How to See Labels and Icons in Windows 10 Taskbar

The Taskbar in Windows 10 comes with a lot of customizations. One of those customizations allows you to show/hide texts beside icons in opened windows in the Taskbar. You can show the icon and the name of the window at the same time.

The Taskbar in Windows 10 comes with a lot of customizations. One of those customizations allows you to show/hide texts beside icons in opened windows in the Taskbar. You can show the icon and the name of the window at the same time.

This used to be the Taskbar default behavior way back in Windows 95. Let’s explore how to get this feature back.

This is for devices running Windows 10

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First, open some Taskbar apps then right-click the Taskbar and select Taskbar settings. (You can also find this same screen by heading to:

Settings > Personalization > Taskbar

Refer to below image:

Taskbar 1
Accessing Taskbar settings

By default, Windows 10 hides open application windows under a single Taskbar button that looks like the app’s icon. Lets change this.

Next, in Taskbar settings, click the menu labeled Combine taskbar buttons. See below image:

Taskbar 2
Accessing Combine Taskbar buttons

Now, in the pop-up list that appears, select Never. See following image:

Taskbar 3
Selecting the Never option

Next, you will notice that any open windows listed on your Taskbar now show labels as well as the app icon. Refer to below image:

Taskbar 4
Your opened icons with labels

Here is another example of labels beside its icon. Although its hard to see, the Settings icon is gray indicating it is the top window. Depending on your color scheme, it may be a different color. Also, notice that each opened window is underlined. See below image:

Taskbar 5
Your opened icons with primary window icon and label highlighted

If you are satisfied with that, close Settings, and you are all set. It’s like Windows 95 all over again as to labels beside its icon!

If you change your mind, you can always undo it by selecting Always hide labels in the Combine taskbar buttons menu.

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The Hidden Video Editor in Windows 10

Windows 10 has a hidden video editor that works a bit like Windows Movie Maker or Apple iMovie. You can use it to trim videos or create your own home movies and slideshows. You can even have it create videos automatically. Lets explore how to find and use the Video Editor.

Windows 10 has a hidden video editor that works a bit like Windows Movie Maker or Apple iMovie. You can use it to trim videos or create your own home movies and slideshows. You can even have it create videos automatically. Lets explore how to find and use the Video Editor.

This is for devices running Windows 10

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Open Video Editor Inside of Photos App

You can get started with a custom video project by launching the Photos app from your Start menu. Enter “Photos” (without quotes) in the Cortana search box next to Start. Now, click the the New Video button and select an entry from the drop-down list. Also, you can switch to the Video Editor app. This is confusing; launching the Video Editor inside of Photos. Where to launch the Video Editor depends on what you are trying to do. (See section on Determine Where to Launch the Video Editor below). Refer to below image:

Video 1
Selecting a new video inside the Photos app

Open Video Editor Outside of Photos app

Also, Windows 10 now lets you launch the Video Editor from the Start menu, too. First, click the Start menu. Next, in the Cortana search box next to Start, enter “Video Editor” (without quotes). Now, in the upper left-hand corner, click the Video Editor app shortcut. See below image:

Video 2
Selecting the Video Editor app outside of the Photos app

Now, launch the New video project shortcut in the upper left-hand corner. If you have used the Video Editor, a Welcome Back message will be displayed. Note! You are now in the Photos app under the Video Editor tab. See following image:

Video 3
Selecting a new video project

This shortcut opens the list of “Video Projects” in the Photos app. From here, you can create a new video using the New Video tab, then click the Add button and chose a location for your photos. Also, you may edit an existing video using the Pencil icon. Refer to below image:

Video 4
Create or Edit a video

Determine Where to Launch the Video Editor

To quickly make smaller edits on individual videos—for example, to trim an individual video rather than combining multiple videos together; you must open those videos directly in the Photos app from File Explorer.

Using the File Explorer

First, select an image from the File Explorer, open the image in the Photos app, Now, click on the Edit & Create button and select an entry from the drop-down list. See below image:

Video 5
Create. add effects, or edit a video

From here, play around with the various tools and effects. Click Finish when done to export your video in mp4 format. Have fun in creating and editing your videos.

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