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RetroBar v1.12

Classic Windows 95, 98, Me, 2000, XP, Vista taskbar for modern versions of Windows

Pining for simpler times? RetroBar teleports you back in time by replacing your modern Windows taskbar with the classic Windows 95, 98, Me, 2000, XP, or Vista style.

• Replaces default Windows taskbar with classic layout
• Native notification area with balloon notification support
• Native task list with UWP app support and drag reordering
• Quick launch toolbar
• Start button opens modern start menu
• Ability to show or hide the clock
• Display taskbar on any side of the screen (even on Windows 11)
• Option to display the taskbar, notification area, and clock on multiple monitors
• Ability to show Vista-style window thumbnails
• Customizable XP-style collapsible notification area
• Custom theme support

• Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, or Windows 11
.NET 6.0.2 or later desktop runtime

Included themes
• System (Classic and XP)
• Watercolor
• Windows 95-98
• Windows Me
• Windows 2000
• Windows XP:
-Olive Green
-Royale Noir
-Embedded Style
-Zune Style
• Windows Longhorn Aero
• Windows Vista:

Supported languages
• Arabic (العربية)
• Bulgarian (български)
• Catalan (català)
• Chinese (Simplified) (中文(简体))
• Chinese (Traditional) (中文(繁體))
• Czech (čeština)
• Dutch (Nederlands)
• English
• English (United Kingdom)
• French (français)
• German (Deutsch)
• Greek (ελληνικά)
• Hebrew (עברית)
• Hungarian (magyar)
• Indonesian
• Italian (italiano)
• Japanese (日本語)
• Korean (한국어)
• Lithuanian (lietuvių)
• Polish (polski)
• Portuguese (português)
• Romanian (Română)
• Russian (русский)
• Spanish (español)
• Swedish (svenska)
• Turkish (Türkçe)
• Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)


New features
Option to enable a Show Desktop icon at the end of the taskbar (#84, thanks @xoascf!)
This also supports peek, which can be enabled in the right-click menu
Option to scale the taskbar to be a larger size (#480)
Option to close windows on middle-click (#516, thanks @fediaFedia!)
Support for additional languages:
Croatian (hrvatski) (#483, #489, #511, #534, thanks @som3rando!)
Malay (Melayu) (#473, thanks @zct823!)
Persian (فارسی) (#528, thanks @ejrv!)
Serbian (Cyrillic) (српски) (#531, thanks @bzzrak!)
Serbian (Latin) (srpski) (#531, thanks @bzzrak!)
Ukrainian (українська) (#525, thanks @csyecokthesolly!)
Themes such as this one can now center taskbar items (#526)

Debug logging is no longer enabled by default and is now an option (#523)
Fixed clock AM/PM symbol and separators not changing with system settings (#477, thanks @xoascf!)
Fixed issues when using multiple displays with mixed DPI (#456)
Fixed System XP theme not changing color dynamically (#520)
Fixed system fonts not being used on system themes (#509)
Fixed version localization in the Properties window (#472, thanks @xoascf!)
Fixed an error that could occur with quick launch enabled (#560)
Fixed the Vista start button spilling over onto vertically stacked monitors (#563, thanks @khalleu!)
Improved spacing around quick launch icons on secondary monitors (#533)
Improvements to the Properties window (#532)
Miscellaneous improvements to all languages (#547, thanks @xoascf!)
Additional language updates:
Chinese (Simplified) (中文(简体)) (#470, thanks @wcxu21!)
Polish (polski) (#522, thanks @MeTonaTOR!)
Portuguese (português) (#539, thanks @pedro-fixingstuff!)
Russian (русский) (#537, thanks @1280px!)
Spanish (español) (#517, thanks @xoascf!)
Turkish (Türkçe) (#484, thanks @mutoyoru!)
Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt) (#497, thanks @s1stine!)

• Windows 11 users: Recent updates have impacted RetroBar's ability to hide the default Windows taskbar. Before starting RetroBar, it is recommended to open Windows Settings > Personalization > Taskbar, select "Taskbar behaviors", then enable "Automatically hide the taskbar."
• Just unzip and run (since the app isn't signed, Windows Defender will likely require you to choose "more info," then "run anyway"). Not sure which one to download? Try 64-bit.

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