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    Taskbar buttons - Able to show file names?

    Hi All,

    In some ways this seems like it might be a "Windows" question, but it only happens with Excel files, so I thought I'd start here first...

    Basically, in the other Office applications, the Windows taskbar shows the name of the file in each taskbar icon. This allows me to see which file is associated with each individual icon button. For example, if I have 3 Word documents open, I can easily see at a glance which taskbar icon to click on to maximize that document.

    With Excel, however, it only shows "Microsoft Excel" in the taskbar icon, so if I have more than one Excel file open, I just get a row of buttons that all say "Microsoft Excel" and I have to go through extra steps to figure out which button is for each file.

    Taskbar Icon Labels.JPG

    It's not life or death, but I often have a lot of Excel files on the go and it's just that little bit of extra annoyance each time. Is there any way to fix this or adjust a setting so it shows the file name and not the program name?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Taskbar buttons - Able to show file names?

    There is a lot of stuff online about this if you Google it. This one caught my eye:

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...1-c53795ca2413
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    Re: Taskbar buttons - Able to show file names?

    This may provide a little more information that could help.
    https://superuser.com/questions/6494...-not-displayed
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    Re: Taskbar buttons - Able to show file names?

    Thanks both of you!

    I did try to Google it (honest! I hate to be that guy who doesn't do his own Googlin'!), but I'm on a heavily restricted corporate internet on a ship in the Pacific at the moment. Most Google searches get blocked by the company's filters, and the ones that I found and could read were talking about VBA and Registry Edits, neither of which I am able to do.

    Luckily this site isn't one of the ones they've got on the blacklist, and in the end it was a matter of going into some of the in-Excel options and un-checking one silly little box!

    Thanks again for the assistance!

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    Re: Taskbar buttons - Able to show file names?

    Glad to have helped!!!

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