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Sometimes the application buttons on the Windows 7 taskbar change position by themselves. For example, if I have two windows of the same application opened, the first opened window should be the first button on the taskbar (to the left of the other) and the second opened window should be the second button on the taskbar (to the right of the other), but they switch places sometimes. I don't like this. How can I fix / configure this not to get rearranged?

I am not using Aero, and the buttons of the same application are not grouped under a single button.


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Are they alphabetized by name? Windows 7 alphabetizes the program start menu. Perhaps it is doing the same thing for the taskbar. –  wbeard52 May 28 '11 at 3:53
With what application has this happened to you? I have seen it (notably) with the SeaMonkey web browser. –  therube May 28 '11 at 5:51
It happens mostly with eclipse, but that has nothing to do with the rearranging (i think) –  Tchypp May 30 '11 at 6:30
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You may want to try enabling the classic Windows XP style 'Quick Launch Bar'.

Information on how to do this can be found here:


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