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In Windows 7, I have the “Never combine” option of the taskbar selected. (I'm using this hack to remove the text from the icons, but I dont think this has much of an impact on my issue.)

I tend to put my laptop to sleep every night and sometimes when I reopen the laptop the next morning my two firefox windows order have changed (I've noticed this with other applications--I think Word and Excel--but it's much more rare with them and the windows I have open in these apps varies much more). This isn't a huge deal, but it interrupts my flow as I usually have personal tabs in the window on the left and work-related tabs open in the window on the right.

Anyone know what could be changing this order?

If I close the application it will open again in the new switched order (ie, it doesn't change things back).

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Guessing here, but it could be the way Explorer comes out of sleep mode, and possibly crashing and reloading? – user3463 May 30 '12 at 23:57
Does the taskbar restart when Explorer crashes? – TimeTrap May 31 '12 at 0:58
It can do under certain circumstances. – user3463 May 31 '12 at 3:41
Coincidentally, this just happened to the outlook windows I have open--they reversed order. – TimeTrap May 31 '12 at 12:25

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