troubleshooting Question

Windows 7 problems with taskbar buttons

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Andrej PirmanFlag for Slovenia asked on
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recently I sucessfully installed FRESH copy of Windows 7 on my computer.
All in all I am satisfied with it, much better than Vista, much faster...but unfortunatelly, looking as systems engineer, too "childish", too many unnecessary changes, many features are split and hidden under different submenus (like MS don't want you to find it) for no reason.

Ok, let's put aside criticism and focus on my problem.

1.) RDP windows
As systems engineer, I work with many Remote Desktop windows opened at the same time. But I noticed that opened RDP sessions randomly dissapear!
For example...I have 3 RDP sessions opened, I work on 1 RDP window, and oupssss...suddenly other 2 RDP windows are gone. Must reestablish RDP again.
Sometimes only 1 RDP dissapears, sometimes RDP to localhost, sometimes to remote host...totally random.

Any idea why RDP windows would just dissapear randomly in random time intervals?

2.) EXPLORER windows and CUSTOM windows.
For example, I customised taskbar to have PINNED among others, these two shortcusts:
 WINDOWS EXPLORER, pointing to %windir%\explorer.exe
 NETWORK CONNECTIONS LIST, pointing to %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe shell:::{21EC2020-3AEA-1069-A2DD-08002B30309D}\::{7007ACC7-3202-11D1-AAD2-00805FC1270E}

Now, 2nd shortcut is direct link to open NETWORK CONNECTIONS list, because I have lots of VPN connections and I need to have constant control over them, open 1 VPN, close the other etc. Normally, I would need to open (unnecessary) "Network and Sharing Center", and then click onto "Change Adapter Settings" (which is absolutelly missed naming concept)...
So to workaround all those clicks, I created shortcut, as listed above.

But...the problem is, that "smart" Windows7 recognise 2nd shortcut as "Windows Explorer" and when I click on 2nd shortcut, BOTH taskbar icons are activated. So, when I click on NETWORK CONNECTIONS shortcut,  I cannot click on WINDOWS EXPLORER shortcut anymore, because Windows7 "think" it is already opened.

Any idea or should I just face the (ugly) truthm that such a behaviour is by default?
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