Program shortcut opens another "running" icon in taskbar


  1. Posts : 63
    Windows 10
       #1

    Program shortcut opens another "running" icon in taskbar


    Hi Guys,

    I have Firefox pinned to my taskbar, but when I run the program, it opens up another icon in the taskbar to indicate that it's running. The other browser I use does not do that. In fact, I do not remember Firefox doing that previously. It will just "underscores" the pinned icon on the taskbar to indicate that the program is running.

    How do I stop Firefox from opening another icon when it runs? Please see image below:

    Program shortcut opens another "running" icon in taskbar-capture.png


    Regards,
    Andrew
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 5,176
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 21H2
       #2

    Right Click on the Taskbar and select Properties. In the option for taskbar buttons make sure the setting is to always combine.

    Program shortcut opens another "running" icon in taskbar-2016-07-25.png
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 63
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Hi Phil,

    It's already set to that.
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 5,176
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 21H2
       #4

    Try pinning the new icon instead and then see if it continues to happen. If not, you can then delete the original icon.
      My Computers


  5. Posts : 63
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Done that too. It didn't work.
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 5,176
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 21H2
       #6

    How do you start the Firefox program?
      My Computers


  7. Posts : 63
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Either click on the icon pinned to my taskbar or the shortcut on my desktop or Start>All apps>Mozilla Firefox.
      My Computer


  8. Posts : 5,176
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 21H2
       #8

    Try making a completely new Taskbar icon by typing Firefox in the search box and then right clicking on the app that appears and selecting Pin to Taskbar. If that fails then I am out of suggestions and hope someone else has experienced the same problem and found a solution that they can share.
      My Computers


 

  Related Discussions
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 23:10.
Find Us




Windows 10 Forums