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Windows 7: Taskbar Buttons

24 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 7600 RTM - Windows Server 2008 R2 7600 RTM Dual Boot
Taskbar Buttons

Is there a way to move the taskbar buttons around? Like to the middle for example. I tried moving my firefox to the right of the taskbar but it shot back to where it previously was.

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24 Oct 2009   #2

windows 7 RTM

The taskbar buttons can be rearranged by drag and drop.

to move the entire set to the right, Unlock the taskbar and
drag the Bar to the right. All buttons will be to the right side
of this limiter.

Right click the task bar and click on " Lock the Taskbar "
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Oct 2009   #3

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64

As Rerice says, you can arrange them any way you like. However, I cannot do a simple drag of the separator to get the icons centered. I had to create a new toolbar with nothing in it and dragged that to the left side of the taskbar. I could then drag the separator to center the icons. Then lock the taskbar to make the separators disappear.

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My System SpecsSystem Spec

24 Oct 2009   #4


You can rearrange the order of the buttons but you can't center/right-align them.

That is a good trick Gary. I never even thought about doing it that way.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate (32bit)


Very cool idea on the task bar, but what did you name the empty toolbar? Or how did you get the name to hide. I notice on yours there is no name displayed.

Edit: nevermind, i figured it out lol
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7

Well when you get the blank toolbar right click it and unselect -

Show Text , Show Title then, just move it all the way to the left, then move it slowly to the right so it moves the rest of your icons.

Hope it works!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 7

Here is a video how to do it if uncertain still
[ame=""]YouTube - Windows 7 Center Taskbar Icons[/ame]
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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