7+ Taskbar Tweaker for Windows 10 April 2018 Update: early alpha version

A new update for Windows 10, the April 2018 Update (was referred to as the Spring Creators Update, also known as Windows 10 version 1803, code name Redstone 4), is being worked on by Microsoft for a while, and should be released on early 2018. According to online sources, build 17133 should have been the final build to be released to the wide public, but it appears now that the release was delayed (sources: one, two).

As with every Windows update (see previous blog posts), 7+ Taskbar Tweaker needs to be updated to support the new Windows version.

I have been asked by many users to provide an updated version of 7+ Taskbar Tweaker, and since 17133 was believed to be the final version, I began working on it. For now, I did enough adjustments for the tweaker to load without crashing, but didn’t test all of the tweaks. I plan to do that in the near future. As with previous updates, those who contributed to the project can download the early alpha version here (removed) and try it out.

Update (May 20): A non-beta 7+ Taskbar Tweaker version with Windows 10 April 2018 Update support is now available. You can get it here.

Posted in Software, Updates by Michael (Ramen Software) on April 16th, 2018.

151 Responses to “7+ Taskbar Tweaker for Windows 10 April 2018 Update: early alpha version”

  1. no_width_limit and remove show desktop button working perfectly for me. Thank you!

  2. Rod Montrose says:

    Thanks for the fast response; the alpha version seems to be working great!

  3. gz says:

    powerful software

  4. user says:

    Kann nicht spenden Paypal spinnt rum Captcha, muß leider warten bis es
    freigegeben wird.

  5. CrystalIDEA says:

    Thank you, it works!

  6. wd says:

    Drag and drop taskbar icon, explorer crashes

  7. RS4 says:

    work fine!

  8. Annoyingly it looks like due to a last minute bug, 17134.1 is now the new version, renamed “April Update” and being officially released on Monday 30th (so most folk won’t get it until May!)

  9. Cube says:

    Now that the April 2018 Windows 10 Update has been released, will we be seeing a final release soon? I don’t mean any trouble or pressure. I’m just curious

  10. nacho says:

    I can’t use it with the last update

  11. aubai says:

    Windows 10 1803 is released per ISO or manuel Update, but 7+ Taskbar Tweaker not.

  12. Matt says:

    Unable to request the alpha version, get an error sending email.

  13. Aretin says:

    Damn. Upgraded to Windows 10 form 7 & now this app is not working.
    All I want is Middle-Click Taskbar app close & Uncombine without Labels.
    Just these 2! Both things which MS left out like a daft.
    Well hoping the alpha makes it to final before MS releases another version. Thanks for the great app.

  14. Mark says:

    Same problem here !
    Windows 10 Pro Update 1803 and tool stopped working.
    Please make an fix i need this tool so much … please !

  15. Ecos says:

    Made a donation, cannot get the link. See below:

    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.

  16. Phuong says:

    This’s a wonderful tool. I won’t update to April Update until new 7+ Taskbar Tweaker version releases. Because it’s hard for me to use Window OS without 7+ Taskbar Tweaker, now.

    Hope next 7+ Taskbar Tweaker version releases soon!

  17. Kev says:

    Hi Michael, so everyone is saying Win 10 version 1803 is here, when is the next version of Taskbar Tweaker coming? I sincerely hope we can get it in the near future. An ETA maybe? :p

  18. Aiman says:

    Haha hi. I’m sure there will be a lot of posts here now. The update has been officially released to everyone, is from what I’ve heard. And I’m sure there will be a lot of people asking for the next release =D

    • Dagni says:

      Yes, I’m one of them and eagerly waiting. The problem is, Paypal does not operate in my country and I cannot make a donation event though I want to 😐

  19. Peter says:

    Got the 1803 build today. Wow, Win10 looks so ugly without 7+ taskbar tweaker. Pleeeeeeeeeease update it as soon as you find some time. Thank you very much.


    After starting the alpha-version, I get this error message:


    7+ Taskbar Tweaker: Konnte die Programmbibliothek nicht laden (5)

  20. Ray says:

    Alpha working great for me, thank you

  21. Matt says:

    Everything seems to be working so far, great work! I don’t quite remember if previous versions did this, but when hiding the “show desktop” button there is some blank space to the right of the notifications button. Can that be removed?

  22. Lizard says:

    Waiting for 1804 release of 7taskbar Tweaker, keep up the good work 🙂

  23. Jon says:

    I’ve downloaded the Alpa but can’t install it. I keep getting errors and have tried .1, .2, and .3.

    No matter what, I keep getting an error saying “Error opening file for writing”.

    Any suggestions? I miss 7+ Taskbar Tweaker so much since the latest stupid Windows update killed it.

    Thanks for such a great program. I don’t know how others live without it.

    • Jon says:

      I figured it out. I had to run the install .exe as an administrator and it installed without issue. The program is working perfectly for me so far.

      Thanks again for such a great program.

  24. Matt says:

    The alpha installer is being detected as a threat by MalwareBytes.

    MachineLearning/Anomalous.96%, C:\USERS\MATTC\DOWNLOADS\7TT_SETUP_V5.4.9.3.EXE, No Action By User, [0], [392687],1.0.4960

  25. pufaxx says:

    Alpha (v5.4.9.3) works fine for Windows 1803 – Thanks a lot 🙂

  26. iamMG says:

    Can the dev please tell when the alpha will be released as beta? I haven’t donated (as I am a student and don’t have the finances 🙁 ) so just can’t get the alpha. I really miss this application. :'(

  27. Crs says:

    Alpha v5.4.9.3 no issues here on Windows 10 version 1803

    thanks for the update RaMMicHaeL

  28. Perry says:

    When will the alpha be available for GA.

  29. Mua Sa says:

    Is there any alternative way to donate other than paypal (it’s blocked in Turkey) and i am not really investing in bitcoin.

  30. Yurii says:

    Tell me whether it will work “7+ Taskbar” on Windows 10 1803. If so, when do you plan to update?

  31. jeff says:

    I made a donation can you please provide me with the alpha version, thank you.

    This email confirms that you have donated $10.00 USD using PayPal

  32. GWK says:

    please when will make FREE download i dont have donate

  33. YK says:

    I want to donate for accessing the early alpha version.
    But I can not pay donation in PayPal in Japan.
    Is there any way other than Bitcoin?

  34. James Weissman says:

    Just donated and installed Alpha v5.4.9.3. Loaded fine and my #1 usage of reordering within a single app also works.


  35. Sean S says:

    Working. Much appreciated. Thank you.

  36. Jan says:

    Alpha v5.4.9.3 works for me. Thank you! 🙂

  37. Luke says:

    Thank you !

    I don’t imagine my life without “virtual_desktop_order_fix”. Works great in Alpha v5.4.9.3

  38. Shocker says:

    Great job with this piece of software so far, lifesaver. v5.4.9.3 works great with the latest 1803 update

  39. Pablo says:

    Thanks a lot, working great 🙂

  40. David says:

    Can I donate a dollar ?. Thanks greetings

  41. Rob Lindauer says:

    I’ve donated and tried several times (over the last 12 hrs) to get the alpha download link, but it’s not showing up in my email (nor my spam folder)…

  42. Dagni says:

    Thank you @rammichael, you are the best 😀

  43. Darth Steve says:

    v5.4.9.3 works great with the 1803. Thanks for all your hard work!

  44. Adam says:

    Avira Antivirus claims your alpha early releases contain TR/Crypt.XPACK.Gen Malware inside them, is this true? I want to use this, but my system says it is dangerous

    • That’s a false positive. Another user reported it as well, which is weird since there’s no detection on VirusTotal.
      Please contact Avira about the detection, hopefully they will remove the false positive.

  45. Adam says:

    I’m also getting a failure from attempts to even run the file before Avira quarantines it

  46. Cube says:

    You should update the title of this post from “Spring Creators Update” to “April 2018 Update” as that’s what it’s called since being released officially. Would you please add HTTPS to your website as well? HTTP is being marked as not secure by browsers now. I can’t wait until the new version of 7+ Taskbar Tweaker comes out 😀

  47. Karl Graham says:

    Hi there – been using this for years and make (and made) donation for latest. Usually works great but this time continue to get “Could not load library (5)” message. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

  48. Will says:

    Hey man how do I donate to get alpha version? regards Will

  49. Ian B says:

    PLease can I send you an Amazon voucher instead of PayPal?

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