Windows 10: Can I prevent application grouping on the task bar?

Discus and support Can I prevent application grouping on the task bar? in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Re, Windows 10 Home, Version 1803, OS build 17134.165. Multiple running instances of Notepad, to cite one example, are being grouped on the task bar... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by MarkFilipak.Windows, Aug 17, 2018.

  1. Can I prevent application grouping on the task bar?


    Re, Windows 10 Home, Version 1803, OS build 17134.165.


    Multiple running instances of Notepad, to cite one example, are being grouped on the task bar -- they cannot be individually moved. This is very undesireable behavior. How can I "uncouple" the running instances so that they can be moved individually?


    What this question is NOT: This is not about 'Combine taskbar buttons'. I have 'Combine taskbar buttons' set to 'Never'. This is about taskbar grouping. I want to move one running instance of Notepad to the right end of the task bar while the other instances stay put.



    Thank you.

    :)
     
    MarkFilipak.Windows, Aug 17, 2018
    #1

  2. Can I prevent application grouping on the task bar?

    Re, Windows 10 Home, Version 1803, OS build 17134.165.

    Multiple running instances of Notepad, to cite one example, are being grouped on the task bar -- they cannot be individually moved. This is very undesireable behavior. How can I "uncouple" the running instances so that they can be moved individually?

    What this question is NOT: This is not about 'Combine taskbar buttons'. I have 'Combine taskbar buttons' set to 'Never'. This is about taskbar grouping. I want to move one running instance of Notepad to the right end of the task bar while the other instances
    stay put.

    Thank you.
     
    MarkFilipak.Windows, Sep 20, 2018
    #2
  3. Can I prevent application grouping on the task bar?

    Multiple running instances of Notepad, to cite one example, are being grouped on the task bar -- they cannot be individually moved. This is very undesireable behavior. How can I "uncouple" the running instances so that they can be moved individually?

    Thank you.
     
    MarkFilipak.Windows, Sep 20, 2018
    #3
  4. Can I prevent application grouping on the task bar?

    Cannot modify Task Bar settings

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community.

    I understand your concern and will be happy to assist you.

    I suggest you to follow the steps below and check if the issue persists.

    • Right click on the Task Bar.
    • Uncheck the option " Lock the Taskbar."

    Hope this helps.
     
    Arvind Ram, Sep 20, 2018
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