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Windows 7: Disable 'stacked buttons' effect on taskbar?

27 Dec 2009   #1

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Disable 'stacked buttons' effect on taskbar?

When you set taskbars buttons to 'Always combine, hide labels' in the right click->customize menu, and you have several instances of a program open, it makes a 'stack' effect for each additional instance. I personally find that effect quite ugly, though I do like the always combine option. Any way to disable it?

Here's an example on the Firefox and Skype icons:


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27 Dec 2009   #2

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11

Hi Pickaxe, and Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Not really sure about being able to change this unless it is done within the Registry. Personally I like it because at times I forget how many windows are open if there aren't on the desktop.
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