how do I change order of programs in the Task Bar without restarting applications?

Posted on 2005-05-03
Last Modified: 2011-10-03
I have lots of windows open for the work that I do, and would love for the first positions in the task bar to be dedicated to certain applications.  Positions can change due to needing to log into different servers.  Righmost items in the task bar, which is set to being visible but not always on top, then gets hidden behind other applications.

So... how do I change order of programs in the Task Bar without restarting applications?
Question by:StevenLogic
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    as you state StevenLogic
    Positions can change due to needing to log into different servers
    Have you tried enabling quick launch?
    You could also unlock your taskbar and drag it up to double size then lock it again, this way you can see all on the taskbar,
    you can dis-able the auto hide
    rightclick the taskbar then properties> taskbar>untick auto hide> etc have a look at the other options if you like..

    rightclick the taskbar then properties>start menue>customise>advanced> tick the LIST MY MOST RECENTLY OPENED DOCS..
    Hope that helps and is what your asking for.
    Cheers M
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    Accepted Solution

    by default you cannot, there however some options such as stardoc's object doc.

    but by default no you cant.
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    Taskbar Commander (17kb Archive)
    Only for the most eccentric of Windows users - lets you control the order that buttons appear on your taskbar. Alphabetize them, etc. Requires IE4+ with shell integration.

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    I had the same problem.  That program works pretty slick!  Thanks.

    The only prob i see, when you run it again, everything goes back to how it was in the begining.  Better not shut it down.

    Author Comment

    Taskbar Commander does not work on my XP system.  Pity, because that was the type of thing I was looking for.

    Object Doc is quite cool, but also distracting for the tasks I have in mind.  

    Hopefully somebody else has a recommendation.

    Thanks for the help so far.

    Author Comment

    Actually, Object Doc should do the job quite nicely.  Thanks for showing me.

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