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Windows 7: How to change taskbar icons to text

05 Jun 2014   #1
FDM

Win 7
 
 
How to change taskbar icons to text

Recently read that it is possible to change the pinned taskbar icons to text descriptions. It that correct and if so how do I accomplish it/

TIA
Frank


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05 Jun 2014   #2
dlc41

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

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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06 Jun 2014   #3
FDM

Win 7
 
 

thanks for the response dic41,

tried your suggestion and for some reason the icons were not changed to a text description - guess I'm doing something wrong?

Frank
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06 Jun 2014   #4
dlc41

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Can you post a screen shot of your task bar properties.
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07 Jun 2014   #5
FDM

Win 7
 
 
How to change taskbar from current icons to text

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07 Jun 2014   #6
dlc41

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

If I am reading this right, you want all Icons to show text, not just the open programs?
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08 Jun 2014   #7
FDM

Win 7
 
 

dic41,

My apologies, I may have very poorly described what I wanted to accomplish. My intention was to see if there was a way to change the pinned icons to text, as well as opened programs. Is this possible?
Frank
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08 Jun 2014   #8
dlc41

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

Not that I am aware of. I have spoken with a couple friends, one being a senior programmer with MS and he said nope. Might be some 3rd party software.
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10 Jun 2014   #9
FDM

Win 7
 
 
How to change taskbar icons to text

Thanks for the continued interest and assistance, dic41. Guess I will live with pinned icons as is.

Frank
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