Sometimes you want to open multiple instances of a program that’s already running in Windows 7. Here’s a couple of easy ways to do it via the Windows 7 Taskbar.
In this instance I want to open two sessions of Word. From the taskbar, right click the program icon of the program that’s already running. Then select the program from the menu.
Here I opened three instances of Word 2010.
Or, if you want to save an extra click, simply hold down the Shift Key and click the program icon on the taskbar with your mouse.
If you need to close all open instances of a program at once, right click the program icon on the taskbar and select Close All Windows.
You can open as many instances of each program you want. This will help you utilize the Windows 7 taskbar more efficiently for programs.
If you have any cool Windows 7 or 8 taskbar tips we haven’t covered, shoot me an email.