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How to disable window grouping in Xfce

Window grouping is a combination of icons of open applications of the same type into one. Grouping saves space on your control panel.

But not everyone likes the grouping of windows, because in this form, more actions are needed to switch to the desired window. You can also get confused in the windows and waste time switching between them.

In this article, I will show you how to disable window grouping in Xfce, as well as how to enable window grouping in Xfce.

Disable combining windows on the taskbar in Xfce

Start by right-clicking on the taskbar.

In the context menu that opens, select “Panel” → “Panel Preferences”:

Switch to the “Items” tab:

Find “Window Buttons” and click the “Edit the currently selected item” button.

In the “Windows grouping” drop-down list, select “Never”:

After that, the windows will no longer be assembled into one icon.

How to enable window grouping in Xfce

  1. Right-click on the taskbar.
  2. In the context menu that opens, select “Panel” → “Panel Preferences”.
  3. Switch to the “Items” tab.
  4. Find “Window Buttons” and click the “Edit the currently selected item” button.
  5. In the “Windows grouping” drop-down list, select “Always”.

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