Is it possible to set the Taskbar buttons option to Combine when taskbar is full via a powershell command? I've looked at Set “never combine” in Windows 7 using the registry? but I'm after a PowerShell approach that works without logout.

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    I'm pretty sure any Powershell command will still require changing that registry value. Instead of logging out, try restarting the explorer process. – Qwilson Feb 19 '14 at 14:00

It works as @Qwilson stated. In Powershell code:

1. Set the registy value

Set-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced -Name TaskbarGlomLevel -Value 1

2. Stop Explorer as it will automatically restart itself.

Stop-Process -Name "Explorer"
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    This needs one edit, you need to set the value of "TaskbarGlomLevel" equal to "1" not "0". 0 is for the default behavior which is "Always Combine, hide labels", 1 is for "Combine when taskbar is full" as asked in the original question. – Always Learning May 18 '15 at 18:21
  • Set the value to 2 if you want the taskbar buttons to never combine. – bizna Sep 8 '20 at 5:31

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