1.    25 Jul 2016 #1
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    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:

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    Regards,
    Andrew
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  2.    25 Jul 2016 #2
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    Right Click on the Taskbar and select Properties. In the option for taskbar buttons make sure the setting is to always combine.

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  3.    25 Jul 2016 #3
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    Hi Phil,

    It's already set to that.
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  4.    25 Jul 2016 #4
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    Try pinning the new icon instead and then see if it continues to happen. If not, you can then delete the original icon.
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  5.    25 Jul 2016 #5
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    Done that too. It didn't work.
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  6.    25 Jul 2016 #6
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    How do you start the Firefox program?
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  7.    25 Jul 2016 #7
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    Either click on the icon pinned to my taskbar or the shortcut on my desktop or Start>All apps>Mozilla Firefox.
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  8.    25 Jul 2016 #8
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    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.
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