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Change the way active/open taskbar icons look in Windows 7

Q: Change the way active/open taskbar icons look in Windows 7

How do I change the way active/open taskbar icons look? I want to get rid of the blurred box around the icons and have a different effect such as a small indicator light under them to let me know they're open. Is that possible?

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A: Change the way active/open taskbar icons look in Windows 7

I use classic theme though that sounds like a great idea... I doubt this can be done via any ico file or what have you. Would require a custom theme or third party application. I found another thread on here that asked the question. This is apparently controlled by DWM, and the closest thing you can do is a use a coloured theme and the blur will be a different shade of what ever colour you chose. The last thread was in mention of modifying the contrast here: How to change colors icons from the taskbar ?

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Hi,

The image below shows my current taskbar when I open a window that has a quick-launch icon (e.g. Opera) as you can see it combines the window and the quick-launch icon together however I would like it to create a separate taskbar item rather than doing this. Would this be possible? Are there any programs that fix this? Sorry if this seems like a vague question but it's quite hard to explain when I can't actually show what I want it to look like.



Thanks .

A:Separate quick-launch icons on the taskbar with active windows.

Sounds like you need to right-click the Taskbar, click Properties then on the Taskbar tab make a change in the Taskbar buttons: section.

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A:Taskbar Icons Won't Change (Suspect a Windows Update)

I've not experienced this, nor heard of anyone else who has. Do you mean the icons for the loaded windows lined up on the Taskbar, or the icons of the programs showing within the System Tray?

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Quote:




Symptoms
When you click icons on the taskbar (including Start, Cortana, Network, Battery, and Action Center) in Build 10130 of Windows 10 Insider Preview, the expected flyout might not open.

Resolution
An update is available to resolve this problem.
How to obtain this update
Windows Update
This update is available from Windows Update.

Prerequisites
To apply this update, you must be running Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10130.

Restart information
You must restart the computer after you apply this update.

Update replacement information
This update does not replace any previously released update.





https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...?wa=wsignin1.0

(New KB3070365 Update available for Windows 10 - June 8th 2015)

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oK FOLKS new question for the hour

i want to change icons of all the applications i use and while they are running they show up on my taskbar...i want to change this icons shown in image ..and this ICONS are not Pinned only shows up once i launch application!

what's the best and safe way of going about this...and do i have to back up original icons?


you guys r awesome
thanks!

A:Icons Change on taskbar!

You could just right click on the shortcut of the program you want to change the icon of, go to properties-shortcut tab- change icon - browse for the new icons location you want to change it to- select it, OK. Then you can pin it, or keep it wherever. Have the programs closed when you're doing probably would be best. You may have to reboot your computer for the icon to change if it's pinned.

You could also do it from a pinned shortcut on the taskbar. Just right click it, then right click on the programs name in the window, and then same as above.

Couple of programs you could use that might be of help. Iconviewer lets you have an Icon tab on the shortcuts right click menu window. You can choose different ones from that if it shows multiple ones, or save the shortcuts icon, etc.

IcoFX you can make your own icons from png's, etc.

Use the 64 bit one of iconviewer, since you have 64 bit.

Download IconViewer

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Don't think you need to make a backup of the original icon of the shortcut, but you could if you want with the iconviewer.

And check out this forum and the tutorials. You'll probably find more threads on the subject.

http://www.sevenforums.com/customization/108537-icons-change-taskbar.html
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Hey guys,

So I found a cool theme and icons to go with it. I understand how to change icons and such but I am having trouble with some. (the official Microsoft icons)

Here's my situation.

So I found in the tutorials how to change the icons. I was able to change the libraries icon assuming that when had it on the taskbar, it would change the icon as well.

I was able to change the libraries icon to what I want. I created a library shortcut. then when i pinned it to the taskbar, it changed back to the default, but only on the taskbar

Also, when i try to change the wmplayer.exe and explorer.exe icon through the properties, explorer.exe crashes as soon as I apply.

Is there anything I can do?

thanks,

A:Cant change taskbar icons. Help please

How where you trying to change the icons?

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A:How to change colors icons from the taskbar ?

I, honestly see a ton of difference. I can tell right away what's what.

No settings in the registry, I'm afraid. It's all drawn by dwm.exe based on your resolution, as far as I know.

You could look into custom shell skinning (a very well known, but $20 option is WindowBlinds by StarDock Stardock.com - Your Edge In Software)

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TIA
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A:How to change taskbar icons to text

Here is the info you need.

1. Right-click an open area of the taskbar, then choose Properties.
2. In the Taskbar tab, find the Taskbar buttons pull-down menu.
3. Choose Combine when taskbar is full or Never combine, then click OK.

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A:How to change the location of icons on Win 7 taskbar?

I don't think it can work that way ... can I assume you have the taskbar set to "never combine" buttons/labels?

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A:how to change size of taskbar icons

its like im missing a step or two for the registry thing to work, maybe the number needs to be something like -255 or -2hundred something. im sure tons of people have done this before, i just want to know how

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A:can you change the taskbar clock and icons

If you are talking about the clock along-with the calendar, till now I have no idea . But about notification area icons you are to change some system files to replace them. For example, ActionCenter.dll for systray action center icon, SndVolSSO.dll for volume control icon, etc. These dll's are generally situated in C:\Windows\System32.

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A:Is it possible to dynamically change the order of icons in taskbar?

Hello, nuspieds,

RIGHT-click the file/program and click 'pin to start menu'.

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A:How to change the width of minimized taskbar icons

Hi Muneer, welcome to the Eight Forums.

You need to select Combine when taskbar is full or Never combine from Taskkbar buttons in Taskbar Properties. Also as your Taskbar is located at bottom (default position) and there's only liited space, I recommend you select Use small Taskbar buttons.

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A:How do I change the width of just the pinned icons in the taskbar

Right Click on the task bar & select Properties, on the window that opens tick Use Small Icons which is under the Task Bar tab, then select Apply & see if the results suit you.

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A:Cannot Change order of Pinned Taskbar icons

Welcome
Try
right click on task bar and unlock.

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I might have misunderstood your issue......
Will the following way help ?

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t-4-2

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A:Taskbar Icons For Open Programs ?

I don't think it's possible to choose which programs have Aero Peek enabled or not, it's either on for all or off for all.

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Maybe there is too many programs running at start up. Check Task Manager > Startup and see if you can disable some that you don't need.
 

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A:taskbar icons of open items (IE, Calculator) too small.

Right click on the Taskbar and select Properties. Do the following:

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Quote: Originally Posted by Utopia73


Hey, how do i get the icon on the taskbar to change when i have a folder open?


Can you explain what you mean in a little more detail please?

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A:Taskbar icon for open program/window change

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A:Active Windows not appearing in Taskbar.

by chance do you have taskbar hiden? right click on taskbar-properties and see if auto hide is turned on

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See if this tutorial can hep...................
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A:problem with icons on taskbar (wrong icons or missing icons)

perhaps the fixit from microsoft may help...

System icons do not appear in the notification area in Windows Vista or in Windows 7 until you restart the computer

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I used to use Firefox several versions back. But the same issues you've described affected my computer. My "fix" was to uninstall Firefox and reinstall a fresh copy. The problems would disappear for a few weeks and then come back for no apparent reason that I could find. I got tired of dealing with the hassle and just stopped using Firefox.

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Are you using an Aero Theme?

Check your "Personalize" settings.

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Welcome!

For your first question, see here: Taskbar Thumbnail Previews - Enable or Disable

Your second issue almost sounds like Aero Peek. It occurs when you hover your mouse over a certain button in your taskbar.



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Originally Posted by rilbet2


Does someone know how to remove icons in windows 10 taskbar? I have tried deleting the programs but the icons remain in the taskbar.




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I don't seem to be able to upload and attach the Attach.txt file, although I do have it available if necessary.

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A:Pin multiple Windows Explorer icons to Taskbar

right click on the drive then select Create shortcut

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Any assistance would greatly be appreciated!!

A:Windows boots to NO taskbar or desktop icons

Hello,is anyone willing to explain why one should not run combofix?Sure. To quote Papakid:Running ComboFix by yourself is like performing open heart surgery on yourself--the scalpel and other surgical tools that is ComboFix is meant to be wielded by a highly trained surgeon only in emergencies or dire circumstances. When the surgeon is thru s/he leaves the room. So combofix should be removed from a system once it has accomplished its job, unlike an AV that is there to protect you from future infections.. . . CF does make some alterations to your system if you run it. Even if you had no malware removed and run the uninstall command, some things may be different now on your system. I can tell you that one thing is that all your restore points will be flushed out and a new one created. There is a good reason to do that when you have a severe infection--but if you aren't infected you might need those restore points.That said, please follow the instructions in ==>This Guide<== starting at step 6.Once the proper logs are created, then make a NEW TOPIC and post it ==>HERE<== Since you have run ComboFix, please include the ComboFix log in the new topic. Please be sure to include a description of your computer issues and what you have done to try to resolve them.If you cannot produce any of the other logs, then please create the new topic anyway, include the information that you were unable to produce the other logs and why and include the ComboFix log along with a description of your computer issues.Orange Blossom

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Are you in the Desktop or in the Metro/Start screen?

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A:Windows boots to NO taskbar or desktop Icons

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.We need to create an OTL ReportPlease download OTL from one of the following mirrors:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.In the custom scan box paste the following:

msconfig
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winlogon.exe
wininit.exe
explorer.exe
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%systemroot%\system32\drivers\*.sys /90Push the button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:OTL.txt <-- Will be openedExtra.txt<--Will be minimizedIn the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Options. If you click on this in the drop-down menu you can choose Track this topic. I suggest you do this and select Immediate E-Mail notification and click on Proceed. This way you will be advised when we respond to your topic and facilitate the cleaning of your machine.After 5 days if a topic is not replied to we assume it has been abandoned and it is closed.regards myrti

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I did a google search with no satisfactory answers except for one. It was supposed to show how to do this but after going through the process, it did not restore anything.

Anyone here done this a repaired it?

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Dear Sirs,
all my attempts have proved futile and you are my last hope.

Situation:
I have replaced the icons for 3 of my programs, browser, mail client & mp3 player with custom icons from the web (16x16 ico, 32x32 ico, 48x48 ico, 256x256 png). They show up correctly in the taskbar itself (small and large) BUT the preview windows title bar icon remains the original (See attachments).

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Clearing Icon Cache, Prefetch, MUICache, tried all icon color depths, removing Icon completely, re-installing programs

The aesthetic discrepancy is driving me
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A:Update Icons in Taskbar preview windows

Maybe I;m missing something but only the Winamp icon looks different.

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A:Windows starts, but no taskbar or desktop icons

Hi, Welcome to TSG!!

You have or had some Malicious software on your machine. What steps have you taken?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-starts-but-no-taskbar-or-desktop-icons.796090/
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A:Windows XP Desktop Icons and Taskbar missing

Try Restore Desktop Icons and Taskbar.

Download the .vbs file and save it to your hard drive.

Double-click the .vbs file. You will be prompted when the script is done.

Restart the computer.

Hope it helps.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-xp-desktop-icons-and-taskbar-missing.1058260/
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A:active windows only open to one third normal size

Restart the computer,system restore or last known good figuration.
Start your computer.
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A:Windows 7 TASKBAR COLOR CHANGE

Hello there and welcome to Seven Forums!

Have you tried updating your drivers?

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Right click the Taskbar, then click Properties. Then select 'Never Combine' next to 'Taskbar Buttons'.

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Same problem here, that tweak doesn't work anymore. The same thing with the registry hack for enabling big buttons in ie11, not working anymore also.

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A:Windows Explorer fails to load - no icons/taskbar

Came across the same problem. It is a virus problem and I had to reformat to fix it. Usually it is a virus associated with a crack .exe file.
 

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A:Black desktop, no icons, no taskbar even after windows reinstall

Quote:




I even did a windows reinstall, but the problem is still there! (btw, since then, windows fails to install many updates including IE11, so I now have IE8)




You reinstalled Windows and have a black screen, can't open programs how are you running Windows update?

Brand and model of the PC?

Did you reinstall using a Windows disc or a recovery partition on the hard drive?

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A:Windows 8.1 taskbar, changing icons of pinned programs?

Hi songsinh1241 I'm pretty sure it's possible. The icons you pinned to your taskbar are located in the following folder:C:\Users\<UserName>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBarFrom there, right-click on any icon and select Properties. Click on the Change icon... buttom and select a new one, then apply the changes. Once done, the icon for the program in the taskbar should change.

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Exact same issue as in this thread but solution doesn't work for me: http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/61467-blank-taskbar-icons-windows-store-apps.html#post496628

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A:Windows desktop doesn`t show. No icons or taskbar etc.

Is this Windows XP? I guess what you could do is search for rstrui.exe, it's the system restore utility, and try that out. You can find it in C:\Windows\system32\Restore (at least on my computer.)
 

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All I could find from google searches were things about how to add and remove icons, or change the look of the taskbar as a whole.
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A:Windows 8.1 taskbar, changing icons of pinned programs?

Hi rp88 You just have to change the icon of the shortcut or application that you drag in the taskbar, it'll keep that icon. Just tested it myself and it worked

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Well, they want none of those icons pinned to the taskbar, but they do want other icons pinned. I have tried a script to get rid of them on logon, but it deletes the icons so slowly that users can actually notice the icons disappearing on logon (it takes about 2 seconds per icon to delete). The librarians dislike this.

So, has anyone figured out the mechanism that creates these three icons? I would like to figure out a way to disable their creation in the first place, if possible. Already, Windows will allow additional icons to be added; it simply won't allow these three to be removed.

A:How to remove default pinned taskbar icons in Windows 8.1?

Right click and select "unpin this program from the taskbar". I have that option for all three on my Windows 8.1 system.

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/51158-how-remove-default-pinned-taskbar-icons-windows-8-1-a.html
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A:Black desktop, no icons, no taskbar even after windows reinstall

As you have tried many things that i would suggest, i am wondering if the disk you are using to install the updates is corrupt?

Have you to tried to use another disk?

I can provide you with the links if needed.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/346318-black-desktop-no-icons-no-taskbar-even-after-windows-reinstall.html
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A:Black desktop, no icons, no taskbar even after windows reinstall

I would say try another reinstall, but Im not sure if thats the case here. I have had several times when my computer would just do all this weird crap right after a reinstall sometimes. But I never heard of a iexplorer.exe being 2kb....
 
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Hi,

I am facing this problem with my laptop. It seems it has something to do with the Winfixer problem.

I am unable to see any of my desktop icons or the taskbar. Neither can I right click on my desktop. It has totally deactivated. I am using my laptop through the task manager-->New Task option. Please help as I have tried to work on it and have finally given up.

Annie

A:Desktop icons and taskbar disappeared [MOVED FROM WINDOWS]

A temporary solution may be task manager, new task, then type "explorer".
That should bring up the familiar windows explorer so you can don't have to use task manager all the time. As for why this has happened, not sure, will look up your particular problem.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f100/desktop-icons-and-taskbar-disappeared-moved-from-windows-175770.html
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A:Windows Icons, Taskbar, Sound, Tolbar Files

Good luck on finding all of them, You would need to be a Microsoft programmer to find all of them types of files.

If you want Windows 2000 to look more user friendly I would suggest going to Windows XP Pro.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/windows-icons-taskbar-sound-tolbar-files.577703/
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A:Icons & Thumbnails don't appear in windows explorer or taskbar anymore

start off with a SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker and restart when finished.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/219462-icons-thumbnails-dont-appear-windows-explorer-taskbar-anymore.html
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A:Blank Taskbar Icons for Windows Store Apps

Hi Dan,
Welcome to the forums, try this:Notification Area Icons - Reset - Windows 7 Help Forums

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/61467-blank-taskbar-icons-windows-store-apps.html
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A:Thumbnails, desktop icons, taskbar icons gone, Properties doesnt work

Please try to right click on the start icon and select Command prompt administrator, give admin permissions and copy/paste this into the window that opens and press enter sfc /scannow . If you decide to type it in, please notice the space between the sfc and the /. We want it to say no integrity violations were found. If it says there where corrupt files that could not be repaired, please reboot and run it again. You may have to run it 3 times with reboots in between each time. See if this helps.

http://www.tenforums.com/general-discussion/38067-thumbnails-desktop-icons-taskbar-icons-gone-properties-doesnt-work.html
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4. When I rightclick to "Properties" (on desktop icons, or File Explorer items) nothing happens
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A:Tumbnails, desktop icons, taskbar icons gone, Properties doesnt work

Please try to right click on the start icon and select Command prompt administrator, give admin permissions and copy/paste this into the window that opens and press enter sfc /scannow . If you decide to type it in, please notice the space between the sfc and the /. We want it to say no integrity violations were found. If it says there where corrupt files that could not be repaired, please reboot and run it again. You may have to run it 3 times with reboots in between each time. See if this helps.

http://www.tenforums.com/general-discussion/38067-tumbnails-desktop-icons-taskbar-icons-gone-properties-doesnt-work.html
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A:Taskbar icons dont load + mainpage icons keep flashing + very slow application loadin

Hi, welcome to TSF!

If you still need assistance, please post a fresh main.txt log.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f284/taskbar-icons-dont-load-mainpage-icons-keep-flashing-very-slow-application-loadin-245689.html
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Hi,

Have a look here: Fonts - Change Default

If you have any problems, just post back.

Richard

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Welcome to Seven Forums KpuCko. How about hiding and unhiding the taskbar (but not the start button) with just the hotkeys Ctrl+Esc?

Hide Taskbar : Hide Taskbar in Windows 8 | 7 with a hotkey

A Guy

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I should add that I use the latest version of Classic Shell and have look through the settings and don't see any that can change this behavior.

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A:How To Change Windows 8.1 Desktop Taskbar Behavior

Middle click/Wheel click or Shift + click.

http://www.eightforums.com/general-support/47818-how-change-windows-8-1-desktop-taskbar-behavior.html