Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Taskbar Items / System Tray Items - Open in Order


29 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Taskbar Items / System Tray Items - Open in Order

Hello Guys,

Got around to installing Windows 7 on my home desktop and laptop. Am rather impressed with everything compared to Vista (speed, etc) but have one big annoyance - the taskbar.

I have my taskbar set to traditional mode where each window gets its own taskbar item (ie if I have 4 Firefox windows open, I have 4 Firefox taskbar items show up). I also don't use the Pin functionality as I dislike it.

In <=Vista, every time a new window opened, it would open to the right of the taskbar. In 7, it likes to group applications of the same type (Firefox for example) together. Any way I can get it to revert to how <=Vista did it?

I also have the same problem with system tray icons.

Best Regards,
Craig Brass


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

29 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Hi Welcome to SF,

You could try this,

Right Click on Task Bar > Properties > Task-bar Buttons > From the Drop Down select Never Combine

Hope this helps
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

I already have that set to Never Combine which is why if I have 4 Firefox windows open, it shows all on the taskbar.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


29 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by craigbrass View Post
I already have that set to Never Combine which is why if I have 4 Firefox windows open, it shows all on the taskbar.
Because Firefox is open in separate Tabs not separate Windows i guess that is why. If you open another Firefox it won't combine.

Hope this helps
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Dec 2009   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

I hope that the Captains advice works. It is the approach that I would use. I would be interested in knowing the result. Please come back and give us the results. If you were not successful, you will receive further help. If your problem is corrected, you will be helping others in this forum, like myself, since I am not too informed about FF.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7
 
 

I don't think you understand what I mean. I don't mean Firefox tabs as I tend not to have to many tabs per window when I am working.

Take a look at http://www.craigbrass.net/personal/i...209-135314.jpg - I then open another Firefox window and it looks like http://www.craigbrass.net/personal/i...209-135702.jpg

In <=Vista, it would of opened that to the right of where I have Thunderbird at the right (in order of opening).
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by craigbrass View Post
I don't think you understand what I mean. I don't mean Firefox tabs as I tend not to have to many tabs per window when I am working.

Take a look at http://www.craigbrass.net/personal/i...209-135314.jpg - I then open another Firefox window and it looks like http://www.craigbrass.net/personal/i...209-135702.jpg

In <=Vista, it would of opened that to the right of where I have Thunderbird at the right (in order of opening).
Oh .. OK i guess there is no way around this I'm sorry
Unless anyone around here know any other option
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 7
 
 

Gah. Was afraid of that.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Dec 2009   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I guess, there is no option to make a new explorer Window to be opened at the last right !!!. I too checked and see that windows of similar programs tend to open continuously.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Feb 2014   #10

Win 2000 Pro x32 SP4 / Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hi, great and NO solution to this, well I'm forewarned...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Taskbar Items / System Tray Items - Open in Order




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Taskbar Items / System Tray Items - Open in Order
Thread Forum
Spacing between taskbar items and also system tray spacing Customization
Solved remove items from system tray icon notifications list General Discussion
How can I put Start menu items in alphabetical order Customization
Reverse Order of Taskbar Right click Items Customization
How to edit context menu items order? Customization

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:56 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33