partner and I recently upgraded to XP. He was playing around
with various defaults and now, when he has several Word or Excel
files open at the same time, the icons in the toolbar at the
bottom of the screen look less cluttered than mine. And that’s
because the icons are stacked on top of one another rather than
lined up next to each other, which makes them very small and
hard to read. How can I make my screen stack open files, too? |
A. That is a nice feature. It makes the screen less cluttered, and since the icons have more space, there usually is enough room in the file icon to fit at least some of the file name. Here is what the old setup looks like:
It’s much better.
To change the taskbar default so it stacks files, left-click on any unused blue space in the taskbar at the bottom of the screen, producing the screenshot at left.
Now click on Properties , generating this screen below:
Click on the Taskbar tab, and under Taskbar Appearance , check the box Group similar taskbar buttons and then click on Apply and OK .