The taskbar in Windows 7 in itself has a number of features including thumbnails and jumplists. 7 Taskbar Numberer is a freeware utility which adds a number to each item in the Windows 7 taskbar and also to the items in system tray. The free utility has been designed for speech recognition users who use voice macros to switch between open applications and tray icons. It works for both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7 operating systems. The app is portable and just run the app to add numbers to the items.
The app sits in the system tray and adds numbers to all the items available in taskbar and system tray.
The utility adjusts dynamically as new applications or tray icons are added, and also works when the user has chosen to make just a subset of the tray icons visible.
The utility is designed for people using speech recognition, for example, speech recognition users that use Dragon NaturallySpeaking Professional with the third-party provided Utter Command add-on can switch to the third application shown in the taskbar by using the command “Window 3?, or can right-click on the third visible tray icon by using the command “Tray 3?. When there are many open applications, or when the user has a significant amount of tray icons, it can become quite cumbersome to count by hand the number of icons in order to identify the sequence of the intended application or tray icon.