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Old 10-21-2004, 01:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Im sure 99% of us are aware of the feature in XP to group the open tasks into one button in our task bar.

My question is:
Can I control when to group the tasks? i.e.- I currently have open four browser windows, two xls, and three notepad. None are grouping and I do have the feature turned on. Does XP wait until I have a certain amount open before grouping? I think I remember it grouping when having four of something open in the past. It seems to have a mind of its own it just groups when it feels like it.

Thanks for you help.
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Old 10-21-2004, 01:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think this will do it for you:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=281628

This tells you how to configure it.
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Old 10-21-2004, 02:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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^Perfect! I think this is going to work. Logging off\on now to test.

note: This article also explained why it seemed to vary when XP would group the tasks. It only did it when the task buttons got to small, i.e.- if i have like 10 open windows it would probably group them every time.
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Old 10-21-2004, 03:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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worked like a charm! brillant Good lookin out Inaris.
This is a cool reg hack, I've got to remember this one.

ps- reg hacks own me.
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I'm a reg junkie. Have a batch file that gives me a list of things I want to change when I logon to my work machine. It's nice to be an admin...
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