Is there a way to configure Windows 10 to, upon a middle-click of a program's taskbar icon, close that program, instead of opening a new copy of that program?

I'd prefer a "native" solution (involving no 3rd-party software), but if that's not possible, a 3rd-party software solution would be acceptable.

(Note: Same question as Closing programs with middle-click in windows 7, but I'm interested in Windows 10 rather than Windows 7.)


The 3rd-party utility program 7 Taskbar Tweaker has been updated to work with Windows 10 (including the mid-2016 "Anniversary Update"). Among other features, it supports configuring a middle-click on a taskbar icon to close that program.

  • With Windows' 2017 "Creators Update" it's broken again. – Sascha Apr 12 '17 at 12:38
  • It works now (Win10 version 17134.285). – MINATO Azuma Sep 20 '18 at 9:25

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