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Group by window when opening from taskbar

Community Beginner ,
May 05, 2020 May 05, 2020

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Clicking on the adobe reader icon always makes me choose between every single pdf I have open rather than just opening the program to where I last was. Why can't it just be like firefox or other programs, who group by windows and not by tabs. If you have two windows open, each with five tabs, when you click on the firefox icon it brings up the two windows and you pick which one you want. If you have ten tabs on one firefox window when you click on the firefox icon it just opens that window straight away rather than frustratingly forcing you to choose which tab you want to open! Also I do not want to enable "do not group icons" in the taskbar windows settings because then all of the icons spread out and have text descriptions which is horrible. This is not a problem with windows but with adobe reader. If internet browswers can group by window and not by tab then adobe should be able to too.

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May 05, 2020 May 05, 2020

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Alrighty I found a workaround thanks to one peterschneider buried in the replies to the replies of another question. It would still be preferable if the separate windows were grouped into one icon on the taskbar, like firefox does, but this solution is almost perfect:

 

 

"You need 7+ Taskbar Tweaker

this is how I have done it

1- in Windows open Taskbar Settings - and choose Combine Taskbar Buttoms ---Never ( this will also solve the problem and abobe acrobat opens the last viewed tab maximized but the labels are very big and the taskbar can only show 4-5 labels )

 

2- open  7+TaskbarViewer  from system tray-  click on Taskbar Inspector - right click the programm you want ( not the the program symbol, click on the code above it )

 

3- choose show labels - and click on never

 

4- leave the others as they are

 

now you have to repeat step 2-4 for every program with big taskbar labels."

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New Here ,
Jan 18, 2021 Jan 18, 2021

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I second this, for sure. I'm too lazy to download that taskbar tweaker app though, so for now I'll just deal with it. 

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New Here ,
Oct 04, 2021 Oct 04, 2021

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This just started happening to me on Windows 11. Drives me crazy! Did you figure out a workaround without having to install other software? 

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