Windows 10: Windows 10 uses program icon instead of shortcut icon (like windows 7)

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  1.    30 Jun 2017 #1

    Windows 10 uses program icon instead of shortcut icon (like windows 7)


    On Windows 7 i created several different shortcuts for putty that opened different sessions.
    When i clicked on one of these icons to open a session it would show that shortcut icon on the taskbar.
    On windows 10 it is now showing the generic icon for putty and grouping these different sessions together.
    Is there a way to tell windows 10 to use the shortcut icon like windows 7 did?
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  2. Posts : 901
    Windows 10 Professional
       30 Jun 2017 #2

    Right click the icon and Run as Administrator, does it do the same thing?
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  3.    30 Jun 2017 #3

    I'm kind of guessing at what you want, but try this. Right click the taskbar and select Taskbar settings. Then go to the "Combine taskbar buttons" setting and set it to "never".
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  4.    05 Jul 2017 #4

    Tried both of the above and it did not make a difference


    Tried both of the above:


    • alphanumeric
      I'm kind of guessing at what you want, but try this. Right click the taskbar and select Taskbar settings. Then go to the "Combine taskbar buttons" setting and set it to "never".
    • 4 Days Ago
      pepanee
      Right click the icon and Run as Administrator, does it do the same thing?

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    It did not make a difference
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  5.    05 Jul 2017 #5

    Screen shot would help.
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  6.    05 Jul 2017 #6

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    I put these icons on the taskbar.
    They are shortcuts on my desktop for putty sessions to different servers.

    In windows 7 if i click on one of the icons and open a session then it uses these icons and each session is under it's own icon (as below image).


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    However in windows 10 if i click on the taskbar shortcut it opens the session and displays it on the taskbar using the icon for putty.exe and all sessions are under that 1 icon (like below image):

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    I want each different session under its own icon like in windows 7.
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  7.    05 Jul 2017 #7

    I could have sworn the setting I mentioned split them up into separate icons, had a look myself and it doesn't? I don't have any other suggestions at the moment.
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  •    05 Jul 2017 #8

    I just found out that a fellow team member is having the same issue but on Windows 7.
    So it is not necessarily a windows 10 issue.
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    Windows 10 Professional
       05 Jul 2017 #9

    Edit: Woops sorry you already posted a screen shot.
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  • Posts : 901
    Windows 10 Professional
       05 Jul 2017 #10

    alphanumeric's solution should fix the issue.

    Look at my Taskbar in the screenshot. So you want all windows of the same program to be separated like in the screen shot?

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