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is it possible to show taskbar "tabs" for open windows in windows 11

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In windows 10, I got used to opening a new window in FF and then a "tab" for the new window would open in the taskbar. I could then switch between windows by clicking on these tabs on the taskbar. In windows 11, I can click on the FF icon in the taskbar and open a new window, but a tab for that new window no longer appears on the taskbar. Instead of the previous tabs on the taskbar for each new/open window, there is nothing. I have tried the suggestion, found in another thread, to use about:config to change to false the setting browser.taskbar.previews.enable, but there was no difference. Does someone know another approach, or is this a windows 11 "feature"?

In windows 10, I got used to opening a new window in FF and then a "tab" for the new window would open in the taskbar. I could then switch between windows by clicking on these tabs on the taskbar. In windows 11, I can click on the FF icon in the taskbar and open a new window, but a tab for that new window no longer appears on the taskbar. Instead of the previous tabs on the taskbar for each new/open window, there is nothing. I have tried the suggestion, found in another thread, to use about:config to change to false the setting browser.taskbar.previews.enable, but there was no difference. Does someone know another approach, or is this a windows 11 "feature"?

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Is it possible you had taskbar button combining disabled in Windows 10?

If you think that is the case, Microsoft actually removed that feature from Windows 11. However, they're currently testing re-adding the feature, and it's expected to be included in a future Windows update this year.

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Is it possible you had taskbar button combining disabled in Windows 10?

If you think that is the case, Microsoft actually removed that feature from Windows 11. However, they're currently testing re-adding the feature, and it's expected to be included in a future Windows update this year.

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Thank you, I believe you have hit the nail.... I checked my Windows 10 settings and in fact I have the option to combine taskbar buttons set to "never". If memory serves, I recall making that adjustment because I was used to separate buttons in windows 8, and then found that the default in windows 10 was to combine them.

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The return of the feature to Windows 11 is finalized for a few months now. Unfortunately, it does not work well with Firefox. When I close all windows and tabs, close Firefox and launch Firefox again, only its icon is visible, not the label. When I open one more window, it works as it should. Is it known issue?

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andrewz1986 said

The return of the feature to Windows 11 is finalized for a few months now. Unfortunately, it does not work well with Firefox. When I close all windows and tabs, close Firefox and launch Firefox again, only its icon is visible, not the label. When I open one more window, it works as it should. Is it known issue?

Solution can be found here https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1439337