Windows 10: Changing Taskbar: Shortcuts that don't expand?

  1.    06 Dec 2017 #1

    Changing Taskbar: Shortcuts that don't expand?


    Hi, I just upgraded from Windows 7 to 10.
    I'm used to clicking a single icon (no text) shortcut to open a browser for example, and then a new window opens as well as a new taskbar window.

    In Windows 10 however it seems the shortcut icon simple expands with text and becomes 'active'.
    Is there a way around this and do it like Windows 7 did?
    (I already disabled the Combine Taskbar setting btw)
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  2.    09 Dec 2017 #2

    Clicking a shortcut pinned to the taskbar opens the program and hovering over the taskbar shortcut displays a thumbnail preview for me, if that's what you're referring to- but I'm still using build 1703. You may have 1709.
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       09 Dec 2017 #3

    Soltaro said: View Post
    Is there a way around this and do it like Windows 7 did?
    No, I liked it that way as well, but unfortunately, there is no way back, they call making things complicated a progress.
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  4.    09 Dec 2017 #4

    7+ Taskbar Tweaker does the job if you want to run a 3rd party utility. (will run portable)

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