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Windows 7: Separate quick-launch icons on the taskbar with active windows.

22 Oct 2014   #1
MinceyPie

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Separate quick-launch icons on the taskbar with active windows.

Hi,

The image below shows my current taskbar when I open a window that has a quick-launch icon (e.g. Opera) as you can see it combines the window and the quick-launch icon together however I would like it to create a separate taskbar item rather than doing this. Would this be possible? Are there any programs that fix this? Sorry if this seems like a vague question but it's quite hard to explain when I can't actually show what I want it to look like.



Thanks .


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23 Oct 2014   #2
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Sounds like you need to right-click the Taskbar, click Properties then on the Taskbar tab make a change in the Taskbar buttons: section.
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23 Oct 2014   #3
MinceyPie

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

That section does allow you to turn the icons on the taskbar into 'labels' however it still combines short-cuts/quick-launch icons on the taskbar with the 'labels'.
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24 Oct 2014   #4
Anixx

Windows 7
 
 

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28 Oct 2014   #5
MinceyPie

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks that is perfect. Exactly how I wanted it
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