Thank you for the reply. Unfortunately due to instability running multiple instances of a favourite 3d windowed app I can not run aero themes (no complaints there, im not big on unnecessary fancyness).
Lets see if i can break this down a little. I am in 'combine when full' mode in Windows 7 and in XP there was a registry key that could be added to increase the number of slots on the taskbar.
Its an additive key so theres nothing there to begin but in XP somewhere there must be the default value somewhere. By adding a TaskbarGroupSize
key and value it overrides that default and the number of open windows would then change the limit of what was 'full' and forced it to start combining. I increased mine to get more along the bottom, others reduced theirs to 1, effectively mimicking the newer combine methods (single tile lists).
I'm an avocate of minimising clicks wherever possible, over zealous combining or things like list modes add more work to my day by doubling the amount of clicks I have to make to fish something out of my hectic desktop rather than have an instantly clickable tile. These interferences and attempts to 'clean up' is an intrusion for the most part, change for the sake of change it seems, some may like it but its not efficient workflow for me.
So-after more reading the only thing I hear is its now not supported in Windows 7, but does that mean supported, or exists? Or is there a new key to control whats 'full' with a different name? Right now I can get 14 browser windows open before it combines, that 14 must be in there somewhere as a default, or if not, what is the default?
Thanks a lot.