|16 May 2012||#1|
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Taskbar icons are not combined
I hope this is a dumb question; I have searched (and searched) and can't find my issue anywhere.
Playing with MacOS recently I like its LaunchPad, with the "LED" illumination showing that a Launchpad program is active. I've since noticed on my Windows 7 PCs that Windows Taskbar shows two instances of a program icon, one in the icon's original position on the left side of the taskbar (un-highlighted), and another "glassy" (highlighted) one to the far right of the icon set showing the active instance of the program.
I have selected the "Always Combine" option in taskbar Properties, shouldn't there only ever be a single appearance of a program's icon in the taskbar?
EDIT: It seems that not every program does this, i.e. the two programs we use the most, Thunderbird and Firefox, create a new instance on the rightmost side of the taskbar, even if they ARE ALREADY on the rightmost side of the taskbar. Other progs e.g. Picasa behave as expected--launch the program somewhere in the middle of the taskbar icons, and that program icon is highlighted in-place.
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|17 May 2012||#3|
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Bongo Jerry you posted with such confidence that I just had to try it.
I'm not sure how you came-by this idea (I usually am able to fiddle-around with stuff to get it to work) but I'd not thought of it. It worked! I did notice on another Windows 7 PC I have that Firefox was behaving as expected on that one, just not the primary one. But your idea worked right off and I hafta assume there was something about how I pinned these two that caused the problem.
In any case I thank you sir and will now add to your rep!!! Thanks!!!
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