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#1 ddeerrff

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 09:56 AM

Got a new machine here at work, finally moving from XP to Win7.

In regards to the order of the program buttons on the task bar, is there a way to get Win7 to put the buttons in order of the way the programs are opened and not rearrange them?

For example, I usually have my mailbox and my web browser open. (Nothing pinned to the task bar.) Mail is on the far left, browser is directly to the right of mail. If I go into mail and open an item in my inbox, I would expect (and like) the new task that shows in the task bar to be positioned to the right of the Browser button. Instead, it inserts itself to the right of Mail and pushes the Browser button to the right. I find that exceedingly annoying. Any way to get rid of that behavior?
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Posted 27 October 2011 - 12:17 PM

You could use the option Always combine, hide labels by right-clicking on taskbar, properties taskbar tab then taskbar buttons. Hit Apply. Other than that, the way the new task or program is stack or shown is how windows do it as default.

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 12:55 PM

I don't want to combine, would like to get it to work like it did in XP.
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Posted 27 October 2011 - 01:08 PM

Have you tried the option Always combine, hide labels. It kinda works like XP, remember on XP when you have alot of programs open how it would combine them and you can choose witch instance you want to open.

I never made any changes to my taskbar and it never popped any new programs I open on the left side. I unpinned all my icons and tried it and they still open in order on the right side.

Sorry not much help, just thought I would share that.

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 01:11 PM

I got it select combine when taskbar is full, I'm Pretty sure that is the XP settting
I'm trying it and it is like XP

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 03:44 PM

I currently have it set to combine when full. Just tired Always Combine and Hide Labels, but then I just get little pictures - not really what I want. I would have thought there would be a simple setting or registry change that would cause new buttons to open in order and not somewhere in the middle. My internet searches have come up empty.

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 03:51 PM

That is so wired I can't get my taskbar to mimic the problem you are having. No matter what I do it opens them in the order that I open them from left to right.

Is it Windows 7 Enterprise?
Is your computer part of a domain?
are you opening those emails from a mail server at your work?

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 04:40 PM

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit, corporate environment. Microsoft Outlook as an email client, Firefox Browser.

I usually have Outlook and Firefox open. My taskbar shows 'Inbox" to the right of the start button and "FireFox" to the right of "Inbox". If I then go into Outlook and open a message, the button representing that message pops up on the taskbar *between* "Inbox" and "FireFox" instead of to the right of "FireFox".

Does it with all the applications. If I have two Word documents and three Excel files open, Win7 groups these on the taskbar by application (all the Word documents in sequence, all the Excel sheets in sequence) instead of in the order I opened them. I'm not talking about combining, all the buttons are unique, just not in the order I would prefer.

In other words, if I open application A, B, C, D, and E, I want them listed in the taskbar in that order, not A, C, D, B, then E as Win7 decides to reorders them.
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Posted 27 October 2011 - 05:32 PM

OK I got it to do what you are talking about. Wow I tried putting Classic Windows theme and it still does not work.
I'll keep in touch if I figure something out.

Edited by LouisR47, 28 October 2011 - 12:16 AM.


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Posted 27 October 2011 - 09:28 PM

I do have it configured with the Classic Windows theme.
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Posted 28 October 2011 - 12:22 AM

Hi ddeerrff,


You can change the order of the icons in the taskbar area, and the order of hidden icons, by dragging them to the position you want.


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Posted 28 October 2011 - 09:35 AM

Thanks Pauline.

So every time I open an email, or document, etc I have to manually rearrange the task bar. No thanks. I just want Windows to stop trying to be so 'helpful'. Put new buttons at the end of the line, not shove them into the middle.
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