Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Previously, I had pinned Google Chrome Dev to the taskbar. Being that it was unstable and crashed frequently, I decided to uninstall it. Before uninstalling, however, I did not un-pin its icon from the taskbar.

Afterward, I installed Google Chrome Stable and launched it from the old pinned icon. This resulted in a new icon appearing in the taskbar. I figured this happened because the icon was originally for the Dev build, so I unpinned the icon and re-pinned Google Chrome. I launch Google Chrome again, but I still get a new icon! Re-pinning the icon should have fixed it, no?

Why aren't my Google Chrome windows grouping together?

share|improve this question

migrated from serverfault.com Mar 9 '12 at 2:23

This question came from our site for system and network administrators.

    
How did you re-pin Google Chrome? From the icon on your desktop or by Right-clicking its icon in the taskbar while it was running? –  iglvzx Mar 10 '12 at 6:24
    
I pin it by Right-clicking its icon in the taskbar while it was running –  Magic Mar 12 '12 at 2:16
    

4 Answers 4

I had the same problem as you and the other proposed fixes didn't work. This one seems to work though:

  1. Make sure you backup your profile to your Google account.
  2. Remove your pinned taskbar icons.
  3. Uninstall Google Chrome.
  4. Move (or delete) your profile folder from %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\
  5. Reinstall Chrome.
  6. Login to your Google account to get your settings back.
  7. Add the Chrome icons to the taskbar again.
share|improve this answer

Follow these steps from another post.

Hopefully this will fix your problem :

  1. Start Google Chrome (this creates a new taskbar icon)
  2. Right click on the new icon and select "Pin this program to taskbar"
  3. Go to: C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar
  4. You will see the two pinned "Google Chrome.lnk" here. Delete the "Google Chrome.lnk"
  5. Make "Google Chrome (1).lnk" readonly: Right Click -> Properties -> General tab -> tick Read-only -> Click OK
share|improve this answer

Can't you just pin the new icon and unpin the old? Does your pinned shortcut's Target look like this?

C:\Users\John\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe*

Put this into your explorers directory:

C:\Users\*John\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar

*INPUT YOUR WINDOWS USER NAME

share|improve this answer
1  
I think what he meant was that if you pin an application to the task bar and then click to open the application that you are given a new icon instead of the task bar displaying the open application at the pinned spot. –  Dez Mar 9 '12 at 6:12
    
Dez got my question. –  Magic Mar 10 '12 at 3:36
    
So you want to make your Pinned Apps display another icon (instead of grouping up) besides the already pinned icon? Why??? What purpose does this serve? I'd love to know. –  Valoric Mar 10 '12 at 5:17
    
@Zeta You have it reversed. Dez said "you are given a new icon instead of the task bar displaying the open application at the pinned spot". Magic's issue is that the icons are not grouping when they should be. –  iglvzx Mar 10 '12 at 6:05
    
Now your edit of the question is much more concise. Though I'm not sure how repinning the new icon doesn't fix this. It happened to me with Firefox a couple weeks ago & I repinned the new random icon to stop it. –  Valoric Mar 10 '12 at 7:45

7TaskbarTweaker will do this.

The option is "Don't group pinned items."

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.