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Windows 7: Taskbar and folder question (win7)


23 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bit
 
 
Taskbar and folder question (win7)

Guys, I have a couple of questions. I have Windows 7 and for some reason, when I open RELATED things and they're in the taskbar, unlike in XP, I CANNOT move the individual item/icon around in the taskbar, the whole damn group follows.
I have it set to NEVER combine...



Second question. I tend to keep three folders open at all times and they have shortcuts to all my programs in them. HOWEVER, I don't want to see the NAVIGATION pane in those three folders but I DO want to see it in the windows/folders that I open to look at stuff in windows explorer.
I have NOT chosen the APPLY to other folders...



Heeeeeeeelp.



Also, I would like windows to always open these three folders on startup which is not a problem, but I would like them to be opened in a certain order and windows won't do it, EVEN if I renamed them to be in alphabetical order. Any ideas?



Thanks



George


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23 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Those are all normal things - you'll just have to learn to live with them, I'm afraid!

As for start-up order of those folders, I'm not sure if you can set a specific order to open them; hopefully someone else will have an idea!
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23 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Have you checked out Windows 7's jump lists? They may be able to help uou.

Using Jump Lists to open programs and items

I'm not sure if this tutorial will help, if not you can always check the relevant links at the bottom of it.

Taskbar Button Grouping - Enable or Disable
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23 Sep 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bit
 
 

F'ing Microsuck!

I can't believe the way they do things. I DO have it set to NEVER combine and it still does it.

I had a shareware program that allowed me to move them around (on XP), may have to check into that again.

Thanks
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23 Sep 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

"F'ing Microsuck" .........that really made me smile, I must remember that one.

Just a thought, when you went into Taskbar Properties and chose Never Combine, did you go through the Apply>OK sequence afterwards?
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23 Sep 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bit
 
 

Yep and it's still set to never combine
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23 Sep 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by guiri View Post
I can't believe the way they do things. I DO have it set to NEVER combine and it still does it.
What they're doing is not combining - it's grouping. Combining is when 3 or 4 icons of the same program combine into one 'stacked' icon.

Example: http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/...01/sshot48.png
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23 Sep 2011   #8
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yup, if combined all folder windows would look like a stack of cards with no label. If a subfolder is opened it will be grouped with the parent folder as CJ said. The taskbar icons will move together.
You can't choose specific folders not to show the navigation pane, that option will apply the setting to all Explorer windows.
I suppose you have a reason for 3 folders with program shortcuts. Would it not be faster to pin those shortcuts to the Start Menu or even the Taskbar? Should be the same amount of clicks.
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23 Sep 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bit
 
 

Alright, can I UNGROUP them? It irritates me like hell that I can't and have to make sure everything is opened in the right order and of course, as I keep doing stuff along the day, they will NOT be.

As for pinning the stuff to the start menu or task bar, too much stuff and I LIKE this. I've done it this way for years..
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