Pinned icons disappear once I open them.

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  1. alphanumeric's Avatar
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       #11

    I'm just not getting what the issue is? Both screen shots show Firefox on the taskbar so it is pinned, it didn't disappear? I open multiple instances or Explorer routinely. I just hold the shift key down and click the folder Icon a second time. One mouse click for each instance I want to launch. If I then hover my cursor over the folder Icon I get two thumbnails showing the two instances. I can then select the one I want, with one mouse click.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21359
       #12

    peanutaxis said:
    I don't want to combine taskbar buttons.

    I want to be able to open more than one instance of a program from my pinned shortcut - that's what 'pinned' means - without having to click multiple times with multiple buttons on an existing taskbar button just to get a new instance. And I don't want to combine taskbar buttons, because that's a pain in the ass for the same reason - you have to click multiple times to get the wondow I want.

    This is ridiculous.
    I don't understand what you want either. Please clarify.

    The first screenshot you posted without Firefox opened shows a Firefox icon pinned to the taskbar.

    The second screenshot you posted with Firefox opened shows a Firefox button on the taskbar. It shows a button instead of icon since you have "Never combine" set and not "Always, hide labels".

    To open multiple instances of the pinned program, you can do either option below:
    • Right click on pinned icon on taskbar, and click on the program.
    • Press and hold "Shift", click on the pinned icon, and release Shift.
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  3. Posts : 7
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       #13

    Brink said:
    I don't understand what you want either. Please clarify.

    The first screenshot you posted without Firefox opened shows a Firefox icon pinned to the taskbar.

    The second screenshot you posted with Firefox opened shows a Firefox button on the taskbar. It shows a button instead of icon since you have "Never combine" set and not "Always, hide labels".

    To open multiple instances of the pinned program, you can do either option below:
    • Right click on pinned icon on taskbar, and click on the program.
    • Press and hold "Shift", click on the pinned icon, and release Shift.
    's possible. Never mind.
    Yeah that's annoying. I want my icon to stay there AND a button instance AND not combined buttons. I don't think it
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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       #14

    Yeah, I'm afraid that isn't an available option.
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