Solved 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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  • OS
    Windows 11 x64 Home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    custom OEM
    CPU
    i9-10900F
    Motherboard
    MSI Z490-A Pro (MS-7C75) w/Intel Z490 chipset
    Memory
    16 GB Crucial Ballistix UDIMM Gaming Memory, DDR4/3600 1.3V
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVIDIA (Gigabyte) GeForce GTX-1660 Super Windforce / 6 GB GDDR6
    Sound Card
    WHAT? That's a NINETIES question! Integrated RealTekHD
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    ViewSonic 144 Hz Refresh Rate 2560x1440
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    OS Drive: Crucial NVMe M.2 2 TB SSD (2400 MB/s)
    (the data drives are immaterial)
    PSU
    750 W EVGA 80+ Gold
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    Corsair
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    Liquid
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    Razer Cynosa
    Mouse
    Adder
    Internet Speed
    400 Gbps
    Browser
    Chrome, Edge, IE (I fired Firefox)
    Antivirus
    Webroot SecureAnywhere 5-device license
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home x64 21H2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP/Victus 16t-d000
    CPU
    i7-1100H @ 2.30 GHz (8-core, 16-thread)
    Motherboard
    ?
    Memory
    32 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    nVIDIA GeForce RTX-3060 Laptop
    Sound Card
    RealTek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    16.25" LCD @ 1920 x 1080 (but screenshot size is 1563 x 879), refresh 144 Hz
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 (but screenshot size is 1563 x 879), refresh 144 Hz
    Hard Drives
    1 TB NVMe SSD
    PSU
    ?
    Case
    Silver Mica
It`s there, keep looking through Settings, I`m using the Z170 now.
I`ll look. I hate grouping too.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Skylake Special X299
    CPU
    Intel Core i9 9900X
    Motherboard
    Asus ROG Strix X299-E Gaming II
    Memory
    GSkill Trident Z RGB 32GB 3600 16-16-16-36 (F4-3600C16Q-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 3080 12GB FTW3 Ultra Gaming (12G-P5-4877-KL)
    Sound Card
    Supreme FX
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus PG279Q
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440 165Hz
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 980 Pro 500GB x2, Seagate Barracuda 4TB x2, Western Digital Black 4TB x1
    PSU
    EVGA 1200 P2, EVGA Black Custom Braided Cables
    Case
    Thermaltake View 31 Tempered Glass Limited Edition
    Cooling
    Corsair H115i, Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut
    Keyboard
    Logitech G910 Orion Spark
    Mouse
    Logitech G700s, Asus ROG GX860 Buzzard
    Internet Speed
    Verizon Fios Quantum Gateway 75/75
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, Malwarebytes 4.5.2
    Other Info
    Thermaltake Riing Duo 14 x3, Thermaltake Riing Plus 14 x2, Corsair HS70 Pro Wireless Headset
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Skylake Special Z170
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 6700K
    Motherboard
    Asus Sabertooth Z170 Mark 1
    Memory
    GSkill Trident Z RGB 16GB 3600 16-16-16-36 (F4-3600C16D-16GTZR)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA GTX 980 Ti SC x2, EVGA Pro SLI Bridge
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AOC G2460PG
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 144Hz
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 870 Evo 500GB, Seagate Barracuda 4TB x2
    PSU
    EVGA 1000 P2, EVGA White Custom Braided Cables
    Case
    Corsair Vengeance C70 Gunmetal Black
    Cooling
    Corsair H100i v2, Corsair ML120 x2, Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut
    Mouse
    Logitech G500s
    Keyboard
    Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum
    Internet Speed
    Verizon Fios Quantum Gateway 75/75
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, Malwarebytes 4.5.2
    Other Info
    Corsair SP120 x4, LG Blu-ray Drive, Durabrand HT-395 100 Watt Dolby Digital Amp
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)
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 x64 Home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    custom OEM
    CPU
    i9-10900F
    Motherboard
    MSI Z490-A Pro (MS-7C75) w/Intel Z490 chipset
    Memory
    16 GB Crucial Ballistix UDIMM Gaming Memory, DDR4/3600 1.3V
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVIDIA (Gigabyte) GeForce GTX-1660 Super Windforce / 6 GB GDDR6
    Sound Card
    WHAT? That's a NINETIES question! Integrated RealTekHD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic 144 Hz Refresh Rate 2560x1440
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    OS Drive: Crucial NVMe M.2 2 TB SSD (2400 MB/s)
    (the data drives are immaterial)
    PSU
    750 W EVGA 80+ Gold
    Case
    Corsair
    Cooling
    Liquid
    Keyboard
    Razer Cynosa
    Mouse
    Adder
    Internet Speed
    400 Gbps
    Browser
    Chrome, Edge, IE (I fired Firefox)
    Antivirus
    Webroot SecureAnywhere 5-device license
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home x64 21H2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP/Victus 16t-d000
    CPU
    i7-1100H @ 2.30 GHz (8-core, 16-thread)
    Motherboard
    ?
    Memory
    32 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    nVIDIA GeForce RTX-3060 Laptop
    Sound Card
    RealTek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    16.25" LCD @ 1920 x 1080 (but screenshot size is 1563 x 879), refresh 144 Hz
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 (but screenshot size is 1563 x 879), refresh 144 Hz
    Hard Drives
    1 TB NVMe SSD
    PSU
    ?
    Case
    Silver Mica
I agree.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Skylake Special X299
    CPU
    Intel Core i9 9900X
    Motherboard
    Asus ROG Strix X299-E Gaming II
    Memory
    GSkill Trident Z RGB 32GB 3600 16-16-16-36 (F4-3600C16Q-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 3080 12GB FTW3 Ultra Gaming (12G-P5-4877-KL)
    Sound Card
    Supreme FX
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Asus PG279Q
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440 165Hz
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 980 Pro 500GB x2, Seagate Barracuda 4TB x2, Western Digital Black 4TB x1
    PSU
    EVGA 1200 P2, EVGA Black Custom Braided Cables
    Case
    Thermaltake View 31 Tempered Glass Limited Edition
    Cooling
    Corsair H115i, Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut
    Keyboard
    Logitech G910 Orion Spark
    Mouse
    Logitech G700s, Asus ROG GX860 Buzzard
    Internet Speed
    Verizon Fios Quantum Gateway 75/75
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, Malwarebytes 4.5.2
    Other Info
    Thermaltake Riing Duo 14 x3, Thermaltake Riing Plus 14 x2, Corsair HS70 Pro Wireless Headset
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Skylake Special Z170
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 6700K
    Motherboard
    Asus Sabertooth Z170 Mark 1
    Memory
    GSkill Trident Z RGB 16GB 3600 16-16-16-36 (F4-3600C16D-16GTZR)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA GTX 980 Ti SC x2, EVGA Pro SLI Bridge
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AOC G2460PG
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 144Hz
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 870 Evo 500GB, Seagate Barracuda 4TB x2
    PSU
    EVGA 1000 P2, EVGA White Custom Braided Cables
    Case
    Corsair Vengeance C70 Gunmetal Black
    Cooling
    Corsair H100i v2, Corsair ML120 x2, Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut
    Mouse
    Logitech G500s
    Keyboard
    Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum
    Internet Speed
    Verizon Fios Quantum Gateway 75/75
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender, Malwarebytes 4.5.2
    Other Info
    Corsair SP120 x4, LG Blu-ray Drive, Durabrand HT-395 100 Watt Dolby Digital Amp

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware M18 R1
    CPU
    13th Gen Core i9 13900HX
    Memory
    32GB DDR5 @4800MHz 2x16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Geforce RTX 4090HX 16GB
    Sound Card
    Nvidia HD / Realtek ALC3254
    Monitor(s) Displays
    18" QHD+
    Screen Resolution
    25660 X 1600
    Hard Drives
    C: KIOXIA (Toshiba) 2TB KXG80ZNV2T04 NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD
    D: KIOXIA (Toshiba) 2TB KXG80ZNV2T04 NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD
    Case
    Dark Metallic Moon
    Keyboard
    Alienware M Series per-key AlienFX RGB
    Mouse
    Alienware AW610M
    Browser
    Chrome and Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton
    Other Info
    Killer E3000 Ethernet Controller
    Killer Killer AX1690 Wi-Fi Network Adaptor Wi-Fi 6E
    Bluetooth 5.2
    Alienware Z01G Graphic Amplifier
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware Area 51m R2
    CPU
    10th Gen i-9 10900 K
    Memory
    32Gb Dual Channel DDR4 @ 8843MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Nvidia RTX 2080 Super
    Sound Card
    Nvidia
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Hard Drive C: Samsung 2TB SSD PM981a NVMe
    Hard Drive D:Samsung 2TB SSD 970 EVO Plus
    Mouse
    Alienware 610M
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton
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?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    10700k@5.2
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Gaming X Z490
    Memory
    Viper Steelseries 32gb@ 3600mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gigabyte 2070 Super 8GB, +200 core + 600 memory
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ASUS 4k HDR, Two 1080p Benq and Samsung
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160/2560x1440/1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Adata XPG SX8200 PRO 1tb
    Samsung EVO 870 500GB
    PSU
    Corsair RX 650
    Case
    NZXT h510
    Cooling
    CM HYPER 212 RGB
    Keyboard
    Razer Ornata Chroma
    Mouse
    Steelseries Rival 710
It's a bit confusing for me as well. @Devlin1888 . Another post,


 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 Pro & 🐥.
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS VivoBook
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700U with Radeon Vega Mobile Gfx
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. X509DA (FP5)
    Memory
    12GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    RX Vega 10 Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor (1920x1080@60Hz)
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080@60Hz
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 970 EVO Plus 2TB NVMe 1.3
    Internet Speed
    25 Mbps
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
  • Operating System
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ACER NITRO
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 5800H / 3.2 GHz
    Motherboard
    CZ Scala_CAS (FP6)
    Memory
    32 GB DDR4 SDRAM 3200 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6 GB GDDR6 SDRAM
    Sound Card
    Realtek Audio. NVIDIA High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" LED backlight 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 144 Hz
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 Evo Plus 2TB NVMe M.2
    PSU
    180 Watt, 19.5 V
    Mouse
    Lenovo Bluetooth
    Internet Speed
    25 Mbps
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
I gave up on "fixing" this, and elected to heed the adage, "Adapt or die." Now I've gotten used to it.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 x64 Home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    custom OEM
    CPU
    i9-10900F
    Motherboard
    MSI Z490-A Pro (MS-7C75) w/Intel Z490 chipset
    Memory
    16 GB Crucial Ballistix UDIMM Gaming Memory, DDR4/3600 1.3V
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVIDIA (Gigabyte) GeForce GTX-1660 Super Windforce / 6 GB GDDR6
    Sound Card
    WHAT? That's a NINETIES question! Integrated RealTekHD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic 144 Hz Refresh Rate 2560x1440
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    OS Drive: Crucial NVMe M.2 2 TB SSD (2400 MB/s)
    (the data drives are immaterial)
    PSU
    750 W EVGA 80+ Gold
    Case
    Corsair
    Cooling
    Liquid
    Keyboard
    Razer Cynosa
    Mouse
    Adder
    Internet Speed
    400 Gbps
    Browser
    Chrome, Edge, IE (I fired Firefox)
    Antivirus
    Webroot SecureAnywhere 5-device license
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home x64 21H2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP/Victus 16t-d000
    CPU
    i7-1100H @ 2.30 GHz (8-core, 16-thread)
    Motherboard
    ?
    Memory
    32 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    nVIDIA GeForce RTX-3060 Laptop
    Sound Card
    RealTek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    16.25" LCD @ 1920 x 1080 (but screenshot size is 1563 x 879), refresh 144 Hz
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 (but screenshot size is 1563 x 879), refresh 144 Hz
    Hard Drives
    1 TB NVMe SSD
    PSU
    ?
    Case
    Silver Mica
Looks like Microsoft is bringing that option back with 23H2 later this year.

 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
That is available in the current Dev build.

Screenshot 2023-07-05 161339.png
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 All /Debian/Arch
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. TUF Gaming FX705GM
    CPU
    2.20 gigahertz Intel i7-8750H Hyper-threaded 12 cores
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. FX705GM 1.0
    Memory
    24428 Megabytes
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) UHD Graphics 630 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
    Sound Card
    Intel(R) Display Audio / Realtek(R) Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Integrated Monitor (17.3"vis)
    Screen Resolution
    FHD 1920X1080 16:9
    Hard Drives
    2 SSD SATA/NVM Express 1.3
    WDS500G2B0A-00SM50 500.1 GB
    WDCSDAPNUW-1002 256 GB
    PSU
    19V DC 6.32 A 120 W
    Cooling
    Dual Fans
    Mouse
    MS Bluetooth
    Internet Speed
    Fiber 1GB Cox -us & ADSL Bouygues -fr
    Browser
    Edge Canary- Firefox Nightly
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    VMs of Windows 11 stable/Beta/Dev/Canary
    VM of XeroLinux- Arch based & Debian 12
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Insider Canary
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS X751BP
    CPU
    AMD Dual Core A6-9220
    Motherboard
    ASUS
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Radeon R5 M420
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3
    Screen Resolution
    1600X900 16:9
    Hard Drives
    1TB 5400RPM
Looks like Microsoft is bringing that option back with 23H2 later this year.

Good to know, but by now I've gotten used to Grouping.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 x64 Home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    custom OEM
    CPU
    i9-10900F
    Motherboard
    MSI Z490-A Pro (MS-7C75) w/Intel Z490 chipset
    Memory
    16 GB Crucial Ballistix UDIMM Gaming Memory, DDR4/3600 1.3V
    Graphics Card(s)
    nVIDIA (Gigabyte) GeForce GTX-1660 Super Windforce / 6 GB GDDR6
    Sound Card
    WHAT? That's a NINETIES question! Integrated RealTekHD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic 144 Hz Refresh Rate 2560x1440
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    OS Drive: Crucial NVMe M.2 2 TB SSD (2400 MB/s)
    (the data drives are immaterial)
    PSU
    750 W EVGA 80+ Gold
    Case
    Corsair
    Cooling
    Liquid
    Keyboard
    Razer Cynosa
    Mouse
    Adder
    Internet Speed
    400 Gbps
    Browser
    Chrome, Edge, IE (I fired Firefox)
    Antivirus
    Webroot SecureAnywhere 5-device license
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Home x64 21H2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP/Victus 16t-d000
    CPU
    i7-1100H @ 2.30 GHz (8-core, 16-thread)
    Motherboard
    ?
    Memory
    32 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    nVIDIA GeForce RTX-3060 Laptop
    Sound Card
    RealTek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    16.25" LCD @ 1920 x 1080 (but screenshot size is 1563 x 879), refresh 144 Hz
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 (but screenshot size is 1563 x 879), refresh 144 Hz
    Hard Drives
    1 TB NVMe SSD
    PSU
    ?
    Case
    Silver Mica
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