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Windows 7: changing the way multiple browser pages look in taskbar

24 Mar 2010   #1

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changing the way multiple browser pages look in taskbar

I was wondering if there is a way to change the way multiple browser pages appears in the taskbar.

In Windows versions of past, each page would be lined up on the task bar side by side going across the screen left to right. In Win7, they are more or less combined into one area and you need to wave the cursor over the icon to see all pages available. Then, you need to choose the page you want. For me this royal pain and time consuming.

I would like to set it up like in Windows of past. Is there a way of doing that?

P.S. I hope I explained that accurately enough without confusion.

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24 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium

I copied this from the Windows 7 help files:

To change how programs and buttons appear on the taskbar

  1. [IMG]mshelp://help/?id=Microsoft.Windows.Resources.ShellExecuteTopicIcon[/IMG]Click to open Taskbar and Start Menu Properties.
  2. Under Taskbar appearance, select one of the options from the Taskbar buttons list:
    • Always combine, hide labels
    • Combine when taskbar is full
    • Never combine
  3. To use small icons, select the Use small icons check box. To use large icons, clear the check box.
  4. Click OK.

  • You might notice that multiple buttons representing the same program remain grouped together on the taskbar, whether you've chosen to display the expanded button labels or not. In previous versions of Windows, windows appeared on the taskbar in the order you opened them, but in Windows 7, related windows always appear next to each other.

I hope this helps. I just searched the help files using "task bar icons".
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Mar 2010   #3

windows 7

^^^ SmokingMan, thanks for the fast reply. My problem is now fixed! I can sleep better now!
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