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Windows 7: Duplicating Icons On Taskbar

09 Oct 2012   #11
Feathers

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Thanks. I guess I'll be using this if I can't find an alternative.

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im not sure if it can be done, have you considered asking over at the mozilla forum?
Mozilla forum? I would've thought this was a Windows 7 thing. I guess I'll try over there...

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Works for me, using Maxthon browser:
Kari
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I could customise my taskbar and choose something other than 'always combine, hide labels'. Unfortunately, I don't want the labels. And I want every other icon to combine. It's only the different Firefox profiles that I want separate.



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09 Oct 2012   #12
boohbah

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Mozilla forum? I would've thought this was a Windows 7 thing. I guess I'll try over there...


im not so sure it is a win 7 thing , it cant harm to have a look over at mozilla, more irons in the fire etc
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09 Oct 2012   #13
Kari

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As shown in my previous post, the only thing you need to do to get own taskbar icon for each instance of your browser you have open, is to set Taskbar Buttons to Never combine or Combine when taskbar is full.

Kari
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10 Oct 2012   #14
Feathers

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
im not so sure it is a win 7 thing , it cant harm to have a look over at mozilla, more irons in the fire etc
Thanks. I've posted there. We'll see if they can help me.

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As shown in my previous post, the only thing you need to do to get own taskbar icon for each instance of your browser you have open, is to set Taskbar Buttons to Never combine or Combine when taskbar is full.

Kari
I'm not sure if you're just not reading what I typed or if you don't understand what I typed. If I changed my taskbar settings to other than always combine, hide labels, this is what will happen:

Never combine
- Every other program will not combine either
- This will clutter my taskbar unnecessarily
- I only want 2 icons for FIREFOX... ONLY... THAT'S ALL...
- It shows labels. I do NOT want labels. I don't need to know what all my programs are with words. Icons are enough.

Combine when taskbar is full
- Same problem as above. Only difference? It combines when taskbar is full.

- I have TWELVE icons pinned to the taskbar at the moment. My laptop is only 14". What do you think that means? IT IS ALWAYS FULL. Which only makes things VERY confusing.

- Not every person in the world likes having the taskbar on the left of the screen like you do. It's not ergonomically comfortable for a person who grew up with the taskbar at the bottom and it eats up space horizontally. I don't like scrolling to the left and right, thank you.
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10 Oct 2012   #15
Kari

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I read everything you wrote. However, as far as I know not combining is the only solution to get it as you want to.

You might want to try some of the third party docks? I think you can customize for instance ObjectDock to show own icon for each Firefox profile.

Kari
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26 Oct 2012   #16
Feathers

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This has been solved. For future reference for those who might be interested in creating two icons:

What you do is go to your C drive, or whatever drive that programs install into usually (Program Files), copy the entire folder of the program you want 2 icons of, and paste it again as [Program] 2. Then from [Program] 2, you create a new shortcut that leads to that folder and pin it to your taskbar. An example:

- I went into C:\Program Files (x86) and copied the folder Mozilla Firefox.
- Pasted it into C:\Program Files (x86) as Mozilla Firefox 2.
- Inside C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox 2, I renamed firefox.exe as firefox2.exe
- Made a shortcut with firefox2.exe to desktop.
- Opened 1st FF's properties and changed Target to "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -p "Profile 1" -no-remote and saved.
- Opened 2nd FF's properties and changed Target to "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox 2\firefox2.exe" -p "Profile 2" -no-remote and saved.
- Start In for 2nd FF MUST be "C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox 2" or this will not work.
- Pin 2nd FF shortcut to taskbar.
- Restarted computer.

And done. I hope this will help others who wish to create 2 identical but not really identical icons on their taskbar. Don't even need to change icon image if you don't want to.
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