Windows 10: Windows Notepad help - ungroup in taskbar and set custom icon

Discus and support Windows Notepad help - ungroup in taskbar and set custom icon in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I use Windows 10 Pro. I use Windows Notepad a lot, and Windows groups multiple open instances of notepad in the taskbar, resulting in me having to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by RealJustMe, May 4, 2020.

  1. Windows Notepad help - ungroup in taskbar and set custom icon


    I use Windows 10 Pro.

    I use Windows Notepad a lot, and Windows groups multiple open instances of notepad in the taskbar, resulting in me having to click twice to get to the file I want.

    I used a program called "7+ Taskbar Tweaker" to ungroup things in the taskbar. This doesn't work because I don't want to ungroup everything (folders, browsers), I only want to ungroup Notepad. And it also creates a problem to where all my Notepads have the same icon in the taskbar, so it's hard to differentiate between them.

    So I'm not sure how to solve it.

    The solution would be a method to ungroup only Windows Notepad in the taskbar. Perhaps with a registry edit, or maybe by somehow installing multiple instances of Notepad on the same computer (that way windows will consider them as separate programs and won't group them together in the taskbar).

    And then I would need a method to set a custom taskbar icon for each of the Notepad files that I want to have a custom taskbar icon.

    Any ideas on how I can get this done?

    Thanks

    :)
     
    RealJustMe, May 4, 2020
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  2. Nikhar_K Win User

    Ungroup sessions in the Taskbar

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    I understand that you want to ungroup the sessions for Antares app in the Taskbar, and keep all other apps grouped.



    There is a setting we can change to ungroup the applications in the Taskbar. However, this will ungroup all the other applications in the Taskbar as well. You may want to try it and see if that helps:



    1. Press Windows Logo key + I, to open
      Settings.
    2. Click on Personalization and select
      Taskbar from the left pane.
    3. Select Never from the drop down for
      Combine taskbar buttons.


    However, we always appreciate our customer’s feedback, and your feedback and suggestions are very important to us. Hence, I suggest you to provide your valuable feedback and ideas in our
    Feedback Hub, where our developers can look
    into the requests and constantly improve the features of Windows.



    Regards,

    Nikhar Khare

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Nikhar_K, May 4, 2020
    #2
  3. Resizing ungrouped taskbar icons - Windows 10


    I remember with windows 7/8 that you could ungroup and use a 3rd party app to resize the taskbar icons smaller in to squares ( like how they are when they are grouped).
    When you ungroup them, they become rectangular shape. Does anyone know how I can resize the rectangular taskbar icons ?
     
    punkmonkey1984, May 4, 2020
    #3
  4. DavidO_99 Win User

    Windows Notepad help - ungroup in taskbar and set custom icon

    Ungroup Icons on Taskbar

    I cannot ungroup the icons on the taskbar. If I go to the taskbar options and change from "Always, hide labels" to "Never" and immediately go back in, it's back to "Always" like it didn't save the change. I have been chatting with MS help and they had
    me run a DISM scan and scannow, but there were no problems found and the issue is not fixed. If I have 2 Excel files open, I want to see them both on the taskbar, not grouped into one where I have to hover over and choose one. Thanks.
     
    DavidO_99, May 4, 2020
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