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Taskbar Buttons Not Combined


Windows 7 (64 bit) system, i have "always combine taskbar buttons" selected, but some programs show up more than once. For instance i have a program pinned to the taskbar but when i run it another button shows up for the program at the right end of the taskbar. I thought that shouldn't happen; certainly it doesn't happen for the windows apps i have on the taskbar (like ie or media player) - they only show up once whether the program is running or not. (I have a pic but didn't know how to post it; anyway i think it should be clear from description. )

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