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my system is Win7 Ultimate 32bit, and my taskbar buttons group poliy is "Always combine, hide laybels".

There is one program that have some shortcuts, when I open that program by clicking different shortcuts, I found that the icons didn't combine as the policy says.

All these shortcuts are targeted to the same position. Can anyone tell me why this happen and how to combine all these icons? Thanks

PS:Maybe the way I ask the question is not so accurate. I think of this as a windows programming related problem, cause, you see, I can create shortcuts in my code.
what I actually care about is that how can I create two shortcuts that target to the same place, but have to different instance icon on taskbar when I launch the program by double clicking the two shortcuts while the taskbar buttons group policy is "always combine".
Posted 16-Aug-12 14:51pm
Updated 16-Aug-12 16:42pm
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Kenneth Haugland 16-Aug-12 20:53pm
   
Is this a programmin gissue or a setting in Win 7 issue?
ericchan1336 16-Aug-12 20:55pm
   
That's what i'm trying to figure out...
Kenneth Haugland 16-Aug-12 20:57pm
   
Could we see a simple example of code that demostrates the issue?
ericchan1336 16-Aug-12 20:59pm
   
sorry, I don't have the source code, just some shortcuts on my pc after the installation.
Kenneth Haugland 16-Aug-12 21:02pm
   
Now Im confused. It this a program that you have recived from someone else, or is it you who created the sortcut?
ericchan1336 16-Aug-12 21:05pm
   
As long as the targets are the same, the icons should be combined no matter who create the shortcut, am I right?
ericchan1336 16-Aug-12 21:03pm
   
I'm confused, since my taskbar buttons group policy is "always combine, hide label", and all these shortcuts are target to the same place, why the system does not combine the icons of the instances of the program?
Christian Graus 16-Aug-12 21:29pm
   
This is a programming forum. Odds are your program acts this way because a programmer wrote it to do so.
ericchan1336 16-Aug-12 21:35pm
   
You mean that I can stop the icons on taskbar to combine even when the group policy is "always combine"? Can you tell me how to do this?
ericchan1336 16-Aug-12 21:39pm
   
What I'm concern is 1. Is this scenario correct? 2.If not, what the differences of the shortcuts make this happen?
Christian Graus 17-Aug-12 3:50am
   
You're really lost. This is a programming forum, for programmers. If it's happening, then it must be possible for it to happen, erm.... duh. So, the answer is, programmers like the other people on this forum apparently can do that. By writing code. For their own programs.

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Solution 1

Well I cant give you an answer to your question and I doubt that anybody else will, since its related to settings in Windows 7 and not programming. But I would highly recommend this video series[^] and Im almost certain it would help you find your answer. So good luck to you :)

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/Windows7/products/features/windows-taskbar[^]
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ericchan1336 16-Aug-12 22:41pm
   
Thanks for your advice, that video will help a lot and I'm sure of that.
Maybe the way I ask the question is not so accurate. I think of this as a windows programming related problem, cause, you see, I can create shortcuts in my code.
what I actually care about is that how can I create two shortcuts that target to the same place, but have to different instance icon on taskbar when I launch the program by double clicking the two shortcuts while the taskbar buttons group policy is "always combine".
Kenneth Haugland 16-Aug-12 22:53pm
   
If you show us the code that generates the problem it would help. Im still having problem in understandig your question, and code is the universal languange we all can understand :)

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