloaded here. If you need more help, please let me know.
I thought I had already done that and version 5.62 works fine on another computer I have, but I must have downloaded the wrong version, because I was still getting the same 107 message. It seems to work fine now and middle click closes files etc which is the most important.
How to copy text from programs buttons?
For example I want to use Google Translate to translate the buttons so I can use that program.
Use the mouse shortcut that you configured. By default it’s shift+middle click.
Thanks for your great work!
Since version 5.6.x my anti-virus SW F-Secure immediately deletes the downloaded .exe file: https://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/trojan-dropper_generic.shtml.
I even cannot choose to ignore the alarm. I am using your SW since 2015 and never had this situation before. Do you have any way to change the distribution in such a way that (my) anti-virus SW will tolerate it? (I saw your FAQ posting regarding the problem. But currently, I am stopped dead.)
Thank you for your support and best regards,
False positives are unfortunately common for new versions of 7+ Taskbar Tweaker and for beta versions which are less common. Please see the FAQ above and this blog post. See also this post which talks about F-Secure.
I contacted F-Secure with a request to remove the detection, and according to VirusTotal they removed it. Perhaps you need to update your signatures version. Unfortunately, I have no control over the antivirus program so there’s not much I can do beyond that.
It does not appear that 7+ Taskbar Tweaker works on the secondary monitor on Windows 7. Is this correct?
Primarily looking to being able to rearrange the order of the programs there.
I run the utility Dual Monitor to have the Task Bar on both monitors.
That was requested before, see my answer here.
Thank you for the reply.
Our Firewall (fortinet) keeps blocking traffic going to your site. Can you please elaborate on the contents of the traffic to your site?
Do you know why is this traffic blocked?
I see that Fortinet classifies my website as a “Freeware and Software Downloads” website, which is correct:
I don’t know why it’s being blocked. Perhaps it’s a false positive.
7+ Taskbar Tweaker, one of the programs on this website, is commonly falsely detected as malicious, so that might be related. See these comments for example:
one, two, three.
It would be best for you to contact Fortinet and ask them about it.
is there a new Beta-Version für WinX 1903 soon coming?
Thanks a lot.
I started working on it. For now, it seems like the tweaker is mostly compatible with Windows 10 version 1903, except for the following options:
“Hide the Start button”, and the advanced options virtual_desktop_order_fix and disable_tray_icons_drag. If you have some of the options enabled, you can disable them for now until a new version of 7+ Taskbar Tweaker is available.
Just donated to jump on the beta program, however did not receive an email with the code?
Thank you for the contribution. I’ve sent you an email.
getting a incompat warning on boot up with link to donate for a code. try link to donate but get a page telling that that link no longer works. have went here to ur blog and see a the donate tab. if I donate here will I still get the code. and will the code stop the incompat warning i am seeing at boot up? am running the latest version of windows 10 and taskbar tweaker seems to be running fine
Hi Stephen, thanks for considering a donation!
if I donate here will I still get the code
Yes. If it won’t work, contact me and I’ll send you the code manually.
will the code stop the incompat warning i am seeing at boot up
There’s a check box to turn off the warning which you can use, yes.
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