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Would I be able to enable the user tile on the taskbar?

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    Would I be able to enable the user tile on the taskbar?


    Hi. I am using Windows Developer Preview. It appears to lack the user tile on the taskbar. Is there a way to re-enable it?

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    Hello MD,

    This can enable it again for you.

    Taskbar UserTile Alpha 7.1 by ~AngelWZR on deviantART
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    Oh yeah. I think I got an old version of this from skinpacks.com in the Windows 8 Skin Pack.

    Where do you extract it to?
    Last edited by Brink; 11 Nov 2011 at 08:40. Reason: merged
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    MD,

    You would want to extract all of the contents of the downloaded taskbar_usertile_alpha_7_1_by_angelwzr-d3dcdoe.7z folder to another new folder. I used the free program 7-Zip to extract them. Next, you could move the folder to inside the C:\Program Files folder, and run the UserTile.exe file to have the user tile on the taskbar.
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    The issue is the fact that it is not spaced out correctly. Is this a bug, or is it meant to do this?
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    It could be a bug. Could you post a screenshot of this?
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    Here's what it looks like for me.

    Click image for larger version
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    Here's mine.




    The result when I run UserTile 7.1. It overlaps the time and date display.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails usrtile_box.png  
    Last edited by MD678685; 11 Nov 2011 at 15:37. Reason: Changing Screenshot
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    It appears that it may be a spacing size bug with that many notification icons in the system tray. As a test, set half of them to hide and not show to see if that may be it.

    http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...fications.html
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    Tip   Tip
    BUG FIX: To fix this bug, turn one system icon off and then turn it back on.

    warning   Warning
    WARNING:​ If you do not turn the system icon back on, it will hide itself.

    Note   Note
    NOTE:​ This bug fix is not permanent.

    Fixed by using my own technique.
    Last edited by MD678685; 19 Nov 2011 at 12:53.
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