I only found one thread on this issue from 9 years ago.

I want to disable this so that it displays two terminal items on the taskbar side by side.

grouping taskbar item

another annoyance with this is that if an app is already open and I open another, it groups it and does not raise the window for that app.

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    Does this answer your question? Grouping buttons on XFCE taskbar
    – cas
    Jun 5, 2021 at 14:44
  • You can't have searched very hard - I answered the exact same question two weeks ago.
    – cas
    Jun 5, 2021 at 14:45

1 Answer 1

  • Right click on the taskbar, select Panel -> Panel Preferences
  • Select the Items tab , select Window Buttons in the list, click the Edit button on the right side
  • Change Window grouping to Never

Screenshot: Screenshot

  • That did it, thanks! Is there documentation on this sort of thing?
    – gruble
    Jun 5, 2021 at 16:25
  • Sure, you can open the online help by clicking on the Help button. Unfortunately, the description of the "Window Buttons" is not helpful at all.
    – Freddy
    Jun 5, 2021 at 16:34
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    Um... Allow me to state the obvious: this is not intuitive GUI design. xfce might want to redesign this Jan 19 at 20:45

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