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Windows 7: Need some help with Modifying Win 7's UI

04 Jul 2011   #1
RobertP77

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Need some help with Modifying Win 7's UI

Hi, my father-in-law just upgraded to win 7. And one of the things he does not like is how the task bar deals with application windows.

Specifically. He wants me to make it so that if he has more than three application windows open they will not all be in the same icon in the taskbar. But wants it that when say IE reaches three or more open windows a new icon will open up in the taskbar with the fourth window.

Is it possible?

Does anyone understand what I mean exactly?


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04 Jul 2011   #2
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

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I know what you mean but do not know if that is possible
All the open windows are in one icon. You can put the mouse on the icon and see all the windows.
If you want a new browser, you can right click on the Icon. I for one find that very convenient.
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04 Jul 2011   #3
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RobertP77 View Post
Hi, my father-in-law just upgraded to win 7. And one of the things he does not like is how the task bar deals with application windows.

Specifically. He wants me to make it so that if he has more than three application windows open they will not all be in the same icon in the taskbar. But wants it that when say IE reaches three or more open windows a new icon will open up in the taskbar with the fourth window.

Is it possible?

Does anyone understand what I mean exactly?
To make sure I understand, could you give a specific example?

If my guess is correct, then the answer is no.
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04 Jul 2011   #4
tdawg12

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RobertP77 View Post
Hi, my father-in-law just upgraded to win 7. And one of the things he does not like is how the task bar deals with application windows.

Specifically. He wants me to make it so that if he has more than three application windows open they will not all be in the same icon in the taskbar. But wants it that when say IE reaches three or more open windows a new icon will open up in the taskbar with the fourth window.

Is it possible?

Does anyone understand what I mean exactly?

I think I know what you mean.. if you right click the taskbar and go into properties and change the taskbar buttons to never combine, they will all be side by side..
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04 Jul 2011   #5
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

As I understand, but I'm waiting for a precise example, then what he would like if if he had 3 explorer windows that they be stacked and if he had 7 explorer windows then he wants the first 3 stacked and the other four side by side.

But we will wait for the clarification.
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04 Jul 2011   #6
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

No, it can't be done. No reason to give examples. They are either all grouped or not grouped. Period.
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04 Jul 2011   #7
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

I agree with you, but still it will be best to hear from him.
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04 Jul 2011   #8
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

He spelled it out VERY clearly. He wants 3 grouped, and the 4th to start a new group. I'm not sure what you're looking for from him.
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05 Jul 2011   #9
RobertP77

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Yes, Exactly what MacGyvr said!

Is it possible to limit 3 windows per icon in windows 7? Is it possible to set the fourth, fifth, sixth in another icon, and so forth in other icons? My Father-In-law loves win7 but he hates that one little detail. I tried contacting MS but noone spoke fluent english to understand me. No offense.
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05 Jul 2011   #10
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I will amend my first post and say it cant be done, sans a registry tweek, which I would not know how to do.
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