How can I make icons for portable apps appear only once in the Windows 7 taskbar?

Mango the Fruitarian July 20, 2010
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If I pin a portable app to my taskbar in Windows 7, when I click on it to start the application, the icon then appears twice, once for the actual running application, and once as the original icon to start it. Is there any way I can set things up so that the icon only appears once?

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  1. Mango Wodzak
    July 29, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    ok.. thanks goran, i read through that thread, and it looks like there is no simple answer that works for every portable app, and even the answer to get firefox protable to work doesn't appear to work for everyone, and is probably too technical for me to follow.. so i'm guessing at the moment the long and the short of it all is that there really is no simple solution due to some windows 7 flaw..
    ok.. thanks for trying.
    mango.

  2. Anonymous
    July 28, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    Win7 taskbar design flaw: http://portableapps.com/node/20322

  3. Mango Wodzak
    July 24, 2010 at 5:14 am

    OK.. it may not even be possible, but i was hoping someone could confirm one way or t'other..

  4. William Brand
    July 23, 2010 at 11:28 am

    I had this issue too. I'm really not sure. :(