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Comment by GollyRojer
about ZBar · Aug 2018 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Be aware that the History page of the website shows the last development was May 2014.


Problem: displays "window-less" windows in taskbar

Comment by norz
about ZBar and Dual Monitor Taskbar, DisplayFusion · May 2014 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

(Small DisplayFusion iconDisplayFusion user searching for free alternatives.)

ZBar is a nice and useful tool, but there is a little bug: "window-less" windows are also shown in the taskbar, eg:

  • Strokeit: this a mouse gesture app that works without a window. Still, ZBar displays its name in the taskbar.
  • Volume slider: like Strokeit, once it has been used its title stays in the taskbar. NB: on my laptop (Lenovo) the volume OSD is also -briefly- shown.

Still, ZBar is free and works quite nicely, so I'm not complaining. ;) But I've found Small Dual Monitor Taskbar iconDual Monitor Taskbar to be better suited to my needs.

[Edited by norz, May 13]


Comment by r_oosterholt
about ZBar · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

zbar is the first totally free multi monitor tool which includes a taskbar for every monitor with the look of the windows OS (xp, vista, etc).