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In Windows 7, seeing that you can drag and rearrange different applications, is there any way to rearrange separate instances of the same application?

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By default, programs with the same application ID are grouped together. You can change this with a simple registry tweak.

Open regedit (Start -> type "regedit" in the search box and press Enter ). Expand the treeview to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer, modify the TaskbarGlomming value and set it to 0 to prevent the grouping.

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7 Taskbar Tweaker - This programs enables you to tweak your Windows 7 taskbar.

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Features:

  • Show standard window menu on right click instead of jump list.
  • Close or focus a window on middle click instead of running a new instance.
  • Disable grouping of windows by file path or application id.
  • Cycle through windows of a grouped button on left click instead of showing a thumbnails preview.
  • Open with while dropping a file on a taskbar button instead of pinning.
  • Disable thumbnail previews.
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