How can I disable the way Windows 7 arranges buttons in taskbar?

Windows 7 doesn't arrange programs based on the order you run them, it orders them based on the type of programs, but I don't like this way. How can I have the same old fashion as Windows XP?

For example if now I am running 10 programs and I run Windows Media Player, the Windows Media Player button will appear in the beginning of the taskbar buttons which is what I don't want.

Thanks for any help.

 

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On Fri, 21 Jan 2011 20:23:25 +0000, Morteza Lotfi wrote:

Windows 7 doesn't arrange programs based on the order you run them, it orders them based on the type of programs, but I don't like this way. How can I have the same old fashion as Windows XP?

For example if now I am running 10 programs and I run Windows Media Player, the Windows Media Player button will appear in the beginning 
of the taskbar buttons which is what I don't want.

Two points:

1. You can rearrange buttons in any order you want by simply dragging
them where you want them.

2. If you pin a shortcut to the task bar, it will stay in that
position  (unless you drag it elsewhere). Doing that is a very good
thing to do, since it keeps the button in the same place all the time,
whether or not the program is already running. This is the reason I
prefer the way Windows 7 does it instead of using a Quick Launch Bar
like previous versions of Windows.


Ken Blake (MS MVP)
Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP since October 2003

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