Grouping similar taskbar buttons - help!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by John, Oct 13, 2007.

  1. John

    John Guest

    I have this selected in the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties window but it
    isn't working. What gives?
    John, Oct 13, 2007
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  2. Did you log out and log back in?
    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin], Oct 13, 2007
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  3. John

    John Guest

    John, Oct 13, 2007
  4. Remember though, it does not group the Taskbar buttons unless the Taskbar is
    filled with multiple application windows of many opened applications. What
    you want it to do is group a single application even when the Taskbar is not
    filled. The group option in Vista Taskbar properties does not do that.
    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin], Oct 13, 2007
  5. John

    John Guest

    You're right! That is what I want it to do. I just tested it and it took 8
    windows before it kicked into "grouping" mode. I wish there was a tweak
    (like the old days) where you could specify it. Thanks for your help.
    John, Oct 13, 2007
  6. There is a tweak. :)

    Go to Start and type: regedit.exe in the search box. In the results,
    right click regedit.exe and select the Run As Administrator option.

    In the registry editor, navigate to the following Key:


    In the right side pane, right click an empty spot and select New / D-WORD
    (32-bit value).
    Name the new Value: TaskbarGroupSize (Case sensitive)
    Double click this new value.
    In the Edit dialog, type a 2 in the Value Data line.
    Click OK.
    Exit everything and reboot the computer.

    This will cause the Taskbar to group the buttons when there are 2 or more
    applications opened in the same program.
    Ronnie Vernon MVP, Oct 13, 2007
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