Show or hide instantly the text beside taskbar icons, with Taskbar Labels
A tiny and very useful, absolutely free program, Taskbar Labels lets you instantly turn on or off the text beside the Windows Taskbar icons. Sometimes you may prefer, at least for a while, to see the text beside taskbar icons, e.g., when you use programs that display real time information at their buttons, such as eMule, torrent clients, even a simple Windows copy, etc. In such cases, a keyboard shortcut that would instantly display this text is ideal.
The default (toggle) keyboard shortcut to hide and reveal taskbar labels is Ctrl+F11, but you can change it at will, by right clicking the program’s System Tray icon.