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Windows 7: Always Combine Icons via Registry

08 Oct 2009   #1
100thIdiot

Win7 (WMC), Win8 (laptop), Win7 (PC)
 
 
Always Combine Icons via Registry

I'm using a brand new installation of Win7 (in a commercial environment) and for some reason the icons in the taskbar dont combine if I have more than one instance of any application open.

I've found the 'TASKBAR BUTTONS' option under 'TASKBAR APPEARANCE' in PROPERTIES to change this, but it appears to be unavailable.

So two questions:

1) Can anyone suggest why this option may be greyed out for me?

2) Does anyone know where in the registry I can turn on the 'Always Combine' option.

TIA.


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08 Oct 2009   #2
Antman

 

Some programs are not compliant with this feature. What apps are not working as expected? Does it work properly for Windows Explorer?
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08 Oct 2009   #3
100thIdiot

Win7 (WMC), Win8 (laptop), Win7 (PC)
 
 

No apps are combining by the looks of it. I've only installed it today, but so far I've not seen anything combine, including:

IE
Google Chrome
Notepad
Explorer
Office Outlook 2007
Office Word 2007
Calculator

Very strange, I thought it might be a group policy. But this being Win7, and us not ever having used it before...
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08 Oct 2009   #4
Antman

 

1) Can anyone suggest why this option may be greyed out for me?

My apologies for not actually comprehending your lucid post.

I woke up too late ;-) Now the baby is getting up. ZigZag will be by shortly, I am sure.

brb
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08 Oct 2009   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 100thIdiot View Post
I'm using a brand new installation of Win7 (in a commercial environment) and for some reason the icons in the taskbar dont combine if I have more than one instance of any application open.

I've found the 'TASKBAR BUTTONS' option under 'TASKBAR APPEARANCE' in PROPERTIES to change this, but it appears to be unavailable.

So two questions:

1) Can anyone suggest why this option may be greyed out for me?

2) Does anyone know where in the registry I can turn on the 'Always Combine' option.

TIA.
OI

Hi

Can we gete some info from you while some of us investigate "always combine". We could use the version of win 7 you have (ie 7600) and if its 32bitor 64?

tia

Ken
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08 Oct 2009   #6
100thIdiot

Win7 (WMC), Win8 (laptop), Win7 (PC)
 
 

I'm using build Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1 build 7600) according to DXDIAG.

HTH
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15 Oct 2010   #7
PhilGoulson

windows 7
 
 
Always Combine Icons via Registry

Does anyone have an answer to this problem?
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 Always Combine Icons via Registry




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