Windows 10: How do I get taskbar to stop showing me active application windows altogether?

Discus and support How do I get taskbar to stop showing me active application windows altogether? in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; In a nutshell: I've got a dock app on the bottom of the screen a la MacOS and it shows me the app icons I've docked to it as well as icons for my... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/charliecastel, Apr 30, 2020.

  1. How do I get taskbar to stop showing me active application windows altogether?


    In a nutshell:

    I've got a dock app on the bottom of the screen a la MacOS and it shows me the app icons I've docked to it as well as icons for my active application windows. I moved my taskbar up to the top of my screen and I just want it to show me the windows menu, the magnifying glass for windows search, the app tray and the day/date/time. I don't want to see the icons for the active applications. Is there any way to get it to stop showing me those?

    Edit: I basically want my Windows 10 taskbar to function like the menu bar in MacOS

    submitted by /u/charliecastel
    [link] [comments]

    :)
     
    /u/charliecastel, Apr 30, 2020
    #1

  2. Windows 10 Taskbar sometimes on top of full-screen applications

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to change the Screen Resolution and check if this helps. Follow the steps below to do the same:

    • Press ‘Windows ’ key on the keyboard.
    • In the search box, type Settings
    • SelectSystem > Display > Advanced display settings.
    • Under Resolution, select a new value. We suggest you stick with the resolution marked
      "(Recommended)”.
    Also try locking and then unlocking the Taskbar and check if this helps. Follow the steps below:

    • Right-click an empty space on the taskbar.
    • If Lock the Taskbar has a check mark next to it, the taskbar is locked.
    • If it does not have a check mark, click Lock the Taskbar.
    Hope this information was helpful and do let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to assist.
     
    Andria Maria Mendez, May 23, 2020
    #2
  3. Eddo51 Win User
    Change Delay Time to Show Taskbar Thumbnails in Windows 10


    Maybe my comment was ambiguous. I want the list to show longer. When I hover on a taskbar icon, it shows the list for about 4 seconds and then stops showing. I want to show the list of open windows to show as long as I hover over the taskbar icon.
     
    Eddo51, May 23, 2020
    #3
  4. rui06 Win User

    How do I get taskbar to stop showing me active application windows altogether?

    Windows 10 Not Showing Open Applications in Taskbar

    Hi All,

    the issue is fairly simple and visible issue, active windows/applications icons are no longer being displayed in the taskbar.

    It was working before and then stopped despite restarting the computer several times and trying different methods to fix this.

    This is a freshly W10 Home 64 bits installation, all updates done. Alt + tab does work to shift through apps/windows.

    • MICROSOFT ONLINE SUPPORT

      it's paying which is big pill to swallow when you paid for a W10 Home Licence



    • FUNCTIONING workaround (needs to be done every system restart though)

      Restarting the explorer process every time the system is restarted

    A bit desperate and not keen to reinstall the entire system just because of one misfuncionning process or setting


    How do I get taskbar to stop showing me active application windows altogether? [​IMG]
     
    rui06, May 23, 2020
    #4
Thema:

How do I get taskbar to stop showing me active application windows altogether?

Loading...
  1. How do I get taskbar to stop showing me active application windows altogether? - Similar Threads - taskbar stop showing

  2. how do i activate the com+ applications

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    how do i activate the com+ applications: I am trying to use my western digital backup and running into some errors. Below is what western digital Yes i can see that the backup application is not being run on the windows here , as the drive is completely fine , this is just due to some services on windows which...
  3. How do I get a gray taskbar?

    in Windows 10 Ask Insider
    How do I get a gray taskbar?: https://i.gyazo.com/1031874b45cd7b271c142348e770ba22.png I can't seem to check it, any idea why? submitted by /u/LummyTum [link] [comments] https://www.reddit.com/r/Windows10/comments/erz5ra/how_do_i_get_a_gray_taskbar/
  4. how do i get the show desktop button back on the taskbar windows 10

    in Windows 10 Customization
    how do i get the show desktop button back on the taskbar windows 10: How do I get the button back on the taskbar that when clicked minimizes all windows? I've searched and searched but can't find an answer anywhere. It's not in any of the settings that I can find. I can right click on the taskbar and find it there, but I can find no way to...
  5. How do I get win10 to show ENG US on my taskbar & to STOP switching it to ENG INTL?

    in Windows 10 Customization
    How do I get win10 to show ENG US on my taskbar & to STOP switching it to ENG INTL?: EVERY time I turn my win10 PC on the taskbar shows ENG INTL & I switch it to ENG US. Only to find it switched back to ENG INTL the next time I turn it on. This is on the right end of the taskbar third in from the corner next to time & date., notifications is in the bottom...
  6. how do i always show taskbar labels?

    in Windows 10 Customization
    how do i always show taskbar labels?: ditto always combine icons https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/how-do-i-always-show-taskbar-labels/8c7e445d-76eb-49ff-a941-85190164aea3
  7. How do I show the Taskbar?

    in Windows 10 Customization
    How do I show the Taskbar?: How do I always show the taskbar? I don't have a keyboard so I use the on-screen one. I need to use my keyboard in an app that hides the taskbar....
  8. How do I stop Spotify popup on taskbar

    in Windows 10 Software and Apps
    How do I stop Spotify popup on taskbar: On computer restart, a Spotify popup appears on the Windows Taskbar, even though the program is not installed on my computer. How can I stop this? 93014
  9. How do I get a "Network Activity Indicator" icon in the taskbar back?

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    How do I get a "Network Activity Indicator" icon in the taskbar back?: Hello How do I get a "Network Activity Indicator" back in Windows 10 (x64)? (Like previous versions of Windows used to have about 7 years ago!) I tried installing this but although it ran, nothing has appeared in the task bar. Network Activity Indicator for Windows 7...
  10. How do you get Windows 10 to stop prompting me?

    in Windows 10 Support
    How do you get Windows 10 to stop prompting me?: How do you get Windows 10 to stop prompting me? It’s a royal pain. Even when my computer is in sleep mode it wakes my computer up to prompt me. I can’t find any email addresses to contact on this issue and the prompt window doesn’t have a “Don’t Ask Me Again” link. HELP! I...