Change Taskbar Grouping Level

Change number of windows that are open before XP will start grouping them on the Taskbar
Doug Knox - 7/7/2001

This VB Script will allow you to change the threshold value for grouping Taskbar buttons in Windows XP.

To use: Download the xp_taskbargrouping.vbs file and save it to your hard drive (you may want to right click and use Save Target As). Double-click the xp_taskbargrouping.vbs file.  You will be shown the current value, and prompted for a new one.  Enter the new value and press OK.  Click Cancel to exit with no changes.  Log off/back on for the changes to take effect.  Using a value of 2 will cause the Taskbar buttons to always group when there is more than one instance of a program open.  This script can be viewed in Notepad or any text editor, as to the specific Registry key and value that are updated.

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