Disable grouping in Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 by command line

Does anyone actualllike the new Windows 7 taskbar? I prefer the old style which

You can change it back manually by right-clicking on the taskbar, selecting properties, and ticking the following two options:

  • Use small icons
  • Taskbar buttons: Never combine
Now you will have the old style taskbar!

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What if you want to script it? The change is made in the registry, you can import the registry file by using the following command: reg import settings.reg

Put the following into settings.reg:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"TaskbarSmallIcons"=dword:00000001
"TaskbarGlomLevel"=dword:00000002

original: http://blog.mundy.co/Windows-7/use-the-old-style-task-bar-in-windows-7

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