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

29 Dec 2009   #1
craigbrass

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


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29 Dec 2009   #2
Capt.Jack Sparrow

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
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29 Dec 2009   #3
craigbrass

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.
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29 Dec 2009   #4
Capt.Jack Sparrow

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
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29 Dec 2009   #5
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

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.
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29 Dec 2009   #6
craigbrass

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).
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29 Dec 2009   #7
Capt.Jack Sparrow

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
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29 Dec 2009   #8
craigbrass

Windows 7
 
 

Gah. Was afraid of that.
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29 Dec 2009   #9
Venths

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.
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05 Feb 2014   #10
Chuckamundo

Win 2000 Pro x32 SP4 / Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hi, great and NO solution to this, well I'm forewarned...
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