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I often have a bunch of Chrome windows open in Windows 7, and what I would like is to move one window to the left of the taskbar, one in the middle, one at the right side, with the other programs that are open mixed in between the different Chrome windows. I have the windows ungrouped in the taskbar, so I can see each window separately.

However, when I try to drag one window, they all drag together. Is is possible to move them separately, one per window?

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From Windows Help topic "Rearrange icons on the taskbar":

"All open files from the same program are always grouped together, even if you didn't open them one after the other. This is so all previews for an open program can be viewed together at the same time."

So no, it is not possible to move them separately, without the use of some form of third-party software.

Actually, making multiple copies of Chrome.exe with different names might work, though you might have to tweak some other parameters of the file besides filename. If Windows doesn't know they're the same program, it won't group the icons. However, even if you did get this to work, it might also cause some unintended side effects with browser history, extensions, cookies, etc.

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