The combining taskbar setting makes the icons smaller and combines icons
One final note on the Windows Start menu is that if you right click on Start, you will get a whole other listing of things you can do or open, so give it a try.
The Windows Taskbar is also very customizable, and one of the most noticeable changes you can make is switching from the default view, which is to combine taskbar buttons, as they call them, to never combining them. This is a perfect example of a user preference that can be decided on, and makes no difference in how Windows works, but can enhance your user experience greatly. When you open programs, they take up space on the Taskbar, which allows you to switch back and forth between your open programs. When you open another program, it will add itself to the taskbar, and when you close a program, it will remove itself from the Taskbar.
The combining taskbar setting makes the icons smaller and combines icons. When you have more than one copy of the same program open, it will group them together and show you a preview of the windows side by side (figure 3.6), and you can click on whichever one you want to bring to the front.