turn off task bar grouping

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i just bought a new xp pro laptop. the taskbar works differently than i am
used to with other xp pro machines.

the taskbar groups multiple instances of apps into a single rectangle.

i can click on the rectangle to select the instance i want to view.

but i prefer separate rectangles.

how to reconfigure ?
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    | "John A Grandy" <johnagrandy-at-yahoo-dot-com> wrote in message
    | news:e9pzDZCREHA.2404@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    | <SNIP> the taskbar groups multiple instances of apps into a
    | single rectangle. <SNIP> but i prefer separate rectangles. how
    | to reconfigure ?

    Right-click the taskbar, and then click Properties. On the
    Taskbar tab, click to clear the "Group similar taskbar buttons"
    check box, and then click Apply. For more information search the
    Windows XP Professional Help and Support Center for the words in
    double-quotes and read the Full-text Search Matches titled: "To
    group taskbar buttons by program"
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    John A Grandy wrote:
    > i just bought a new xp pro laptop. the taskbar works differently
    > than i am used to with other xp pro machines.
    >
    > the taskbar groups multiple instances of apps into a single rectangle.
    >
    > i can click on the rectangle to select the instance i want to view.
    >
    > but i prefer separate rectangles.
    >
    > how to reconfigure ?

    RTFH
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Click (right) the task bar--properties--remove X from group similar taskbar
    buttons??
    "Cerridwen" <cerridwen@celticnet.com> wrote in message
    news:c95jpt$nto$1@newsg3.svr.pol.co.uk...
    > John A Grandy wrote:
    > > i just bought a new xp pro laptop. the taskbar works differently
    > > than i am used to with other xp pro machines.
    > >
    > > the taskbar groups multiple instances of apps into a single rectangle.
    > >
    > > i can click on the rectangle to select the instance i want to view.
    > >
    > > but i prefer separate rectangles.
    > >
    > > how to reconfigure ?
    >
    > RTFH
    >
    >
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