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Windows 7: Taskbar button grouping advice needed


02 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 
Taskbar button grouping advice needed

I have set the Taskbar buttons to never combine.
The problem is when I try to move a window button to the far left all related buttons go with it.
Is there any way I can set it up to just move individual buttons in the same way the tabs work in Firefox.

Sorry if this has been covered before but I couldn't find it if it has.

Marcus.


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02 Jun 2010   #2
ryo

 
 

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03 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ryo View Post
No, that is what he already has disabled (Combine taskbar programs)

I do not think there is a way to change this, but let me look around.

~Lordbob

EDIT: It does appear to be impossible to move the same programs out of groups. I find it slightly irritating, but not a big deal. You will just have to live with it and adapt, sorry.
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03 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ryo View Post
No, that is what he already has disabled (Combine taskbar programs)

I do not think there is a way to change this, but let me look around.

~Lordbob

EDIT: It does appear to be impossible to move the same programs out of groups. I find it slightly irritating, but not a big deal. You will just have to live with it and adapt, sorry.

Like you say it isn't a biggie, I’ve just got into the habit of moving specific tabs in Firefox and would have liked to be able to do the same with the taskbar buttons.
You can't win em all, eh?

Thanks both for looking into this for me. .
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03 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MarcusCardiff View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ryo View Post
No, that is what he already has disabled (Combine taskbar programs)

I do not think there is a way to change this, but let me look around.

~Lordbob

EDIT: It does appear to be impossible to move the same programs out of groups. I find it slightly irritating, but not a big deal. You will just have to live with it and adapt, sorry.

Like you say it isn't a biggie, Iíve just got into the habit of moving specific tabs in Firefox and would have liked to be able to do the same with the taskbar buttons.
You can't win em all, eh?

Thanks for looking into this for me. .
I understand. I would like to do the same as well, but it's not a big deal.

No problem. It was something I was curious about too.

~Lordbob
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03 Jun 2010   #6

xp, vista, seven
 
 

1. Right click on a empty area of the taskbar and click on Properties. (See screeshot below)

A) Go to step 3.
OR

2. Click on the Start button and click on Properties. (See screenshot below)

A) Click on the Taskbar tab. (See screenshot below step 3)
3. Click on the drop down arrow menu to the right of Taskbar buttons. (See screenshot below)

4. To Always Group Taskbar Buttons -
NOTE: Any taskbar buttons for the same program or window will always be grouped to one icon button.
A) Click on Always combine, hide labels to select it. (See screenshot below step 3)

B) Go to step 7.
5. To Only Group Taskbar Buttons when the Taskbar is Full -
NOTE: Any taskbar buttons for the same program or window will be grouped to one icon button when the taskbar runs out space for the buttons.
A) Click on Combine when taskbar is full to select it. (See screenshot below step 3)

B) Go to step 7.
6. To Never Group Taskbar Buttons -
NOTE: Open window taskbar buttons will remain as separate buttons on the taskbar and not be grouped together.A) Click on Never combine to select it.

7. Click on OK.

8. After You have told it to Never group taskbar buttons, you just need to drag and drop the tabs on either left or right side of any other tab, how ever it will not work if all the tabs are of the same application (such as 5 ie8 tabs)
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03 Jun 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ryo View Post
No, that is what he already has disabled (Combine taskbar programs)

I do not think there is a way to change this, but let me look around.

~Lordbob

EDIT: It does appear to be impossible to move the same programs out of groups. I find it slightly irritating, but not a big deal. You will just have to live with it and adapt, sorry.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pcs3657 View Post
1. Right click on a empty area of the taskbar and click on Properties. (See screeshot below)

A) Go to step 3.
OR

2. Click on the Start button and click on Properties. (See screenshot below)

A) Click on the Taskbar tab. (See screenshot below step 3)
3. Click on the drop down arrow menu to the right of Taskbar buttons. (See screenshot below)

4. To Always Group Taskbar Buttons -
NOTE: Any taskbar buttons for the same program or window will always be grouped to one icon button.
A) Click on Always combine, hide labels to select it. (See screenshot below step 3)

B) Go to step 7.
5. To Only Group Taskbar Buttons when the Taskbar is Full -
NOTE: Any taskbar buttons for the same program or window will be grouped to one icon button when the taskbar runs out space for the buttons.
A) Click on Combine when taskbar is full to select it. (See screenshot below step 3)

B) Go to step 7.
6. To Never Group Taskbar Buttons -
NOTE: Open window taskbar buttons will remain as separate buttons on the taskbar and not be grouped together.A) Click on Never combine to select it.

7. Click on OK.

8. After You have told it to Never group taskbar buttons, you just need to drag and drop the tabs on either left or right side of any other tab, how ever it will not work if all the tabs are of the same application (such as 5 ie8 tabs)
This is EXACTLY what he already had done....

Did you read any other posts in the thread?

~Lordbob
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03 Jun 2010   #8
ryo

 
 

i'm curious about that..let me find out..later i will post back, if i got it.
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03 Jun 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ryo View Post
i'm curious about that..let me find out..later i will post back, if i got it.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ryo View Post
No, that is what he already has disabled (Combine taskbar programs)

I do not think there is a way to change this, but let me look around.

~Lordbob

EDIT: It does appear to be impossible to move the same programs out of groups. I find it slightly irritating, but not a big deal. You will just have to live with it and adapt, sorry.
So.... yeah

~Lordbob
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19 Feb 2012   #10

win 7 64 bit
 
 

Since I use wide screen it's better for me using my task bar on the left side to use full depth of my screen but is there any way of setting the windows button at the bottom to it's original location. In essence flip it over? I know dumb question but it would work better for me
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