Can I replicate the Vista functionality?

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Clicking on a Quick Launch icon in Windows Vista would always launch a new instance of that app, even if one instance was already running. But in Windows 7, clicking on an icon you have pinned to the taskbar doesn't do this.

Can I replicate the Vista functionality ?

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Can I replicate the Vista functionality?


Hello John,

Windows 7 taskbar has a new look and the opened programs appear as single, unlabeled buttons. In default view, the icons are grouped and unlabeled even if more, than one window of the same program is opened. However, you will be able to change the default setting according to your preference.

Follow the below steps to change the Taskbar appearance:

  1. Click the Start button and open the Control Panel.
  2. Click the “Appearance and Personalization” option and choose the “Taskbar and Start Menu” option.
  3. Choose any of the option in the  drop-down menu next to the “Taskbar buttons” option in “Taskbar and Start Menu properties” window.
  4. Always combine, hide labels: It is the default setting.
  5. Combine when taskbar is full: Shows individual label icons. Combine the icons of the same program when the taskbar is full.
  6. Never combine: Shows individual label icons but will not combine the icons even if the taskbar is full.
  7. Click OK.

You will also be able to drag and arrange the icons in the taskbar according to your wish.  Hope this helps. Gloria

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