7+ Taskbar Tweaker v5.0, with Windows 10 support

After extensive alpha and beta testing, 7+ Taskbar Tweaker v5.0, the first stable version to support Windows 10, is available!

I want to thank everybody who supported the porting effort: Mike T, Fraser Ntukula, and other contributors.

Posted in Software, Updates by Michael (Ramen Software) on August 22nd, 2015.

49 Responses to “7+ Taskbar Tweaker v5.0, with Windows 10 support”

  1. Bart says:

    if not on Windows 10 (I’m on 8.1) is there a compelling reason to update or not update to v5.0?

  2. John Bilicki says:

    I wanted to read the new features you had written about when updating but it flew by so quick, could you append them here or is there a hidden way to find it on the program after updating? Also thank you for making our lives that much better.

  3. Doqtor Kirby says:

    My upgrade is finally complete! Great work to you RaM and the port team. :O

  4. Adaz says:

    Thank you for this version! It works like a charm, and thank you for the Win10 big icons feature! 🙂

  5. Dady says:

    Is it possible to disable the color of progress bar in the task bar with 7TT (eg when there is a download with the browser or copying a file)? Thanks

  6. Jeremy C says:

    It appears that the latest fast ring update (10525) has an adverse affect on 7TT. When 7TT loads it just causes the screen to just keep blinking like the desktop is crashing. As soon as I kill 7TT the issue goes away (but I lose the awesomeness that is 7TT).

    • Is it available to the masses already, or is it only for insiders? And could you please tell me your explorer.exe file version?

    • Jon says:

      Betas prior to v4.5.10.12 did crash on 10525, but RamMichael fixed it in v4.5.10.12 and I haven’t has the issue since (including in v5.0). Are you sure that you have the latest version installed?

      • Jeremy C says:

        I am on v5. What I see is that when I load 7TT the taskbar just keeps reloading (like it’s crashing) until I kill the process. I’m not running any taskbar folders or anything.

        Actually, I think I see the issue. I have Autohide on for the taskbar, and when I load 7TT it bounces between hidden and not hidden but if I turn off autohide 7TT works with no issues. So it appears to me to be an issue between autohide and 7TT.

        • Jon says:

          Ah. That’s unfortunate. I may want to auto-hide the taskbar in the future. Perhaps Michael can find the time to fix it at some point.

  7. Jeremy C says:

    I think it’s only for insiders right now, since the watermark is back and says:

    Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview
    Evaluation Copy. Build 10525

    As for the file version, it says it’s 10.0.10525.0. Let me know if there is anything else I can help with!

  8. The Cupcake Generator says:

    Thank you a lot for the update and your dedication on that small but helpful utility. ^^

    About bugs report I noticed that the tray_icons_padding parameter in Advanced Options seems to not have any effects with Windows 10. Does it is a known bugs?

  9. MK says:

    Love the large icons feature for Win10!

    Is it possible for that to also make the Start (windows) icon larger?

    Also, my toolbar seems to be flashing occasionally, is that expected behavior?


    • Is it possible for that to also make the Start (windows) icon larger?

      It probably is, but I haven’t looked at it. I might take a look one day.

      Also, my toolbar seems to be flashing occasionally, is that expected behavior?

      I don’t know. Did you try to use your computer without the tweaker, to check whether it’s responsible for the flashing?

  10. bl4ckzero says:

    Hello, first I must say you are genius, your application is a must have tool for Windows, if I was Bill Gates I would give you million to buy and implement into product!!

    Even tho this app is perfect, I am having only one problem on windows 10 with virtual desktops. Every time I switch between desktops the order of taskbar items is changed. Is this something that can be fixed?

  11. Ed says:

    I used Taskbar Tweaker to hide my tray icons, but I did it months ago and now cannot figure out how to unhide them. Could you help me please?

  12. Marcus says:


    is it planned to let the taskbar clock also show number of week and day of week like 1stClock? e.g.

    37.KW Samstag 12.09.2015 17:37:27

    KW = german Calendar week, Samstag = saturday

  13. Mike says:

    hi, i am running a fresh install of windows 10 home 64-bit, no settings changed, but with your app i am unable to combine grouped taskbar buttons, no matter which combination of taskbar settings i use

  14. Matt says:

    Hi, I’ve just updated my windows 10 to the newest TH2 preview (build 10565) and the taskbar tweaker just kill the explorer continuously. I don’t know if it’s my unique error, or anyone can meet that. Is that any option to fix that, or I should wait till the next version of the 7+TT?

  15. NN says:

    I would like to see a title in the preview when setting is Taskbar buttons: “Combine when taskbar is full” or “Never combine”.
    By default Windows shows the title either in the preview or in the taskbar but not in both

  16. George Thib says:

    How can I prevent 7+Taskbar Tweaker v5.1 window from opening at Windows 7 startup?

    Thank you in advance.

  17. George Thib says:

    Splendid and extremely accurate and rapid response.
    Indeed I have Adobe Bridge pointing a command line to Tweaker.

    Thank you very much.

  18. pseudonym says:

    In windows 7 it is possible to show the day of the week along with the time in the systray (native? not sure it was any utility like 7TT). I currently have a three line display:

    HH:mm:ss (24-hour time)
    Thursday (day of week name)

    I don’t recall doing anything special except ensuring there was enough height to accomodate all three lines.

    Windows 10 only offers two lines, time and date, as far as I can tell. Unless I modify system time format settings, which has impacts beyond the systray clock.

    Is there any way to add the day of week name or abbreviation to the Windows 10 systray clock WITHOUT changing the system date/time formatting?

    Thank you for any help or ideas.

  19. pseudonym says:

    Spot on. My tablet is set at 150% (the default setting which is also marked by Win10 as recommended setting). The day of the week name suddenly appears only when set to 100%. 100% is way too small for me on this 12″ tablet. Thanks for the answer and T-Clock program suggestion, I will take a look at it.

  20. TJ says:

    Speaking of the Quick Launch (http://rammichael.com/7-taskbar-tweaker-v5-0-with-windows-10-support#comment-7109), if any update to Taskbar Tweaker included a simple checkbox or two to put it back on the Taskbar in Windows 7, it would be pretty much perfect. I really don’t know why that wasn’t included already as it seems such a major part and its elimination in Windows 7 particularly reviled.

    I only have a shared and admin locked and I’m trying to shorten the time to “correct” the settings which currently mean having to do it all manually — copying the string from online, unlocking, selecting New Toolbar, pasting, moving it to the left, getting rid of Titles and whatever that other setting is, and ugh! See what a pain it is just to type/read it??

    If that’s not possible, or until it happens, does anybody know a shorter method, maybe an application to at least put it back on the Taskbar or some drag and drop action, or something? (I’ve just copied the folder and saved it to a flash drive, but as its location is buried pretty deep, the manual method seems far more memorable, at least for right now.


    PS: Great tool, BTW, of course, even without Quick Launch included. Thanks for creating it.

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