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Windows 7: how to open a pined program twice

30 Jan 2011   #1
robba

windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
how to open a pined program twice

my dad is struggling with Windows 7.
he just want to open Firefox twice when he is surfing to a second website.
but you can't when something is pined on the taskbar.

is there a solution for this?


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30 Jan 2011   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Open FF once, now press CTRL+N : does a second Window open?
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30 Jan 2011   #3
robba

windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

yes it works but it is not as easy (especially for my dad) to just click on the icon.
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30 Jan 2011   #4
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

You could try and create a second shortcut for FF, and then pin that there too?
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30 Jan 2011   #5
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robba View Post
my dad is struggling with Windows 7.
he just want to open Firefox twice when he is surfing to a second website.
but you can't when something is pined on the taskbar.

is there a solution for this?
  1. Click the icon (in this case for "Mozilla Firefox") once to open the program for the first time
  2. Right-click the icon, then left-click the program name (in this example "Mozilla Firefox") to open a second instance of the program)
The above works for ANY program you may have pinned to the taskbar.
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30 Jan 2011   #6
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

middle-click the taskbar icon.

shift-click works too, but middle-click (with the scroll wheel) is cooler.
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30 Jan 2011   #7
tedes

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

click the icon with the middle button, or, right click the icon, then click "Firefox"
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30 Jan 2011   #8
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tedes View Post
click the icon with the middle button, or, right click the icon, then click "Firefox"
+1

Now I've also learned something new. Much easier than right-click...
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