Grouping Windows in the Taskbar

Corey Burger corey.burger at
Fri Sep 25 03:47:27 BST 2009

On Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 7:40 PM, Jono Bacon <jono at> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I don't know if this has been raised, but one lesser-known feature I
> always switch on is 'Always Group Windows' in the taskbar preferences.
> This will group related windows under the same entry.
> As an example use case, when I have Thunderbird open and I have a call
> with my team, I open new Compose Mail windows to remind me to send
> emails. On a default install this clutter the taskbar but when I enable
> this feature, I just click the single Thunderbird entry and I have a
> list of Thunderbird windows I can click on.
> I know it is late in the cycle, but is this something that would be a
> simple but useful default configuration option?

Windows XP and later do this and I find it is one of the most annoying
things in existance. It makes windows be two clicks away and it is
easy to lose things. Based on this, I would argue that some user
testing would need to be done before a change like this is done.


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