Running multiple application instances from the Windows taskbar

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If you have already felt the need to run several instances of applications from the Windows 7/8 taskbar, this message will surely answer your question. Click the taskbar icon and the application is running.

Click on it again and you have displayed the same instance again. So what do you do if you want to run multiple instances of a program, like Internet Explorer or Notepad?

Run multiple application instances

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You have 2 options if you want to run multiple application instances :

Right-click the icon and click the program name again. In that case, Notepad.

2 Press Shift and click the icon.

You can run several instances of programs from the Windows 7 taskbar, even if a first instance of this program is running.

I hope this little tip will make your Windows life easier!

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