home of Taskbar Shuffle

downloads & info

Latest Project: Fly Guy

Please download and support my latest project, Fly Guy, if you have an iOS device.
Thanks! :)

Download Taskbar Shuffle

Vista/XP/2000/NT/95/98 (NOT Windows 7 -- sorry!)
32-bit, 64-bit
completely FREE

Recommended Download:

Download without Installer (for advanced users):

Taskbar Shuffle does not contain spyware, ads, toolbars, annoyingware, or malware of any kind, and never will.

Sign up for the mailing list to keep informed of updates.

If you find this program useful, please pass it along to your friends or donate a few bucks to keep me going.  Thanks!

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!

Frequently Asked Questions
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