How to disable the grouping of windows on the launcher?


Currently there is no way of disabling it (Please read the end of the answer for more). The idea behind this was for cases where you needed to open not 2 Firefox Windows, or 4, but 10 or 20. Now imagine having the Unity Launcher with the common icons it has plus 10 to 20 firefox icons there. You would see 10-20 firefox icons, all the same, and would first have to guess which one takes you to the webpage you wanted to go. Secondly, if you wanted to close them you would have to go, one by one and start closing them manually.

So we have 3 issues:

If a user wants to open many windows of the same program. If a user wishes to switch easily between all opened windows of the same program. If a user wants to close many windows of the same program.

With this 3 issues an idea came to mind. Group them together in a single icon in the Launcher that represents the application in use and offer in a one right click solution, all the options needed to cover the rest of the...

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Have you ever "lost" a window because it was grouped with other windows in the taskbar at the bottom of the screen? No worries; the window isn't gone and you haven't lost anything - it's just hidden.

What happens is that, by default, Windows lumps together buttons that belong to the same program, and it does this to both better organize the windows and to avoid filling up the taskbar. Five Internet Explorer windows, for example, can be kept together in one icon when taskbar grouping is enabled.

Taskbar grouping might be handy for some but for most it's just an annoyance. You can stop Windows from doing this once and for all by following the steps as described below.

Time Required: Disabling taskbar button grouping is easy and usually takes less than 5 minutes

Applies To: Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP

How to Disable Taskbar Button Grouping in Windows

Right-click or tap-and-hold on the taskbar. This is the bar...

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If your PC setup includes a mouse and keyboard, you'll be happy to know that most of the touchscreen-first features of Windows 8 have gone by the wayside in Windows 10. Where it once required awkward gestures to access key features, Windows now recognizes when you're using a traditional desktop or laptop, then responds by making sure that all features can be easily discovered with clickable buttons and menu entries.

Unfortunately, there are still a few minor remnants of Windows 8's touchscreen-first approach. Most notably, a lock screen greets you as soon as you boot your PC, which has to be clicked or swiped away before you can log into Windows. While this might be great for preventing accidental pocket unlocking on smartphones and tablets, it really serves no purpose on a traditional PC, so I'll show you how to disable it below.

Method 1: Use Group Policy Editor to Disable the Lock Screen

This first method is the easiest, but it may not work for some folks,...

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Description of the issue

Recently, I was contacted by a customer who is running Windows Vista Home Premium, but who was unable to launch Windows Media Center. There was not a shortcut available on the Windows Vista start menu, and when they tried navigating directly to c:\Windows\eHome\ and running ehShell.exe directly, they received an error dialog with the following information:

Title: Windows Media Center Text: Windows cannot open this program because it has been prevented by a software restriction policy. For more information contact your system administrator.

The dialog looks like this:

In Windows Vista, a Group Policy setting was introduced to allow administrators to configure systems to not allow Windows Media Center to run. This setting was designed to be used in locked down environments such as corporate networks where Windows Media Center is not needed on a day-to-day basis. However, it is possible that this setting could end up getting configured on...

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For example, I ran Firefox and opened Askubuntu. Then opened some link in a new window. As a result, I have two windows of Firefox and one icon of Firefox on the launcher. I want to have an icon for each opened window.

How do I do?

This is by no means a solution to what is asked but may be helpful

Research shows there are a lot of people asking and wanting this feature that is being asked about. There is bound to be a working solution. Searching related questions here on Ask Ubuntu gives reference to gnome environment or others which may give useful building blocks for working it out for Unity. May be time to accept there is not an easy solution for ungrouping windows in Unity launcher icon.

"Alt and `" (Button above Tab) switches windows of app as does "Super and w" All credit to Jo-Erland Skinstad who answered this Ask Ubuntu question. Depending on the mouse (if any)being used any keyboard shortcuts can be easily mapped to one button whether it be on...

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Both Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 display the lock screen when you first boot the computer or resume from sleep mode. Although many users may appreciate this aesthetically pleasing, semi-informative screen with its clock and notifications, if you want to bypass this unnecessary step and more quickly enter Windows, Windows Group Policy has got your back with an inherent rule to immediately display the password entry screen without navigating through the lock screen. If security is not a concern for you, you can take this a step further by not requiring a password when waking the computer.

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Press "Windows-R" to open the Run dialog, type "gpedit.msc" without quotes and press "Enter" to load Group Policy.

Double-click "Administrative Templates," "Control Panel" and then "Personalization" from the left pane's Computer Configuration section.

Double-click "Do Not Display the Lock Screen" in the right pane.

Select the "Enabled" option, click...

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Enabling and Disabling or hide the Windows Quick Launch

Right-click on an empty portion of the Windows taskbar. Click Toolbars. And check or uncheck "Quick Launch" to enable or disable this feature. Note: Windows 95 and earlier versions of Windows do not have this feature.

Adding icons to the Quick Launch bar

Any shortcut icon can be added to the Quick Launch bar by dragging the shortcut to the Quick Launch bar. For example, you could drag an icon from the Start Menu to the Quick Launch bar.

Arranging the icons in the Windows Quick Launch

You can adjust how the icons are arranged in Quick Launch by clicking the icon you want to move, and dragging it to the position you want it. As you're dragging it a black line should appear to indicating where it will be moved.

Adjusting the size of the Windows Quick Launch

To the right of the Windows Quick Launch should be a divider (a line or dots) that separates the Quick Launch from the open...

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A lot of users have been complaining about a drastic drag on their boot up speed. Obviously, this is related to the programs, services and apps that are launched during the boot process. The more the applications that are launched on startup, the more the boot up is dragged. Some of these pre-startup applications add a few minutes to the boot time, but others can add up to a couple of minutes to the launch time. One such application is the Intel Delayed launcher. This article will briefly explain what it is, if should disable it, and how you can disable it if you wish.

What is “iastoriconlaunch.exe” or “Intel Delayed Launcher”

The “iastoriconlaunch.exe” or Intel’s “Delay Launcher” is a startup application that is part of the Intel Rapid Recover Technology. Intel Rapid Recover Technology is in turn a feature of the Intel Rapid Storage Technology. Intel Rapid Storage Technology promises faster speeds on your drive and faster launching of apps, be it a single SATA...

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Table of Contents

Introduction How to enable the Quick Launch toolbar in Windows 7 and Windows 8 How to change the look and feel of the Quick Launch toolbar How to move the Quick Launch toolbar to the left side of the taskbar How to disable the Quick Launch toolbar in Windows 7 and Windows 8


The Quick Launch toolbar is a small toolbar that resides in your Windows taskbar that allows you to quickly launch programs that you place in it. Starting in Windows 7, the Quick Launch toolbar is no longer shown by default and is hard to find as Windows 7 and Windows 8 prefers the technique of pining programs to your taskbar for easy launching. Unfortunately, many people still like the Quick Launch approach to launching programs and miss this feature. Thankfully, the Quick Launch toolbar is still available, but hidden in the hard to find %UserProfile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch folder. This guide will explain how to enable this...

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How To Disable Control Panel – In this post we will see the steps on how to disable control panel or how to block the control panel for the domain users. This policy basically prevents Control.exe, the program file for Control Panel, from starting. To disable the control panel we will be creating a group policy and defining the settings to block or disable control panel for users. The group policy would be then applied to an Organizational Unit consisting of the users to whom the control panel is to be blocked.

Group Policy is one of the top reasons to deploy Active Directory because it allows you to manage user and computer objects. In this example the domain controller is running Windows Server 2012 R2 datacenter edition, we will be creating a GPO first and then we will link it to the OU. The Control Panel items included with Windows are given a canonical name and these canonical names can be used in a group policy to hide specific Control Panel items. For more information...

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The lock screen is not the most useful tool you have on your Windows 10 computer, and there are a number of reasons as to why you may want to remove it from your computer. The lock screen is not even the log-in screen, and it is more of a layer to get to the next screen.

Since it doesn’t have anything useful for you, you can get rid of it from your computer so you have less screens to go through when you use your computer.

Here are three ways to disable the lock screen in Windows 10.

If you have the version of Windows 10 that lets you access Group Policy Editor and you have not updated to the Anniversary update yet, you can use the following steps to get rid of the lock screen.

1. Click on the Start Menu and then search for and click on “Run” to launch the Run utility. When it launches, type in gpedit.msc and click on “OK” to open the Group Policy Editor for your computer.

2. When the Group Policy Editor opens, head to the following path by...

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If you’d like to limit what apps a user can run on a PC, Windows gives you two options. You can block the apps you don’t want a user to run, or you can restrict them to running only specific apps. Here’s how to do it.

NOTE: Be absolutely sure that you are making changes to a user account you actually want to restrict, and that you always have an unrestricted administrative account available to undo those changes. This is especially true if you are restricting users to a specific set of apps, as those users will lose access even to tools like Registry Editor and Local Group Policy Editor. If you do accidentally apply restrictions to your administrative account, the only way we’ve found to reverse the changes is to run System Restore by going to Settings > Update & Security > Recovery and clicking the “Restart now” button under Advanced Startup. From there, you can find the setting for running System Restore after a restart, since you won’t be able to run System...

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Most of the people who have installed the recently launched Windows 10 operating system on their PC are happy with new lock screen. But there are also many people who think that Windows 10 lock screen doesn’t do anything special and so they want to disable it.

Since, Windows 10 not included any direct method or option to disable the Lock Screen. So it might be very puzzled task for you if you don’t know the accurate way of disabling lock Screen in Windows 10.

But there is no need to be worried, In this guide we are going to explain two easiest methods to disable Windows 10 Lock Screen. See the steps by step instructions carefully then proceed to do changes on your PC.

See also: How to Boot Windows 10 in Safe Mode [Quick ways]

How to Disable Lock Screen in Windows 10

Several methods may be for disabling Windows 10 Lock Screen. But we are sharing here only two easiest and appropriate methods:

Method (1): Disable Windows 10 Lock...

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Windows Store app (Service Name=”WSService”) is an essential service for all applications downloaded and managed from Windows Store. So proceed to disable it only if you never use apps from Windows Store.

This tutorial is written for users that want to block Windows Store application in their Windows 8 (8.1) system, due to problems caused by it, or because they want to be unavailable to Windows 8 PC users.

1. If you own a Windows 8 or 8.1 Home based system the only way to disable (deny the access) to Windows Store is by using the registry method (method-2).

2. If you own a Windows 8 or 8.1 Pro based system you can disable the Windows Store or by using the Group Policy Editor method (method-1) or by using the registry method (method-2).

This tutorial contains detailed instructions, on how you can block the Windows 8 Store App in your system.

How to disable Windows Store in Windows 8 & Windows 8.1.

Method 1. Disable...
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Different display parameters such as background wallpaper, screen colors and screen resolution can be changed via Display Control Panel applet. The ways you can get to the display settings on a Windows 10/8/7 computer may vary depending on the version of Windows you are using. Possibly, on rare occasions, you may encounter problems while trying to change your display settings. This occurs when you have a certain policy set to prevent you from doing so.

You may see the following on your screen:

Your system administrator has disabled launching of the Display Settings Control Panel

To solve the problem, you need administrative privileges.

Cannot open Display Settings

Open Run box, type gpedit.msc and hit Enter to open the Group Policy Object Editor. Navigate to User Configuration > Administrative Template > Control Panel > Display.

Next, in the right side pane, double-click Disable the Display Control Panel and change the...

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The lock screen is one of the great additions to Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, coming with a modern design that can also hold quite a plethora of useful details, including the current time, date, network status, weather information, battery level and many others.

Although it’s pretty clear that the lock screen comes in handy to many users out there, Redmond has only implemented a limited number of configuration settings, so it could take a while until you actually manage to tweak it in such a way that it could easily match your ideas.

Basically, both Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 only let you change the lock screen wallpaper and pick the applications whose information is displayed, including mail, weather tools, calendars, or others.

The problem with the lock screen is that it can’t be disabled straight from Windows, so in case you want to get rid of it and get straight to the screen where you need to input the password for your account, you have basically two...

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Back in the world when Windows 95 and 98 ruled, did you know that you could just type in password to access the PC? Sounds crazy? Since the launch of Windows XP, things have changed. Process has become pretty more long-winded. You have to pick an avatar from the list, hit "Ctrl+Alt+Del" before logging in. Believe me, it was a security feature actually. The worst thing was about to happen when Windows 8 launched. It brought more inconvenience for the keyboard users. Luckily, there is a hack to disable this new lock screen again.

Actually, Windows 8 came with lock screen which is designed as a dashboard or login screen. It flashes off notifications for new messages, emails etc. When you swipe the lock screen on tablet and start typing, it makes sense. But lock screen is clunky on desktop PC.

Theoretically, you just need to tap a key and it slides off. But Microsoft unknowingly brought a delay to the users. It added yet another step before you type the password. Hence,...

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Starting with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update (version 1607), Microsoft Edge loads a welcome page called the "First Run webpage" the first time you open the browser, and it shows information about the new changes, tips, and actions you should take to improve your experience.

While the page can be somewhat informative, the problem is that you not only see this First Run page after a clean installation of Windows 10 but also after installing new feature updates, which can be annoying, especially if you're a member of the Windows Insider Program and you're regularly installing new versions of Windows 10.

In corporate environments, this behavior can confuse users and cause many unnecessary calls to network administrators.

The good news is that on the Windows 10 Creators Update (version 1703) and later, alongside the new features and improvements, Microsoft Edge has a new option to stop showing the welcome page using the Local Group Policy Editor and the...

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How To Disable lock screen on windows 10:

Follow these steps carefully to Disable lock screen windows 10.

Method 1: Use Group Policy Editor to Disable the Lock Screen

To get started, hold down the Windows button on your keyboard, then press the Rkey to launch the Run dialog. From here, type “gpedit.msc” and press Enter. If you get an error message at this point, you’ll have to use Method 2 (outlined below), but otherwise, you should see the Group Policy Editor window pop up.

In the Group Policy Editor now, expand the Computer Configuration folder tree in the left pane of the window. From here, expand the Administrative Templates and Control Panel subfolders, then click the Personalization folder to select it. Next, double-click the entry in the right pane of this window that says “Do not display the lock screen.”

From the window that pops up next, select the “Enabled” option on the left-hand side, then click “OK” at the bottom of the screen. When...

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"I use Antimicro or Xpadder"

STEAM has MULTI platforms... "Antimicro or Xpadder" (gud4ewe) TELLS US NOTHING!!!
IF you're not SMART ENOUGH to post your Rig's specs ...SINCE 2016 specs; at least give a DXIG

Can't even post your "'gaming' RIG's" specs...WE can't HELP you!!!

Go ask Grandma to fetch EWE another soda on your "Smart"phone while you scream @your 'puter screen.


fallow protocal

Can any here, please, explain what this guy is nerd-raging about? Maybe I'm missing something, but how is someone's hardware (aside from, maybe, the gamepad they use) pertinent in any way to this thread? Moreover, why is this comment directed at a comment that was more of an aside between two users? And why is this poster


absurdly angered by this comment?

This reads like something Donald Trump would tweet if he was a greasy-faced, 20 year old virgin living in his mother's basement, fueled by an addiction to Monster...

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1. Eusing Launcher basic tutorial

a. Right click on the shortcut or group to customize them
b. Files and folders can be dragged onto blank shortcut or group on the circle to create new items
c. You can drag items off the circle to delete them or right-click on them to delete via menu
d. Right click the "Eusing Launcher Logo" image to access Eusing Launcher Settings
e. Eusing Launcher can read PNG image files, as well as 32-bit icon files in Windows XP, Vista, 7.0

2. Hotkey

a. Alt + Space : Show/Hide Eusing Launcher
b. Shift + Tab : Switch desktop between Eusing Launcher and Windows Desktop
c. Ctrl + Tab : Minimize Eusing Launcher
d. Esc : Cancel current operation

3. How to add shortcut & delete shortcut

Eusing Launcher supports Drag-Drop technique. Just an easy drag-drop will finish adding shortcut or deleting shortcut.

Adding shortcut is easy as a.b.c:

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