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Is there a way to get Windows 7 to show two separate icons in the taskbar when I have two instances of the app running instead of having them stacked on top of each other?

Windows XP had similar behavior, but the TweakUI tool allowed to specify the number of windows that could be displayed automatically.

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The bill gates mini me in my computer says "Resistance is futile! Comply to my decisions on what is best for you" – KronoS Oct 12 '10 at 20:13
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Open Taskbar and Start Menu Properties (right click on the taskbar and select Properties).

Under Taskbar appearance, select "Never combine". As more programs and windows open, buttons decrease in size and eventually scroll within the taskbar.

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You can also select "Combine when taskbar is full" option. So when the taskbar becomes crowded, programs with multiple open windows collapse into a single program button.

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In response to the original question, this did work in XP as well (although I think it was labeled a little differently.) – Shinrai Oct 12 '10 at 20:37

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