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Move the system tray NOT the taskbar

Q: Move the system tray NOT the taskbar

Hey Guys,

I'm not too sure if this may be possible. I've done a bit of "googling" but the key words always bring up "how to move the taskbar" but that is not what I want....

Basically my monitor has developed a small leak down on the bottom right, nothing major, it can wait until I've saved up to get a nice new one. For now though I can't see my tray notification and more importantly the clock. Is there anyway to move the sytem tray (including the clock) further towards thw middle so that I can see it?

XP has been around for years so I would have thought someone would have come up with a way!


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A: Move the system tray NOT the taskbar

It's built into the program to always be on the right of the taskbar when horizontal (top or bottom) and the bottom of the taskbar when vertical (left or right side).

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What I'd like is for a program that normally appears in the system tray to show in the taskbar at all times it is running so i can easily see it and use the exit functions etc.
Specifically for Steam - (X) minimizes to system tray and hides activity in the task bar. I don't mind if this results in 2 icons showing (1 for an active window and 1 for the process) I know you can do the same from system tray for this particular program, but I just don't have the habit to look there for anything other than system background applications.

I'm running Windows 7 Professional x64 and am comfortable tinkering with registry and system files if needed.

So the questions are:
1/ Can a system tray icon be permanently moved to the taskbar applications area?
2/ If not, can a background process be assigned a taskbar icon when active?
Thanks in advance,

A:Can I move a System Tray program to the Taskbar?

You could try this application called taskbar shuffle here is the link

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Hi, I'm looking for some way to move icon of any app currently working from the taskbar to tray, like for example Skype (with the new version from Windows Store that feature has been removed) or some other programs that just run in the background doing their thing and I don't need to see their icons but I want to keep them on my screen. All the programs I've found so far work in the same way, they put the app in the tray when I minimize it but I want to keep it visible on my screen yet not on my taskbar - is that possible?

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well I'm sure a bunch of people is pondering that question...
the sticky notes is a blessed and useful little tool, but
why the heck Microsoft went putting it in the taskbar all the freakin' time?

hey MS, yeah i like sticky notes, but i don't want it to take up my taskbar space, you digg?

any tip guys?

A:How to move sticky notes from taskbar to tray?

Sticky notes isn't pinned on the taskbar by default.

What exactly are you trying to do?

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hey guys is there a way i can move the start orb along the taskbar as well as all the icons and pin them somewere other that the left side of the taskbar?

A:Modify System Tray + Move START Orb - windows 7?

The taskbar can be moved - Unlock and move the taskbar

Also - Moving start button - Windows 7 Forums

Regards. . .



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Hi,I hope someone here can help with this.
For some reason,the taskbar on my desktop has gone from being on the bottom,to going along the left side.I tried to drag it back,but the best I could do was to get along it on the top.Any ideas as to how I can get it back to the bottom?I tried dragging it all over the place,but it just won't go to the bottom.
It's running win 2000.Thanks.

A:Solved: Taskbar/system tray

Not sure if it's the same in Win2K, but won't hurt to try.

Right click on the taskbar and make sure "Lock The Taskbar" is unchecked, then just left click and hold on a blank area in the taskbar and drag it to the bottom, Lock it again when your done.

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Can't get rid of "System Alert!" icon in tray... It flashes between a white question mark inside a blue circle and what looks like a 'no smoking' sign...but with no cigarette in the middle...basically a red circle with a red line through the middle of it...What I've tried so far..Spybot scanAd aware scanAVG scanBooting in safe mode and running ATF-Cleaner and straight after that I ran SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition.. It seemed to find it, told me it fixed it...but it still comes up when I get to windows..Here is my log ... Please help..Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 6:24:45 PM, on 11/03/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\arservice.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\... Read more

A:System Alert! In Taskbar Tray

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i am running windows xp and i am having a problem. the whole task bar at the bottom of the screen has dissappeared, start menu and system tray and all. ever since then i cant use internet explorer. it will open and close immediately. i have run a thorough check on spybot and run my norton as well. does anyone know how to get this back?

A:Start Menu, Taskbar And System Tray

Try this first:My Taskbar is missing and I have no Start button - what do I do?My Taskbar disappeared and other simple tweaks

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I have started getting a busy sign (Hourglass) on my taskbar & system tray. Issues being faced:

1) The System Tray Icons are not loading up.
2) 'My Computer' is not accessible. When we click My Computer, the window opens up but nothing is shown, it keeps searching.
Also, the right click on 'My Computer' is not working.
3) 'Start' button is not working.
4) On opening programs like Word, Excel, Firefox etc. They do not appear on the taskbar.
5) When I right click on any folder in My Documents, 'Send to' option are not available.
6) The drop down menu in My Documents is also not working.
7) Windows is not shutting down completely. It gets stuck on 'Saving your settings...'

When I booted the desktop in Safe Mode with Networking non of the above issues were faced. Pls assist.

A:Busy Sign on Taskbar & System Tray

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Hi...just recently when i started my computer up..and after windows loaded...there was just my background...all my icons & task bar & system tray were gone. The only way i could turn my computer off was manually....than i waited a bit..and when i started it again..windows did a disk check..than when it loaded again..all my icons & other stuff were back. But when i restart it or turn it off & than turn it on next day...its same thing again..just a background...so it looks like the only way my icons come back is when windows does a disk check.
Whats causing my computer to do this? I've had problems with trojan horse virus's recently...dont know if its related. I hope somebody out there can help me solve this problem.

Thanxs in advance

A:Solved: No icons or taskbar & system tray...need help!!

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Bear with my details, as I fear this is not a common problem- I can't find it on Google. I have been recently (not sure what caused it) having troubles with the taskbar and system tray in windows XP Pro. Some time after a fresh reboot (seems not to occur directly after a reboot), my windows on the taskbar don't respond correctly to my mouse clicks. That is to say that for instance right now, if I click on a different internet explorer window (on the taskbar), that window doesn't come up in front of this window as in normally would. Instead the taskbar section of that window changes from its regular blue colour to the dark orange colour as it would if something in that window had changed in the background (for example when you get a message on a MSN messenger window that is running in the background).
Alt-tabbing brings up the window no problems and if I click the desired 'task' 3 times it comes up -(once to turn colour, twice to minimize it, and the third time it pops up in the foreground). This is quite ANNOYING.

The second issue is with the system tray. Often times, (with any application it seeems) when I right-click the sys. tray icon the resulting menu stays there even after I click off of it- in the background or in other applications. The only way to get rid of it is to select one of the menu options. This is also very annoying.

I doubt it is any virus or spyware, as I stay updated with those software.
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A:Problems with XP Professional taskbar and system tray

I have found the problem. It was my D-Link wireless card configuration utility. The other programs worked fine until my mouse hit the D-Link one. I have solved the problem by removing the program from the startup and am now using the Windows wireless network configuration. I tried to update the drivers from the D-Link website but I think the problem is with the utility program. All is good now.

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Hey guys,

Lately my bottom right display on the task bar is disappearing. This includes the clock, and all system tray icons.

All I have to do is open the task bar properties and click OK and then it comes back. This does not happen after a reboot, it just happens suddenly for no reason, and a couple times a week.

Any explanation for this?

A:Strange behavior of taskbar/system tray

Hello Rich, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if resetting the notification area icons may be able to help in case there may be some corruption in there.

Notification Area Icons - Reset

Hope this helps,

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I'm currently personalizing the themes. Then I saw this happen.

Anyone know how to change it to default?

A:My system tray and taskbar icons changed itself!

Quickest way would probably be to just use system restore.
If you can't access the start menu, you can ctl alt del and use the run feature in the task manager. (file -> run)
Start System Restore from a command prompt

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This is actually for a friend and I tried everything I could think of but nothing works. She recently installed WindowBlinds and as she was installing Avast it apparently happened (if this helps)

What happened is the icons in the System Tray, and the Quick Launch icons because the Start menu, and even the icons inside the Start menu have enlarged. They are probably 1.5x the size of the original and are also blurry. The time in the bottom right now includes the date also.

I thought her taskbar was moved up a notch, but it's as low as it can go. So thats not the problem. If you right-click the taskbar when it is unlocked and go to View, you can change the icons from large to small. It's on small. So something else happened.


Any clue what could've happened?


A:Taskbar/System Tray icons all LARGE... how do I fix this?

Could be a crap theme. Try changing themes or uninstalling WB completely.

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This is one of those things that could be worded in so many ways, there may be a solution out there but I have no idea what phrasing may have been used in such a case. Basically, I recently switched to using a vertical taskbar on the left side, more workable area on widescreen monitors. I love it so far, except for the change in system tray behavior. They're doubled up, which is fine, but if I have an odd number of icons it disturbs my general arrangement. This is hugely annoying for me as I frequently use the system tray to open multiple applications I always have open in the background, such as IRC or AIM. Easiest to explain using animage.

Is it possible to have the tray like it is in the second one? Or if there is a way to have a single line of icons, that is also an acceptable solution.

A:System Tray icons on vertical taskbar.

your image is not working

*edit* now i can see it

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Dear Members,
I am facing a typical problem with Laptop Lenovo G50-80 with following configuration :
Core i3 - 4GB RAM - 1TB Harddisk - AMD Radeon Graphics Card - 15.6" Screen - Windows 10 Home SL.
The problem i face is when i start Laptop Windows 10 starts... Desktop icons are displayed but Taskbar icons and icons on system tray are not displayed. Time and date are also not displayed. If i do not do anything the system state remains as it is. But if i double click on Taskbar the icons are displayed and then i can use the Laptop.
I tired following things :
I used one touch recovery to restore to factory default settings ( Twice )
Chkdsk with /r /f
But the problem remains same.
Can anybody please suggest solution ?
Manish Shah

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This seems to have occurred in conjunction with my switching from add-in video card back to the on-board display adapter (something I've done numerous times before without a problem). Perhaps it's unrelated.

No other functional problems that I've seen.

I ran AVG anti-virus scan, as well as CounterSpy spyware scan. Both found zero problems.

OS: Win XP Pro SP3.
System: Acer Power F1; 1GB+ RAM; 12GB free HD space

Any suggestions are much appreciated.

Here's the HJT log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:23:43 PM, on 11/23/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\cfp.exe
C:\Program Files\EarthLink TotalAccess\TaskPanl.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\Clean Access Agent\CCAAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Palm\Hotsync.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Update\\GoogleCrashHandler.exe
C:\Program Files\Comodo\Firewall\cmdagent.exe
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A:start menu, taskbar, system tray disappeared

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I have started getting a busy sign (Hourglass) on my taskbar & system tray. Issues being faced:

1) The System Tray Icons are not loading up.
2) 'My Computer' is not accessible. When we click My Computer, the window opens up but nothing is shown, it keeps searching.
Also, the right click on 'My Computer' is not working.
3) 'Start' button is not working.
4) On opening programs like Word, Excel, Firefox etc. They do not appear on the taskbar.
5) When I right click on any folder in My Documents, 'Send to' option are not available.
6) The drop down menu in My Documents is also not working.
7) Windows is not shutting down completely. It gets stuck on 'Saving your settings...'

When I booted the desktop in Safe Mode with Networking non of the above issues were faced. Pls assist.

A:[SOLVED] Busy Sign on Taskbar & System Tray

Issue resolved by disabling SSPD from services.

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Hello all, I will try to be as descriptive as possible about this issue, I am working on a pc that is infected with some sort of malware. I tried many virus scans and Malware/Spyware removal tools, but haven't had any luck. All I can really tell you about this issue is I have a blue background that says "Warning spyware has been detected on your pc, you computer has several fatal errors do to spyware activity" then a link below directing me to more spyware. Also I cannot get into my task manager it is grayed out, and I recieve a yellow triange in my system tray stating that my computer is infected and then a website pops up "top rated spyware removers." Occasionally I will recieve a Windows Security Center popup (red) showing me that it found trojans and wants me to download their software to remove it. Any help or tools anyone can provide would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

A:Taskbar grayed out+Yellow Triange in system tray+Popups


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Dear team,
I am customized taskbar system tray Icon but Taskbar system tray Icon settings get changed frequently. so kindly suggest how to avoid. 

Rahi Padariya

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ok a simple issue I hope
In my taskbar sytem tray icons will be enclosed in this bubble thing with the arrow on it it collects icons to save space. (sorry no idea what its called)
options in notification area are set to show all icons,but it persists to put icons in that bubble..it is not the balloon notification I'm talking about.
I would like simply that it does not hide icons in this bubble.
thanks in advance Vagablonde

photo attached taken from google

A:Taskbar system tray hides icons even option is unchecked

Well that`s what ticking the box is supposed to do.

You`ve done that and yet all your icons still do not appear ?

Another way would be to check to show each and every icon and notification.

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On my XPS 15 (L502X) I'd like to widen the day and date area so that the day and date fit on one line. For instance, for today, I'd like it to display "Friday/09/16/2016." I have made this change in settings, and when I hover the mouse over that area, the display is correct. But because the display area isn't wide enough, it otherwise shows only the time. This works fine on my desktop PC--plenty of room there. I don't want to increase the taskbar height. I want only to widen the day/time/date area to accommodate the day and date on one line. So how do I widen the day and date area on my laptop? Thanks.

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I am havig some system tray icon problems after installing anti-virus and spyware software. Looking for a fix for the disappearing system tray icons at initial start-up. Quick fix--log off and on again--icons reappear where they should. I am told that this disappearing activity is due to a Windows XP "BUG". What a problem! Any ideas for a secure, lasting fix out there? After the spyware and antivirus software installation, the computer star-up time is now really SLOW too. The software launches seems to be in conflict with each other, or something. Have emachine--T3406, Windows XP Home 2002, Service Pack 2. 1.23 GB RAM.

Thanks, ComputerMaven

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Hello Guys,

Got around to installing Windows 7 on my home desktop and laptop. Am rather impressed with everything compared to Vista (speed, etc) but have one big annoyance - the taskbar.

I have my taskbar set to traditional mode where each window gets its own taskbar item (ie if I have 4 Firefox windows open, I have 4 Firefox taskbar items show up). I also don't use the Pin functionality as I dislike it.

In <=Vista, every time a new window opened, it would open to the right of the taskbar. In 7, it likes to group applications of the same type (Firefox for example) together. Any way I can get it to revert to how <=Vista did it?

I also have the same problem with system tray icons.

Best Regards,
Craig Brass

A:Taskbar Items / System Tray Items - Open in Order

Hi Welcome to SF,

You could try this,

Right Click on Task Bar > Properties > Task-bar Buttons > From the Drop Down select Never Combine

Hope this helps

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I'm using small icons and never combine and also 7 taskbar tweaker not to group tasks. I was wondering if there was a way to get rid of the space between tasks, like between one folder and another. Which is technically what grouping does I guess. But I still wanted to move individual things around and keep a certain order.

I also wanted to ask about reducing the spacing between icons in the system tray also. It uses two or three times the space as the tray from vista or any previous versions do. I know you can hide ones you don't use much and other options. But I wanted to leave it showing them all but just have them right next to eachother instead of spaces between.

(At this rate I'm going to have a thread starting record.)

A:Spacing between taskbar items and also system tray spacing

No. There's no practical advantage to doing so (especially in non-combine modes) because you wouldn't actually save enough space to include an additional icon so it's not an option. I never used Vista so I don't know but I suspect that the spacing was not that much different.

And, no (I'm only 99% certain about this one though so I may be contradicted). If it takes up more space (and I'm not even sure that that's not just an optical delusion) it's because of the size of the icons. Although it may appear spaced out there is only minimal space between the icons taking into account the full size of the transparent parts.

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Can you help, when I had my new PC set up for me, I wanted to duplicate some desktop icons to the tray, but when he tried, they wouldn't stay, & he said it was the way the supplier had set it up in the workshop, curious, because it was possible with my laptop.

A:Move desktop icons to tray

Right-click on the tray (taskbar) and deselect "Lock the Taskbar". When finished with that, right-click on the icon in question and drag it to the tasbar.

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Soooooooooooooo, I have designated these as different even though they both go at the bottom of the screen.
The ones on the left seem to be known as icons in the "Taskbar" but the ones on the right when installed usually say they they can be put in the "Tray". What makes them different (at least on my both my Vista and 7 OS's) is that the ones on the left, in the Taskbar, are large and the ones on the right, in the Tray, are small.
Is there anyway to make them all the same uniform pixel size?

(I dun't care about Vista anymore, Lucy)

thanks for the help.

A:Taskbar / Task Tray icons

If using small icons is ok with you, you can set that in taskbar properties.
Then they should all be the same size - small icons.
Right click on the Taskbar and click Properties.

Taskbar - Use Small or Large Icons

If you want large icons in the Notification Area I don't think you can do that.
Here is an old SF Thread about this:
Notification area icons and date/time font sizes

If you're adventurous you can play with customizations and see if you can find something you prefer:
Notification Area Icons - Customize

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I'm running Windows 98 and recently upgraded my PC and re-installed the software.

Since then I have noticed that when I connect to my ISP it takes about 3 minutes to transfer the handshake Icon to my Desktop Taskbar tray.

The connectivity is not affected as ICQ boots up well before the transfer occurs.

Someone told me I'd have to reload my software, but I don't want to crack walnuts with a sledge hammer.


Colin Molloy

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It seems my problem seems very small in comparison to all the recent worm problems (caught the bug, fixed it), but I have a little bug in the system that gets annoying.

I'm running Windows XP professional, and when I minimze a window, it's icon goes to the system tray instead of to the taskbar. If I click the program's name in the taskbar, it will go to the taskbar, but if I click the little underscore button in the top right of the window, it goes to the tray. Please tell me what's wrong. Thank you.

A:windows minimize to tray instead of taskbar

...any ideas? anyone?

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I received a new computer for Christmas. I don't know what I did, but the blue taskbar that "used to be" on the bottom moved to the right side of the screen with "Start" at the top and the time is on the right where it used to be, but it's kinda squished now.

I called a friend and she told me just to drag it to the bottom. Well, it won't drag. I was told to click to make sure Lock Taskbar was unchecked (it was) and a couple of other things, but it still won't go down to the bottom where it was.

The only thing dragging did was to move the Taskbar to the left side of the screen (even though I was dragging to the bottom), but the Start Button is still at the topmost right side of the screen. The clock area is still at the bottom right, where it was.

I don't know what else to do. It just will not move to the bottom where it was and my "helper" is very frustrated with me. I do exactly what she says, but it doesn't work.

What am I doing wrong?

A:Taskbar won't move

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Taskbar Notification Tray - "RollerStoller NORAD" operations[Control Panel --> Notifications --> Show Icons and Notifications]  Almost any program or utility that can place an icon into this tray, I welcome and allow same to do so.  I want any/all such icons to be visible at all times, from boot to shutdown.  Reasons:  I want my "RollerStoller NORAD" to inform me, directly or indirectly, of anything becoming amiss or already amiss.  When any particular icon or icons "go missing" a few times, I begin to check out the Windows innards and attempt to find out the cause[s], and apply appropriate solution[s].  Also newly-installed, welcomed, things appear -- letting me know such are ready for action.  Having between 21-27 icons in that try can sometimes lead to icon-lathergy on my part, however, I try to eye-ball the group daily, and hopefully become alert to any missing-in-action icon[s] -- 'cause sometimes that means a particular program or utility is not working completely.  This "NORAD" has come in handy numerous times, alerting me of this, that, the other.

A:Taskbar Notification Tray - "NORAD" operations

Do you have a question? Are you saying that this app keeps disappearing from the task bar and you are trying to figure out how to make it stay?

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Hi all,

I just upgraded to Windows 8. On 7 I had the taskbar on the top (yes I use linux...) and a dock on the bottom, so I did this on Win8. However now the hand cursor doesn't appear when I move my mouse to the top of the screen - it works fine when I have the taskbar on any other side of the screen, just not at the top. This means it's much harder to close - does anyone know a way of getting the hand back? (This also means I can't have the desktop side by side with another app)

Thanks in advance


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My taskbar is stuck at the bottom. I've tried unlocking and locking, it still won't work. While unlocked, the layout is very strange, most items are hidden and available only by scrolling. I've tried rebooting. I've also tried ending the process explorer and restarting. Any ideas? FYI, I normally move several times a day from side to bottom and back depending on the programs that I am using at the time. Thanks!

A:Taskbar not locked, but won't move

Hi StoneMoJo,
Can you please post a picture of the "very strange layout" of your taskbar. I'm puzzled on how this is looking. Thanks

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I am using windows xp sp3. The key board and the mouse i use are of dell.

The requirement is i need to move my taskbar from the bottom towards the right side of the monitor, but the condition is i should not use the mouse. (else i would have just dragged it)

It should be done just using the key board.

There possibly could be two solutions,
1)there could be a shortcut key or
2)using the combination of ALT + SHIFT + NUMLOCK and activate the keyboard to behave like a mouse and then do something else to meet my requirement.

i could not still get to the solution.

Hope the bleeping computer team could help me out.

Thanks in anticipation.

I hope i could put the question clearly. if not feel feel to reply back..

A:Move the taskbar without using the mouse

Please help bleeping computer experts.

Look forward ..

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I have just came from Mac OS X to windows 7.
The problem I am having is the Menu bar, since I am a 3D Artist. I am use to having it on the task bar, as it gives me more room on the program I am using. I am using Windows 7, mainly for the speed and the programs. But what I am asking it there anyway you can have the menu bar moved and placed on the task bar?

I know their is a fake finder bar, but I am not asking for a finder bar. Just is their a way for it to be moved onto the task bar, so I have more room. I know this might include third party software. But any help would be most appreciated.

Thank you,

A:How can I move the menubar onto the taskbar?

I have a friend that recently switched from mac, and absolutely loves this little launcher tool said it reminded him a lot more of his mac.
About RocketDock - RocketDock.com

I don't know if this is what you are really looking for, but your problem seems similar so I thought I would throw it out there.

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Good evening!

I'm not sure if this is the appropriate place for me to post this, but I had a couple quibbles with dual monitor support on both Win10 and Win10 Insider preview. There was the nice addition in Windows Insider Preview of having a clock on both your monitors (whereas that wasn't the case in Win10) but not having the option to have the tray icons on both monitors is KILLING me. I am a gamer, and generally use my second monitor for generic stuff, i.e., Steam friends/chat, web browsing, and launching games or other things from the tray, using my second monitor, while I am in a game. Now, my problem arises because I have to set my second monitor as the main monitor. That makes games launch on that monitor by default, and I use DualMonitorTools to do things like lock my cursor to one screen, switch windows quickly from one screen to another, etc. Those functions may be rolled into Win10 by default, but when I was using 7/8/8.1, I needed to use third party software to be able to launch what I needed on my main monitor while still having access to my tray icons and taskbar. The games I play, I launch on the smaller, second monitor (which is my "primary monitor" in Windows settings) and then use DMT to flip them to my REAL primary monitor. This doesn't work with all games, not to mention it is pretty clunky - when it should be easy.

I am not sure if I explained my issues well enough but in summary, how about an option to have dual splash areas for tray icons?

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I'd like to know if there is a way to move the system tray (notification icons) and system clock from their default fixed position opposite the start menu button. I've recently spent a good deal of time in linux country and have become somewhat attached to the relative freedom allowed in the placement of so-called 'panel' (taskbar) items, among other things. Basically, I would like to be able to move the system tray and clock over to the same side as the start button, similar to how one might move the 'toolbar' items- quick launch etc. - or individual taskbar items, as of windows 7 anyway. Of course, the clock and tray appear to be fixed, however I wondered if there might be a small app available, or a known registry hack. I would also be willing to look into the 'resource hacker' option, if someone could point me toward the file(s) responsible for the taskbar and or tray/clock, a solution I've found successful in the past for tweaking aspects of explorer.

I've tried a number of system clock replacements, but none provide any options for customization of placement, unfortunately, and I've had no luck on the system tray front. I've also looked into more complete taskbar replacement options, but have so far only found programs that seem to want to emulate the osx dock, rather than windows-like taskbar. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.


A:Change position of sys tray/clock in win7 taskbar?

Right click on the taskbar then select Lock the Taskbar this will unlock the taskbar. Take your cursor on the taskbar and drag it to where you want it then right click on the taskbar again when you are satisfied on the position of the taskbar and click on Lock taskbar. You can also move the icons on the notification area where you want them in the area. Also the pinned apps right of the start orb.

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Hey guys, I'm new here so don't bite my head off it there is a rather obvious way to do what im asking. lol

But I was wondering if there was a way to automatically move an icon to the far left of the taskbar whenever it has an open window(s), and when it doesn't, automatically move it back to its respective spot.

For instance, if there was a way to do this, instead of looking like this..

The taskbar would look like this..

any help here guys?
Thanks in advance!

A:Move Icons to left of taskbar?

Haven't heard of anything but here's a bump...

I think the point to sticking them is that they are always in the same spot...

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I've seen a very recent change in behavior in one of my programs in the taskbar. Firefox is no longer creating a window on itself but instead creates a new taskbar icon at the end of the list when I click it. Also, I cannot relocate the new icon by clicking and dragging until I pin it to the taskbar. I have two separate FF icons instead of one icon with multiple windows or shadows or whatever they're called. Hope that makes sense. When I click the original icon, an additional window or shadow icon is added to the 2nd one.

I've tried to pin the new icon to the taskbar and delete the old one, but when I close out FF, the icon disappears from the taskbar.


Any suggestions?

A:Unable to move program in taskbar

Is the task bar locked..

Taskbar - Lock or Unlock

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I'm trying to re-arrange the order of tabs in taskbar but those that are similar, move together in groups.
Let me explain with an example:
I want to place the Firefox tab between 2 explorer tabs but windows won't let me

I start draging Firefox to the left:
And Windows automatically moves Firefox tab past the 2 explorer tabs

I want to place the Firefox tab between those 2 tabs.
And a similar problem happens if I want to switch the order of those 2 explorer tabs: Windows won't let me place "Program Files (x86)" before "Program Files". If I try to drag one, both of them move at the same time in a group.

Is there a way to disable this "grouping" of tabs?

A:Is there a way to move taskbar tabs individually?

7+ Taskbar Tweaker might do the trick:

7+ Taskbar Tweaker - RaMMicHaeL's Blog

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Is it possible to move/drag those penguins to the left on windows 7?


A:How to move taskbar sub-items in windows 7?

Tried a couple of things and I couldn't change it. It puts the last opened window on the far right. I guess you could open the one you wanted on the left, first.

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Hi Guys need help my computer problems:

-No task bar
-my desktop icon are cannot be move
-I also cannot copy and paste a desktop icon
-No sounds from my headset
-When I do system restore it said "System restore cannot able to protect your computer...."

before the problem occur other problem shown stating "Windows cannot start due to hardware or software might cause this....." and then i took the action of inserting my windows xp CD the one i use to my computer. Choose to repair it. and key in "chkdsk /p/r" the one i read on internet to solve the problem. It solve the problem my computer show the desktop but the other problem occur, now i cannot navigate my task bar and all the list above.

My computer is running on windows xp sp2. see my attach file

Please help me with my problem. Thank you and God bless

A:[SOLVED] No Taskbar and cannot move my icons

Run the first link on the Left Task Bar Missing

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My taskbar toolbars move when PC is restarted. They work normally otherwise. I can move them back to where I want and if PC only sleeps, they are fine. But if I restart PC, the all move to right top row and are not expanded at all. Win7 Pro 64. Thanks,

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I have some pinned icons on taskbar. For example I have icon of Delphi. If I have opened for example 3 projects, I can see 3 icons of Delphi with text (I use option Never combine taskbar buttons).

But I have problem with changing order in 'delphi group'. If my computer go to sleep, or screen saver was activated, I can have then these 3 icons in different order.
For example at first I have this order of my project: Project1, Project2, Project3.
After restore PC from sleep or unlock PC after screensaver I have totaly random order. For example I can have Project3, Project1, Project2.

Is there any chance how can I manualy change order of icons in one application group in 'Never combine' mode?

A:How to move with items in group on taskbar?

Hello Mark, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Unfortunately, no way that I know of. The order is determined by the same order that they were loaded instead.

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I know you can pin programs to the task bar, but they are always aligned to the left. Is there any way to make them stay to the right, near the taskbar icons?

A:Possible to move where pinned items are on taskbar?

Quote: Originally Posted by wkw427

I know you can pin programs to the task bar, but they are always aligned to the left. Is there any way to make them stay to the right, near the taskbar icons?

This is for centering the icons, I'm sure you can adjust it to your liking though.

Taskbar - Center Icons

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Was surfing. Microsoft may/maynot have been updating (unknown to me at the time)
Somehow Taskbar moved to the top of screen AND now I can't move it back to the bottom. Clicking & drag does not work. Can click but no drag.

It is not locked - I tried it locked then tried it unlocked... Rebooted etc.
But it acts lke it is locked /cause it won't move.

This my sister's computer & she just plays games. Don't know when it was backed up last so Restore is not an option right now.
- Is there anything else I can do - maybe in registry???

A:[SOLVED] Vista Taskbar went to Top & can't move it

Ok, I fixed it.
Was checking online to see who else had had this problem. Lots have. One said he remember viewing a powerpoint online so he went back to it was able to move his taskbar.
- I tried to think what I had been doing.. no powerpoints, checked history, etc.
THEN remembered I had viewed 2 videos from Teach By Magic; went to one of 'em, played it & was able to drag to the side - but wouldn't drag to the bottom.

SO I played video from the beginning again AND then was able to drag to the bottom. Had to hold it down & drag it - using more pressure than would normally use.
AND Taskbar is now on the bottom.
I am so very thankful that my laptop has Windows 7!
Maybe this will help someone else.
thank you for being here TechSupport - even though this time I got lucky & I figured it out.
But Always Thankful you folks are here!

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