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Rearrange minimized windows of the same program in taskbar

  1. #11


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    Windows 8.1 x64 Pro


    I'm super happy that you've been able to do it since Windows 7. I had been able to do it since Windows XP or whenever M$ implemented taskbar window dragging. But I am not able to do it in the current Windows installation, which is the whole reason I started this thread.

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  2. #12


    I'm happy you are happy that I'm happy, I just told you my experience with it. I have been out of XP for too long to remember if it was possible with it.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 28
    Windows 8.1 x64 Pro


    I'm just pointing out that this problem is not as obvous as you're suggesting and that you are dealing with an advanced Windows user who wouldn't go through the trouble of starting a forum thread if this was as easy as dragging something left and right.
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  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by Knocks View Post
    I'm just pointing out that this problem is not as obvous as you're suggesting and that you are dealing with an advanced Windows user who wouldn't go through the trouble of starting a forum thread if this was as easy as dragging something left and right.
    Sorry if I offended you but I have no idea about your experience, I just respond to a question, have no idea about the person that posted it.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 28
    Windows 8.1 x64 Pro


    Still looking for a solution to this, if anyone has found one. The problem also persists in Windows 10.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 2
    Windows 10


    You can use 7+ Taskbar Tweaker (which also works on Windows 10) and check the option "drag to reorder" under thumbnails.

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  7. #17


    Just to further clarify the problem (I hope), look at this image:

    Click image for larger version

    There are multiple pages open in Seamonkey (my browser) and when you point to the Seamonkey icon in the Taskbar, you see a render of each page. Whether you have Always combine or Never combine, those images cannot be dragged at all.

    The other icons on the left side of the Taskbar can be dragged, just not multiple instances of the same object. You can't drag them in Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 either, I just checked.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 2
    Windows 10


    If you use 7+Taskbar Tweaker as I mentioned above and check the "drag to reorder" option, you can re-arrange the windows. See the quick video I made on this. https://youtu.be/G-D5vd5pVFQ
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  9. #19


    Posts : 28
    Windows 8.1 x64 Pro


    OP here. I have been using the solution suggested by JamesWise above (the 7+ Taskbar Tweaker utility) for 2 years, and it works fine. It also works in Windows 10.

    It's maddening that you have a third party app for something so obvious, but it works pretty well.
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