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Grouped Taskbar Icon - Windows Stacked or Side by Side

How to Show Windows Stacked or Side by Side from a Grouped Taskbar Button in Windows 7 and Windows 8
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21 Nov 2009
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How to Show Windows Stacked or Side by Side from a Grouped Taskbar Button in Windows 7 and Windows 8

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This tutorial will show you how to Show windows stacked or Show windows side by side from a grouped taskbar button to open them all at once in Windows 7 and Windows 8.

This will not work if you do not have taskbar button grouping enabled in Windows 7 or Windows 8.

EXAMPLE: "Show windows stacked" (left) and "Show windows side by side" (right)

Here's How:
1. Press and hold the Shift key, right click on the grouped button (icon) on the taskbar that you want to open all windows from all at once, release the Shift key, and click on either Show windows stacked or Show windows side by side.
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 Grouped Taskbar Icon - Windows Stacked or Side by Side

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