Disable combining of taskbar icons in Windows 7

Windows 7 taskbar does not show the name of open windows in the taskbar, but it combines all the same type of windows into a single icon. You can choose to stop this behavior and make Windows 7 show all open windows icons in the taksbar separately. This would make the Windows 7 taskbar look and behave like the Windows Vista taskbar. This is how :

  1. Right click anywhere on an empty space on the taskbar and choose Properties.
  2. In the Taskbar and Start Menu Properties window, select the Taskbar tab if not already selected.
  3. Check the checkbox labeled Use small icons as shown

  4. From the Taskbar buttons dropdown list, select Never combine.
  5. Click OK to save the settings.