Windows 10: Taskbar to show how many windows opened

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  1.    16 Jun 2016 #1

    Taskbar to show how many windows opened


    I recently upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Is it possible for the Windows 10 taskbar to give me some sort of indication as to how many windows I have opened for a particular application?

    For example, in Windows 7, if I have multiple browser windows (not tabs) opened, the taskbar would show a graphical representation of how many windows I have opened (http://imgur.com/bHJkUxm).

    In Windows 10, I only see a small bar next to the icon that represents either one window or multiple windows. Is there a way to configure Windows 10 to be able to see how many windows I have opened (just like in Windows 7)?
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    Windows 10 Pro (Mix of Builds) / Linux Mint
       17 Jun 2016 #2

    That would have to be third party to give a number, if you mouse hover over the icon (it's not a "bar", but showing multiple instances of that icon so to speak, stacked) you would see windows open to show you each.
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  3.    18 Jun 2016 #3

    Sorry, I'm not looking for a number to appear on the icon. I'm looking for some sort of visual indication on the icon that shows how many windows of that particular app is opened.
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  4.    18 Jun 2016 #4

    Taskbar > properties > taskbar buttons > never combine ? Not exactly what your looking for but it should show you how many instances are open. Your taskbar will get cluttered up a bit though.
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  5.    18 Jun 2016 #5

    Sorry, I should have been more clear. I meant this (highlighted in green): Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet
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  6.    18 Jun 2016 #6

    That's how my taskbar looks? An extra bar down the side for each extra instance of that program.
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    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       18 Jun 2016 #7

    icu222much said: View Post
    I recently upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Is it possible for the Windows 10 taskbar to give me some sort of indication as to how many windows I have opened for a particular application?

    For example, in Windows 7, if I have multiple browser windows (not tabs) opened, the taskbar would show a graphical representation of how many windows I have opened (http://imgur.com/bHJkUxm).

    In Windows 10, I only see a small bar next to the icon that represents either one window or multiple windows. Is there a way to configure Windows 10 to be able to see how many windows I have opened (just like in Windows 7)?
    This is a native Windows 10 behavior. Just make sure you don't have small icons selected in taskbar options.
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  •    18 Jun 2016 #8

    I'm guessing it was an 'Aero' feature that got dropped with, or after Windows 8. I could be wrong though.
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    Windows 10 (Pro and Insider Pro)
       18 Jun 2016 #9

    I don't have any third party themes or other features installed and it shows under active applications icon.
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  •    18 Jun 2016 #10

    AndreTen said: View Post
    I don't have any third party themes or other features installed and it shows under active applications icon.
    Same here but it still only shows as 'two' even if you have more open.

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