7+ Taskbar Tweaker: Windows 10, the first major update

Hi guys and gals!

A couple of days ago, the first major update for Windows 10 was officially released. Unfortunately, the update has introduced enough changes to break compatibility with 7+ Taskbar Tweaker, as many of you have noticed.

I can’t tell when a compatible version of 7+ Taskbar Tweaker will be ready, but I hope to make an alpha version available in a week or two.

Update: The new version is now officially supported. Get 7+ Taskbar Tweaker here.

Posted in Software, Updates by Michael (Ramen Software) on November 17th, 2015.

54 Responses to “7+ Taskbar Tweaker: Windows 10, the first major update”

  1. Stamimail says:

    Good Luck.
    I’m still on W7. I was not convinced to move to W10.

  2. dsdf says:

    for me 7+ Taskbar Tweaker v5 work as before, no problems on win10 home 1511

  3. Dan says:

    I am having trouble with the first major update, which turns out is a major piece of garbage. My taskbar is broken. I can open Firefox and other programs, but I cannot access the Windows button in the far left. I can right click, but it won’t give me any tiles or all programs or anything. I really hate Windows 10. Should have stayed with H8.1. That sucked too, but this OS takes the cake for the worst ever.

  4. Phil D says:

    Thanks RaMMicHaeL – As you probably noticed I posted some comments in another ‘thread’ – the issues I have are –

    if taskbar contains the Task View button then Hide the Start Button in fact hides the Task View button; if Task View is absent the Hide the Start Button hides dose nothing.

    Some programs on my task bar do not combine instance icons with the pinned icon – notably Microsoft’s Process Explorer. But this may have been ever thus.

    FWIW – I find it very difficult to find what I want in this blog.

  5. Sudhir V says:

    The latest release of Windows update broke the Taskbar tweaker. Following are the details:
    OS Name: Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise
    OS version: 10.0.10586 N/A Build 10586

    The error is there is a pop up window with the message: 7+ Taskbar Tweaker: Could not load library (1004).

    I find the Taskbar Tweaker very helpful. It would be great if this can be fixed!


  6. benpin says:

    Thanks RaMMicHaeL, great work as always.

    The only ‘issue’ I’ve noticed so far is that multiple Edge browser windows do not show the edge icon in the taskbar anymore.

  7. Stowon says:

    If I’re to manually change the AppID of exes, could you pls teach me how to do it?

  8. Dee, the Dirty. says:

    Thanks a lot for these very useful apps! Stumbled over your page looking for a way to change W10 taskbar color and ended up downloading a bunch of em’. Good stuff.

  9. nikolas says:

    after explorer restart is used (http://sourceforge.net/projects/explorerrestart/)
    7+ Taskbar Tweaker stops working

    • I couldn’t reproduce it, it works for me.
      Perhaps you have some other program which interferes with explorer and/or the tweaker.

      • nikolas says:

        Maybe is because of changing this:

        Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

        ; Disable SIHost Process

        [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]

        That causes problems with classic shell, maybe its same for 7+ Taskbar Tweaker

  10. Raimu says:

    The latest Windows Insider build breaks 7+TT again. Serves me right for being an unpaid beta tester, I suppose.

    • Techie007 says:

      Just got Windows 10 build 11099, and I really miss my scrollwheel activated volume control!

      Launching 7+TT results in Explorer.exe crashing and restarting, with a message from 7+TT stating “Could not load library (5)”. If you need further diagnostic information, let me know.

  11. jacob says:

    I had the same problem when i updated Windows 7. I downloaded v5.1 and that fixed it for me.

  12. Dart Kane says:

    RaMMicHaeL, is it possible in your program to implement the build tray? (Sorry for my english)

  13. Daniel says:

    I love this application, but I have one problem which has been present for years. When I use multiple Chrome windows, the icon of some of them jump to the end of the list from time to time. I’m not sure why this is, but it’s very annoying.

  14. n3Rv says:

    Is it possible to reduce the taskbar width beyond windows set minimums if it’s in a vertical position in the latest windows 10 build? If not could you tell me what key to edit in the registry?

  15. Brandon says:

    I have a suggestion! When I choose List for the hovering option, the X obscures the end of the title for the window I am hovering over. I wonder if you might have the capability to extend the width of the list popup so that this doesn’t happen.

  16. Ken Mason says:

    7+ Taskbar Tweaker does another neat thing in Win10 that I just found. Not only does it allow changing from thumbnails to list view, it gives white-text-on-blue-background list views! I’ve been looking for ages how to do that. I don’t know of any other ways to get that. If RaMMicHaeL would like to show what registry setting that does this, I would be a very happy camper!

    BTW, it looks even better if you disable taskbar, start menu and action center transparency in Settings | Personalization | Color (Make start menu, taskbar and Action Center transparent).

  17. jure says:

    7+TT is not working since Jan 2016 Windows 10 build 11099, displaying error on startup: Could not load library (5).

  18. Jojo says:

    Would be cool if you could expand the software…

    you could include in 7 Taskbar, a function to see the calender week numer – in the same row as the Time .
    for example: “15:01:20 KW27”
    Would be nice!

  19. Jckf says:

    “Could not load library (107)” on latest W10 insider preview.

  20. Vaughn Seward says:

    Has anyone noticed that in Win/10 if you switch between virtual desktops that the order of tasks gets scrambled. Very annoying.

  21. chabinot says:

    How to leave a subject in this forum ?
    I love this tool, but it does not work on windows 10 version 1607 (build 14393.3). Before this version it worked very well.
    So, how can i do for using again the 7+ Taskbat Tweaker ?

  22. Chris says:

    Hi, I am using 7+ Taskbar Tweaker… How can I tell (for sure) which version it is? The download site says it is 5.1. I am using it on a Windows 10 Pro Built 1511. It seems to do some things, so I can enable the seconds on the tray clock. It does not allow to do what I wanted… Drag within/between groups using right mouse button.

    So I have some ten instances of Firefox, grouped together. Luckily I don’t see very small thumbnail windows but I see a list. I edited the registry to contain an entry NumThumbnails and set it to 6, so I will get the list mode whenever there are more than 6 instances.

    I should say that my task bar is at the left side of the screen. But that should not matter. I hover over the Firefox icon in the task bar, and a list of all the instances of Firefox appears. A hover over one of these instances and I press down the right mouse button. Nothing happens. I can move the mouse with the button pressed down… it does not change the order of the instances. I release the mouse button and a little menu appears: the typical Windows menu that you get for any window when pressing Alt-Space (in Germany containing the entries Wiederherstellen, Verschieben, …, Schließen Alt-F4). OK, there is “Verschieben” (move) in this menu, but this means moving the window. Not moving the entry in the task bar list of instances. (And anyway, this option is disabled, as all my instance are in full screen mode.)

    So how do I move instances up or down the list?

    Thanks in advance for helping
    Best regards

    • Hi Chris,

      Try the option: “Thumbnails” -> “Drag to reorder”. Then you’ll be able to reorder the items by using the left mouse button.
      The option that you were trying to use, “Drag within/between groups using right mouse button”, applies to the buttons themselves, not to the thumbnail/list popup.

  23. Chris says:

    Thanks, great, this works fine!

  24. Will says:

    Just install the beta and will always fix friends

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