Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

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

27 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7
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:


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Disable 'stacked buttons' effect on taskbar?

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads for2: Disable 'stacked buttons' effect on taskbar?
Thread Forum
Solved How to disable thumbnails on taskbar buttons General Discussion
Increase effect of Fn + F5 & F6 buttons Sound & Audio
Disable aero effect Performance & Maintenance
Solved Buttons on Taskbar stretch to fill entire Taskbar Customization
I have a taskbar problem when windows are stacked Customization
Solved How can i disable this blasted blur effect Browsers & Mail
Grouped Taskbar Icon - Windows Stacked or Side by Side Tutorials

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:02 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App