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Windows 7: Duplicating Icons On Taskbar


05 Oct 2012   #1

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Duplicating Icons On Taskbar

Hi,

I've been searching high and low for a way to do this but I can't seem to find anything. First off, I do NOT want to install or download any program whatsoever. I want to do this with what I have, aka Windows 7.

Let's say I have 2 or more Firefox profiles. I'd like to open them in separate windows. This is easily done with -no-remote, correct? Well, what if I want them to open as two different icons on the taskbar?

Currently, I can open both profiles but they will be grouped in the Firefox icon. I don't want them to be grouped. 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.

Is this possible?


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05 Oct 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Bump?
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07 Oct 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Anyone? =/
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07 Oct 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Feathers View Post
Hi,

I've been searching high and low for a way to do this but I can't seem to find anything. First off, I do NOT want to install or download any program whatsoever. I want to do this with what I have, aka Windows 7.

Let's say I have 2 or more Firefox profiles. I'd like to open them in separate windows. This is easily done with -no-remote, correct? Well, what if I want them to open as two different icons on the taskbar?

Currently, I can open both profiles but they will be grouped in the Firefox icon. I don't want them to be grouped. 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.

Is this possible?
Without trying this myself, I believe you could solve the icon probem by creating a shortcut to Firefox on your desktop and right-click the shortcut and under the Shortcut tab choose "Chang Icon..."

HTH


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08 Oct 2012   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sir George View Post
Without trying this myself, I believe you could solve the icon probem by creating a shortcut to Firefox on your desktop and right-click the shortcut and under the Shortcut tab choose "Chang Icon..."

HTH
I tried this myself. Unfortunately, it doesn't work. The new window with the changed icon still comes up as the default FF icon and gets grouped with the other profile...
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08 Oct 2012   #6

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09 Oct 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
Yes, I tried this as well. It still opened Firefox under the same button. I'm not sure how to show you guys what I mean... Maybe pics will make it clearer?

In the first attachment, you can see that there are two firefox windows open. This is what happens whenever I try to do what that article said to do. This also happens when I try changing the icon of the shortcut.

I have tried making the shortcut in desktop, it combined. Tried dragging shortcut to the taskbar, it created a second button for about a minute. Once I clicked the new button, it opens a new window and combines with the original again. I have even tried making a new shortcut directly in the folder where all pinned shortcuts of apps on taskbar is kept. Again, it didn't work.

What I want, is in the second attachment. Two different buttons, both leading to two different profiles. I read somewhere that someone used a firefox normal version and a portable version. Is this possible WITHOUT using a portable version? If not, how limited is the portable version? Does it have all the features a full Firefox has?


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09 Oct 2012   #8

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Feathers View Post
I read somewhere that someone used a firefox normal version and a portable version. Is this possible WITHOUT using a portable version? If not, how limited is the portable version? Does it have all the features a full Firefox has?
Firefox Portable - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Firefox Portable retains all of Mozilla Firefox's abilities such as extensions and automatic updating.
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09 Oct 2012   #9

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

im not sure if it can be done, have you considered asking over at the mozilla forum?
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09 Oct 2012   #10

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Works for me, using Maxthon browser:

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Kari


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