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Windows 7: Keep taskbar buttons but don't combine?


18 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7 7100 RC
 
 
Keep taskbar buttons but don't combine?

Hey guys,

Loving windows 7 so far. The only gripe I have is I'd like to find a way to use buttons and not labels on the taskbar without combining - for example, if I'm using multiple firefox browsers, it collapses into the same icon. I'd prefer to have different icons for each different browser to eliminate the extra mouse click or hover time required.

Does anybody know if this is possible yet?

Cheers,

Jonny


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18 Sep 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Jonny,

You might see if adjusting the width if the taskbar buttins to a smaller size may be able to hide the text and have it look the way you wanted when set to not combine.

Taskbar - Change Icon Button Width Size

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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12 Apr 2011   #3

win 7
 
 
Its pretty simple .. :o) Jimmy Dewani

Jimmy Dewani

Windows 7 provides several options for end-user to customize and change the display and behavior icons and buttons on the Taskbar:

For your concern, please right click on the taskbar and select "Properties", find the following three options, select the 3rd one "Never Combine" )
* Always combine, hide labels
* Combine when taskbar is full (will display label text)
* Never combine (will display label text)

Regards
Jimmy Dewani
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12 Apr 2011   #4

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

You might find this useful;

7 Taskbar Tweaker - RaMMicHaeL's home page

Regards....Mike Connor
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13 Apr 2011   #5

Windows 7 7100 RC
 
 

Hey, it's only a year and a half after I first posted, but it works!

Thanks man
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13 Apr 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

That's great news Jonny. Which solution worked for you?
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14 Apr 2011   #7

Windows 7 7100 RC
 
 

RaMMicHaeL's 7 taskbar tweaker worked a treat. Thanks again to all who posted.
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