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Windows 7: internet explorer icon pinned to taskbar

12 Mar 2010   #1
todd8667

Windows 7
 
 
internet explorer icon pinned to taskbar

New user of Windows 7 here. I have the Internet Explorer icon pinned to my taskbar. However, when I click on the IE icon, it changes from an icon to a bar representing the IE window that has opened. I'm wanting to keep the single icon on the taskbar, even when IE is open, like you were able to in XP. Any suggestions?


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12 Mar 2010   #2
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

sounds like youv been fiddling with taskbar settings, right click the taskbar go properties, and check that taskbar buttons is set to "always combine hide labels" if this isnt what you mean can you please screenshot it for me?

Taskbar Button Grouping - Enable or Disable
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12 Mar 2010   #3
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

If I understand you correctly, to do that I think you would have to go into the Performance Options and turn off Aero Peek.
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12 Mar 2010   #4
todd8667

Windows 7
 
 

okay, I've tried to post a picture below about what I'm talking about. In the picture, you'll see the quick launch icon for IE pinned to the task bar in the lower left corder. In XP, when you clicked on this, the icon remained there and you got a separate tile, bar, or button (depending on your terminology) for IE. In Windows 7, when you click on the IE icon, it turns into the bar/button of the window you have just launch. What I'm wanting is to be able to quick launch mutliple IE windows without having to combine anything. I hope this makes sense.
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12 Mar 2010   #5
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Two questions, one why are still running build 6810, and two what did you already do to get your desktop too look like that? I never ran build 6801 so I don't know if it is supposed to look like that or not, I think not. You might want enable the Aero interface and see if that is more like what you want.

Theme - Change or Save
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12 Mar 2010   #6
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

ok to do that, you need to follow my last instructions, but select never combine, also whats up with the colour scheme?
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12 Mar 2010   #7
DomesDKG

Windows 7
 
 

It sounds like you are trying to preserve the original quicklaunch functionality where you could just keep clicking on the button to open more copies of explorer. Unfortunately, as far as I know there is no way to do that in 7, they have just completely re-vamped the taskbar.

However, if the only reason you want this is so that you can easily launch new copies of explorer, the same result can be achieved with ctrl+n, which opens a new window. Give it a try and see if it's something you can get used to.

Also, while unrelated, I would advise you that you should probably use a better browser, like firefox.
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12 Mar 2010   #8
Zomby88

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Change everything back to default and turn on aero.
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12 Mar 2010   #9
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello todd8667, welcome to Seven Forums!


I don't know if this tutorial will help or not but have a look at the link below.

Aero - Enable in Unsupported Editions of Windows 7


6801 is really old, aren't you experiencing shutdowns yet? if not it will shut down completely in mid June (or July) I can't remember exactly when; in the start menu search box type "winver" without the quotes then hit enter and you'll get the date in a window like this.

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12 Mar 2010   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

When you right click on the icon, you should get what you see in the picture. When you click on what's in the red box, you launch a new IE.

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