After I installed IE9 on Windows Server 2008, found that in Windows taskbar for Internet explorer are showed items for each open IE tab. If you are get used to showing only IE browser instances in Windows taskbar like me then you just found easy guide how to conifgure your IE to show only one item in Windows taskbar per instance.
So, you have many tabs opened in Internet Explorer, and widnow taskbar display many previews, one for each opened tab. On image below, two instances of IE are opened, first instance have two opened tabs and another IE instance have one opened tab.
And you think it would be better if only one preview per instance of IE will be visible. In our example we want to have two previews (imagine what a mess will be if you have dozen of open tabs) for each IE instance one without tabs:
- Click the Tools option at the top right corner of your Internet Explorer browser window and then click on Internet Options
- Internet Options --> General --> Tabs --> Settings
- uncheck option "show previews for individual tabs in the taskbar *", click OK and restart your Internet Explorer.
Now you configured your IE to show previews in Winodws taskbar only for each instance not for tabs.