Personalization Always or Never Combine Taskbar buttons and Hide Labels in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to always, when the taskbar is full, or never combine taskbar buttons and hide labels for your account, specific users, or all users in Windows 11.

The taskbar in Windows 11 shows the Start menu, Search, Task View, Widgets, Chat, File Explorer, Microsoft Edge, and Microsoft Store buttons (icons) aligned to the center by default.

If you have more than one display connected to your PC, then you can show the taskbar on all displays instead of just on the main display.

The main taskbar is the taskbar with the clock and system tray icons on it, and is on your main display. Taskbars that show on other displays not set as your main display do have the clock (if turned on), but does not show the system tray icons on them.

Starting with Windows 11 build 23466 (Dev), build 25915 (Canary), and build 22631.2199 (Beta), Microsoft brings you an early version of one of the most requested features for Windows 11, never combined mode. In never combined mode, you’ll be able to see each window of your applications on the taskbar individually, as well as their corresponding labels. And Microsoft provides a separate setting for turning this on for other taskbars (multiple monitor scenarios for example).

The Combine Taskbar buttons and hide labels and Combine Taskbar buttons and hide labels on other taskbars settings only applies to the taskbar buttons of currently open windows.

If you turn on Show labels on Taskbar pins, it will override the Combine Taskbar buttons and hide labels and Combine Taskbar buttons and hide labels on other taskbars settings to hide labels.

Now available to everyone starting with Windows 11 version 22H2 KB5030310 Build 22621.2361.


Contents

  • Option One: Enable or Disable Never Combined Mode on Taskbar for Current User in Settings
  • Option Two: Enable or Disable Never Combined Mode on Taskbar for Current User using BAT file
  • Option Three: Enable or Disable Never Combined Mode on Other Taskbars for Current User in Settings
  • Option Four: Enable or Disable Never Combined Mode on Other Taskbars for Current User using BAT file
  • Option Five: Enable or Disable "Combine Taskbar buttons and hide labels" and "Combine Taskbar buttons and hide labels on other taskbars" for All or Specific Users in Local Group Policy Editor
  • Option Six: Enable or Disable "Combine Taskbar buttons and hide labels" and "Combine Taskbar buttons and hide labels on other taskbars" for All Users using REG file


EXAMPLE: Always or Never combine taskbar buttons and hide labels

always_combine_taskbar.png

never_combine_taskbar.png





Option One

Enable or Disable Never Combined Mode on Taskbar for Current User in Settings


1 Open Settings (WIn+I).

2 Click/tap on Personalization on the left side, and click/tap on Taskbar on the right side. (see screenshot below)


never_combine_taskbar-1.png

3 Click/tap on Taskbar behaviors on the right side to expand it open. (see screenshot below step 4)

4 Select Always (default), When Taskbar is full, or Never for what you want in the Combine Taskbar buttons and hide labels drop menu. (see screenshot below)

never_combine_taskbar-2.png

5 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Two

Enable or Disable Never Combined Mode on Taskbar for Current User using BAT file


1 Do step 2 (Always), step 3 (When Taskbar is full), or step 4 (Never) below for what you want.

2 Always "Combine Taskbar buttons and Hide Labels"

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

Always_combine_taskbar_buttons_and_hide_labels.bat


(Content of BAT file for reference)
Code:
REG ADD "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced" /V TaskbarGlomLevel /T REG_DWORD /D 0 /F

taskkill /f /im explorer.exe
start explorer.exe

3 When Taskbar is full "Combined Taskbar buttons and Hide Labels"

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

When_Taskbar_is_full_combine_taskbar_buttons_and_hide_labels.bat


(Content of BAT file for reference)
Code:
REG ADD "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced" /V TaskbarGlomLevel /T REG_DWORD /D 1 /F

taskkill /f /im explorer.exe
start explorer.exe

4 Never "Combine Taskbar buttons and Hide Labels"

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Never_combine_taskbar_buttons_and_hide_labels.bat


(Content of BAT file for reference)
Code:
REG ADD "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced" /V TaskbarGlomLevel /T REG_DWORD /D 2 /F

taskkill /f /im explorer.exe
start explorer.exe

5 Save the .bat file to your desktop.

6 Unblock the .bat file.

7 Run the .bat file.

8 You will now notice your screen flicker and a command prompt quickly open and close as the explorer process is restarted to apply the registry changes.

9 You can now delete the downloaded .bat file if you like.




Option Three

Enable or Disable Never Combined Mode on Other Taskbars for Current User in Settings


1 Open Settings (WIn+I).

2 Click/tap on Personalization on the left side, and click/tap on Taskbar on the right side. (see screenshot below)


never_combine_taskbar-1.png

3 Click/tap on Taskbar behaviors on the right side to expand it open. (see screenshot below step 4)

4 Select Always (default), When Taskbar is full, or Never for what you want in the Combine Taskbar buttons and hide labels on other taskbars drop menu. (see screenshot below)

never_combine_taskbar-3.png

5 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Four

Enable or Disable Never Combined Mode on Other Taskbars for Current User using BAT file


1 Do step 2 (Always), step 3 (When Taskbar is full), or step 4 (Never) below for what you want.


 2. Always "Combine Taskbar buttons and Hide Labels on Other Taskbars"

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

Always_combine_taskbar_buttons_and_hide_labels_on_other_taskbars.bat


(Content of BAT file for reference)
Code:
REG ADD "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced" /V MMTaskbarGlomLevel /T REG_DWORD /D 0 /F

taskkill /f /im explorer.exe
start explorer.exe


 3. When Taskbar is full "Combine Taskbar buttons and Hide Labels on Other Taskbars"

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

When_Taskbar_is_full_combine_taskbar_buttons_and_hide_labels_on_other_taskbars.bat


(Content of BAT file for reference)
Code:
REG ADD "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced" /V MMTaskbarGlomLevel /T REG_DWORD /D 1 /F

taskkill /f /im explorer.exe
start explorer.exe


 4. Never "Combine Taskbar buttons and Hide Labels on Other Taskbars"

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

Never_combine_taskbar_buttons_and_hide_labels_on_other_taskbars.bat


(Content of BAT file for reference)
Code:
REG ADD "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced" /V MMTaskbarGlomLevel /T REG_DWORD /D 2 /F

taskkill /f /im explorer.exe
start explorer.exe

5 Save the .bat file to your desktop.

6 Unblock the .bat file.

7 Run the .bat file.

8 You will now notice your screen flicker and a command prompt quickly open and close as the explorer process is restarted to apply the registry changes.

9 You can now delete the downloaded .bat file if you like.




Option Five

Enable or Disable "Combine Taskbar buttons and hide labels" and "Combine Taskbar buttons and hide labels on other taskbars" for All or Specific Users in Local Group Policy Editor


You must be signed in as and administrator to use this option.

The Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 11 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

All editions can use Option Six to configure the same policy.


1 Open the all users, specific users or groups, or all users except administrators Local Group Policy Editor for how you want this policy applied.

2 Navigate to the policy location below in the left pane of the Local Group Policy Editor. (see screenshot below)

User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar

Prevent_grouping_of_taskbar_items-1.png

3 In the right pane of Start Menu and Taskbar in the Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Prevent grouping of taskbar items policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

4 Do step 5 (enable) or step 6 (disable) below for what you want.


 5. Enable "Combine Taskbar buttons and hide labels" and "Combine Taskbar buttons and hide labels on other taskbars"

This is the default setting to allow using Option One, Option Two, Option Three, and Option Four.


A) Select (dot) Not Configured. (see screenshot below)​

B) Click/tap on OK, and go to step 7.​

Prevent_grouping_of_taskbar_items-2.png


 6. Disable "Combine Taskbar buttons and hide labels" and "Combine Taskbar buttons and hide labels on other taskbars"

This will override and force the "Never" setting in Option One, Option Two, Option Three, and Option Four.


A) Select (dot) Enabled. (see screenshot below)​

B) Click/tap on OK, and go to step 7.​

Prevent_grouping_of_taskbar_items-3.png

7 You can now close the Local Group Policy Editor if you like.

8 Either restart explorer process, sign out and sign in, or restart the computer to apply.




Option Six

Enable or Disable "Combine Taskbar buttons and hide labels" and "Combine Taskbar buttons and hide labels on other taskbars" for All Users using REG file


You must be signed in as and administrator to use this option.


1 Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you want.


 2. Enable "Combine Taskbar buttons and hide labels" and "Combine Taskbar buttons and hide labels on other taskbars"

This is the default setting to allow using Option One, Option Two, Option Three, and Option Four.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Default_user-choice_combine_taskbar_buttons.bat


(Content of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoTaskGrouping"=-

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoTaskGrouping"=-


 3. Disable "Combine Taskbar buttons and hide labels" and "Combine Taskbar buttons and hide labels on other taskbars"

This will override and force the "Never" setting in Option One, Option Two, Option Three, and Option Four.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Never_combine_taskbar_buttons_for_all_users.bat


(Content of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoTaskGrouping"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoTaskGrouping"=dword:00000001

4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded REG file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 Either restart explorer process, sign out and sign in, or restart the computer to apply.

9 You can now delete the downloaded .bat file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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Hey guy's
I just tired the above options. These work well on a windows 10 machine. But do not seem to work anymore on windows 11 pro x64 version 22h2.
The toggle options are not in the settings menu. Also when running the bat or placing it in a admin powershell does not seem to do the trick.
I gues they took the option out somewhere with the last updates.
 

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Hey guy's
I just tired the above options. These work well on a windows 10 machine. But do not seem to work anymore on windows 11 pro x64 version 22h2.
The toggle options are not in the settings menu. Also when running the bat or placing it in a admin powershell does not seem to do the trick.
I gues they took the option out somewhere with the last updates.

Hello Kenny, and welcome. :alien:

Currently, this feature is only available to all Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel build 23481.
 

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Hi Brink thanks :)

Yes the version will be the issue then. currently i'm on the 22h2 build 22621.18.48
ill keep an eye out for it!
 

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Hi Brink thanks :)

Yes the version will be the issue then. currently i'm on the 22h2 build 22621.18.48
ill keep an eye out for it!

Hopefully, it'll hit the public builds soon.
 

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sadly never combine AND hide labels doesn't work
is it me ?
thanks for help
 

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Sorry I’m’on the latest dev
The settings are there
But the bat only never combine. Doesn’t hide the lables
Thank you
 

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Sorry I’m’on the latest dev
The settings are there
But the bat only never combine. Doesn’t hide the lables
Thank you

Hello, :alien:

If you are wanting to hide the labels on the taskbar icons, then you'll want to use the Always_combine_taskbar_buttons_and_hide_labels.bat bat file.

The "Never" option is to not do that instead.
 

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Hello, :alien:

If you are wanting to hide the labels on the taskbar icons, then you'll want to use the Always_combine_taskbar_buttons_and_hide_labels.bat bat file.

The "Never" option is to not do that instead.

I missed the where it said " on Other Taskbars"

Is there any way to have it never combine and hide labels?
 

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    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
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    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
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    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
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    2560x1440
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    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    2880 x 1800
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    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
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    Chrome and Edge
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    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
why can't it be turned on?

"Combine Taskbar buttons and hide labels on other taskbars" "Always"

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why can't it be turned on?

"Combine Taskbar buttons and hide labels on other taskbars" "Always"

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Hello, :alien:

That setting would normally be grayed out if you don't have more than one connected display in order to have more than one taskbar.
 

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    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
I upgraded to windows 11 pro today and noticed this... how in the hell can the production team leave this feature off?
Horrible decision making.

I upgraded to latest and this option is still not available... version 22H2, (22621.2283)
I can't see any other update. This sucks so hard. Is there any way to get this without signing up for dev team or whatever ?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 11
I upgraded to windows 11 pro today and noticed this... how in the hell can the production team leave this feature off?
Horrible decision making.

I upgraded to latest and this option is still not available... version 22H2, (22621.2283)
I can't see any other update. This sucks so hard. Is there any way to get this without signing up for dev team or whatever ?

Hello, and welcome. :alien:

There's a big feature update coming to Windows 11 on September 26 that may include this feature. Otherwise, it should be available in the 23H2 update for Windows 11 in Q4 (October/November).

 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
Hello, and welcome. :alien:

There's a big feature update coming to Windows 11 on September 26 that may include this feature. Otherwise, it should be available in the 23H2 update for Windows 11 in Q4 (October/November).

It better be there tomorrow or I'll go nuts!
add: It seems it's not coming out with tomorrows patch.. according to this:
it seems to come with 23H2 which is months away... oh i regret upgrading so much now.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 11
Just an update regarding my post above, it actually came this update! :)
So the feature is there now, however i can't stretch the taskbar for two tabs instead of 1, hopefully that come with the bigger update.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows 11
Just an update regarding my post above, it actually came this update! :)
So the feature is there now, however i can't stretch the taskbar for two tabs instead of 1, hopefully that come with the bigger update.
I updated mine, and still the option is not there. Do you have build 22621.2361?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
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