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Windows 7: Getting programs to not "stick" together in Superbar

10 Nov 2009   #1
Adoring Planet

Windows 7
 
 
Getting programs to not "stick" together in Superbar

Hey guys,

Just wanted to shoot off a quick question, hoping someone has run into this and could offer a helpful suggestion.

Firstly, I have setup the Windows 7 superbar to never group programs and they appear similar to the way they do in Windows XP. I am now trying to figure out a way to get the programs to not "stick" together (e.g. when I launch firefox, all of the firefox icons open up adjacent to one another, instead of at the end of the last application that was opened).

I know this is probably a rare request because everyone seems to love the way the Superbar currently works, but I figure it never hurts to ask.

Also, I would politely request that if you intend to contribute to this thread with a response that is akin to "just get used to the new superbar", than I ask you to kindly ignore this post and continue along with your life.


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10 Nov 2009   #2
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Nope there is no way offered to do that.
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10 Nov 2009   #3
Irunongames

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Did you do anything to Windows to make it act different? Was it always like this? Have you tryed a system restore?
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10 Nov 2009   #4
dmc

Windows Seven
 
 

right click in taskbar

click on properties

you will see a menu bar on right of the dialouge box which opens

Select the task bar button and scroll to never combine and select it. Your pinned icons will not be overlaid icons any longer in the taskbar but will me similiar to those in Vista
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23 Jan 2010   #5
higgins

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dmc View Post
right click in taskbar

click on properties

you will see a menu bar on right of the dialouge box which opens

Select the task bar button and scroll to never combine and select it.
He has already done those steps. However, the windows of the same application will still "stick" side-by-side. All browser/messenger/notepad/etc windows will move as a single cluster if you drag them around on the taskbar. Needless to say, I'd like an "unlink" option too.

In short:
- It is impossible to organise the order of the windows within the same application.
- You don't have the complete freedom of organising your windows as the windows of same application are "linked" together.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Adoring Planet View Post
I know this is probably a rare request because everyone seems to love the way the Superbar currently works, but I figure it never hurts to ask.
It's hurting me too. Did you ever find a solution for it?
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25 Jan 2010   #6
Adoring Planet

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by higgins View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dmc View Post
right click in taskbar

click on properties

you will see a menu bar on right of the dialouge box which opens

Select the task bar button and scroll to never combine and select it.
He has already done those steps. However, the windows of the same application will still "stick" side-by-side. All browser/messenger/notepad/etc windows will move as a single cluster if you drag them around on the taskbar. Needless to say, I'd like an "unlink" option too.

In short:
- It is impossible to organise the order of the windows within the same application.
- You don't have the complete freedom of organising your windows as the windows of same application are "linked" together.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Adoring Planet View Post
I know this is probably a rare request because everyone seems to love the way the Superbar currently works, but I figure it never hurts to ask.
It's hurting me too. Did you ever find a solution for it?
Unfortunately I still haven't found a solution. I've resorted to just trying to keep fewer Windows open at a time, which limits my enjoyment. I come from the background of having a 1920x1200 resolution monitor and having about 20 windows open at the same time, increasing my productivity and effectiveness. Now I try to keep the number of Windows open at the same time to 8 or so.

I would love to see some sort of option to bring back the freedom of un-grouped applications/windows that XP had in a future Windows 7 Service Pack.
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25 Jan 2010   #7
NinaJay

Windows 7 x 32 bit
 
 

higgins was given a solution yesterday.

7 Taskbar Tweaker - RaMMicHaeL's home page

from this thread Setting up Windows 7 to function like XP

hope that helps you
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26 Jan 2010   #8
higgins

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Adoring Planet View Post
Unfortunately I still haven't found a solution.
I was indeed given a solution here some days ago.

Just go here: 7 Taskbar Tweaker - RaMMicHaeL's home page

Download the relevant file, install it and there you go! It is EXACTLY what you need.

Windows 7 rocks with that small extra application. I use Google Chrome where I can re-organise the tabs and close them with a middle click. With that app, I can do the same with my taskbar windows! It's awesome!

And of course... it can un-link the grouped windows too.
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27 Jan 2010   #9
Adoring Planet

Windows 7
 
 

OMG, thank you NinjaJay and Higgins (and RaMMicHaeL)! I tried out this program last night and it is everything I had hoped for and more!!

Cheers!!
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