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  1.    04 Sep 2016 #1
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    Pinned icons disappear once I open them.


    Hi

    I'm new to Win10 from win7. Sometimes I want to open more than one instance of something. E.g. a web browser, or wndows explorer. But when I open either of these from pinned shortcuts on the taskbar the icon disappears! This is not only annoying but completely pointless. Seriously, I didn't PIN it there because I wanted it to DISAPPEAR. I've notice that I can right click on the program on the taskbar to open another instance, but I don't want to. I just want my icons where I well put them. Can this be fixed?




    thanks in advance.
    Last edited by Brink; 06 Sep 2016 at 08:55. Reason: removed unneeded language
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  2.    04 Sep 2016 #2
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    That's not how Win 10 behaves. I'm saying no more given the language used. Sorry.
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  3.    06 Sep 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    That's not how Win 10 behaves....
    In the first shot nothing is open. There is a firefox shortcut (supposedly) pinned to the taskbar.
    In the secnd shot I have Firefox open. There is now no shortcut pinned to the taskbar.
    Windows 10 does this for any shortcut that I "pin" to the taskbar.

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  4.    06 Sep 2016 #4
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    Hello peanutaxis, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Your second screenshot shows a button for Firefox instead of an icon. The button shows when you have "Combine taskbar buttons" set to "Never" instead of "Always, hide labels".

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html

    Is the Firefox still pinned to the taskbar as an icon when you close Firefox?
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  5.    08 Sep 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello peanutaxis, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Your second screenshot shows a button for Firefox instead of an icon. The button shows when you have "Combine taskbar buttons" set to "Never" instead of "Always, hide labels".

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html

    Is the Firefox still pinned to the taskbar as an icon when you close Firefox?
    Thanks for the reply. Can I never combine taskbar buttons but keep the pinned icon there even when the program is open?


    thanks
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  6.    08 Sep 2016 #6
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    That setting is for either showing buttons or icons of opened windows on the taskbar. For what I think you're wanting, you would want to set it to "Always, hide labels".
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  7.    12 Sep 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    That setting is for either showing buttons or icons of opened windows on the taskbar. For what I think you're wanting, you would want to set it to "Always, hide labels".
    ..........................................how do I do that?
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  8.    12 Sep 2016 #8
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    Right click on the taskbar and select Settings. Then look down at the bottom of the Window that opens, look for "Combine taskbar buttons", set it to Always, hide labels.
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  9.    12 Sep 2016 #9
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    In addition to the above:

    Select Always, hide labels in step 2 of OPTION ONE below.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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  10.    18 Sep 2016 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Right click on the taskbar and select Settings. Then look down at the bottom of the Window that opens, look for "Combine taskbar buttons", set it to Always, hide labels.
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    In addition to the above:



    Select Always, hide labels in step 2 of OPTION ONE below.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
    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.
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