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Taskbar Sound Badges

This small program monitors which applications are currently playing sound and adds Taskbar Badge to icons of those that do. This is preview version.


  • 06.04.2021: Preview alpha version

Download: TaskbarSoundBadges-0.9.0.zip

ZIP package. Version 0.9.0
File size: 93 kB

Installation and configuration

No installer is provided. Copy ALL provided EXE/DLL files where appropriate (Program Files) and start the right one: TbSndBg32.exe on 32-bit Windows, TbSndBg64.exe on 64-bit Windows, and TbSngBgAA.exe on ARM64 Windows. Note that executables for other architectures are still required. The wrong executable may start, but will not work properly.

TBD... Make sure to have Taskbar Badges enabled in Settings.

The program adds Notification Area (tray) icon through which some functionality is accessed and the program can be exited.



OS and resource requirements

  • Windows 7 or later
  • 4 MB of free RAM
  • 1 MB of disk space

Verified compatibility

  • Windows 7, 8.1 and 10
  • TBD


The Taskbar Sound Badges is available as Freeware.
For detailed text of the license see Freeware license.
Please consider supporting this software: How to support the development.

Preview alpha version caveats

  • The program will override Taskbar Badges if the application already uses them and makes sound
  • Some applications, that defer audio playback to other processes are not recognized (e.g. Chromium-based browsers)
  • Badge style (changed from tray menu) is not remembered after restart




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