Stop Grouping on Taskbar?


gremlinkurst

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I can't figure out how to prevent/stop grouping on the taskbar. This is very easily accomplished in Windows 10, but this option is missing in Windows 11 (I'm running Windows 11 Home x64 21H2), and I find it extremely vexing. I'd appreciate some help here, people. Thanks in advance.

Being a Windows user since 1984 with Windows 3.1, it has irritated me more and more every time Microsoft removed user controls and customizations...like they know what's best for me—when they do not. I've administered over fifty different operating systems across five different platforms, but the only Microsoft OS that I refused to touch was Windows 8.1, because it was an utter abomination.
 

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It`s there, keep looking through Settings, I`m using the Z170 now.
I`ll look. I hate grouping too.
 

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gremlinkurst

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It`s there, keep looking through Settings, I`m using the Z170 now.
I`ll look. I hate grouping too.
Here's what's in [taskbar] Settings: Search, Widgets, Task View, and Chat radio buttons, three taskbar corner icons settings, taskbar corner overflow, and taskbar behaviors...none of which have anything to do with grouping. (one would think it to be in taskbar behaviors, but one would be sorely mistaken)
 

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I agree.
 

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It`s there, keep looking through Settings, I`m using the Z170 now.
I`ll look. I hate grouping too.
Is grouping where lets say you have 4 separate file explorer windows open for example, And lets say you minimize them all, Is that when if you hover over file explorer on the taskbar it shows you 4 windows? And if they aren't grouped, Im assuming that means you would have 4 seperate file explorer icons on the taskbar instead?
 

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It's a bit confusing for me as well. @Devlin1888 . Another post,


 

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