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Posted at June 17th, 2010.

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  1. Joey says:

    I hope all is well. Here wondering if 7 Taskbar Tweaker will receive any updates for Windows 10? It’s been a great tool but hasn’t worked for months. Thank you for the years of wonderful I did have with it!

    • RaMMicHaeL says:

      7+ Taskbar Tweaker receives an update with every Windows 10 version. The last update, released on October (changelog), added support for Windows 10 version 20H2, which is currently the latest Windows 10 version.

      What do you mean that the tweaker hasn’t worked for months for you? Are you using the latest version, 5.10?

  2. Billy says:

    If you could add an option to double click on empty space to open file explorer that would be so cool!

  3. pb says:

    New to win 10.

    When (vertical) taskbar is grouped, left click on an item shows thumbnails for some items, which is completely useless for me, especially when there are 10 of those running. One offender is explorer. Some grouped items do show labels only, but only a select few, such as edge and process explorer.

    I would like the behavior as in win 7, where only the text label is shown for all items when a grouped item is left-clicked, but I see no way to obtain that in win 10, including options in 7+TT. Is there a way? If not, is it even possible to implement that? And if, possible, would you do it?



  4. pb says:

    Ah, ok, thanks! That does indeed work. However, I had that set to tooltip, and now setting that feature causes the whole list to be displayed on hover. I only want it displayed when I left-click, and only a tooltip (if label truncated) when I hover. But, that is not as annoying as a dozen thumbnails where I can neither see what’s in the thumbnail (4k laptop display), nor infer the label that is truncated at 4 chars.

    If it’s possible, maybe the two functions could be separated and a new radio button implemented under left click behavior. But, like I said, that is not a painful annoyance at the moment like the thumbnails were.

    Part of the problem with having the whole list show up on hover is that I usually like to set the hover delay much shorter than the default, so that I don’t have to wait so long when I am hovering intentionally to see something. The result is that all sorts of stuff flashes when not wanted. Most things that happen “on hover” are just annoying, imho of course, and implemented to impress some executive.

    It’s so frustrating that with every new version Microsoft makes the UI ever more annoying in their efforts to make it more “friendly” and “beautiful.” It’s beyond me why they don’t ever include “use legacy mode from last version”.

  5. pb says:

    Aha, most excellent. Thanks. Indeed that works. Sevenforums and Tenforums are the best sources imho. I never did that for win 7 because the first thing I did when installing win 7 was to disable Aero. Not an option in win 10, apparently, unfortunately.

  6. pb says:

    BTW, I think it’s amusing that the original developers called the taskbar the “taskband” as evidenced by the registry key name.

  7. Korneliuz says:

    Hi! Just reinstalled windows 10 and can’t get multiple buttons to combine together on the taskbar anymore. Thought you might look into that. Love the app, cheers!

    • RaMMicHaeL says:

      Can you please provide more information? Which option did you try to use, what did you expect to happen, and what happened instead? A video or a screenshot will help. Also, do other options of the tweaker work?

  8. FT says:

    Can you direct me to the Terms of Service or Terms of Use for 7+ Taskbar Tweaker?

    • RaMMicHaeL says:

      I don’t have a licensing agreement or terms of use for 7+ Taskbar Tweaker. All I can say that it’s a free/donationware program, and you can freely use it for commercial purposes. Let me know if there’s anything else I can do.

  9. Susan says:

    I am trying to use Taskbar Tweaker on Windows 10 to reorder icons within a group. i.e. I have multiple copies of Excel open – they are in a “stack” on the taskbar – which is fine – I like it that way. But I want to swap the one on the right with the one on the left.
    It looks like I should be able to do this with Taskbar Tweaker and the option “Drag within/between groups using right mouse button”.
    I have tried and tried and I can’t get it to work.
    The other settings I have are:
    Grouping: “Group by Application ID (default)”
    Combining: “Use taskbar settings (default”
    I also don’t know what the difference is between Combining and Grouping – but they are both at the default setting.

    • RaMMicHaeL says:

      Hi Susan,
      You’re probably looking for the option “Thumbnails” -> “Drag to reorder”. Regarding your other questions, please refer to the help file, it has a detailed explanation of the terms and options, with images.

  10. Susan says:

    You are right! I found the Thumbnails>Drag to Reorder shortly after I posted my question. It works perfectly and is exactly what I was looking for.

  11. Masami Sugiyama says:

    Hello, I’m pretty happy with your 7-taskbar-tweaker that could disable the lousy “always on top” fixed configuration.
    I tried to donate U$10 through Paypal but couldn’t because of my country (Japan). Do you know of any way-around ?

  12. Bryan says:

    I often have multiple browser windows open. There is a highlight in the Task Bar that shows which window I am looking at, but I think it is a lighter grey against the light grey. It is so mild that I literally have to get down close to the screen to actually see it. Would it be possible to give an option to select what color that highlight is? I want something that is drastically different than the Task Bar light grey.

  13. Neal says:

    Hello! I just wanna know if there are any fixes for this problem I’m encountering with 7tt. So, I have set the no_width_limit to 1 so that I could mount the taskbar vertically while having small task bar, and it manages to do so. The problem is that, when I startup (I’m on Windows 10 20H2), the icons in the task bar doesn’t decrease with the limit, so it looks like it was cut in half, the only solution I had found is that every time I startup, I have to move the taskbar horizontally and then take it back to vertical so that it would decrease and won’t cut in half. I have set the icons to small icons in the official taskbar settings (just to add).

    I just want to report this bug(?) ’cause I really LOOOVE this program you’ve made! Cheers 🙂

    • RaMMicHaeL says:

      Hi Neal,

      I haven’t experienced this problem. Can you make a screenshot of the icons cut in half after a reboot, and a screenshot after you fix that by moving the taskbar?

  14. Andrew Grant says:

    I just want to start out by saying that I love 7+ Taskbar tweaker. There is one minor gripe I have with it though, the feature where you scroll the mousewheel to change the volume (Other taskbar options> Mouse wheel> Control volume when mouse is over> The notification area) works wonderfully with one monitor, but I recently got a second monitor and while it still works, the volume display shows up on the primary monitor only rather than their respective monitors.

    When scrolling over the taskbar on the secondary monitor, I would like for the volume display to show up on that monitor instead of the primary monitor, if it is at all possible. The double click on empty space to open the start menu works in this way and I would like it to be consistent.

    I have two vertical taskbars on the far sides of their displays and am on Windows 10 Education 10.0.19041

    Thank you,

    Andrew Grant

    • RaMMicHaeL says:

      Hi Andrew,

      Thank you for the feedback. Achieving it with the modern volume control is tricky. Currently the tweaker just simulates a mouse click on the tray icon to make it show up, and its location is up to Windows. I’d have to figure out a way to intercept its creation and move it to another monitor.

      The good news is that you can use the classic volume control that shows up near your mouse. To do that, you can use the sndvol_classic advanced option – right click on the tweaker’s tray icon and choose Advanced options. Refer to the help file for more details.

  15. Yosef says:

    I hope all is well. I stumbled across this app while trying to replicate a specific behavior, maybe anyone knows the solution, or maybe this feature could be reasonably implemented in here.

    What I am trying to do is to have a program open, not just running in the background but with the window open and visible, and at the same time having it hidden from the taskbar, the ideal solution in this case would be “Taskbar Inspector” -> “Right mouse click” on any app -> “Hide from taskbar” (without minimizing it).

    I have searched for a while now, but all I could find was solutions to “minimize in the icon tray while your app is running” but this is sadly not what I want.

    Any help would be appreciated,

    • RaMMicHaeL says:

      Hi Yosef,

      This can be achieved with the DeleteTab Windows function. The tweaker doesn’t provide such functionality, and if it would, I think that it wouldn’t be very useful to most users since the hiding will only last until the window is re-opened.

  16. claudo1037 says:

    Hey RaMMicHaeL,

    We’ve made an Icy Tower Discord server. We talk about (obviously) the game, the obscure versions, reverse-engineering the game, the mods etc. and I would like to ask if you are interested in joining it. I’ve sent you an e-mail about the server a few months ago but you didn’t return. The server is overall way better than that time so you might see more activity there. You might even see some of the known people from the old community… Just saying….

    Here’s the link if you are interested: https://discord.com/invite/nBgCYKBAuX

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