Taskbar Shuffle

Taskbar Shuffle

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 106 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.5
  • Total Downloads:
    141,518
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 22, 2008
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    630.38KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    25
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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This simple freeware application has two functions, but it does them exceedingly well. It allows you to drag-and-drop programs on your taskbar for quick reorganization, and it extends the feature to the system tray when you hold down the Control key and then drag-and-drop. Although previous versions seemed to have some installation quirks, v2.5 installed absent of any problems. During setup, Taskbar Shuffle gives you the option to install an access point in your Start Menu, but it can also be accessed by right-clicking on its system tray icon.

The Options menu feels lean, except that for what's essentially a one-trick program it's got quite a robust set of choices. You can set it to launch at startup, to show a splash screen at startup so you don't forget it's running, and the system tray icon is optional. You can also have it automatically group similar program icons together under one umbrella button, or set it to group similar apps live side-by-side but never hidden.

Users can also use Taskbar Shuffle to set a middle-click close program feature for the mouse, and even the system tray function key, default to Control, can be altered to one of five others. If you decide not to go with a taskbar replacement dock, Taskbar Shuffle can work wonders for anybody stressed about the chaotic placement of minimized programs in both Windows XP and Vista.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.6

    out of 74 votes

    • 5 star 57
    • 4 star 11
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 3
  • All Versions

    4.5

    out of 106 votes

    • 5 star 78
    • 4 star 17
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 6
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5 stars

"Does what it is supposed to do!"

December 13, 2014  |  By opalcomp

 |  Version: Taskbar Shuffle 2.5

Pros

Simple no-fuss functionality, allowing re-arrangement of current tasks in the taskbar, useful for Windows XP (and Vista?) and Windows 2003 Server, or earlier

Cons

None that I found

Summary

A reliable program that keeps it simple and has low resource usage. Not needed for Windows 7 and later.

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5 stars

"Great for the office!"

June 20, 2012  |  By grreefkeeper

 |  Version: Taskbar Shuffle 2.5

Pros

Does what you would expect

Cons

None that I found

Summary

A great tool for increasing efficiency in the workplace.

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5 stars

"Great to be able to arrange taskbar items"

February 12, 2012  |  By simdan

 |  Version: Taskbar Shuffle 2.5

Pros

Does exactly what it says - easy to use and the middle click remove option is useful too

Cons

No problems that I can see.

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5 stars

"Easy, simple, does the job!"

December 07, 2011  |  By Perponcnet

 |  Version: Taskbar Shuffle 2.5

Pros

Fills a desperate need.

Cons

None that I know of.

Summary

Fabulous, essential bit of kit.

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5 stars

"Why doesn't Windows do this on its own?!"

November 22, 2011  |  By Dick Fitzwell

 |  Version: Taskbar Shuffle 2.5

Pros

Super simple and effective functionality.

Cons

None that i can find

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5 stars

"Simple, Fast, Easy, and Does Exactly What It Promises"

May 05, 2011  |  By nonnal

 |  Version: Taskbar Shuffle 2.5

Pros

Takes minimal resources; unobtrusive; allows you to reorder your taskbar items easily and cleanly.

Cons

Still thinking....

Summary

Extremely satisfied with this tiny piece of software. Such a simple thing, but it does exactly what you want it to do and nothing more. I've had it on my computer for almost a year and have encountered ZERO issues, freezes, crashes, problems, bugs, or any other reasons to dislike it.

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5 stars

"Solves an annoying problem simply."

January 07, 2011  |  By brucerobin

 |  Version: Taskbar Shuffle 2.5

Pros

It let's you move the task bar items to where you want them by just dragging and dropping. Just remember to unlock the taskbar first.

Cons

What's not to like?

Summary

This should have been a standard function in Windows but thankfully Taskbar Shuffle was created to solve the problem. Very simple little program that does one thing and does it very well.

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5 stars

"Amazing!!!"

December 12, 2010  |  By P4otoN

 |  Version: Taskbar Shuffle 2.5

Pros

So simple and works.

Cons

Big Fat Zero!

Summary

It drove me crazy not being able to rearrange my icons. Now I can!

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5 stars

"Great! Use the right version: 32-bit or 64-bit"

December 02, 2010  |  By trustinghim

 |  Version: Taskbar Shuffle 2.5

Pros

This is a wonderful little problem solver!

Cons

Nothing wrong with the program - just need to be clear in the listing that this version only works on 32-bit systems. Just be sure you get the right one: 32-bit (here) or 64-bit (also a free download here on Cnet - just search).

Summary

Just a note to let those on 64-bit systems know they need the 64-bit version. This is the 32-bit version and it won't work on 64-bit systems. I tried. (If you're not sure, go to Control Panel > System and look for "System type.")

Thanks to the developer!

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5 stars

"Perfect. No complaints."

October 31, 2010  |  By katnip3

 |  Version: Taskbar Shuffle 2.5

Pros

Does what it says and uses little of the CPU

Cons

None. Just a perfect little program...

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.5
Version 2.5 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Jay Elaraj
Publisher web site http://www.freewebs.com/nerdcave
Release Date April 22, 2008
Date Added April 22, 2008
Version 2.5
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Desktop Customization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows
Additional Requirements Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista
Download Information
File Size 630.38KB
File Name ts2.5_setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 141,518
Downloads Last Week 25
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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