Firefox and Taskbar


  1. Posts : 405
    Windows 10 21H1
       #1

    Firefox and Taskbar


    It's probably not a very important issue, but still somewhat annoying, so I would be very grateful if anyone has an idea.

    I have several browsers installed (used for different purposes). Some are pinned to the taskbar, as shown in the attached images. Now the issue that I'm having: once I open Pale Moon or Firefox Nightly, the pinned icon on the Taskbar transforms into a bar - don't know how it's called -- showing the corresponding browser window. Same does not work with regular Firefox, it opens same bar separately, keeping the pinned icon.

    Can anyone explain how that happened?

    Firefox and Taskbar-capture.png
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  2. Posts : 1,244
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H2 (Build: 19044.1415)
       #2

    Right click on pinned icon, again right click on program name from menu that appears.

    See if there is some difference with other pinned icons that work, you may find some differences that may help.
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  3. Posts : 405
    Windows 10 21H1
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Nothing helpful there, I'm afraid.
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  4. Posts : 1,244
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H2 (Build: 19044.1415)
       #4

    There is option that controls this, right click on taskbar and settings.

    You'll find option called "combine taskbar buttons"

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    set it to "always hide labels"
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  5. Posts : 405
    Windows 10 21H1
    Thread Starter
       #5

    That's not what I'm looking for. This is a general setting, not specific to Firefox. The result looks like this

    Firefox and Taskbar-capture.png

    Now, what I'm looking for is to have the taskbar organized as in my original post, and for Firefox Nightly and for Firefox Beta (as well as Pale Moon) it works just fine, namely, once I open the browser, the taskbar button expands and shows an informative label (typically, the current open tab). With Firefox proper this does not work, as I showed - instead of expanding the taskbar button, it adds another label to the taskbar. My suspicion is that there is some setting somewhere in Firefox that controls it, but I can't think of anything, which is why I posted here (as opposed to the general support forum).
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  6. Posts : 1,244
    Windows 10 Pro x64 21H2 (Build: 19044.1415)
       #6

    I think the issue is that both pale and firefox are basically same browsers.

    Try unpin either one and the other should work as expected?
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  7. Posts : 405
    Windows 10 21H1
    Thread Starter
       #7

    I finally found a solution: when you install Firefox, it adds a shortcut to the Start Menu. Apparently, both Firefox and Firefox Beta create a shortcut named "Firefox" (in contrast, Firefox Nightly creates a shortcut named "Firefox Nightly"). This seems to be to cause of the issue I was describing.

    The solution is to unpin all of them from Taskbar, rename the shortcut in the Start Menu from "Firefox" to "Firefox Beta" (in fact, you can rename these shortcuts any way you want, the important thing is that two shortcuts should not have the same name), and pin them back to Taskbar.
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