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Taskbar "Group similar taskbar buttons"

Postby RGF2ZQ » Thu, 19 Jan 2006 03:26:05 GMT

I first thought that this was happening only to me and that it was related to 
my profile somehow being "damaged".  Now, since I've deployed Office 2003 to 
others, they are reporting the same problem.  The problem is this;
If you have the option selected to "Group similar taskbar buttons" and an 
app (let's say IE) has several groupings, sometimes (can't reproduce the 
problem) I can no longer access this grouping.  I click on the IE grouping in 
the taskbar and nothing happens.  I can maximize the other apps that have 
only one "instance", but every app that has a grouping doesn't expand.  I can 
Alt+Tab to get to these apps, but can't do it in the taskbar anymore.  I have 
to logoff and back on to get back to "normal".  Also, when I log back on, the 
QuickLaunch bar is deactivated and I have to go and re-activate it.  Any 
ideas?  Running Windows XP w/SP2 and Office 2003 w/SP2.

Re: Taskbar "Group similar taskbar buttons"

Postby garfield-n-odie » Thu, 19 Jan 2006 03:32:07 GMT

Someone who is deploying Office 2003 should know that Internet 
Explorer is not an Office 2003 application, and that the Windows 
taskbar and the Windows QuickLaunch bar are not Office 2003 

Re: Taskbar "Group similar taskbar buttons"

Postby RGF2ZQ » Thu, 19 Jan 2006 03:42:02 GMT

Thanks genius!  What a revelation!

Listen, I know that... I just used Internet Explorer as an example.  Why is 
this only happening to users that have Office 2003 then?

Anyone else care to reply?  Responses like those from G-n-O excluded.

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