Windows 10: Never Grouping Icons on the Taskbar

Discus and support Never Grouping Icons on the Taskbar in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; Does anyone know whether there is a way in Windows 11 never to group icons on the taskbar without having to install a third-party software? For... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by Vlad6, Apr 6, 2022.

  1. Vlad6 Win User

    Never Grouping Icons on the Taskbar


    Does anyone know whether there is a way in Windows 11 never to group icons on the taskbar without having to install a third-party software? For example, if multiple files are open in Microsoft Word, I want all of them to be displayed as separate icons on the taskbar. Perhaps some edits may have to be made in the system's registry.

    :)
     
    Vlad6, Apr 6, 2022
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  2. Yaqub K Win User

    System Icons on taskbar

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting on Microsoft Communities.

    Are you referring to the clock system icon on the taskbar?

    If so, I suggest you to follow the steps mentioned below:


    • Click on the search bar on the taskbar.

    • Type system icons.

    • Under Turn System Icons ON or OFF, turn On the Clock and check with the issue.

    Hope it helps.
     
    Yaqub K, Apr 6, 2022
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  3. flycaster Win User
    Grouping Pinned Taskbar Icons

    For some unknown reason-as usual, when I opened windows 10, my taskbar was blank. I had no idea of the method I used in the first place, but I knew I wanted to arrive at my original taskbar arrangement. However, after some trial and error trying at a fix and Google searching, I came across Andy's post (which was new to me.) I was in luck as his method was the perfect answer as I already had my taskbar groupings in file explorer; so, it was a simple matter to just follow his placement instructions. After placing the group icons into the taskbar, I did have to move the groups around and also move the icons within the groups to mimic my original ordering.

    One of the benefits I noted was that the icons within the groups were "packed" closer together than if I had dragged shortcuts from file explorer and manually arranged them into groups. Due to the "packing," I now have 39 app and system icons in 6 groups and a nice sized space in the middle of the taskbar that shows minimized apps...all in one taskbar. Manually constructing the grouped taskbar would have required two taskbars! Great method, Andy, and thanks.
     
    flycaster, Apr 6, 2022
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  4. Mark Ole Win User

    Never Grouping Icons on the Taskbar

    Taskbar icons

    Hi,

    To address your concern, follow the steps below on how to show hidden icons on the taskbar.

    • Open Settings, and click on the Personalization
      icon.
    • Click on Taskbar on the left side, and click on the
      Select which icons appear on the taskbar
      link under the Notification area section on the right.
    • Turn on Always show all icons in the notification area at the top

    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Mark Ole, Apr 6, 2022
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