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How to Ungroup Taskbar Icons in Windows 11

How to Ungroup Taskbar Icons in Windows 11

This post will show you how to ungroup taskbar icons in Windows 11. Do you want Windows to show all windows as individual items on the taskbar? If so, you’re in luck!

Windows 11 now has a feature called “never combine taskbar buttons,” which allows you to see each window of a running application on the taskbar, along with its corresponding label. Here’s how to enable this feature.

How to Ungroup Taskbar Icons in Windows 11

Ther are two easy ways to ungroup taskbar icons in Windows 11. Let’s check out both methods in detail.

1. Ungroup Taskbar Icons Using the Settings App

To enable the never combine taskbar buttons feature to ungroup taskbar icons, follow these steps:

  1. Open Settings by pressing the Windows + I hotkey.
  2. Choose Personalization from the left sidebar and click Taskbar in the right pane.
    Accessing Taskbar to Ungroup Taskbar Icons in Windows 11
  3. Click Taskbar behaviors.
    Taskbar behaviors option in the Settings app
  4. Click the drop-down icon next to Combine taskbar buttons and hide labels, and choose Never.
    Choosing Never option to Ungroup Taskbar Icons in Windows 11

2. Ungroup Taskbar Icons Using the Registry Editor

If you are an advanced Windows user, you can use the Registry Editor to ungroup taskbar icons in Windows 11. Here’s how:

  1. Press Windows + R hotkey to open the Run dialog box.
  2. Type regedit in the text field and press Enter.
  3. In the Registry Editor, navigate to the following location:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
  4. Right-click the Explorer key and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.
    Explorer key in the Registry Editor
  5. Name the new value NoTaskGrouping.
    NoTaskGrouping string value in the Registry Editor
  6. Double-click the NoTaskGrouping value and set the Value data to 1.
    Value data field in the Registry Editor
  7. Click OK.

Finally, restart your computer to see the changes.

That’s all for this guide. We hope you found it helpful. Don’t forget to share your thoughts about the never combine taskbar buttons feature in comments.

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