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Windows 7: Can't Switch Programs On Screen Via Programs Pinned to Taskbar

14 Oct 2011   #1
rhcooper

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Can't Switch Programs On Screen Via Programs Pinned to Taskbar

An example:

I open Firefox full-screen.

If I try to switch to Outlook, which is open and showing in the taskbar, it wont let me.

I am forced to minimize Firefox

Same thing happens when Outlook is full screen.

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Any suggestions?

Thanks


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14 Oct 2011   #2
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Please elaborate on "it won't let me." What happens exactly? Does the button react at all when you click on it?
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14 Oct 2011   #3
rhcooper

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

When I point the cursor at the pinned program icon in the taskbar, it shows the various windows that are open within Outlook. If I point my cursor at one, I can even see the window. But if i try to click on a specific window, I return to Firefox.

The same thing occurs if I minimize Firefox, open Outlook and then try to open Firefox
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14 Oct 2011   #4
rhcooper

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

The taskbar, btw, is set to combine the various windows under one pinned icon
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14 Oct 2011   #5
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Weird. I have no idea unfortunately.
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15 Oct 2011   #6
rhcooper

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I solved my problem by going back a couple of restore points.
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