7+ Taskbar Tweaker for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

A new update of Windows 10, the Fall Creators Update, is going to be available at October 17. As with every major Windows update, 7+ Taskbar Tweaker isn’t compatible with the new version (see my previous posts for details). I managed to get my hands on the new Windows version, and dedicated some time to work on an update for 7+ Taskbar Tweaker to make it compatible. Fortunately, there weren’t as many surprises as in the previous updates. If you’re running the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, please try the latest beta version of 7+ Taskbar Tweaker, and let me know if you encounter any issues.

Update (October 19): A non-beta 7+ Taskbar Tweaker version with Windows 10 Fall Creators Update support is now available. You can get it here.

Posted in Software, Updates by Michael (Ramen Software) on October 8th, 2017.

69 Responses to “7+ Taskbar Tweaker for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update”

  1. I love you right now. Thank you!

    I only use it to get rid of the width limit and the show desktop button, but it seems to be working perfectly.

  2. djon says:

    Thank you. Very much appreciated.

  3. dhs says:

    Cool! Thanks a lot

  4. TheGardner says:

    Ahhh perfect! Just came here to ask for a new version!
    Thanks for your effort! Fall update running on a virtual machine and on my Surface Book since a few minutes!

    Cheers 🙂

  5. TheGardner says:

    Me again with the notice “It’s working proper on 16299”!!! BIG THANKS!

    And just a question beside:

    Is there anything wrong accessing your (entire) page from the Microsoft Universe?
    Since several months I get errors, when I come to here over Bing search or in Microsoft Edge. It feels like they’re (Microsoft) blocking your domain in their universe.

    No problems with Google Chrome and Google search.

    -from Germany-

    Regards Steffen

  6. Zageron says:

    Thanks mate, it works perfectly. 🙂

  7. Seeing an issue where taskbar icons disappear until you click on them. Not sure if it’s because of 7TT or just Windows being buggy.

    • Is there a specific app or situation when this happens? I’m familiar with two issues regarding this:
      1. With the Edge browser, see here for details.
      2. With the virtual_desktop_order_fix advanced options, while switching virtual desktops.

      If that’s not one of the above, please let me know how to reproduce the issue.

  8. helloE says:

    7TT works perfect on Windows 10 R1709!

    I just want to know,
    Is it hard to add a feature to duplicate system tray on @nd displayt’s taskbar?

  9. Alex says:

    Just wanted to give a big thanks for the beta. Works as expected on version 1709 / 16299.19 build.

  10. Exec says:

    The beta works fine on the 1709 version. Huge thanks for it!

  11. phuong says:

    Can 7+ Taskbar Tweaker v.53 works on Windows 10 Fall Creators Update? I mean the current version v5.3 (not beta). Thanks! 😀

  12. phuong says:

    I found an small issues (7+ taskbar tweaker beta on w10 fall creators update):

    I choose show “alt+tab” when “ctrl+right-click” on empty space on taskbar (emptyspace|ctrl+rclick: 2) but it show Start in full screen (not alt+tab).

    Pls help. Thankyou so much!

  13. Lincoln says:

    Just installed the beta on my two laptops (updated to 1709 yesterday), and all appears to be working normally! Thank you!

  14. Eleuth says:

    After start it says “could not load library (5)”. But it opens and stays in the tray, I have access to options but nothing seems work.

  15. . says:

    you keep on saving my life man

  16. lucar says:

    Thank you it works like a charm!

  17. Timothy says:

    As always, you are amazing! Once it rolls out to me, I’ll give this a shot. (I’m not going to be an ultra-early-adopter this time!!)

  18. phuong says:

    I found an small issues (7+ taskbar tweaker beta on w10 fall creators update):

    I choose show “alt+tab” when “ctrl+right-click” on empty space on taskbar (emptyspace|ctrl+rclick: 2) but it show Start in full screen (not alt+tab).


    Pls help. Thankyou so much!

    • The issue should be fixed in 7+ Taskbar Tweaker v5.4, please try it out.

      • phuong says:

        WOW, Thankyou very much!

      • Keith Neargarder says:

        If I am running win10 fall creators do I want to use v5.4 or can I use the latest v5.5? Also when I download v5.5 I get an error/warning that “The publisher of this program couldn’t be verified” – should I be concerned?

        • If I am running win10 fall creators do I want to use v5.4 or can I use the latest v5.5?

          Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is supported since v5.4, but it’s always preferable to use the latest version of the tweaker, since minor fixed are introduced with every version.

          Also when I download v5.5 I get an error/warning that “The publisher of this program couldn’t be verified” – should I be concerned?

          That happens because the tweaker’s setup executable is not signed. As long as you’ve got the file from this website, you shouldn’t be concerned.

          • Keith Neargarder says:

            Thanks. I was able to get v5.5 working and am LOVING it. Those annoying popups when hovering over icon in taskbar are gone for the most part. I still occasionally will get one and not sure why but 7+TT has eliminated about 99% of my headache with win10 taskbar. Between eliminating the popups and allowing me to re-order/click-n-drag icons on taskbar life with win10 is soooooooo much better. 🙂

            Highly recommend this plug-in to all.

            Thank you VERY much!!!

  19. Michael Pegg says:

    Thanks for your work.
    I like the Full Start Menu/Screen at startup instead of desktop. This option was removed some versions ago and now is only available if you choose tablet mode ( which stops spit screen etc).
    Any chance of an option to boot into start menu please.
    Thanks Michael

  20. Ian Mosley says:

    Minor (?) Issue with 7tt_setup_beta on Windows 10 v1709 (Build 16299.19)

    Just noticed that the tray icon has suddenly appeared even though I’ve selected ‘Hide Tray Icon’ in Settings.

    Build 16299.19 = Build 16299.15 + Cumulative Update KB4043961

    Build 16299.15 was the initial public offering of Windows 10 v1709.

  21. Oliver says:

    Hi. Thanks for the quick release for the Win 10 update. Just a note that Kaspersky Antivirus is saying the installer executable contains a trojan called “UDS:Trojan.Win32.Generic”. It’s likely a false positive but wanted to let you know. I’m using Kaspersky with the latest definitions.

    • Hi Oliver,
      Thanks for letting me know. That’s not the first time, 7+ Taskbar Tweaker was falsely detected in the past by Kaspersky with the same classification. I sent them an email about it, hopefully the detection will be removed in the near future.

  22. Oliver says:

    Update: Kaspersky got another definitions update and is no longer complaining about the installer. It was obviously a false positive. Thanks and again, great work.

  23. robert says:

    dear 7+ creators: i really love your software.
    would you add a new feature? (windows 7)
    as you may know; for those of us who need to use and keep the onscreen keyboard active, pinned and minimized at all times its anoying how it maximizes on its own when avtivating the magnyfyer or other programs.
    could you add a “disable automaximixing” option? thanks

  24. Emil Dörr says:

    Bin gespannt

  25. anon says:

    thank you very much, i can’t use my computer without your tweak 😀

  26. Dan Dreifort says:

    FYI – bitdefender won’t let me update b/c it’s flagging the latest update as malware.

    The application 7+ taskbar tweaker.exe accesses a web resource http://rammichael.com/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2017/10/7tt_setup.exe that has been detected as infected. Virus name: Cloud.Malware.1130zv3@bC27nZii. The web resource has been successfully blocked and your PC is now safe.

  27. I just recently discovered the feature of being able to drag window thumbnails, which I thought was a godsend. However, when I restart Chrome (which I combine/group into one window), the order of the thumbnails reverts back to what it was before dragging. Is there no way of maintaining the order of the thumbnails upon restarting an application? Otherwise, the feature isn’t of much use to me, unfortunately.

  28. Richard Abbott says:

    Is there a way to increase the size of the taskbar icons? I could do this on the previous version but don’t see that option anymore.

  29. jDr0id says:

    Hey, any progress on tray_icons_padding support? Got a new laptop recently and now I’m on Windows 10 -_-

    Will donate again if a new beta campaign comes around!

  30. J Byers says:

    Getting “site blocked” message when attempting download:

    “This site is blocked due to a security threat.

    This site is blocked due to a security threat that was discovered by the Cisco Umbrella security researchers.
    Report an incorrect block
    This site was blocked by Cisco Umbrella’s patent-pending Intelligent Proxy.
    Diagnostic Info
    Block Type
    Bundle ID
    Domain Tagging
    IP Address
    Org ID
    Origin ID
    2017-11-17 18:37:18.538939089 +0000 UTC m=+1217095.725849838”

  31. KayV says:

    Hi RaMMicHael,

    just upgraded to Win 1709 Pro german, unfortunately “disable_topmost” doesn’t work anymore. I’m using 7TT 5.4. Any chance to get it working again?

    Thanks for your wonderful work!

    • Hi Kay,

      I just verified, and it works on my Windows 10, which is also of version 1709.
      Perhaps you’re using another customization program which conflicts with 7+ Taskbar Tweaker.
      If you can find a way to reproduce the problem, please let me know. Otherwise, I’m not sure how to help you.

  32. Ali says:

    Updated to version: Windows 10 Insider Preview 17063.1000 and getting Taskbar Tweaker: Could not load library (107). Should I hold out for an update coming?


  33. Yann says:


    First, thanks a lot for 7+ Taskbar Tweaker for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, it is such a great tool!

    Maybe you could help me though with Windows 10 Fall… Before upgrading, I used 7+ and Dexpot and had no problem: my four virtual desktops were created at startup and 7+ kepts the taskbar icons in order when switching…

    Now, since upgrading, whenever I switch between two desktops, the order of the taskbar icons randomly changes… Even after setting “virtual_desktop_order_fix” to 1… What am I missing?


    • Hi,
      I’m not sure how Dexpot works with Windows 10, but Windows 10 has a built in virtual desktop functionality. If Dexpot uses custom virtual desktop functionality, you need to ask them why the order is not preserved. The “virtual_desktop_order_fix” option works only for the built-in virtual desktop functionality.

  34. Anoir Ben Tanfous says:

    Hi Michael,

    I’ve been using your software since the beginning and I kept hoping that you integrate the option to make the taskbar always on top (even fullscreen browsers) this is the most annoying issue with windows since so many years is that we are not able to make the taskbar appear when on fullscreen mode without having to use the keyboard win button or going out of fullscreen, I am using yandex browser and I have the tabs at the bottom and I just want to be able to go fullscreen and have the tabs autohide (which is implanted in yandex browser already) but if I go a little bit deeper with the mouse out of the screen or in a reserved 1px with desktopcoral then the taskbar will showup on top of the yandex browser which is a great way to save on screen realestate and I find it to be the perfect way to interact with windows overall

    I can show you some screens if there is need and anyone who can suggest a solution is very welcome as well, I tried to make a fix myself via authotkey but I wasn’t able to get it working as I would love to and I am pretty sure that everyone once try this will switch for it as it will reduce a lot of clutter in the screen and make it easier to focus on the actual task or tab while navigating and still switch to other windows seamlessly without the need to exit fullscreen (win+tab allow to have other tabs on top of the fullscreen window but it’s not the proper way to do multitasking I think as it takes so many button or mouse clicks to get the requested window)

    Another option will be also great if there is a possibility to force the taskbar to hide partially so when it refuse to hide in some cases like when having a notification then it’s possible to just force it to stay out of sight while finishing what we have at hand and then just moving the mouse out of screen or 1px reserved space and it will show again, maybe the hiding can be triggered via double click on systray icon or just on a reserved space or some other ways… that anyone can customize.

    I believe this will save a lot of people some frustration and rise their productivity as well 🙂

    Thank you.

  35. potato says:

    Thx for your work, I’ve been using this software for several years now. I do have a little issue with the latest version running on 1709 though, no_width_limit does not kick in after launch, I mean I have to manually change the width of my vertical taskbar everytime my Windows starts, all other functions like hide start button work as expected. And Taskbar Tweaker launches as last (after exporer.exe). Any ideas?

  36. Ross West says:

    Thanks, for sharing this informative stuff. Yes, recently I upgraded Windows 10 from earlier versions of Windows operating system, and I love to use Winaero Tweaker. It’s best. Works perfectly.

  37. wlbm_onizuka says:

    Can I make a request for a functional?
    In Microsoft Windows the problem of “focus stealing” is not solved for many years, this is very annoying.
    Seems to be appropriate option in tweaker, if it is possible.

  38. RS4 says:

    Released RS4 RTM Build, Thanks

  39. Christian Meister says:

    please look into updating this for Windows 10 Fall Creators update and start collecting Money if necessary

  40. Kevin says:

    Any chance at a beta for the Spring Insider version that just came out?

  41. Todd says:

    Thank God!

  42. ICU says:

    Windows 10 April 2018 Update aka Windows 10 Spring Creators Update.

    After a delay 17134.1-1803/1803 (PC) [RS4_Release] will be out for public on 30/04/2018.

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