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How To Hide Window Titles in TaskBar?

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    Windows 8 x64

    How To Hide Window Titles in TaskBar?


    Hi, i'd like to see only icons for open windows in the taskbar. Is this possible?

    I tried this method found elsewhere, but did not work: adding
    Min Width 56

    to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\WindowMetrics

    thx!

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    Windows 8.0 x64


    In Taskbar Properties, Taskbar Buttons, I have Always Combine:Hide Labels.
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    Windows 8 x64


    thx, but i do not want to combine.
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    Windows 8.0 x64


    I don't know. I'd try some 3rd party Taskbar Tweaker.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by johnywhy View Post
    thx, but i do not want to combine.
    Why not?
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  6. #6


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    Windows 8 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    Why not?
    personal preference. i want to see all the windows. When combined, you cannot tell how many are open, at least i cannot.

    answer found here. Works on Win 8, too.
    GUIDE: Hide labels in Windows 7 Taskbar for "Never Combine"

    needed to set MinWidth to 40 if using small icons.
    Last edited by johnywhy; 18 Mar 2014 at 09:40.
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    Windows 8.0 x64


    Thanks for posting the solution.
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