Bring back the ability to hold Shift + click on pinned icons on Taskbar to open multiple instances

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Bring back the ability to hold Shift + click on pinned icons on Taskbar to open multiple instances of the app

 

Windows 10 has this useful feature but it's missing in Windows 11, where you could hold Shift and then click (left-click) on a pinned app icon on taskbar that is already open, in order to open another instance of the app. for example the file explorer, browser, media player, text editor, calculator and so on.

 

Upvote in feedback hub: https://aka.ms/AAdps2n

 

 

1 Reply

@HotCakeX 

I too missed the shift-click feature at first, until I realized the new way, middle-click, brings the taskbar behavior in line with middle-clicking on links in web browsers, which opens a new browser tab (or new window back in the tabless pre-historic days).

 

Now that I realize this, I prefer the new behavior as it means I don't have to use two hands to perform the action.