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Add taskbar icons to slide-up box on right, or 2nd tb?

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    windows 8

    Add taskbar icons to slide-up box on right, or 2nd tb?


    Hi, don;t know what to call that box, so couldn;t find this on google. I want to move a bunch of my taskbar icons into that little box that slides up when I hit the UP ARROW to the left of the system tray. Right now there's a bunch of stuff there that I didn't put there (intentionally, anyway).

    Alternatively--is there a way to create a second taskbar with specified icons, that ONLY appears when I want it to? Basically, I have several programs I use together occasionally, and I don't want them hogging space on the taskbar 24/7 (which forces new programs to open in an unseen taskbar that I have to click to in order to use).

    Thanks for any help!

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello JZM, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    It sounds like you may be wanting something like Quick Launch that you can adjust for how much is on the taskbar vs the arrow menu.

    You might also see if the free program 7stacks may work for this.

    For an actual separate type of taskbar, you might see if the free program Fences may work.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Posts : 10
    windows 8


    Thanks I'll check 'em out!
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