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Rearrange minimized windows of the same program in taskbar

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    Rearrange minimized windows of the same program in taskbar


    Is this possible? I have 3 open Chrome windows that are minimized in the taskbar. I would like them to remain in the order that I originally opened them, but sometimes Windows 8 decides to switch their order. It's extremely frustrating and totally breaks up the flow of my work. Can I rearrange them back?
    Last edited by Knocks; 30 Jun 2014 at 01:50.

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    You can rearrange them manually by dragging them left or right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    You can rearrange them manually by dragging them left or right.

    That sounds like the obvious answer, but it's not a correct one. You can drag different programs left or right, but not multiple instances of the same program.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knocks View Post
    That sounds like the obvious answer, but it's not a correct one. You can drag different programs left or right, but not multiple instances of the same program.
    Yes, you can, doing it all the time.
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    Which means you're probably not understanding the question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knocks View Post
    Which means you're probably not understanding the question.
    I understood it all right, I said "Manually" and Left and right. Not when set to "always combine".
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    Who said anything about "always combine?" They're set to "never combine" on my PC, and no, dragging doesn't help rearrange them.
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    Ah I think I found it, that happens when toolbar is locked, unlock it and give it a try. I always keep it unlocked so I can make it higher if too many tabs are open, it's also set to Autohide.
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    Unchecking the lock option did not do anything.
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    Don't have Chrome to try but here works with everything else, been doing it since Win7.
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