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Windows 7: Taskbar Auto Organizing?

06 Dec 2009   #11
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

It doesn't actually have an official name. It is new in Windows 7, it keeps multiple window processes (the .exe files) together. This is to help with the combined grouping. After a while you get used to the idea of all the explorer windows being together and the browser windows in another group, regardless of when they are opened.


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11 Dec 2009   #12
Mulsiphix

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I finally figured it out! This behavior was bundled under the program grouping feature found in the Start Menu/Taskbar options under WinXP. In Windows 7 this auto-sorting is no longer a part of grouping (confirmed by editing registry to completely disable grouping functionality). I have found a program called 7 Taskbar Tweaker which is freeware and has an option which successfully disables auto-sorting! Yay me
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11 Jan 2010   #13
PhilaPhan80

Windows 7 Professional (64-bit)
 
 

I'm having the exact same problem!! Google research led me to 7 Taskbar Tweaker, but the download link is not working on the author's website. Can anyone help?
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12 Jan 2010   #14
Mulsiphix

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PhilaPhan80 View Post
I'm having the exact same problem!! Google research led me to 7 Taskbar Tweaker, but the download link is not working on the author's website. Can anyone help?
I downloaded mine from the website, back when the link worked, and as far as I know the program has not been updated since. If this is true you can find the most current version (v1.1) of the program here. The rar includes both the 32bit and 64bit versions. Let me know if you have any trouble.
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12 Jan 2010   #15
PhilaPhan80

Windows 7 Professional (64-bit)
 
 

That's perfect! Thank you so much.

For anyone else looking for this gem, I can vouch for its authenticity. One main RAR file contains two other RARs -- one 32-bit and one 64-bit -- which then contain the EXEs. All files scanned with Norton Internet Security 2010 and everything is clean. My taskbar now makes much more sense to me.
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12 Jan 2010   #16
Mulsiphix

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Just want to add that I scanned both the 32bit and 64bit versions with AVG, MalwareBytes, and Kaspersky Anti-Virus before I recommended the link above and all three said it was clean

EDIT
You can find this program for download from Download.com (32bit here, 64bit here). However when the download window pops up it is for a file named index.php. If you download this file and change the extension from .php to .rar you'll find it is indeed a rar file with the program inside just waiting to be unpacked.

Note: I tried downloading this with Opera, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. All attempted to download the file index.php. Enjoy!
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