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
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  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
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  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
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  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:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

    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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