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Windows 7: Taskbar Icon Behavior On Left Click

03 May 2010   #1

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
Taskbar Icon Behavior On Left Click

I'm wondering if there is a way to change the behavior of a task bar button on left click.

Current Behavior:

No Windows Open: Open Window (in Default Location)
One Window Open: Bring Window to Front
Two+ Windows Open: Show Task bar Thumbnail Previews

I'm fine with behaviors one and two, as I want my programs to open and come to the forefront when I click on them. However, I'm not so happy with behavior three. Instead of having the task bar preview pop up, I'd rather that all of that programs windows were brought to the forefront, or at least if I could get that to happen with a double click or something. At the moment, no matter how many times I click, I just see the previews.

Is there a way to change the behavior of task bar buttons when left clicked with multiple open windows?

i.e. Instead of seeing multiple task bar thumbnail previews, instead I'd either like all windows to come to the forefront or I'd like this to be possible through a double click.

I found a workaround in Firefox by disabling task bar thumbnail previews, but I'd rather not disable the thumbnails unless I have to, as I use them once in a while.

EDIT: It'd be nice if I could get applications w/ multiple opens windows to behave in the same fashion as applications with one open window. In other words, no matter how many windows are open, a click shows/hides windows.

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