Solved cannot minimize windows from taskbar when buttons combined?


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i have never used combined buttons in the taskbar in previous versions of Windows.

Now that w11 forces combined buttons, i can't figure out how to minimize windows from the taskbar, like I used to do.

is the only option to click the upper right corner minimize button?

I used to max/minimize windows from the taskbar, and now that's not possible.

w11 is trying to force me to change my behavior?
 

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I don't have a Minimize on the icons of open programs on the Taskbar in Win10 Pro Version 21H2 nor Win11 Pro Version 21H2, only Name of the program, Unpin from Taskbar and Close Window so only the Minimize, Maximize/Restore and Close at the upper right corner of the programs involved are needed. If two or more instances of the same program are open the Close will read Close all windows.
 

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i have never used combined buttons in the taskbar in previous versions of Windows.

Now that w11 forces combined buttons, i can't figure out how to minimize windows from the taskbar, like I used to do.

is the only option to click the upper right corner minimize button?

I used to max/minimize windows from the taskbar, and now that's not possible.

w11 is trying to force me to change my behavior?
Do you have multi monitor setup? if so you have to close it from the screens taskbar that it is open in. That setting can be changed in taskbar settings
 

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ok nevermind

I see this behavior was in previous windows versions, when you combined all windows into buttons, you cannot minimize the windows by clicking the app's taskbar button

The only way you can minimize windows from the app's taskbar button is if you never combine taskbar buttons.

But now that "never combine taskbar buttons" has been removed from Windows 11, I have to change my habits and use the _ minimize button in the upper right corner of every window.

It's slower, but damn these changes in Win 11.


The only way you can click the taskbar button to minimize the window is if there is only one instance open.
More than 1 window of the same app, and clicking the taskbar button does nothing.

it's annoying that it works for one window, but not 2.
 
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ok nevermind

I see this behavior was in previous windows versions, when you combined all windows into buttons, you cannot minimize the windows by clicking the app's taskbar button

The only way you can minimize windows from the app's taskbar button is if you never combine taskbar buttons.

But now that "never combine taskbar buttons" has been removed from Windows 11, I have to change my habits and use the _ minimize button in the upper right corner of every window.

It's slower, but damn these changes in Win 11.


The only way you can click the taskbar button to minimize the window is if there is only one instance open.
More than 1 window of the same app, and clicking the taskbar button does nothing.

it's annoying that it works for one window, but not 2.
I can hover over taskbar group, mouse to instance then right click and select minimize... That's pretty close, but an extra step...
 

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I can hover over taskbar group, mouse to instance then right click and select minimize... That's pretty close, but an extra step...


yeah, that is so clunky.

i'd rather just click the taskbar button to minimize whichever window is in focus.
looks like that is never going to be a possibility
 

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