Windows 10: Windows 10: Multiple instances of an application & taskbar buttons Solved

  1.    21 Jun 2018 #1

    Windows 10: Multiple instances of an application & taskbar buttons


    Hi everyone!

    I have two instances of VMWare open with each running a different VM. VMWare 1 is almost never touched as it holds our PostgreSQL instance whose DB we access from inside VMWare 2.

    I don't combine my taskbar buttons and I'd like to move VMWare 1's taskbar button to the "front" of the taskbar which is where I tend to keep my "must be open but don't use" applications ( lol ).

    Unfortunately, Windows 10 locks multiple instances of the same application together; meaning if I move VMWare 1's taskbar button, VMWare 2's taskbar button moves with it.

    Is there any way I can disable this and have my taskbar buttons independent of one another?

    Thanks,
    Nutti
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    21 Jun 2018 #2

    Hi, simple way seems to be 7+ taskbar tweaker (free) (bottom right option)
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    7+ Taskbar Tweaker - RaMMicHaeLs Blog
    (Ignore the 7- it is updated periodically)

    E.g. I launched 2x Wordpad, not combining buttons. As you say they moved together.
    Use that option, I could move just one button.

    I expect there's a group policy setting, registry setting or mention of this in a tutorial here.

    Note Wordpad buttons separated:
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    Related:
    Enable or Disable Grouping of Taskbar Buttons in Windows | Windows 10 Tutorials
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    21 Jun 2018 #3

    That's perfect for now, thank you so much.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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