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(Solved) - Make Firefox Act Like IE in the Windows 7 Taskbar

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  • Started 5 years ago by tmercswims
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tmercswims
Posts: 20

As the title says. When you have an IE window open, but it has multiple tabs open, the icon in the taskbar (and the preview thumbnails) treat it as multiple windows. Is there a way to make this work for Firefox?
The reason I ask is because I hate IE, love Firefox, and 99% of the time have over 2 or 3 tabs open, so it would be great for quick task switching.

Thanks in advance!!

-tmercswims

Posted 5 years ago
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0zSpitt
Posts: 1037

click on tool> options> tabs> uncheck "open new windows in a new tab instead"

Posted 5 years ago
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tmercswims
Posts: 20

I know that way, but is there a way to do it all in one window, with tabs? If not then I will do that. (:

Posted 5 years ago
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0zSpitt
Posts: 1037

i don't even know how internet explorer works, i haven't used it in years

Posted 5 years ago
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tmercswims
Posts: 20

Haha nor have I, just when for a few minutes yesterday when uping my computer to Windows 7 before Firefox was installed.

So there may not be a way...... That's too bad.

Posted 5 years ago
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LH
Posts: 20002

Crikey. I have up to 300 tabs open sometimes (FF). That would kill my taskbar doing it your way :)

Posted 5 years ago
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xsreality
Posts: 2

300 ???!!! Dude, you even remember which was the first tab you opened?! ;-)

@tmercswims
Better to use tabs than multiple windows. You can do switching with Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+Shift+Tab (reverse) instead of Win+Tab.

Posted 5 years ago
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tmercswims
Posts: 20

Since I guess there isn't a way to do what I want, that's alright. I didn't really think there would be, but it never hurts to ask.
Thanks anyway guys!

Posted 5 years ago
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LH
Posts: 20002

I think there may be. I need to think more. Might not be exactly what you want tho.

Posted 5 years ago
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tmercswims
Posts: 20

After searching around Google, I figured out that Firefox 3.7 has this feature, but seeing as they are currently on 3.5.4, who knows how long that could be.

Posted 5 years ago
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moopenguin32
Posts: 45

I think the functionality you are looking for can be found by installing Winfox. This program was covered by the How-To Geek on Lifehacker. Here's the link:

http://lifehacker.com/5264808/.....-windows-7

I hope this helps until this functionality is natively supported by Firefox.

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tmercswims
Posts: 20

moopenguin-

Thanks you for the reply, I actually did come across this solution. However I think I will wait for Firefox 3.6 to be officially released (I hate betas of FF) because this feature is included there. I will mark this as solved.

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