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    Grouping of Taskbar Icons

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    by tom_in_nj ·

    I have a user who wants all of his taskbar icons grouped except for those from one application, an instant messaging application called SameTime. I initially told him this couldn’t be done, but he showed me other computers on which it is happening. I looked for answers in both Windows XP and SameTime, but couldn’t find any options to configure the taskbar in this manner.

    Any and all answers are welcomed.

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    • #3134669

      Reply To: Grouping of Taskbar Icons

      by nz_justice ·

      In reply to Grouping of Taskbar Icons

      You have to edit the registry see link below.

      http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=281628

      for other tips and tricks have a look here.

      http://windowsxp.mvps.org/Tips_Page.htm

      • #3133239

        Reply To: Grouping of Taskbar Icons

        by tom_in_nj ·

        In reply to Reply To: Grouping of Taskbar Icons

        This answer is wrong. I’ve already been to this MS support base article. The article explains some ways to modify taskbar behavior via a registry edit, but does not show a way to specifically have one application be exempt from grouping.

    • #3134343

      Reply To: Grouping of Taskbar Icons

      by blackdiamond ·

      In reply to Grouping of Taskbar Icons

      Hey,

      You did not say if this was for running applications, like if you have several instances of Word open and you wnat to group them.

      The only grouping I am familiar with is in XP. You have probably checked this already. I don’t think 2000 had this option.

      Right click the Taskbar and select properties.
      Check “Group similar taskbar buttons”
      Click “OK”.

    • #3134203

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      by tink! ·

      In reply to Grouping of Taskbar Icons

      More specifics would help. Such as what other applications is he using? Office Applications, i.e. Word, Excel and etc have their own individual “Group Windows” settings within their program. (Goto “Tools”, “Options” and look in the “View” tab for “Windows in Taskbar” and uncheck it to group). If he is using Office Applications then you can set each one to group and leave the XP default to NOT group so that his Sametime doesn’t group.

      • #3108241

        Reply To: Grouping of Taskbar Icons

        by tom_in_nj ·

        In reply to Reply To: Grouping of Taskbar Icons

        Ding ding ding – we have a winner. I had a feeling that the answer would be application based, but I had only been looking at one application when it was the Office apps that needed to be adjusted.

    • #3108240

      Reply To: Grouping of Taskbar Icons

      by tom_in_nj ·

      In reply to Grouping of Taskbar Icons

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