Many of us have multiple web browsers installed on their Windows PC. All of these web browsers have separate shortcuts on the desktop and the taskbar. Wouldn’t it be much neater if we grouped them together on the taskbar because they are all browsers. The same can be said about all the image editors, media players, text editors and so on.
With the help of an open-source software called Taskbar Groups, we can actually achieve this. It helps us create grouped shortcuts of several other shortcuts together into one. When we click on this grouped shortcut, it displays a list of all the shortcuts inside this group. This is much similar to the grouped shortcuts you find on Android devices.
We can create as many groups as we want. For starters, we have to launch Taskbar Groups and then click on the Add taskbar group. This will display a new window where we can give the new group a name, add several shortcuts into the group, set an icon for the new group and save it. Now you can close the Taskbar Groups window.
When a group is created and saved, it creates a shortcut file inside the Shortcuts subfolder which is located inside the Taskbar Groups folder. You have to right-click on this shortcut and choose Pin to taskbar. This will add the newly created group to the Windows Taskbar.
Now when you click on this newly created group shortcut on the taskbar, it will display all the shortcuts inside the group. You can click on these shortcuts to open the respective application. We can use Taskbar Groups to edit the groups and add or remove shortcuts anytime we want.
Taskbar Groups makes is much easier to organize all the installed and portable programs in the taskbar in for of groups. This way we can group together various programs based on their type such as editors, browsers,, image editors, media players and so on.
You can download Taskbar Groups from https://github.com/tjackenpacken/taskbar-groups.