Ctrl+click apps on taskbar to select them

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  1. phrab's Avatar
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    Ctrl+click apps on taskbar to select them


    In Windows XP, when you had several open apps that showed up on the taskbar, you could Ctrl+left Click each one to select them. You could then close all of them at once. This is a little faster than right clicking each one on the taskbar & then selecting "Close window". Is there an app or setting to get Win10 to do this?

    Thank you in advance.
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  3. phrab's Avatar
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    Callender said:
    Thank you @Callender for pointing me to these solutions. In reading my original post, I see I was somewhat unclear. What I would really like to do is be able to Ctrl+click taskbar buttons to select them. Then I could just select e.g. 2 out of 5 windows, right click & perform actions like close them, tile vertically, etc.

    I can do this in Windows XP, but I don't know if it was a feature, a registry hack, or a 3rd party app.
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  4. Callender's Avatar
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    I think the option has been removed in Windows 10. I'm not aware of any alternative solution but maybe someone will have ideas.
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  5. Callender's Avatar
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    phrab said:
    What I would really like to do is be able to Ctrl+click taskbar buttons to select them. Then I could just select e.g. 2 out of 5 windows, right click & perform actions like close them, tile vertically, etc.
    I found that you can use Ctrl+click in task manager to select running programs with open windows to tile.

    Task manager - launch via Ctrl+Shift+Esc

    Ctrl+click apps on taskbar to select them-task-manager.jpg

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  6. phrab's Avatar
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    Callender said:
    I found that you can use Ctrl+click in task manager to select running programs with open windows to tile.

    Task manager - launch via Ctrl+Shift+Esc

    Ctrl+click apps on taskbar to select them-task-manager.jpg

    Thanks for that. But my Task Manager looks way different than yours. It doesn't have a Windows tab.
    Ctrl+click apps on taskbar to select them-taskmanager.png
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  7. Callender's Avatar
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    Sorry - I'd forgotten that I use the old task manager.

    Download Classic Task Manager for Windows 10 - MajorGeeks
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  8. Callender's Avatar
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    If you'd prefer classic task manager with classic msconfig I'll pm you a link.
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  9. phrab's Avatar
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    Got it. Thank you very much. You're a wealth of information.
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  10. phrab's Avatar
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    One more question. I read at https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/wind...n-the-taskbar/ that you could control+click taskbar buttons to select more than one & this was true in Windows XP. That article was written before Windows 10. I'd still like to know if there's a way to do this in Windows 10. Any ideas?
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