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Windows 7: The taskbar: Explorer windows stuck together

24 Jun 2010   #1
Tpiom

Windows Seven - Ultimate (x64)
 
 
The taskbar: Explorer windows stuck together

Hello,

I'll spare you time and get straight to the point. It's about the Windows 7 taskbar, as of now I've five windows opened, the following: Firefox, Mp3 (folder), my documents, winamp and OpenOffice.

As you well are aware of it's possible to arrange them left to right, like move so that Winamp comes dead last (Firefox, Mp3 (folder), my documents, OpenOffice and Winamp).

However, when I move Mp3 - my documents follow - this means I cannot place "mp3" last without the other (windows) explorer windows, my documents in this case.

Also, when when I open new explorer window (like my computer) they place them right after the current explorer windows so it becomes:

Firefox, Mp3 (folder), my documents, my computer, OpenOffice and Winamp.


So my questions are, how do I stop this madness?
A) That the explorer windows are stuck together.
B) That new explorer windows don't opens up after the other ones. It should behave like all other programs, and open last in the order.

- Tpiom


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24 Jun 2010   #2
fishnbanjo

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

You may have Malware or some file corruption going on. If you go to Start> type scannow /sfc and when it comes up at the top right mouse click and run as administrator and see if it suggests to do a repair. Download Malwarebytes, use the free download Malwarebytes just to be 100% your OK.
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24 Jun 2010   #3
ultraplanet

Windows 7
 
 

This is by design. Like windows are grouped together.
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24 Jun 2010   #4
stpbby

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ultraplanet View Post
This is by design. Like windows are grouped together.

Windows explorer is "stickied" to the taskbar and it groups the windows explorer windows.

So, yes, this is by design.

A work around may be to unpin explorer from the taskbar and choose not to group taskbar icons. right click on taskbar and properties.
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24 Jun 2010   #5
Tpiom

Windows Seven - Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ultraplanet View Post
This is by design. Like windows are grouped together.
Oh, now I noticed it too by opening several VLC players. Bad design choice, if you ask me.

But anyway, thanks for telling me!

Quote:
A work around may be to unpin explorer from the taskbar and choose not to group taskbar icons. right click on taskbar and properties.
Eh? There's no option to not group taskbar icons.
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24 Jun 2010   #6
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hello, funny, just found this last night, seems to work like a charm.

7 Taskbar Tweaker

A Guy
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24 Jun 2010   #7
stpbby

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tpiom View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ultraplanet View Post
This is by design. Like windows are grouped together.
Oh, now I noticed it too by opening several VLC players. Bad design choice, if you ask me.

But anyway, thanks for telling me!

Quote:
A work around may be to unpin explorer from the taskbar and choose not to group taskbar icons. right click on taskbar and properties.
Eh? There's no option to not group taskbar icons.
right click on the task bar -> properties -> Choose the dropdown for "task bar buttons" and choose "never combine"
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25 Jun 2010   #8
Tpiom

Windows Seven - Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Mine's already on never combine. I assume that combines them into one explorer window on with a small number on it (telling you how many windows that window holds). It's like that in XP anyway.
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