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Vista/XP/2000/NT/95/98 (NOT Windows 7 -- sorry!)
32-bit, 64-bit
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About Taskbar Shuffle

Please note that Windows 7 is not supported at this time, sorry!


Taskbar Shuffle
is a simple, small, free utility that lets you drag and drop your Windows taskbar buttons to rearrange them.  Here’s a full feature list:

  • Full 32-bit and 64-bit support
  • Reorder your taskbar buttons by dragging and dropping them
  • Reorder your tray icons in the same way
  • Reorder tasks in a grouped button's popup menu in the same way
  • Middle-click to close programs on your taskbar
  • Works with UltraMon (version 3+ only) taskbars
  • Tweak taskbar button grouping

If you run more than a few applications at a time, you'll definitely find Taskbar Shuffle useful, so give it a try!

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Revision History

Revision History:

Revision History:

v2.5, April 27, 2009:

  • Full 64-bit XP/Vista support

v2.5, April 18, 2008:

  • added: UltraMon (http://realtimesoft.com/ultramon) compatability
  • added: option to disable auto-check for updates
  • added: holding a key while dragging tray icons is now optional (added “None” to key list)
  • added: if grouping is enabled, you can now shuffle the buttons in a grouped button's popup menu
  • fixed: if grouping is enabled, clicking, holding, and dragging the mouse upward to a button’s popup menu should not cause the button to start dragging anymore
  • fixed: sometimes the ghosted button would get stuck to the mouse
  • fixed: tray icon flicker if you chose to hide it
  • fixed: a few other tweaks under the hood

v2.2, June 25, 2007:

  • fixed: ‘ghosted’ button behind taskbar in Vista, other Vista bugs
  • fixed: disabled quicklaunch button problem in Windows 2000
  • fixed: settings not able to be saved for users with no write privileges
  • added: disable auto-update when the tray icon’s hidden by running the program with the parameter –noupdate
  • forgot to mention for v2.1:
    • added a user agreement because many people said they needed one for their work machines
    • tbs_checkversion.exe no longer necessary so it’s been removed

v2.1, June 07, 2007:

  • added: ability to shuffle your system tray icons (this requires a hotkey, unlike taskbar buttons)
  • added: ability to run as stand-alone; no installation needed
  • added: doesn’t use the registry to store settings anymore (unless the settings are Windows options related)
  • fixed: anti-virus software false alarms
  • fixed: SetLayeredWindowAttributes bug in Windows versions before Win2K
  • fixed: right click to drag will now cancel drag instead of craziness
  • fixed: middle click on the quick launch bar or system tray closing taskbar buttons
  • fixed: links not launching your default browser
  • fixed: taskbar grouping issue on fresh Windows XP install

v2.0, September 14, 2006:

  • added: sweet visualization when dragging a button in XP (updated look for Win2K)
  • added: full support for XP button grouping -- this was so annoying and took quite a bit of effort.. hooray for me
  • fixed: too much CPU getting eaten while dragging
  • fixed: should now restart if explorer crashes
  • added: option to middle mouse click on a taskbar button/group to close it
  • added: new options window with some cool grouping options, if you're into that
  • fixed: auto-check for updates shouldn't give errors anymore
  • fixed: few memory leaks plugged up
  • added: new icon!  never really liked the original one

v1.5, June 25, 2006:

  • added: Windows 2000/NT/95/98 support (this was the big one!)
  • fixed: 'Access Violation' message that would occur sometimes if you had the tray icon hidden
  • fixed: another small bug associated with hiding the tray icon
  • fixed: button staying inverted if dragged off the taskbar
  • fixed: glomming issue
  • other various optimizations

v1.1, May 20, 2006:

  • added: option to hide the splash screen
  • added: option to hide tray icon
  • fixed: issue with some non-English XP users
  • fixed: "failed to get data for taskbar glomming"
  • fixed: some XP Pro issues
  • fixed: machine admin problems
  • fixed: check for updates giving "not a valid floating point" error

v1.0, May 11, 2006:

  • Initial release

Other Awesome Apps

Here are a few applications that are Taskbar Shuffle-friendly, and highly recommended:

UltraMon - Multi-monitor support

Dexpot - Virtual desktops